Thursday, 24 July 2008

Recycle starts from home

Have you started practicing home recycling?

Home recycling requires only a trivial amount of time, but it offers tremendous benefits to all at home and the living environment. You will soon find out less household wastes going into the Alam Flora truck and you simply feel good to be one of the green lovers doing your part in cleansing this polluted earth,

It is very easy and all you need is to have a minimum 3 bins or plastic bags to separate the basic household wastes, i.e. plastic, papers,
aluminium and tins.

Before you get started, you have to visit the recycling centre nearest to your home and find out what materials they accept for recycling. Then you set up your recycling bins accordingly/correspondingly because that is the key element to the success of your efforts. Placing the bins in a proper area is also important. Suggestions - at the back of the kitchen,
airwell, garage or garden area (you can choose green colour bins to match your garden).

-Try using smaller bins so that it fill up fast and it is easy to cart away to the recycling centre.

-Label the bins so that materials are placed in the correct bin.

- Rinse the bottles and can tins before placing them into the bin. This will help the workers in the recycling station tremendously by reducing flies and maggots forming.
Recycling saves energy, landfill space and natural resources,

You can make a difference!

Contact your nearest Recycling Centres
or call up Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society :
  • KL - Ms. Tang - 03-58806682 (016-2219598)
  • Perak - Mr. Ng - 05- 2826115 (019-5115801)
  • Johore - Liew Su Thiam - 07-5545800 (012-7532725)
  • Penang - Teoh Paik Lim - 04-2286561 (012-4841009)
  • Sabah - Hilbert - 088 76 41
The society is actively involved in creating awareness among Malaysians on the benefits of recycling. They are currently collecting recyclable materials from various Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya residential areas on the 3rd Sundays of every month. The proceeds from the sale of these collections are then channeled to other worthy causes.

You can use either bins or plastic bags

Labels in Bahasa Malaysia so that my maid will know clearly what to throw inside

The three bins at my home that separate paper, plastic and aluminum cans/glass

Tuesday, 22 July 2008


I must admit that I am the kind of person that do not simply put trust on people. And each time before I do something, I must check the background to make sure that I don't fall prey to undue situation. Ended up, I always delay my plan in doing things that I have long wished to do.

Today, I have finally fulfilled my long time wish of joining a charitable group to help the needy. That is the Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society Malaysia, K.L. Branch.

I have long subscribed (and also "trying" to practice la) to Master Cheng Yen and her Still Thoughts, the Jing Si Yu Aphorisms
As you can pick up from my blog's header that I make it a point to change it daily because it serves as a reminder that tickle our minds when we went astray.

Back to Tzu Chi, an "organisation" with 5 million followers and volunteers worldwide who are spreading the message of "Love, Compasssion, Joy and Selfless Giving" through their work in missions of Charity, Medicine, Education and Culture with the spirit of sincerity, integrity, trust and honesty.

Tzu Chi's efforts in building a world of peace by purifying people's minds and activating the love and compassion within their hearts to end disaster and suffering, had included Bone Marrow Donations, International Relief, Environmental Protection and Community Volunteers.

It is impossible to sum up the amount of Tzu Chi's work in one blogpost. Please visit Tzu Chi to find out more for yourself and perhaps be one of them. I will continue posting more of Tzu Chi in the future.

There are so much to do and yet so little time I have, but nothing is ever too late.

Friday, 18 July 2008


Many are keen to find more information about old folk homes. I can see that in my Nuffnang and Sitemeter record. I will try to compile as many as possible in my blog so as to save a little bit of your time searching around.

I have just updated some additional home contacts into the list that was published in September last year. For those of you who can contribute to the list, I will be very thankful, just email me the details or the source of the info, I will add them to the list here.

This is the page you can have some 21 homes around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur for your reference :

Enjoy your visit!

Thursday, 17 July 2008


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, because 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.

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.

Angels exist, only sometimes they haven't got wings and we call them friends; you are one of them.

Friday, 11 July 2008



There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

'Well,' she said, 'I think I'll braid my hair today.'
So she did and she had a wonderful day.
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
'H-M-M,' she said,
'I think I'll part my hair down the middle today.'
So she did and she had a grand day.
The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.
'Well,' she said, 'today I'm going
to wear my hair in a pony tail.'
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that there wasn't a single hair on her head.
'YAY!' she exclaimed.
'I don't have to fix my hair today!'

Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary,

for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,

Love generously,

Care deeply,

Speak kindly.......

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The Pure Life Society - Current Needs


I know that the overall economy downturn and the recent hike of fuel and food prices might have taken a toll on everybody, but I believe that many will still have the poor and the underprivileged in mind.

Many Charitable organizations are now starting to find ways and means to pull through this trying times. The daily expenses, i.e. petrol expenses in sending the orphans to school, sending the disabled to work, and also the aged for medical treatments are inevitable. Maintaining the vehicles is also another challenging task. There are lesser people coming forward to donate rice, food and household items. This is the overall picture of the Charitable Homes now.

Even though people are feeling the pinch, but I hope that we could re-collect our lives by adjusting to the present situation and given time, we can regenerate our savings to help the needy, this I am confident.

So, lets go back to The Pure Life Society current needs:

1. Tutorials
The children who attend normal schools need extra coaching. They need qualified tutors right from Standard One up to Form Five. Volunteers and welcome.
2. The Computer Training Unit needs personnel who can volunteer their services regularly in the coaching of the boys and girls.
3. Volunteers who are knowledgeable in gardening are invited to join the boys and girls in the project.
4. Assistance is required in the library from 6pm to 8pm on week-ends and in the afternoons on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
5. Help in reading for children attending Tamil, Chinese and National schools.
6. Teachers who can train children in choral speaking / percussion band.
7. Volunteers who can teach musical instruments such as the guitar, the piano and organize the percussion band.
8. Will you come forward to relate to the children in the Primary School on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis in order to inculcate a fondness for reading or mathematics?

If you are interested to offer your time and services, pls contact:

The Pure Life Society
Batu 6, Jalan Puchong
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Off: 03-77829391 / 77828303 / 77851087
Fax : 03-77851173 / 77846020

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
~ Mother Teresa

Saturday, 5 July 2008

The Pure Life Society - Home for Orphans & Underprivileged Children

Mother Mangalam Iyaswamy Iyer of the Pure
Life Society has been mother to many orphans

Yesterday went to visit this Orphanage, The Pure Life Society.

I first came across this home from the newspaper in Nov 2007, when it featured its President, Mother Mangalam Iyaswamy Iyer who was conferred the Dato' Sultan Sharfuddin Idris Shah (DSIS) by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, which carries the title of Datin Paduka. For the past 50 years, Mother Mangalam has been instrumental in bringing together orphanage children under one roof and helping them to be educated and preserving their unique culture.

From the look of her face in the picture above, I felt peace and calm and instantly I have the feel of Mother Teresa in her. I would like to meet her if possible but was told that I have got to fix an appointment with her Personal Assistant. Since it was an impromptu visit, I thought I will take a rain check.

Went round the building and the children dormitories and saw everything was so well organized and arranged in proper manner. The home houses 77 male and female children (both juniors and seniors) for time being and they are housed in 4 dorms according to their respective age group and sex.

The activities that are carried out under the auspices of the Pure Life Society are two-pronged:-
(1) INSaF - the promotion of Inter-faith Spiritual Fellowship (INSaF) by way of forums, seminars and services.
(2) Welfare - Home for children who are orphans / abandoned / neglected / abused / from broken families / single parents.

Activities of the Home includes Yoga Classes, Singing Classes, Indian Classical Dance, Computer Literacy, Sewing & Handicraft Centre and the Two days in a week Bread-making.

The home also has a gym, a library, a music room equipped with instruments of which are looking for regular volunteers to teach and help-out in this areas.

More details in term of the needs for The Pure Life Society in my next post...stay tuned folks.

The Pure Life Society is located at:
Batu 6, Jalan Puchong
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-77829391 / 77828303 / 77851087
Fax: 03-77851173 / 77846020