Sunday, 23 August 2009


My friend, Shirley Shea. She is from San Francisco, USA. She called me today to help her.

Her dad, Mr Shea Kong Yew, aged 91 has gone missing from his home at Jalan Hang Tuah flat, Block A, Kuala Lumpur since last night, 22 August 2009.

All efforts to locate him today by Shirley's relative around the city; i.e. the hospital, police stations, regular places he frequented were futile.

I plead everyone who come across this old man, kindly call me, Jenny Yap at: 012-3704884 or inform the nearest Police Station.

A missing person police report has been lodged today.

P/S: Pls forward this message to all your friends to help search Mr Shea Kong Yew.

Thank you very much!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Something to share with you

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12.. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Be a responsible person and enjoy life to the fullest.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram - Follow up visit 4th August 2009

Went to Sinthamani today, two days after the fans and lightings donated by Mr Gan Hai Toh and Ms Tai Sook Yee were delivered.

Didn't get to meet anyone ( like, Thiagu, Thila, Praveen) in the late afternoon, seems that everyone was out for work. Walked around with Prakash, a Form Five student who is studying at Sek Menengah Raja Abdullah, Kepong. He had spent the last two years in the ashram and is currently the oldest in the house.

Prakash will be completing his SPM this year and he is yearning to pursue a Hotel Management course in the future. During the short break after SPM, Prakash wishes to take up a computer knowledge short course (about three months). He is an average student who scored 2As and 3 Bs in his PMR examination.

He is praying and hoping that a philantrophist will come by to fulfill his academic dream.

Back to the home, things are taking shape and we could see much improvements compared to last month. Thiagu is painting a very positive perspective that works can be completed within weeks to come, but, deep inside me, to be very honest, I was overcome by emotions on my way home.

I care to feel how the children are living under such condition. I noticed feaces inside the drainage, I noticed toilets without flushing system, I noticed wires dangling from the ceiling running across children bunk beds, I noticed children are sleeping in the beds but can look out to the sky above them, with a big hole uncovered, what if it rains? I noticed everything is everywhere.

I feel for the kids, I feel for Prakash. I hope that one day, the kiddos will get to read my message to them in this blog; that I want you to know, however tough life is and however challenging the conditions, you will survive and make something of yourselves.

Poor hygene condition

Fans and Lightings to be fixed very soon

Things are strewn every where, a Gotong Royong is all they need

Brenda, your car seat is immediately put in good use! Remember Niveetha Sri, she is now 6 months old! And the ashram has since added another two month old baby

Work In Progress

Good Samaritan is every where, see the new fridge?

This is the improved version of the cement rendered toilet, minus the flushing and a proper discharge system

Washing machines donated by the caring and loving samaritans

Brenda, you goodies are delivered. Thank you for the kindness, you certainly have got a big heart!

I think this (shoddy electrical works) is not a very good idea, and it posed danger to the boys

Any volunteer care to help out the single mothers here?

The external look, now

Visitors, look out for this new sign outside the entrance before turning into the long houses

This is Prakash, whose wish is to find a sponsor to support his computer studies