Saturday, May 21, 2011
Buffetting: Wesak Spirit
It's only normal for me to help out every year in the temple after all the time I've spent in practicing the Dhamma.
So, as usual, I went as volunteer again under the youth section this year.
Although I was informed that I will be helping in the health check-up section this year, which obviously will help me in getting experience about the health care, not to mention picking up some tips off the doctor on duty, I was somehow directed to the ushering division.
Meaning, ambassador duties.
It's so weird that I become so natural in dealing with crowds, but it was my really my first time being an usher in the temple, with all the adults watching you and all.
But, I thoroughly enjoyed the process of being an authority part of the event, telling people where, what to do and solving their problems and all.
As glamorous as it sounded, the whole was just crowd control and trafficking.
You know desperate people can get when it comes to waiting for their turn to get into shrine halls, and Chinese being most of the devotees in Buddhism, the desperation is elevated to a whole new level.
There are these portion of Chinese(typical ones) who just ramble ramble and ramble when we told them the first session has already commenced, just be back in 30 minutes. The whole SJBA have that many activities going like FREE FOOD, health check, movie festival, bazaar and oil lighting and all sorts. Just be back in 30 minutes!
Other than these portions, the other devotees were relatively nice and I just love the way they smile back or replied when I greet them Happy Wesak Day with my biggest smile~ It just feel so RIGHT, or just pure satisfaction in seeing people replying smiles and all.
Yea I have this weird tendency to get myself into jobs and weird duties so screw me.
Lets hope the Wesak spirit stays no matter if its wesak or not.