Sunday, 18 April 2010

Charitable Visit to Bentong, Pahang

This time, we have identified 2 homes located some distance away from Kuala Lumpur. Yes, they are located in Bentong, Pahang.

Bentong is not very far, it is a mere 50km away from Kuala Lumpur, which will take you less than an hour's leisure drive to the destination.

Last Thursday, we took a day off to check-out the needs and condition of both the places and spoke to both of the Person-In-Charge. We were given a wish-list each and I pray and hope that we could fulfill their needs come this 30th May 2010 when we meet them again.

So, would you want to join us on this meaningful trip and help out the underprivileged? Donate if you may, or participate with your family and friends to spread the joy around.

Home 1
Pusat Pemulihan Harian Kanak-Kanak Istimewa
(Pusat Harapan Kampong Perting for the Mentally & Physically Disabled Children)
JKR 351, Kampong Perting, 28700 Bentong
Tel: 09-2222160
Contact Person : Mr Daniel See

1. A projector
2. Food items
3. Donation in cash to help out the extra activities conducted by the centre

Mr See was briefing us the history of the centre with Puspa, his assistant
and Mr Lim, our Bentong friend listening attentively

Pictures of the children in the centre

A Chinese Calligraphy donated by Master Hui Hai from Dharma Buddhist University, Bentong
A Place we are trying to include in our itinerary if possible and it is subject to consent and confirmation of arrangements with the said University

Home 2
Rumah Orang Tua Bentong
No:60, Batu 1, Jalan Tras
28700 Bentong, Pahang
Tel: 09-2234845
Contact Person : Mr Liew Chow Yin

Wish-list :
1. Sofa settee ( 1 set)
2. Low cabinet with locker ( 20 pcs)
3. Can Food, Milo, Milk Powder, Rice, Oil and general groceries
4. Usable household items, clothing, electrical items

Mr Liew Chow Yin,the Person-in-charge

Mr Liew was seen briefing our group on the needs of the home

Toilet next to the kitchen

This reminds me of the type of kitchen used during our Grand-ma era

Who is to lit up the fire? The question that popped up in everyone's mind

This old folk was placed in this kitchen-convert room that is not so comfortable
especially in the afternoon heat

The more comfortable area for the male

Only 3 ladies are in-house, watch what is placed underneath the lazy chair

Common dining hall, no fan and near to the extended zink sheets
which brought much heat on this hot sunny afternoon

You are welcome to join us on this visit, with the following details:

Proposed Date : 30th May 2010
Proposed Time : 10am
Venue Meet Up: Gombak Toll (First toll after Gombak heading to Genting Highlands)
Items required : Donation in kind / cash / Re-usable and good condition household items
Bring along : Your children, family members and friends
Transport : Your own vehicle
Meal: Lunch sponsored
Target time to arrive back in Kuala Lumpur : 5pm

Please contact : Jenny Yap at 012-3704884 should you need further information.

See ya!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Please pass this on and share:

~Abortion is murder in the womb...A child is a gift of God. If you do not want him, give him to me.
Mother Teresa

Monday, 5 April 2010

Shepherd Centre Foundation

Met with Mr Clement on arrival

These are Mr Clement's well trained assistants

Happy with the food and stationeries

Extend your helping hands, please

Following are the pictures courtesy of Shepherd's Centre Foundation Homepage


Went to the Shepherd's Centre Foundation for an unscheduled visit recently. Caught up with Mr Clement with some of the senior boys chit-chatting outside the centre, apparently they had just completed the Good Friday celebration and all the kiddos had gone back to their respective dorms to rest.

Unloaded a box of cookies for the children breakfast and also brought some stationeries given by Villi, my son to the home.

I went on to the office and made a small donation and was briefed by Mr Clement that the centre is currently housing 100 children including 3 children who are terminally ill.

Till today, making ends meet at the Shepherd's Centre is still a challenge. RM60,000 per month is the bare mininum to defray the centre's overhead costs. Medical expenses, food items, rentals and vehicle maintenance are the main expenditures.

It was at this point, Mr Clement updated me about their 'new centre' which is located at Rinching, Semenyih. Opened about 3 years ago, this centre comprises of two single storey houses of which one is on rental and the other one was donated by a kind samaritan (in term of supporting the rental for 10 years), according to Mr Clement.

The Rinching home accommodates boys under the Skill Training Program.

With the guidance of Pastor Jacob, the boys have turned the place into a small farm by rearing fishes and planting vegetables, supplying to a portion of the centre's daily needs and help to lighten the burden of the foundation.

To illustrate a simple example, a small "Ikan Kembong", the centre needs 100 pieces of "Ikan Kembong" for one meal to feed each of the 100 children at the centre, what if some of them wants to eat more? As such, the idea of self-sustained living was mooted to ease the increasingly straining financial of the centre and at the same time keeping the children occupied with a positive way of life, says Mr Clement.

Through the pictures courtesy of the Shepherd's Centre Foundation homepage, I saw the children at Rinching are full of life. Since our charity drive is up and about, let us join hands together and work something out for these underprivileged children.

Will you be interested to join me for a visit there in May?

To contact :

20, Taman Aik Ann, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Foster home: No.23, Jln.Besar, Tmn. Hiew Piew, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603-87231213 / 6770, Fax: +603-87234243, H/P: 0192662525


23, Jalan 3/2, Phase 3, Bandar Rinching, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Qing Ming 2010 - Loving Memories Never Die

As years roll on and days pass by
In my heart a memory is kept
Of one I loved and will never forget.

I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too,
I think of you in silence. I often speak your name
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.

I will miss you
How much I cannot say
I'll hold you here in my heart
Until we meet again someday.

Mum and sis, I miss you oh so much!