Friday, 28 September 2007


Sweet smile like this can brighten up your day

Smile for peace, smile for the world

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.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Don't let Nurin Jazlin die in vain


I am blogging a little bit here on the above topic with the hope of creating awareness to the many cases that happened to our society recently; in regards to the safety of our children.

The brutal attack and violent abuse to Nurin Jazlin shocked the nation. She was a naive and defenseless 8 year old child. She was starved without solid food for 1 month since her abduction and was sexually abused by being stuffed with a cucumber into her vagina and followed with a brinjal into her anus that caused a rupture into her intestine, which resulted in great pain and she finally died from infections caused by the multiple abuses and injuries inflicted onto her body. She cried so much until her tears crystallised around her eyes lashes. Bruises were seen around her eyes and behind her ears. Her legs' were broken so that her body can fit into the sports bag that was found outside the stairway of a shop office near Petaling Jaya Utama last Monday, 17 September 2007.

No man on earth can ever visualise the torments Nurin had gone thru during those last moments of her life. The "worse than animal" assailant should be hunted down and brought to face the severe punishments that equal to the sufferings of Nurin. Justice must be served for the sake of Nurin and her family.

Nurin was last seen being carted away by a man in a white van while on her way to a night market 500m from her home. Her wish to buy a nice hair clip can never be fulfilled. She made a mistake that night, that was she went out there alone ...

Nurin is amongst the 17 children who were on the Police list of missing children in our country. This is an alarming sign that requires serious attention from all quarters and preventive measures must be taken to help curb this accelerating statistic.

I wish to share with you some of the following information provided by pertaining to the SAFEKIDS Strategy, which are very useful tips especially to parents with young children:

S is for Surrounding.
Be vigilant and alert in new or familiar surroundings.
Be sensitive if somebody is following or observing you and your family.

A is for Avoid.
Advise your children to avoid invitations or food from strangers, unless you are around to approve it.
Tell them its okay to say "no" to strangers or people they are uncomfortable with.

F is for Freedom
Give your children the freedom to tell you anything and everything without fear of reproach.
Remember. The victim is never at fault.
Encourage your children to inform you about events or people they are uncomfortable with.

E is for Educate
Educate your child about the various risks and dangers on a regular basis.(Emphasis on the word regular.)
Make clear what is appropriate or inappropriate.
Stay vigilant on new risks and update both you and your child's knowledge.
Education involves both theory and practice.

K is for Know.
Know where your child is or is going to be, at ALL times.
Check on them as often as you can.

I is for Identify.
Identify changes in your child's character or behavior, especially if
they become fearful, withdrawn or moody without reason.

D is for Details.

Don't reveal any personal details about yourself or your family
unnecessarily (this applies to both adults and children)

S is for Security.
This last 'S' should be obvious.
Locks that are not locked are no locks at all, and locks that lock even their owners are TRAPs. What security measures are in place at home, while driving, at school and so forth?
Spend some time to think and identify areas for improvement.


May Nurin's soul rest in peace.
To the parents of Nurin, May the almighty God give you strength and faith to carry on.

Thursday, 20 September 2007


Vivian seems to be doing well in Brisbane after 2 months of "adjustment" to settle into her new life alone. She left in July, 2007 for the University of Queensland to further her studies in Marine Science.

At the beginning, I used to "catch" her thru MSN on most days while she was studying in her room. Kind of worry if she is making new friends around. Soon, my worry was proven undue. She managed to locate her church, The Seventh Day Adventist "SDA" not far from the city and from there, her time was quite filled by the uni and church activities.

Though both of us, mother and daughter, do not share the same religion, but we respected each other's faith in god, and it definitely did not affect our bonding. She shares most of what's happenning around her with me, right from her daily food, friends, classes, interests to romance (a little of it) and also her faith in God. I am relief that she is well on the right path to shape her own future and I pray that God will give her the strength to overcome every obstacle in life.

The pictures shown below were taken during one of Vivian's church activities, visiting a Nursing Home:

Outside the home, slow down!

Old folks gather around for some fun time with the church members

Time to mingle

Prayer before leaving

Vivian (left) met with Sasa, a church mate from Singapore

Keen to drop by her blog?

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Morning Has Broken

Sometimes my cross is hard to bear
for there is darkness everywhere
and troubles pile around my door
like autumn leaves forevermore.

The morning light seems far away
like I am stuck in yesterday
My heart is beating like a drum
I try to pray, but words won't come

But then the sun begins to rise
and hope is born within my eyes
A rainbow forms among my tears
for faith is stronger than my fears

Author Unknown

My deepest condolence to the family of the little girl who was brutally attacked and sexually abused by the assailant deemed fit as animal. I pray that justice is served for the sake of the family.

May your soul rest in peace.

Saturday, 15 September 2007


Many thanks to Xim Phou Moon Welfare Society Malaysia! You have taken off the biggest headache from me recently for helping me a great deal in carting away the bulky furnitures from my old house.

I was a little bit puzzled earlier on how to remove those fairly sizable furnitures from the house before handing over to the new owner. Probably I have to pay a few hundred bucks to hire lorry and workers to do the job, I thought to myself.

Suddenly, it occurred to me that why don't I donate them instead of paying someone else to do the work? Most importantly, I can "kill two birds with one stone". So, I called up this contact in my handphone of a recycling centre and a friendly lady responded immediately with an appointment to view the items.

As promised, a man came over with this "transport" on that day:

He emptied my house with three lorry loads filled with sofa set, beds with mattresses, cupboards, two dining set with chairs, half moon table with vase, artificial tree, shoe rack, two study tables with chairs, book shelves, hi-fi set with speakers, stand and table lamps, decorative items and many bags of clothings, shoes and kitchen wares. As they drove off with the last load of furniture, I felt good about it as I know that these items will be of some use to those in need, although some of the items are old but I also gave away some reasonably new and good looking items so that they will be reused directly or they may sold to raise funds for charitable causes!

Villi is seen helping out too! Another way to show his support to recycle for charity

Thursday, 13 September 2007

The 100th blog

This blog marks the 100th time of my writing in helping the needy.

I feel good about it. I hope you feel the same way too as I know enthusiastic readers like you are browses the net searching for topics offering help to the underprivileged.

I am thankful that God has given me the health, the ability as well as the time to sit down and exercise my brain, to think of what I can do using this computer and the internet facility to help others, without stepping out of home. I am delighted that this blog has somehow served its deed by receiving many encouraging comments that spurred me on from time to time. I thank you for that!

I also somehow feel that by helping others, we will be helped in someways in times of need. Because whatever we do, there is an eye watching us from above.

So, go on unreservedly to help people. The world will be a better place.

Happy blogging to all my friends!

~ "It takes a noble person to plant a seed for a tree that some day gives shade to people he may never meet" ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Please help the physically and mentally challenged!

Mr Morgun, the founder of Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Cacat Klang, Selangor called me up two days ago. He spoke about the Charity Dinner that they are organising on 26th October, 2007 at 7.30pm at the Grand Ballroom Centro, Centro, Klang to raise funds for the welfare of the centre.

He mentioned about the financial crisis that the centre is presently experiencing since a couple of months back. The centre has been facing hardship in maintaining the building as well as meeting its day to day operational expenditures.

He also shared with me the neighbourhoods' complaints about the noises at night coming from some of the children who screamed or cried non-stop which have disturbed their otherwise peaceful living environment. This is something he wish that his neighbours could understand and give him the much needed patience as he is working hard to move the centre to a more suitable surrounding instead of the present home that is surrounded by residential houses.

According to Mr Morgun, staying awake at night is very common among these physically or mentally challenged children; There is nothing much we can do other than providing comfort and care for them, he added. In fact, we should appreciate the helpers who have sacrificed their precious sleep in order to keep up with the children all night, not to mention the loads of daily chores that await them the following day.

From an outsider's point of view, let us ask ourselves, do we actually know the magnitude of commitment and conviction involved in running a centre of this nature? can we feel the pains and sufferings of these poor children? and are we prepared to sacrifice and willing to do what the centre's helpers are doing for the sake of these children? These are just a fraction of the problems Mr Morgun are facing everyday, if you want to know more, spend half a day with him and you will walk out with your hat off. This is a superhuman job only for the strong hearted.

I personally think that generally homes that are located outside Kuala Lumpur receive much less attention from the general public, in terms of receiving visitors as well as donations. The homes' caretakers have to work twice as hard to create the public awareness in order to achieve their objectives such as fund raising campaign, charity dinner etc. To help kind people like Mr Morgun, I urge those who are keen in visiting homes, do consider venturing out of the city if circumstances allowed. Let's reach out a little further to the needy, because they simply do not have the means to come to us.

Before I conclude, please lend your generous hands to Mr Morgun by buying a table or two from him at RM1,000.00 per table for 10pax or help him to achieve the target fund size of RM120,000.00 by selling the tables to your relatives, friends or colleagues. Perhaps, you could also send your kind donations to him directly at: "PUSAT PENJAGAAN KANAK-KANAK CACAT KLANG SELANGOR" (Payee). No:4, Lorong Bunga Raya, Kampong Raja Uda, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

For further inquiries to the Charity Dinner, please contact Mr S.Simon at 012-5172722 / 016-3710248 or Mr Morgun at 012-3915893

Meantime, do enjoy the song that is playing now which I would like to dedicate to you who is taking time to read my blog.

On behalf of Mr Morgun, God Bless you with great health and happiness!

Friday, 7 September 2007


This is an unbelievable act.

One of our local councils- The Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) had launched a "brilliant" competition to catch stray dogs in its municipal. See Malay Mail today.

According to the MPS website, residents’ associations would be awarded RM20 for each live stray surrendered to the council.

Winners will be picked every six months and to qualify for the three top prizes — RM15,000, RM13,000 and RM11,000 — more than 150 dogs must be caught within six months.

The association that catches the most strays would also be rewarded with a RM2,000 consolation prize if the target of 150 dogs is not achieved.

It even stated that all dogs must be surrendered to the council "alive" and to be accompanied by photograph as prove for each catch!

I can't believe that such a cruel thought can be brought up for discussion in the first place. Scenes of harming and beating the animals with tools and all sorts of methods used by people who are eagerly going after the prize money is simply beyond one's imagination. Let alone the chain of effects kicked up by this competition where residents start to report lost of canines, people injured by the enraged dogs, fighting for the prize money...and so on.

Dogs are like human, they have life and senses too. They are not here to take our life and why should we attack them in such a brutal way? Can't the authority work with SPCA or any animal shelters to find out a long term solution in solving this issue?

You can help them before it's too late. Sign your support today and keep the good karma going.

Introducing Hannah, our little princess

And our ever cheerful and friendly buddy, Sookie

She is our dearest play mate she is one of us!


Thru my sitemeter, I can see that many are looking for Old Folks' Homes around Selangor, I have a few in my list:

1. Persatuan Kebajikan Rumah Grace
No:925, Jalan Sekinchan, Pandamaran
42000 Port Klang, Klang.
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Contact: Pn Chew Chong Way

2. Rumah Sejahtera Kerling
Jalan Besar, Kerling
44100 Hulu Selangor
Contact: Y.M. Raja Abdul Karim

3. Rumah Sejahtera Seri Setia
Lot 13559, Jalan SS 9A/20
Sungai Way, 47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-78768594
Contact: Puan Chen

4. Rumah Sejahtera Seri Kembangan
Jalan Besar, Seri Kembangan
43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-89419639
Contact : En Chai Kon Soon

No:80, Jalan Bukit Mertajam
Off Jalan Kapar, Klang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-33441028
Contact : En Cheong Choong Chin

6.Persatuan Warganegara Kanan Evergreen
No:18, Jalan 12/24
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Contact: Mr K Retnam, G.C. Gomez

7.Rumah Orang Tua Ampang
Kg Baru Ampang
68000 Ampang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-42918978 (New Updated as of 2010 )
Contact: Datin Paduka Rosmery Chong, En Lee Check How

8.Yayasan Sunbeams Home
54, Jalan Bunga Melor 16A
Taman Mawar, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-42953949
Contact: En Tan Ooi Seng

9. Rumah Amal Cheshire Selangor
No.10875, Jalan Rawang Batu 7 1/2
68100 Selangor

10. Rumah Amal Cahaya T A Rahimah
No.1164, Jalan USJ 1/18
Taman Subang Permai
47500 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-56312664

11. Rumah Ozanam
No:15, Lorong 4/48E
Seksyen 4, 46050 Petaling Jaya

12. Persatuan Kebajikan Cihang-Chempaka Sel (Rumah Bakti Cihang)
No.3794, Lorong 4D
Kampung Baru Subang
40000 Subang

13.Rumah Ibadat Siva
Jaln 5/66
Seksyen 5
46000 Petaling Jaya

14.Persatuan Rumah Warga Emas Klang Selangor
No.3, Slk Kaw 5
Taman Selatan
41200 Klang

15.Penghuni Rumah Orang-orang Tua
Rumah Kebajikan, Jalan Merdeka
Kampung Baru Ampang
68000 Ampang

16.Caring Old Folks Home
No.11, Jalan Muhibbah 7
Taman Muhibbah
43000 Kajang

17. Little Sister of the Poor
Batu 5, Jalan Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur

18. Home for the Aged
5th Mile, Jalan Cheras
P.O. Box 6141
55710 Kuala Lumpur

19. Rumah Charis
77, Taman Lucky
Batu 6, Jalan Puchong
58200 Kuala Lumpur

20. YMCA Senior Citizen Club
95, Jalan Padang Belia
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 22741439

For more information pertaining to Old Folk Homes and Orphanages, kindly log into :

Any contribution to the list? Please email me the information and I will add it in for the benefit of all.

Thank you.

Thursday, 6 September 2007


Who are we consumers turn to in this event?

excerpts from The Star On Line:

Silomat taken off the shelves

PETALING JAYA: Boehringer Ingelheim has decided to withdraw from the market Silomat, one of its products used to treat irritable cough.

The cough mixture contains clobutinol hydrochloride.

The decision to withdraw the product from the market was decided with authorities in Germany after new findings from a clinical study on clobutinol hydrochloride suggest that a potential risk of cardiac arrhythmia cannot be excluded.

The company has advised patients to discontinue usage of the product.

Diethelm Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the vendor and appointed sole distributor of Silomat in Malaysia, will refund customers who have bought Silomat.

Patients may return the Silomat bottles by Oct 31 to the pharmacies, clinics or hospitals where they got the medicine.

Firm withdraws its cough mixture

KUALA LUMPUR: Boehringer Ingelheim has withdrawn its cough mixture Silomat as a precautionary measure.

The drug, prescribed to treat irritable cough, contains clobutinol hydrochloride, the company said in a statement.

New findings from a clinical study by Boehringer Ingelheim and analysed in the last few days suggest that a potential risk of cardiac arrhythmia cannot be excluded.

I guess we could only start praying for ourselves...

Sunday, 2 September 2007


I am down and out recently. Since the last time I fell down with a sprained ankle, I have not been well for more than a month. The swollen ankle had not fully recovered until now, cut me off from my routine exercises.

Spate of sickness continuously pounding on me with conjunctivitis, fever, flu and bad cough. I usually don't fall sick so easily, it has been umpteen years back since I had fever, and this time really come on hard. Perhaps the antibody in me is running low. I should be eating more healthy food to fight all the viruses these days.

I can't spend much time sitting in front of the computer as my cough is really disturbing and the cough medications make me drowsy. Hopefully I should be back to normal in a day or two.

As the saying goes, Health is Wealth.

I definitely treasure health more than anything else.