Wednesday, 30 May 2007


Tee Hui Yee is in the news again today, how I wish to read that she is finally going into the operation theatre to fix her heart. But the news is otherwise... 243 days have passed since the Sept 29, 2006 operation and there’s still no
. Tee Hui Yee is on the verge of giving up hope.

My heart is heavy as I write this message to all readers over the world. This is the third time I blog about her plights, can anyone help? Perhaps by just clicking and send this page link to all your friends out there? Maybe, maybe there is one lucky star strike on it and brings back good news to her? I pray for miracles to happen...

"She is beginning to believe that she’s not going to make it," said Dr Mohamed Ezani Md Taib, IJN consultant cardiothoracic surgeon and director of the mechanical heart programme.

After yet another round of fever caused by infection, she is loaded with antibiotics and has lost 10kg in the past 6 weeks and only weighs 31.7kg now. A feeding tube is inserted to make sure she gets the nourishment that she needs. She is a picture of gaunt.

Never give up, my dear, you may not know us, but do you know that the whole world is behind you?

Buddhist Culture and Art Festival 2007

The largest ever Buddhism event held in Malaysia history...

The objective of this event is:

(A) To promote Buddhist arts and culture
(B) To improve public understanding and appreciation of Buddhism
(C) To express the commitment of Buddhist towards peace and harmony in the society.
(D) To enhance fellowship amongst Buddhist organizations in Malaysia.

Come and participate as Volunteer or visitor to this event on:

6th – 10th June 2007

Opens Daily : 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)
Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.

This event is jointly organised by fifty Buddhist organisations representing all Buddhist traditions – Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Schools, in conjunction with the 50th Merdeka Celebration and as a contribution to Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

The organiser is currently looking for volunteers to help in the security and safety for the Buddhist Culture and Art Festival.

The Buddhist Culture and Art Festival start on 6-Jun-07 and end on 10-Jun-07, from 10am to 10pm everyday. The duty is split into 2 shifts, 9.00am to 4.00pm and 3.30pm to 10.00pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided. The role of the volunteers will include: -

Security & Safety

1 Look after all the statue, art and others displayed in the premises
2 Assist in the crowd control
3 Show the direction when asked by the visitors
4 Keep walkway congestion free
5 Inform the head of security when the situation is not within control
6 When a situation/crisis arise, report to the main security office or call the duty officer.
7 In the case of an emergency, example visitor/volunteer injured, assist them to the sick-bay (St John)
8 Know the fire exit and the location of all the fire extinguisher/fire hydrant.
9 Calm the visitors during a crisis/emergency eg. fire

Security counter

1 Registration of volunteers and Rela personnel.
2 Issuing of security tag, vest etc to the volunteers; ensuring acknowledgment of received from them.
3 Allocate volunteer to the duty location
4 Handling lost and found item/people
5 Dispatch important information to relevant heads or authority
6 Receiving security tag, vest etc from the volunteer after they have completed their duty.
Ensure that all items issued to the volunteers are returned
7 Control of security inventory eg vest, security tag etc
8 Posting of duty officer handphone no and other information to the security officer.

Should you need any further information, you may like to contact: -

1. Bro Stanley 013-3887666
2. Bro Yen Hoe 012-3459352
3. Sis Yin Yin 016-2376685

For more infomation on the above, please visit the web.

Friday, 18 May 2007


This blog is specially dedicated to my daughter, Vivian Geow, who has just completed her pre-u study at The Mission College, Bangkok and is coming home for a break today before continuing her uni study abroad. Welcome home my dear!

And this is for you...

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die.. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on!

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,cause your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant ..

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

My "home" Princess:

Monday, 14 May 2007


What are they trying to prove?

A local daily today carried this picture that almost caused my glasses to drop! A beach resort in the west coast of Malaysia "THREW" some 20,000 apples into its swimming pool to create the national record of "The Most Number of Apples Used in Spa Therapy"!

OMG, did the minds of these smart geniuses behind this so called "project" ever thought of those poor people around Malaysia, not to mention the World, who are starving for food? Let alone having the luxury of apples as their dessert...

What are you going to do to those precious apples after this? Let them rot or throw them into the sea?

Please, people, please, have a heart for those who are waiting to be helped. This is a pure waste of food for a publicity campaign.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Happy Mother's day

You think that the mentally challenged people will not miss their parents? You are wrong.

This lovely young lady sang us her favourite song : 世 上 只 有 媽 媽 好 meaning: Mama means the World to me!

When asked if she missed her mother, she nodded typical of a little small girl yearning for her mama's love...

Mama, will you come see me?

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Tulips for Charity

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be bringing 2,500 tulips in a variety of colours to be sold for charity at MYR6.00 per stalk. The sale will be at Sungei Wang Plaza, Concourse Level on Saturday, 12 May 2007 from 11.00 am (while stock lasts)

The funds raised will be used to purchase urgently needed equipment at the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Selayang.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Reflections Of A Parent

My Dear Child,

I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.

I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.

I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.

I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.

I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.

I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.

I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.

I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.

I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you.

I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.

I can tell you about alcohol & drugs, but I can't say "No" for you.

I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can't achieve them for you.

I can teach you about kindness, but I can't force you to be gracious.

I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.

I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.

I can love you with unconditional love all of my life... and I will.

A Parent.

Friday, 4 May 2007


This is the continuation after my previous blog - What can we do when visiting old folks' home?

Same as visiting
Home, there are two scenarios when visiting

1. You are going on your own or with a small group or
2. You are going on a group basis

Things to do and prepare when you are going on your own or with a small group:

1. Identify the home(s) that you intend to visit. Speak to the administrator or person in charge.
2. Firm up a date and time as most of the homes send children to church on Sunday morning and some may have prior engagement or pre-planned activities.
3. Check out the age groups and total number of children.
4. Decide on the items and amount of money to . (Try to contribute some cash to help if possible. Most homes need cash to pay for utility bills, medical bills etc.)
5. Buy essentials for the children (Please see LIST OF ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR ORPHANAGES below).
6. Learn to do some simple handicrafts. Animated balloon sculptures, flowers made of straws, little pillows or blankets sewed from unwanted cut pieces of cloths can be good ideas to give as individual gifts and it's cost effective. (I am sure you will be rewarded with grins in these children's faces stretching from North Pole to South Pole!)
7. Bring a hair dresser along if possible. I was told by a home administrator that they couldn't afford monthly hair cuts for everybody; As such, they only give hair cuts to the children whenever they need to attend certain 'official functions'. This has prompted me to learn simple hair cutting, any volunteer out there who can teach me?
8. If you have a family member celebrating birthday around the corner, do it in conjunction with this visit. Bring paper cups and plates, a cake, some snacks, some bottle drinks (or ask the home caretaker to mix a drum of syrup for you.) some simple finger foods, and don't forget, get the children to dance and perform their talents to your audiences. Most homes trained their children very well and these children will perform their talents whenever they get invited to functions organised by groups or individuals.
9. Share some I.T. knowledge with the older children, chat with them over internet issues. You may show them ways to solve their problems if both time and accessibility to computer are permitted.
10. Discuss school activities or homework with them. Most homes are facing shortage of tutors to guide the children in the academic field.
11. Encourage and praise them whenever they do well, be it mentally or physically. These are the words that they missed hearing from their parents!!

Things to do and prepare when you are going on a group basis:

When you are going on a group basis, you would not be able to offer your affection and attention so closely. However, there are many things that can be done on a group basis and still achieve the similar objective of bringing cheers and happiness to these children!

1. When going in a group, you have a bigger budget. So make full use of it!
2. Decide on home(s) with more children.
3. Check out the age group and their needs. Obtain a wish list from the home administrator.
4. Organise a donation campaign to collect items/cash from the group, colleagues, friends and family members. After gathering all the items, sort and organise them accordingly. Do ensure that all items to be donated are child proof to avoid bodily injuries/harm to the children. The above is certainly a worthwhile effort and it will ease off the cash requirements to purchase the same items and with the amount saved, you can now donate more cash to the home.
5. Assign responsibilities to the participants. Split into small working groups to handle food and beverages, games and entertainment, logistic, love and care (haircut and hygiene check) and photography.
6. Remember to bring kids along.
7. If you have a Doctor or Dentist friend, bring him/her along.
8. Hire or be a clown yourself?
9. Meet everyone at the home and conduct a friendly briefing before any activities. Invite the home administrator to give a briefing to everyone on the home.
10. Do an Icebreaking Game to start the day's activities.
11. Celebrate festival or birthday bash to those born in that month.
12. Prepare a power point or video presentation on educational clips.
13. Exchange address with the . Have the participants or their children to write a post card to them after returning home to tell them you enjoyed their companies (or do it yourself, regardless).
14. Be generous with your hugs and kisses.


Health and Hygiene
- Toiletries (shampoo / shower gel / soap)
- Lotion
- Tooth brush and tooth paste
- Antiseptic cream
- First aid kits

Food and Beverages
- Milo / tea / coffee powder / nestum cereal
- Children milk powder
- Condensed Milk
- Sugar
- Salt
- Barley
- Eggs
- Onion / garlic / potatoes
- Sardine / tuna / baked beans
- Jam / butter
- Cooking oil
- Ketchup
- Rice / meehoon / mee
- Anchovies
- Wheat flour
- Syrups / cordial

- Book wrappers / cellophane tape
- AA /AAA battery
- A4 size paper
- Plastic folder
- Computer disc
- Colour pencils
- Colouring books
- ABC books
- Numbering books
- Pencils / erasers / rulers / sharpeners
- Exercise notes
- Scientific calculator
- Geometry set
- School bag / uniforms / shoes

- Soap powder
- Washing machine liquid
- Dishwashing liquid
- Floor detergent
- Bleach
- Mosquito spray
- Rubbish bags
- Bed sheets / Pillow cases
- Blankets
- Towels

Note: The above listing is not exhaustive and you are encouraged to request a wish list from the respective Home Administrators for specific items required.

Wednesday, 2 May 2007


Remember the
Bazaar which is organised by The and Children Association of Klang that I mentioned in my earlier blog?

It was held yesterday, 1st May 2007. The event was a big success. There were easily 800 people who turned up for the bazaar and most things that were donated and sold by well wishers and
were quickly grabbed up by 1pm. I personally think that this was a real win-win event that brought everybody home with a happy and contended heart!

With the fund raised thru this yearly Bazaar, I sincerely hope that the children will have a new home soon!

Share with you here some of the joyful scenes...