How often do we sit down and think about the poor orphans? We rather sit down and dream about money, money, money and money. Excuse me, I am talking about myself lah, so please don't scream ok.
The word "orphan" is a Greek word meaning the child who lost his parents or being abandoned by them, whichever. I have personally met the 1st orphan, Mary when I was a kid and she was being left outside the convent's door step with her milk bottle by her parents on a rainy night. It sounds like a typical drama show where you need rain drops to spice up.
So the kind sisters took her in while she was still sucking the tit and Mary promptly grew up into a sickly child with a big hole in her heart. One day, the MP of Bukit Mertajam made a charitable visit to the orphanage and learnt about her urgency to have the heart operation. The MP's wife took the child home and arranged to send her to Melbourne's Children's Hospital at their own expenses for her successful operation. Mary was later adopted and became my cousin eventually. The painful thoughts of being abandoned by her natural parents never ceased from her daily life. Today she is happily married with her own 2 kids and she shields them like a Lioness protecting her cubs, showering them with all her love and care.
Mary shared a lot of her thoughts and sadness during her years living in the convent. It taught me to appreciate my parents who had given me so much comfort and luxury in life. It is only fair that I should help the orphanages whenever possible. I am not here to seek your pat or publicity but with the hope that you guys could spare your time and thoughts for the less privileged.
Time and tide waits for no man.
Notable orphans include world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Andrew Jackson; writers such as The Brontë sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, and Leo Tolstoy; entertainment greats such as Louis Armstrong, Johann Sebastian Bach, Marilyn Monroe and Babe Ruth.
"Where is my mummy now? I wish I could just hug her for once,"
said this orphan who lives in a KL orphanage.
"Our world might be grey to you, but the smiles I have, is shared with my brothers and sisters in the home",
added the child.
This is the special classroom inside the orphanage where the kids eagerly wait for the voluntary teachers to help them cope with the normal school they attend. They are deprived of many educational materials including revision and work books.
My heart sank below the floor when I heard about their plight. I just made some noise with Lifebook and another friend. The money suddenly dropped and fell from the skies like rain. So many people chipped in and so cepat! Instead of helping just 1 class, we are able to cover more classes now!
Now the orphans are all so HAPPY!
Sangka Chee Yengga Porreng Ngeh?
Thank you Lifebook Blogger! I can study now!
Haaah haah haaah! Ngo hoi sum!
Thank you Blogger Keenyee!
I can dream to become a doctor now.
I am very shiok to hold this mathematics and I will promise to study very hard!
I will become a taukeh banker one day! Ha ha ha!
Thank you boss Mr Lai Kok Peng (CIMB Corporate)
It is so easy to make one laugh, cry or scream.
The choice is ours!