Breaking news as translated by the amazing Wan Mei:
"China Harper's Bazaar Charity Event
Source: Netease, Sina
Abridged translation by Wan Mei
A number of things mentioned about Yifei:
Will spent International Children’s Day (June 1) at Sanya with 80 children who lost their parents in the quake
Hope to build a new school for affected children
Revealed that the 15 men, 9 dogs team Yifei organized only managed to rescue a little girl while searching in the Dujiangyu (Ed: one of the hardest-hit region) and Beichuan (Ed: worst hit region – the autonomous county of mostly Qiang population might have be completely relocated elsewhere).
Also presented at this event is Chen Kun (who happens to be a Sichuan native), her former co-star in A NOBLE FAMILY
This event raised RMB 217 million that night alone.
This is the video coverage, a poor sound quality 15:50 video with over 10 minutes of Yifei:
Picture credits as per above pic watermark(s).
Yes, that's tears in Yifei's eyes!
Speaking of tears, read the following as translated by Wan Mei!
It certainly brought tears to my eyes!
"Sources: Chengdu Commercial Daily and Hainan Economic Daily
The resilient girl who wish to sing at the beach
"Dong Xue, everyone loves you! We will support you. Be strong and courageous – I hope that you would weathered the difficult times ahead and ride out this storm, when everything will be transformed and made wonderful again!” - encourages actress Liu Yifei on a personal video recording to the orphan girl.
Yesterday, Crystal Liu Yifei heard that among the earthquake orphans in Pengzhou there is a little girl that likes her. Yifei called up the “Sunshine Action” group which is responsible for Dong Xue, asking them to convey her message of encouragement to the child. After consideration, the "Sunshine Action" group decided to choose Dong Xue to participate in the trip to the beautiful Sanya where she could spend sometime there to recover from her grief and receive counseling.
When the earthquake occurred, 14-year-old Dong Xue and her classmates were lucky enough to find safety by fleeing the classroom. However, more pain and sorrow was in stored for this frail little girl.
In the afternoon, the parents of all the other students have picked up their children and take them home. Except for Dong Xue - she waited for them until nightfall but her parents never show up.
She tried to comfort herself by thinking that as May 13 is her father’s birthday, so perhaps her parents are busy at home preparing for a birthday party. However, by the next morning, her parents still did not appear, so Dong Xue tried to comfort herself once more that perhaps her father or mother was injured and was being treated in a hospital.
By noon, she could stand it no more - she made her way home from school. Harsh reality then hits her like a hard blow - her mother is dead, and her father gone missing.
In but an instant, the earthquake took away the two dearest people in Dong’s life. Now more than 10 days have passed, and Dong Xue has to not only face the enormous grief of losing her mother, but also the fact that her father may never be found.
Her parents are gone - and with them the warmth and security of her home. Dong Xue had to take up residence with a relative. In the aftermath of the earthquake, Dong was changed in many ways.
The 14-year-old girl has beautiful big eyes and a winsome face. But these eyes are filled with tears and she sat quietly, fighting the urge to weep. She told us that she and other children going through experience of the disaster has become more mature and learnt the to be strong and resilience.
Dong said that she will study hard, as this is what her parents would have wanted. In the midst of suffering, only one dream in the heart of this little girl has not changed even by the disaster.
The hope is that she would one day be a leading television actress like her favorite star Liu Yifei - flying graceful in the sky, like a fairy from heaven. When she heard that her favorite star has send her a personal message of encouragement, Dong’s face lighted up – and reveal a innocent smile seen for the first time in days.
Even now, Dong Xue is embarking on her trip to 15 days of sunshine, beaches and swaying palm trees. She has always loved the sea, and one of her greatest desire now is to sing aloud at the seaside the song "Sunshine always comes after a thunderstorm"….
PS: Together with the message recording, Crystal Liu Yifei also gave Dong Xue a card she handmade herself and some stationery she bought for the girl.
Abridged Translation by Wan Mei"
Thanks so very much Wan Mei for the effort in translating!