Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Thursday, 25 December 2008
The contact to this home is :
Sithamani Divine Life Ashram
Rumah Kebajikan (ROC No. 001529609-H)
No:1112, Block 150
Kawasan A, Rumah Panjang
52000 Kuala Lumpur
So, prelude to the visit, lets not waste time here to help these poor Indian kids as soon as we can.
By giving them more exposures in this blog, people can come forward to help them in this Yule-tide festive season.
Pictures are courtesy of:
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
The weather has been chilly since we arrived in Singapore last night. Rain begin pouring at pre-dawn and drizzle followed all morning. Working on my laptop in the corner of the house had me feel like a winter Christmas.
Open up the newspaper, it sent a cold chill down my spine after seeing these pictures, cause I was thinking to have my mother-in-law try out the Singapore Flyer this time as we experienced it during our previous visit here.
For the full stories on what happened to Singapore Flyer yesterday, pls read here.
Not forgetting to wish my fellow readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Why I said "Injured Again"? Because, the history of the first time was not very long ago...
My hubby had lifted the grill cover and walked off to get the tool to clear a small plant that grew inside the wall of the drain, unfortunately I walked in with eyes admiring at my plants with no idea of the hollow ground awaits me...
Almost breathless after realizing that I was inside the drain, yet I can't move at all and it took me a while to regain my composure and finally being pulled out by him. Got a twisted knee and a swollen thigh with minor bruises on elbow and palm.
Now I can understand how the old folks can die after fallen into the drain.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Life is certainly getting tougher these days. News of people committing suicide due to financial burdens are on the rise. How many of us are getting the motivation needed to face the everyday challenges?
Nick Vujicic, who hails from Melbourne, Australia, is with his team touring around the world inspiring people to confront situations and deal with them instead of surrendering oneself. He demonstrated to people how he could pick himself back up by propping his head on a book after falling down. Many who heard his speeches were reduced to tears and begin to feel that what they are going thru now are nothing compared to Nick's life experiences.
Nick Vujicic is telling the world : No arms, no legs, no Worries!
I am a little disappointed that I did not have the opportunity to catch him in person....cause his Malaysia stop was on 13th December 2008.
Nick on Last Leg of the 2008 World Tour
On the 13th of December Nick and the team flew to Malaysia for the last stop on their 2008 World Tour. Nick is looking forward to his last few speaking engagements before heading home to spend the holidays with his family.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Calling all charitable bloggers, and those who just love a splashing good time.
The event will take place at Leo Auto Services (Kia Service Centre) located along Old Klang Road on Dec 13 & 14, and will require a good number of bloggers to help out. That is to say, we’re looking for total of about 30 to 40 volunteers to lend a helping hand for this two-day event. You can choose to volunteer for either one day or both.
By volunteering, you’ll be helping out the good folks from HOSPIS Malaysia who are doing a great deal in alleviating the pain associated with life-limiting diseases/conditions such as cancer, AIDS, etc.
And what is it that you’re required to do? Well, to get straight to the point: you’ll be washing cars. If you don’t want to get wet, you can place yourself under the vacuuming crew, or the traffic management team.
Goodie bags will be given out on the days concerned, so you won’t go back empty-handed. There will also be a lucky draw at the end of each day on both days; a Gandalf Wizard Hat and a Marvel Trivia Game being the prizes.
Think of this event as a gathering of bloggers where you get to make new pals. Think of it as a great story for your blog. Think of this as an opportunity to make a change in somebody’s life.
NOTE: If you would like to contribute by buying a ticket (worth RM20), please contact Hospis Malaysia at 03-9133 3936 or 016- 318 3822. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event.
For further enquiries please call 03-7967 1388 ext 1118 (Michael), or ext 1104 (Andy), or leave a comment at the AMBP Editor's Note.
Monday, 24 November 2008
The cooling, clean and quiet environment was just perfect to laze around.
An old aunt was in the mood to "entertain" me with her Opera Song with cheers coming from her mates, both male and female. One great scenario that made this a special place compared to other old folk homes is, all residents are living in cordial and happy atmosphere.
They split their daily chores evenly, from sweeping the floors, to wiping tables and chairs, or even as kitchen helpers to the Indonesian maid who was hired to take care of them.
Their contributions to the home are the results and hardwork of Wendy Yap, the home founder and a social worker who advocates healthy living and positive thinking lifestyle.
She had also contributed tremendously in the name of welfare for the local folks in Kajang, Selangor for the charitable works involved in drug addicts, single mothers, orphanages, down syndrome and the disabled.
By chipping in their help, these residents in Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang can also keep their body healthy by doing exercises and fill their mind and time by helping the household chores thus keeping the doctors away at this golden age.
Some of the residents who look perfectly normal but are suffering from Alzheimer and tend to wander around at times. One good example was the "Amma" who sang me the Opera Song, did you see any abnormality in her from the video posted above?
Alzheimer is one most dreaded and destructive diseases among old people. Therefore, doing light housework, gardening, playing mahjong (a game most Chinese like to play) or sudoku, singing and dancing are some of the ways proven effective to help prevent it from eating into the memory of our loved ones.
thru this financial crisis if you can.
A big thank you to all!
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Today many Nirvana staff had done a good deed, by responding to the campaign organized by the Management.
The campaign was carried out at the lobby of Wisma NVMC, from 10am to 3pm.
This is one of the many ways Nirvana gives back to the society which makes it a caring organization.
Monday, 17 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
This is my aunt, the only relative from my mom's side of family.
We celebrated her 86th birthday at my house last weekend. We respect her a lot because she was the only relative who really cared about us when we were young. I always remember those days when my mom was stricken by cancer and our home turned topsy-turvy, it was then that my aunt travelled all the way from her house with her daughter, sister Soo, by bus to bring us food and to cook for us. Most importantly, she calmed us from the feeling of anxiety and fear of seeing my mom who was seriously ill. She showered us with loads of TLC when we needed it the most. Those feelings are still very fresh in my mind although it was 18 years back.
Then, 10 years later, we lost our dearest sister to cancer again. This time, aunt was again a pillar of strength to us. Her gentle words were ever comforting and taught us to let go. She taught us that life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
Today we are a bunch of happy brothers and sister who treasure the meaning of "happiness". We make time to have a weekly get-together, because it is best that we cherish people and make precious memories while they are still around.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Microwave could be useful to the kitchen
Hair cutter is even more useful, I thought
Token of Appreciation sponsored by Villi and Vivian, my children
My right and left hands, Yap Yang and Amy, without them, this project will not be completed as smooth. Yap Yang even came down with mild fever and yet came along, bravo guys!
Came back from visiting Taman Sinar Harapan, Kuala Kubu Bahru, I was wrecked. Exhausted by the pass few days' hectic schedule of buying stuff and the recent bad weather fueled my adrenaline with constant prayers for a smooth day for today. Down pour came on our way home, I guess that was the best I could asked from God, the almighty. Guards down when we all arrived home safely.
Taman Sinar Harapan, word for word translation is = Garden of Sunshine and Hope.
I saw sunshine, and I saw pretty gardens. Flowers are blooming better than that in our yards at home. But I didn't see hope in most of the residents' eyes. 80% of them are bedridden and mildly mentally challenged except a few who are able to walk about at the centre's compound. Some of those sitting or even standing on the metal bed are tied with chain and padlocked on one of their ankles, as clothe lines or bandages are not effective to confine them. Their diapers are full with all you could imagine and ants were seen crawling around the beds.
Those residents who are more seriously mentally challenged are grouped in enclosed areas dividing between male and female. Their lives are so dependent on others including filling their stomach when hungry. Most of them are naked and sleeping on wet floors, some were seen with feces in between their legs. According to the Officer, En Azwan, their bodies do not respond to the living environment and therefore will not feel cold even in a cold night.
We were neither allowed to take any pictures nor video taping inside the dormitory (Asrama), I guess it is only fair. By now, you should have a grim picture in your mind. Let me ask you one question, feeling for those residents is obvious; But do you feel for the workers who are taking care of them?
My blog is to help create awareness to the world that there are unfortunate human beings born to this world with abnormality and living in solitude. They can't demand or ask for people to visit, because some couldn't speak, some couldn't see and some couldn't hear, but they can feel our touches and strokes and they do respond by way of giggles or laughters, you tell me, don't they have feelings? I wonder if they cry at night...
I AM ONLY ONE, BUT STILL I AM ONE. I CANNOT DO EVERYTHING, BUT STILL I CAN DO SOMETHING. AND BECAUSE I CANNOT DO EVERYTHING, I WILL NOT REFUSE TO DO SOMETHING THAT I CAN DO. ~ Helen Keller