Monday, June 10, 2013

Thank You Bloggers

Last September 2012, Their Royal Highness - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Malaysia. H.R.H. Duchess Catherine had expressed her ultimate wish to visit the Hospice in KL as this global charitable organization has been close in her hearts since its formation in United Kingdom many decades ago. She has the natural interests and concern for the needy just like her mom-in-law Diana, The Princess of Wales. I take pride to share that H.R.H. The Duchess made her maiden speech abroad at Hospice Malaysia. Clap! Clap! Clap!



This blog post is my appreciation to Yannie & Yvonne of Taiping who along with other bloggers who had contributed their thoughts and kind donations to Hospice Malaysia's coming charitable marathon which is organized by Standard Chartered Bank. My participating wife of this marathon is extremely  pleased and encouraged by the tremendous support of donations from the blogger friends and Facebook friends. As we are not being told who the donors are, but you & God knows who you are. Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts.




I was being invited by Hospice as my wife's guest for their afternoon tea party for the runners of this coming charitable marathon. I sat down in the same lounge and sofas where His Royal Highness Prince William had sat on. May I be bestowed with some good blessings soon from his DNA on the sofa! Muahahaha





This is my Thank You note together with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge beside me.


The kind hearted runners were taken on a tour to see the facilities inside the Hospice's building in Cheras, KL.





I remember this room vividly where many patients who attended the weekly daycare visits. Sometimes they were taken ill and needed to rest in that room.




I was just a volunteer there but I gained tremendous valuable training to handle the terminally ill patients during my rounds ferrying them to hospitals for chemotherapy, blood transfusions and radiotherapy. I spent some time looking at their photos on the walls and in my recollected memories. They may have passed on but I still keep their shared memories and kind words of appreciations & advice given to me. Their words were indeed priceless! Sobs! Sobs!




Many patients were very young beautiful people who still had very bright and promising future ahead. I felt very sorry for their heartbroken parents who had never expected fate to take their children away earlier than them.




When I was a kid, my grandfather often told me that coffins are for the dead and not old people. Many patients were very lonely couples, singles and children. The volunteers and professional team at Hospice had always made them comfortable to their best ability. Their palliative care is most important for the terminally ill patients during their final journey of lives.





I hope that all of you will always be happy and contented with your life. Be kind & helpful to all your family members and friends, for you may someday need their help and care in return too. Life is just a journey for all of us and happiness is all around us! Can you see it?

If you have missed my earlier post Cancer &The Final Journey Of Life you can read them & make your
donation if you wish to contribute any amount.

Once again, thank you very much for your contributions and reading my sob stories.




71 comments:

  1. Sama sama. More than happy to chip in

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    1. Oh! You donated too! Thank you very much pisang!

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  2. Oops!!! Forgot to pass to you my contribution...in cash when we met that day. You know me lah...old man. People keep telling me to p[ay my bills online but I still do it the old-fashioned way. Fosslised already, it seems.

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    1. still can send cheque. Or ask your daughter to transfer the funds. :-D

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    2. e-banking is very safe nowadays...Only 10sen per transactions. Last time was rm2.00.

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    3. STP Fossils - the 2 kind ladies have assured you! How much? I pay first now and collect ATM Kaldip ok. Thank you in advance for your kindness!

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    4. It's very easy to donate STP.

      You just go to KL-Marathon site and where letchumi's photo is and click donate.

      Fill in your particulars including how much you want to donate. Credit card also can..... :)

      Ask Melissa lah... can request for tax exemption receipt. ;p

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    5. tsk tsk tsk.. if one is really sincere to contribute, i think there are 1001 ways the money can be donated but 0 excuses, no need to be hypocrite here lah.. furthermore, sincere people who contributed will never want to tell the whole world they have donated at all.. so fossil STP who is so good in using PC, please do it online since you are sitting in front of the PC blogging all the time :p

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    6. better still, sign up for automatic monthly contribution.. once and for all, then you won't have to remember to donate everytime but the Bank will settle that for you.. nice idea eih kind-hearted STP??

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    7. Mayor STP what are you waiting for?? You are probably undecided whether to donate cash or kinds like hams & gold bars? Never mind, just give any amount - it's the thought that counts ok.

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    8. Ok, ok, ok!!!! I've donated -
      Paypal Payment No 34616
      Transaction No 61R804322F2730115
      Payment Status2
      Payment Amount 100 MYR
      Payment Date 2013-06-10
      Your Name A***** W** Y** N** (name edited to protect the innocent)
      Your missus' name is Cheah Hew Mee, right? I hope I contributed to the right person... Gee!!! So scary, my heart beating 10 times faster.

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    9. Oh ya!!! Just to clarify! PayPal charges USD1 for the transaction, right?

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    10. "You just go to KL-Marathon site and where letchumi's photo is and click donate." ALAMAK!!!! Got photo kah? Die lor!!! I did not see any photo...just the name.

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    11. Yes, yes...got photo at the side. Cannot rotate one kah, why pelantin like that? :D

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    12. That USD1 shld be credited back to your card soon STP. It's a way for security check for Paypal.

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    13. Kakakaka! STP first time using online payment. His reaction is so.... cute.

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    14. hip hi hooray!! STP made a huge donation!! bravo, and with this very first step taken, i am sure there will be more contributions he is going to make in the future.. :)

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    15. Don't push it, SK. You want me to die sooner of a heart attack, is it?

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    16. SK is so excited and happy for STP's good deeds! Both teasing like father & son.

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    17. haiyoh why STP think of me like that?? how would i want to push it?? what i meant was really about the happiness of donating money to charity, now that the Food Mayor knows how to do it through online transaction, it becomes more convenient and that would definitely encourage him to contribute more frequently right?? tsk tsk tsk, actually the more your donate the more you are blessed lah, and the longer you will live with good returns.. agree?? :)

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    18. Shudders!!!! No, thank you. I'll pass him the money when I see him again.

      Don't ask me to do it online. So stressed...and then handphone went off, checked sms...paypal charged USD1...and I saw USD100, almost pengsan!!!!

      And I could not understand what paypal had to do with it...I thought habis liao, my money was being stolen from me under my nose by somebody in the US....then the 2nd sms came - that one's ok!!! I guess it's all through paypal...not SCBB, organisers of the marathon. Tsk! Tsk!

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    19. Paypal is used so that international users can pay easily, STP.

      While SCKLM is the main sponsor, the organiser is a different company.

      If Malaysian bank is used, then overseas participants will have problem paying. Like that lor...

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    20. Errr... sorry SCB not SCKLM. :P

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    21. Ahhhhh!!!! I see. Can understand now... No head no tail at the time, I did not want to pay through Paypal, opted for credit card...mana tau...kena charged by Paypal and since I typed RM100, I saw USD100 in the sms and my blood ran cold. Old man, so silly one hor - hide money in MILO tin under the bed one... Hehehehehe!!!!

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  3. what a nobel work u do man...keep it up!

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    1. I need to have more time to help more.

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    1. People who doesnt know will think pushing a wheelchair is an easy task but those who have been train will tell you differently. Have to push different ways when cornering or going down a slope.

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    2. Letchumi let Anay pose around like a model that day. LOL

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    3. Meow- It is true that even pushing the wheel chairs need some patience and skills to make the patients comfortable and pain-free. The hardest part is to carry them in & out of the cars.

      I reserved Letchumi's photos for future posts.

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  5. True, we should always help those in need. We ourselves might need help in future. It's a great feeling to make others happy.

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    1. You have been giving out generously so your good returns will come!!

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    2. I prefer to give cash. Should we meet again, please remind me.

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  6. kudos to those kind bloggers! :D

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    1. Hey! Henry can donate his toothbrushes to me!! LOL

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  7. Anay,
    You and Letchumi inspired to Run for a Cause next year.

    But I'm still split between which cause I want to go for.

    I have friends with children with autism so that is a cause I wanted to help, highlight and support.

    On the other hand, Hospis also helped a friend and many family member of friends.

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    1. There are so many charities that need your help. Just go along with whichever that has fate with us. We chose Hospice Care as they were in dire need for volunteers and not many people are brave enough to associate with the terminally ills. Some went there and left right away crying pula.

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  8. Indeed life is surrounded with happiness...Just got to live it up and cherish what comes around.

    Keep up the good job, TM and ur beloved missus!

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    1. I am glad that you are happy and enjoying life now.

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  9. oh, that was last september already?? how fast time has passed, Thambee still vividly remember Anay emailed us that brochure from Hospis.. phiak Thambee's head, already left that behind.. how bad!!

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    1. Yeah time flies too fast and I am getting older & closer to my grave too!

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  10. thanks to all the contribution from society, this place is looking great!! and i am sure with the influence of HRH Duchess of Cambridge, it will sure attracts attention from the societies, locally and overseas..

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    1. You are right. This place is well managed by really professional board of directors and public donations to keep them going. More people are dying of cancer each day.

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  11. the chinese say "when you are about to die, your words become more kind and wiser" and i always believe that.. that is why Anay while accompanying the patients, you got to learn a lot from their experience and advices.. it's utterly valuable lesson to our lives..

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    1. SK Thambee is so wise and Anay is so banana.. I didn't know about this Chinese saying.

      Their words etched and still echo in my heads! They shared all their regrets!!! I think the most important is we all need friends!!!! Really good friends!!!

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    2. ask Letchumi what is meant by 人之將死, 其言也善 (when one is about to die, his words become more kind and wiser)..

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    3. 人之將死, 其言也善, I agree with this sentiment all the time.

      So if the person still talk nonsense, that person is still long live la! Like our kuku bird.

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  12. kudos to Anay.. you are always the one of most kind-hearted bloggers i have ever come across.. you sure will earn good credit and good karma for your life.. :)

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    1. Many bloggers have bigger hearts than Anay but they are quiet & humble. Anay always blow trumpets and crow on the trees!.... Hope you could see that I have to share in order to awaken and create awareness! Thank you for your sweet mulut always, coated with manuka honey!

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    2. Anay is the most generous and big heart people that I ever know. I am so glad to know him.

      Anay is always humble and he is filial.

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  13. great effort from those people who helped~

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    1. You should visit the Hospice in Sheffield and blog it.
      St Luke's Hospice, Little Common Lane, Sheffield, S11 9NE.

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  14. I'm just doing peanut part but annay has contribute so much, by spending time and effort to ease the pain of the cancer patients.

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    1. I honestly believe, extending help by using our time and strength are more valuable than money.

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    2. Most people can donate money, but how many can spend their time with the needed one?

      Please go home and spend more time with our loved ones, family and parents.

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    3. Your heart is definitely bigger than a peanut. You have supported my cause and helped me to create awareness and it goes a long way. Thank you very much and may all the good blessings reach you & family always.

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  15. Did you find any stray hairs on the sofa? XD. A good cause. Hope they will get more funding.

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    1. Haiks. I forgot to look for golden hair!

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  16. You are most welcome. Just such a small money. You mentioned our names so big. Paiseh.

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    1. It's your kind thoughts that counts and big merits will come to you always!

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    1. Thank you. Please help anyone in need too!

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  18. Are you gonna run this coming June 30th 2013?

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    1. I will be there standing and not running. Will you?

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  19. Awesome post... We have hospices here in our country --and they do so much great service during 'end of life' issues. Thank God for them--and the work that they do. And thanks to you and your wife for working hard to help these hospices stay open to help others...

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I have miss you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. nice and inspiring post . Love it <3

    http://agro-turisme-fishpond.blogspot.com

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  21. you have a beautiful heart. :) i'm with the in-patient hospice for 1.5 months and i have undescribable salute for the volunteers who came to help out at the day-care as well as in the ward. :)

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  22. the places and the structures show the rich culture of that place

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  23. anyway it feels good to volunteer and help, I actually miss doing so
    i just hope our blogging group will have another outreach program soon again

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