Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quote....

My life is not that bad after all....

When you stand for what you believe in, you can change the fate!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Be An Angel

Few days ago, Beautiful Gate (Foundation For The Disabled) organized a charity sales event at 1Utama. My friend invited me to attend their "Be An Angel" ceremony opening.

I go there 1 day earlier to meet my friend. When I reach there I got surprised! At first, i thought it will be normal person with disability. But I see 2 person on the wheel chair with their neck on one side, look like mental disorder.

I walk toward the booth, and greeted by 1 of the disabled. After chatting for 10 minutes, I feel like want to slap my face 1000 times!!!

They might look mental disorder, but they are well educated and speak perfect English! I feel so bad judging them with the first look. ARGHH!!!! (now you know why I wanted to slap my face 1000 times!!!- so I will use my heart to see people instead of using only my eyes)

I feel so lucky, that I talk to them and see the beauty side from them. Many of them having brain damage due to high fever when young. They are just like normal people, just can't control their limb so properly.

If you can try to join the event below, get to know them and you will unlock the hidden treasure between you and them.
Be An Angel here

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good Samaritan Home

After we finished visiting the old folks home, we proceed to the orphanage where we also drop the required food stuff such as spaghetti sauce (only realized that we forgot to buy the spaghetti!!). When we arrived, no one was there as they were in church. We had conversation with the Indonesian maid and ask how are things over here.


As we are about to leave, there was about 12-15 packs of soft drinks (1 dozen bottle each pack) ......with expiry date June 2010. Honestly, we just feel that its morally wrong to dump things at orphanage under the pretext of donation.. :(

Persatuan Warga Emas @ Klang

As we did not manage to do our contribution last month due to tight schedule, we did 2 places this round. One was an orphanage and also an old folks home. Both are located in Klang and both are a stone throw away from each other. We meet up at 1pm and proceed to Tesco to buy our groceries. We bought the usual such as rice, washing powder, cooking oil, noodle, dish washer, softener, canned food, soap, dried bee hoon, maggie mee, tooth paste, etc

Note :- Chief Photographer Officer forgot to set his camera date, hence the team was all 1 year younger when we did this...

For this round, we have a budget of RM400, hence initial thought was sufficient for 2 places. But it was really not enough as when we were really calculating every single item due to our limited budget, compared to our previous purchase where we just keep putting the foods into the trolley! I guess for future contribution, the only way is to increase the number of contributor with @RM50 each.

The location is nearby Hin Hwa School, and its is run by an Indian lady, which has about 30 occupants. The home is a corner house, with rental of RM1000 per month. As this is a private initiative by the housekeeper's husband, they had earlier spent their own money for the house renovations and its running with limited resources. Currently, most of the residents are 'routed' from the Klang General Hospital, as most of them do no have IC... yes, no IC and no relatives. Some resident's relatives does provide financial contribution. The place is clean, well kept and funded from donations and well wishers. While we were there, most of them are watching TV on a Sunday afternoon.

As budget is limited, they do not hire extra help and the housekeeper's son volunteer to help around the place. The housekeeper also mentioned that they have been requesting from Welfare Department since the last 8 years...with lots of interviews and still waiting for the approval for funding. So, guys....1Malaysia, what are you guys waiting for?!


Editor's Note : To get more details so that we can contact local MP for help.

Lai always wonder why old people end up in the old folks home. For orphan, they don't have choice. They are small and dependent. Kids just got dump there for no reason, well, by irresponsible parents - maybe. So Lai was interested to find out the answer - why old folk end up in old folks home.

Answer to Lai question:
Old folk just got dumped into there with no reason, just like the kids, when they are old and dependent. Next question, when they are young, they should do something about it.