Wednesday, 26 December 2007
And each time I was told to call 100 to check on my status, guess what I was told by the 100 telephonist? - "Oh Cik, your request is under process, please wait for 3 to 7 days for us to complete the job." They keep repeating the same answer, week after week. So much so that I have began to wonder was I put on an automated answering machine!
How I wish that there are more competitors in town offering broadband services, so to kick those who sleeping on their job to wake up from their slumber!
Christmas came and gone, the new year is just around the corner, my plan of this year end charity drive is unlikely to take place as I am here scrambling to update my blog and checking my mails using a dial up from a borrowed computer.
I have tons of ideas for the next project, and there are so much to do and so little time, I hope that I could get back to normal routine soon and catch up with time. Perhaps I could get the fund raising going first while waiting for the computer to be up....
And I wish all of you who are reading my blog a very Happy New Year! not forgetting those who left me messages or emails, thank you so much for the encouraging words and those are the fuel needed desperately to keep this lamp burning.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
We have left, right nose, is that thesame for inhale and exhale?
Actually they are different, can feel the difference; right side represent the sun, left side represent the moon.
When having headache, try to close right nose and use your left nose to do your breathing, about 5 min, headache will be gone.
If you feel tired, do it the opposite round, close your left nose and breathe through your right nose. After a while, you will feel your mind is fresh again.
Right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily,
Most of the girls breathe with their left nose, so their heart gets cold easily.
Most of the guys breathe with their right nose, so they get angry easily
Doyou notice the moment we wake up, which side breathes faster? Left or right?
If left is faster, you will feel tired. So, close your left nose and use your right nose for breathing, you will get refresh quickly
This can be taught to kids, but the effect will be better if apply by elders.
I used to have headache, it was so painful, go to doctor, doctor told me: it will be all right if you married! (All audients laugh), doctor does not bullshit, what he said is supported with proofs.
That time, every night I am having headache problem, not able to study, I did take medicine, but that is not a good way.
One night, I sit down and close my right nose and breathe with left nose, less than one week, my headache problem is gone! I continue to do it one month, from that night until today, headache does not attack me anymore.
This is what I experienced myself, I told others, if headache, can try this way, because this is effective for me. Many people have tried and it works for them as well. This is a natural therapy, not like medicine, taking for long term will get side effect. So, why not try it out?
Always breathing your body can feel very relax.
The sentences below are some wishes from author. Wish everyone is well and healthy, and advice people must do good and act good J
Sunday, 4 November 2007
The hectic schedule has taken a toll on my blogging .... I am going to miss blogging for a while as you can see from the above (thank you to fotosearch).
Am also getting very frustrated with my blog authority that has deteriorated from 362 to 12 now, which means my blog cannot reach people who are searching for information about the needy! I can see from the site meter that a lot lesser people are coming in from the google search engine when it used to be on a much higher traffic volume.
I am half disappointed and sad that my works are down the drain!
This is not about blogging for fame, this blog is about helping those who are waiting to be helped.
Can someone help me on this?
Thursday, 1 November 2007
EASY ....... DIFFICULT
Easy is to get a place in someone's address book.
Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.
Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes
Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue
Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound...
Easy is to forgive others
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness
Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them...
Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...
Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...
Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...
Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...
Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...
Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...
Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day...
Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself...
Easy is to make mistakes.
Difficult is to learn from them...
Easy is to weep for a lost love.
Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.
Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action....
Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...
Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give
Easy to read this
Difficult to follow
Easy is keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
The following pictures are of the same place but taken in different seasons...
There was a man who had four sons He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.
The first son said, "The tree was ugly, bent, and twisted".
The second son said, "No, it was covered with green buds and full of promise".
The third son disagreed; he said, "It was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing I've ever seen".
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said, "It was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment".
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.
He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.
Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later
~ Arthur Unknown
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Mr Morgun, the Founder/Chairman of the centre has done a fantastic job on the event. A total of 100 tables were sold and approximately RM110,000 was raised through this dinner including some cash donations during the dinner itself. This is very close to Mr Morgan and his team's target of RM120,000.00. Congratulations to you, all the supporting staff, volunteers and children of the home.
My family and friends have enjoyed the dinner program whole heartedly, especially the children's performance which captured the audiences' hearts. Besides the scrumptious 8 course dinner and lively entertainers, lucky star has decided to shine on our table by delivering us the first Lucky Draw!! It was truly amazing. To add icing to the cake, I have also got a Complimentary ticket to The Royal London Circus sticked underneath my chair! It was one of the pleasant surprises threw in by the Organiser, can you believe it? Well, I personally don't have any idea how much it's worth, but, I have decided to give it away, if anyone is interested, please send me an email with your name and address and I will mail it over to you, remember, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
What greeted us when we set foot in the compound was a group of children running happily playing amongst themselves. Some were seen sitting inside the main prayer's hall performing their routine chanting. It amused me to see many pairs of school shoes lined up to dry at the edge of the fencing with different sizes. Well it is a Sunday, I presumed these kids must have washed their school shoes by themselves. I can't help but to think of those lucky children waiting for their maids or mothers to do the job at home and they will be busy punching the keyboard playing game...
We were told that there are more infants and baby starting from one month old who are housed at the highest floor of the building. They are kept at a more private floor to avoid unnecessary disturbance from the family and the general public. Most of them were born by the unwed and single mothers that come to Ti-Ratana for temporary shelter. I bet you when you see these lovely kiddos, your heart will cry for them. Where are their parents? How can they be so cruel to abandon these innocent and beautiful children and let them fend for themselves at this tender age?
It is fortunate that they found solace in this place where love is in abundance and the people who cared for them are truly a devoted and committed lot.
While T-Ratana is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, let me share with you some of the pictures of their day to day lives courtesy from the anniversary print-out. For you who are touched by the plights of these children, go visit them and send in your contributions to help Ti-Ratana realise its wish to build a Children's Court to replace the present old and worn out building.
| Persatuan Kebajikan Ti-Ratana |
Friday, 19 October 2007
This uncle shared with us the stories of his service in the British Army when he was young. He lost a leg to diabetes and now requires regular insulin jabs. But he remains calm and jovial in the daily chantings. He is confined to his bed and the chair next to him. We promised to bring him more Buddhism books on the next visit.
We wouldn't forget you dear uncle, my son was telling me on our way home. Emotions choked-up with visuals of those uncles waving us goodbye ... see you soon.
At the last hours of their journey, old folks will be accompanied by group of Buddhists and spiritual leader who pray for the departure so that the passing is at the most peaceful manner
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
So, Ti-Ratana will be an ideal place, I thought. A place that houses orphans, old folks, handicapped and also a shelter for destitute women. Hopefully my stuff would be of use to some of the residents there.
Ti-Ratana Welfare Society is run by a council of Volunteers and the Founder, Ven.K. Dhammaratana is the Chief Monk of Malaysia from the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple.
Ti-Ratana is located at 16105-16107, Jalan 13 B, Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), K.L.
It comprises homes to an orphanage for 75 boys and 56 girls ranging from a few days old to 17 years, 2 old folk homes for 27 women and 16 men with the oldest being a 96 year old and a home for abused and unwed mothers.
Apart from running these homes, Ti-Ratana also operates a Mobile Medical Clinic with the sponsorship from the Lion's Club Serdang. The mobile medical clinic is manned by volunteer doctors and nurses, who visit squatter and remote villages to provide free medical check-ups and medication.
Ti-Ratana also run community centres which concentrate on community services to the neighbourhood and welfare projects for the poor and needy. The welfare projects include food and medical distributions to victims of natural disasters like war, flood and the recent tsunami. Ongoing community services are vegetarian lunches on the first and fifteenth of the lunar month, recycling campaigns, counseling and discussion sessions, various exercise and martial arts classes and language classes.
There are three centres located at:
17, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar
18-19 Jalan Besar, Ampang
12A&B, Jalan Kasawari 5, Klang
Two other centres at Jalan Penchala and Sri Gombak will be operational in the near future.
Ti-Ratana is a well managed charitable organisation. Many activities are planned and carried out thru out the year for the benefit of the needy. Under the guidance of Ven.Dhammaratana and with the teaching of the Buddha as its platform and "compassion" as it guiding principle, Ti-Ratana aims to be a centre of hope and a sanctuary for children, young people and senior citizens, regardless of race, religion and faith.
Ti-Ratana has a Wish List for:
1. Counselor for boys and girls
2. Sponsorship of daily meals for children and senior citizens and vegetarian lunches
3. Medication e.g. Panadol, gauze, plaster, adult & baby diapers
4. Volunteer lawyers, teachers for tuition and handicraft classes, nurses, child minders
5. Volunteers for welfare projects and community services
Ti-Ratana Welfare Society
Persatuan Kebajikan Ti-Ratana
Lot 16105-16107, Jalan 13B
Salak South Bahru
57100 Kuala Lumpur
Monday, 8 October 2007
While she is resting and getting stronger by the day. Let us not forget those who contributed selflessly in this holy month of Ramadhan, to accomplish this almost "impossible mission" under the Divine blessing.
First in line is the team of IJN's "worn-out" but heartening Doctors headed by Dr Mohamed Ezani Md Taib who worked 24 hours non-stop to save Hui Yee's life. The same team who harvested and transplanted the heart TWICE for Hui Yee in 16 hours.
Not forgetting the Heart Transplant co-ordinator Noorsalina Othman who has not gone home for 3 consecutive days to care for Hui Yee's case. She was a pillar of strength to Hui Yee's parents during those roller coaster times involving the two heart transplant surgeries over the span of 16 hours.
Besides these great personalities, there are scores of unsung heroes behind the scene that had helped made the operations successful, they are the hospital's supporting staff, nurses, drivers, and the personnels from the RMAF mercy flight, the police and every man on the move who put the entire act together and made this Godly task work.
My salutes to the 2 donors' families who have agreed to donate their respective child's heart (and other organs as well) unconditionally. This is such a dignified way to carry on the life of the loved ones. You have sent waves of change to the nation through your unselfish act. People are now more receptive to pledge their organs for donation regardless of race, religion or faith.
We share your loss, but we cherish your wisdom!
Friday, 5 October 2007
Update from The Star on-line 5 Oct: Mechanical heart girl Tee Hui Yi went for a second heart transplant early Friday morning, after her body rejected the first one. She had successfully undergone the earlier heart transplant Thursday after receiving the organ from an accident patient who died in Ipoh on Wednesday...********************************************************
Little news were available tonight regarding the second heart transplant for Tee Hui Yee. We are keeping vigil and our fingers crossed to pray for her as she has not passed the critical stage yet. The poor girl is facing a very challenging time now to adapt to her second new heart. The first donated heart was rejected by her body. Thank goodness that there was a suitable heart at the right time, granted by upthere. This time we must believe its miracle and nothing else. A kind donor from Johor was immediately available for the second transplant. Our prayers have not stopped since last night, for a successful surgery and pray for her speedy recovery.
I am very confident that this gutsy young lady will not give up so easily. You are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, can you hear us Hui Yee? The nation is behind you, hang in there my dearest。
Thursday, 4 October 2007
MYT 7:27:56 PM
Mechanical heart girl gets a heart
By LOH FOON FONG
KUALA LUMPUR: Mechanical heart girl Tee Hui Yi successfully underwent a heart transplant Thursday morning after an accident patient in coma died in Ipoh the day before and several of his organs were donated.
Tee, 14, was wheeled into the National Heart Institute (IJN) operating theatre at 10.45pm on Wednesday and surgery for heart donor implantation started at 1.30am, according to a statement issued by IJN.
It was understood that the patient was a 15-year-old boy.
His heart and his lungs were flown into Subang Airport from Ipoh Hospital through the Royal Malaysian Air Force mercy flight.
After I came back from a family dinner, I received 3 comments from readers informing me of this SUPER great news!
OMG, this is the first time I felt the ardent power of the Almighty God! I can't hold back my tears now that I am so so overwhelmed by emotion, and I felt like going to IJN now to share the joy together with Tee's family.
Both my daughter and I were chatting over MSN this afternoon discussing on ways to find help from Australia and exploring the possibility of finding a donor there. I was suggesting to her to spread the news thru her SDA Church in Brisbane, hoping for better chances thru word of mouth from a bigger and diverse group of people overseas. The conversation ended with Vivian's prayer to Tee for a miracle to happen.
To Tee, you have done a wonderful job. You have shown the world the virtue of patience and perseverance! You are the greatest!
I will see you in your ward soon!
To the family of the donor, I would like to extend my deepest condolence to you and also my utmost respect to the donor and you for taking such a noble decision to save the life of others by way of organ donation.
P/S - To you, Susanno, babe_kl and anonymous, thank you so much for the update and God bless you all !
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
I can't bear to see her face in the newspaper yesterday. It was a heart rending sight.
I have been following up on the progress of Tee Hui Yee's well being constantly but I dare not call up too many times to check on her progress knowing that this will burden her and her family even more emotionally.
Hui Yee has been living on a mechanical heart for a year now, and she is counting her days as there is sort of a "deadline" to the device that is hooked on to a battery to keep the mechanical heart pumping. She has another 365 days to live, if she fails to find a suitable heart donor by then. Can you imagine the feeling of knowing your life will end in a year's time? That is very horrifying isn't it? More so to a young girl at the tender age of 14. She has been losing appetite and weighs a mere 33kg. Food supplements are fed thru her nose via a tube. Tee's condition will continue to deteriorate as she suffers reduced heart function. Time is simply running out.
Though there are many fatal accident victims everyday but hospitals are unable to harvest the organs of these victims as they did not pledge to donate their organs. As such, IJN (Institute Jantung Negara), where Tee Hui Yee is admitted, has arranged for a press conference 2 days ago to highlight to the public the importance of Organ Donation.
Both mother and daughter were reduced to tears after watching the video on her life in IJN for the past year where she called home. Reporters who attended the conference cried too. Tell me who would not be touched by such a scene?
This is the 4th time I am using this blog as a platform to highlight Hui Yee's predicament, praying and hoping that a miracle will happen.
Out of desperation, can someone please come forward to help with solutions, suggestions or ideas like maybe the source to obtain a heart from willing donor(s)? Be it from anywhere in this world. We just need a slightest hint to raise the chance. This may sound incredible and naive, but this come from a layman with a sincere heart to help her country girl.
I promise I will do my very best to help, so that Tee can live on and have a normal life. Please drop me a line if you have such information. Thank you and God bless you!
p/s - pictures of Tee from Utusan Melayu and NST.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
I was reading a blog that was linked to mine. She is a very brave girl and a role model to all Cancer Survivors. Her name is Yuin Yin. I admire her positive attitude towards life and her bubbly and witty self. You should drop by her blog to check out the pains and sufferings she battered thru the Cancer treatment. She walked out a champ!
I blog about her because I want to bring out people who are seeing things from a different perspective and dimension; It is about how you see a glass of water half full or half empty.
We should learn from people like her, who possessed analytical minds and wisdoms to filter those avertable grievances and anguishes, which often bring down our self esteem and spirits of fighting. I like what she wrote, "Our life is in our hand. How long you want to live and how happy you want it to be depends on your will. How determined are you to continue to live? I will never let the other 8% of chances of death to take my life away. Because I know I was here for a reason."
Don't you think that she deserves a big applause from all of us?
Rock on Yuin Yin, you have my most sincere and best wishes. Carry on the journey of life that is full of colours and excitements that awaits you. Don't forget, as your friend said of you, "you were made for the WEAK".
Friday, 28 September 2007
A Smile costs nothing, but gives much
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is
so poor, but that he can be made rich by it
A Smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the
sad, and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is
something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away
Some people are too tired to give you a smile;
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no
more to give.