Friday, February 21, 2014

Help The Poor Kids


"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one".

Mother Teresa of Calcutta



 

All my very close friends would be hounded by me every year before the Chinese New Year. I would milk some cash from their hefty bonuses collected to be donated to charities and temples besides creating awareness by printing Buddhist Sutra books. Many of my miser friends are sadly very calculative, stingy, selfish and yet they could splurge their money on designer materials, luxury vacations and drive flashy cars! I would strike them like vampires and extort them by making them feel guilty in order to help the needy. This year, my good buddy Bruce and my wife went on a big shopping spree at the Hypermarket.  We were armed with thousands in $$ and a long shopping list provided by an orphanage which we have supported over the years.



 We brought along some young & naive students from wifey's university since they were interested to chip in their time and to observe the realities of life out there. They always thought that everyone's life is A Bed Of Roses! How silly gals!


  

 We spent 2 hours buying the groceries and all necessities before heading to Klang. This orphanage has over 70 orphans and single mothers, all being housed together like a big family.



When we arrived, the young kids darted out to receive us happily like a Santa Claus arriving with goodies!




The poor kids are not all orphans as many were also unwanted & sadly abandoned at births. I guess many real orphans can be found in countries where long wars and earthquake disasters have struck.

These small kids and babies gathered together at tea time to be fed. My heart was weeping buckets of tears as they are sadly deprived of the priceless love of their mothers who brought them to this world.
My mother has fed, bathed, educated and groomed me from infant until I became an adult. I am forever grateful to my parents who always reminded me to help the less privileged, be it in a big or small way.


Heavens would bless all the group of kind souls and philanthropists who have set up shelters across the world and provide sufficient food to feed the needy. These darling kids could play happily using simple toys! They do not need to have iPads, Barbie Dolls or latest gadgets to have fun and laughter.




 They ate happily and shared all the food that was being served without being choosy. They do not demand for the luxuries of Pizzas, KFCs with Minute Maids and Ribena. 
Come What May!




All the orphans have grown into well disciplined kids with great sense of responsibilities to clean up and wash all the dishes after their meals. Some friends' kids do not know how to wash their own school shoes and dinner plates! Horrors!





Finally before we left, all the kids and single mothers lined up to collect their Ang Pows. We just hope that more people would always come forward to donate and help the other charitable homes anywhere. 
OUR WORLD HAS MORE SUFFERING AND DYING PEOPLE THAN YOU COULD IMAGINE.



  

My heart enjoyed a little peace after I left, just like this cute statue on their altar. 
I could have done more.






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    1. Good morning Sharon.

      Come back later and wear masks. The haze is terrible here today. Anyone burn rubbish in Singapore? Why got smoke here?

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    2. Malaysia and Singapore are neighbours, there's smoke in Malaysia, there's smoke in Singapore too...

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    3. It's blessed to give than to receive... Thumb up for what you and your wife have done...

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    4. We have more less fortunate and poor people in Malaysia than Singapore. So please cross the Causeway to help!!! Selamat Datang Sharon.

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  2. I like this post. It’s better to give than to receive. I believe you feel happy after giving.

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    1. Haha, you called those girls young and naïve..Actually it’s kinda true, but not all girls are naïve.. Youngsters nowadays are so lucky, they have everything, and yet, they do not count their blessings.. They can sleep over at their BFF’s place, have parties, choose what themes they want for their birthday parties, having a smartphone (yes, smartphone) at the age of 5, I could go on & on..

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    2. You know, when I was young (don’t ask why), mum disallowed me to attend birthday parties.. Let alone sleep-overs.. Whenever there was any birthday parties, I wasn’t invited.. Not that I was allowed to go, they said.. Well, they were right..

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    3. I feel sad seeing babies in the orphanage. Although there’s no babies in your pictures, I know there are babies (or even newborns) because I saw you bought baby diapers. You know, there are many childless couples out there willing to go thru anything for a baby, and I myself been thru a lot to have my first baby. So whenever I see babies (or toddlers) in orphanage, I am kinda emotional..

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    4. Glad to see those kids eating what was served to them happily.. I would be happy if the kid eats my food without complaining. We nowadays are so lucky, they have all kinds of choices when it comes to food.

      Sometimes, when the hubs comes back and asks what’s for dinner, roast chicken again? I would look at him with my famous killer-stare and start my nenek kebayan nagging. I would tell him do you know many people out there wana eat also don’t have food to eat. Your wife cooks for you also you wana complaint? That would shut him up.

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    5. Eh, not only some friends’ kids don’t know how to wash their own school shoes lah.. My brother in law, age 44, doesn’t wash his cup after drinking, leaves his plates on the table after meals, like there’s a maid on call and standby 24 hours a day for him, and he doesn’t wash his feet when he comes into the house.. The whole house will stink like salted fish when he takes off his socks.. Eeeweww..

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    6. I like what you just did.

      A little goes a long way. You could only do so much, but it certainly brings joy, laughters & hope into these little one’s lives..

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    7. Thanks for your honest and profound comments. You definitely know the pain of babies with no mummies. I stared at them for so long and pray that they would grow up well to blog about their plight.
      They have no chance to demand anything being placed in the homes. Even if the baby sitters all could see ghosts, still have to sleep there!! Where's my mama, they would ask again everyday!

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  3. Youbhave a kind heart. same as Letchuimi. if more people in this world is like you then there will be world peace.

    Too many self center and cheaters out there. Kinda sien. Yea...me not a saint but at least tarak purposely go cheat la. White lies got but not outright conned people

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    1. sorry ah...me still panda-ing now LoL

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    2. I see jasmine sunwhite rice!! Good leh you buy good rice for them

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    3. I wonder if they need books? Maybe can contact the bookxcess boss to include this orphanage in their annual book donation drive?

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    4. Many would want to adopt child but adoption rules here very strict. Hv to hv certain level of invome and etc.

      Many couple would wish to adopt but income not enough . How?

      Trur story. One fren orang miskin but she loves children. She adopted through another friend.

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    5. Next time Meow can bake cakes for me to give the poor and hungry people! They would love it.

      Many childless couples are so desperate for kids yet there are mothers who just abandon them ~ so heartless beings!!

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  4. Kudos to Letchumi's students for wanting to join. Not silly lah, they are just not exposed to the hard life of others.

    Good for you to help them widen their experience and hopefully make them into more compassionate human beings and help you and others continue helping others who are more unfortunate than us.

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  5. Hey, that's a very nice thing to do! :)

    You have a lot of good karma coming your way buddy.

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  6. So sweet of you. Charity begins at home.

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  7. Hoe sum yau hoe poe... very noble deed!

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  8. Like Meow Mama said you and your wifey have big and generous hearts.

    I wish I could have done more like you too. Keep spreading the kindness and love.

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  9. Good evening Mr!

    Everytime I visit the old folks home or orphanage, I can't help but feel sad and sorry for them! It's really pitiful looking at them, some of the orphans are so cute, wonder why they're being abandoned!! And the elderly, sigh~

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    1. Anyway, you too visited the orphanage! It's really a good thing to do.
      I joined my friends to the old folks home and orphanage too during CNY. Though I may not bought lots of things for them, at least I did my part, to help whenever I can.

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    2. I always believe in karma, when we do good, good luck will eventually come to us.
      I am sure your effort is greatly appreciated by all of them ;)

      Have a fun weekend!

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  10. For now, I'm totally agreed with everything said by Mr Twilight. Seriously it is not easy to sleep if you do bad things on the past as I just realized but it seems quite late to get to know about it. Hayley was right too regarding the Karma when you do good things, good luck will eventually come to us.

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  11. You're so sweet!!! My sister and I wanted to boat an orphanage house before CNY, but we were too busy....now feel so bad!!! =[

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  12. It's indeed a great deed. The old folks and the orphans are so blessed to be able to receive from kind-hearted people like you and your wife.

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    1. Thanks but we could have done more. Next time we should buy from Chang Jiang!

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  13. You simply touched me deep with your kind and helping tendency bro… we too donate for orphanages regularly esp. during festival times while everyone used to be happy, we like sharing it them by donating. I really admire the sharing and unity of these kids, what many lose thinking in possessiveness.

    Lets stand for them always :)

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    1. Thank you for your meaningful comments. It is wonderful that your family is always thinking of others.

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  14. Well done! I'm so proud of you. Kindness begets kindness.

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    1. Thanks Shirley for your kind comments!

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  15. i really like this post and all that you have done!! such a good deed to help the poor kids and i am sure you are earning good karma and good credits for yourself and also your family.. and being the person who initiates the charity activity, as well as the organizer, the purchaser, the executor and the ambassador - you are really a very great man!! beautiful~~

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    1. i think it's something happy to donate for charity, and being able to help and to involve in the work.. see Anay was so happy pushing two trolley of goods and spending thousands of ringgit without any hesitation like a rich tai-tai.. ah, i guess most probably this was the best grocery shopping experience and the most happy one you had in a year?? anything, i mean everything as well, you bought for and brought to the kids, they are sure appreciating every bits of them..

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    2. it's sad to see so many kids in the orphanage and even more sad to know many of them are indeed abandoned kids!! but one good thing that i can read from this post is that, all those kids are indeed very well behaved and well brought up in the center.. compared to many kiddos who are so pampered by their parents especially materialistically, i think these orphans are even more worth to be loved huh?? just the simple example of washing up and helping each other, i think many kiddos at home do not even know, or worse still, are not even willing to help, to do any of those chores..

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    3. and yes, i kind of agree with what you said "OUR WORLD HAS MORE SUFFERING AND DYING PEOPLE THAN YOU COULD IMAGINE".. that is why we need more good vibes and doing such charity work like what Anay has been doing all these years is indeed creating good vibes for this world.. 功德無量 (please google this or ask Letchumy, i'm lazy to explain this big word here)!! and you have already done a lot, rest assure your intentions are appreciated and treasured, and hoping that this would set good examples to all the people around you as well as people reading this post..

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    4. My heartfelt thanks to my Thambee for your very kind and meaningful comments. You took time to read and leave relevant comments to further encourage me to improve to do my best for their benefits. Even kind words from readers like SK will reap good karma!

      It is like a losing battle to be able to help the less privileged of the world but we all need to start somewhere!

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  16. What a fantastic ministry... Seeing those little children made me teary... So SAD.... What if EVERYONE would do what you and your friends did---to help those who are hungry??? The world would be a much better place. This is what life is all about ---GIVING to OTHERS in NEED. Congrats.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I agree that it is such a sad thing to see the suffering kids, orphans and homeless people while we always go on vacations!! I have to bring myself to help just anyone who needs real help.

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  17. Good karma to print buddhist sutra books and donate to ophanage

    I once donate to old folks home before

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    1. Good of you to donate to the Old Folks Home and I hope you will round friends to help out very often!

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  19. Ronald Reagan — 'We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.'

    And Anay embodies the spirit.

    We must be like Anay and help out wherever and whenever we can. :)

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    1. That's so wise and true of Ronald Reagan's quote. It is sad that the fellow world's citizens are always chasing for their selfish dreams and fighting for power!! Look at the endless wars and orphans produced overnight! So sad!

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  20. Well done , TZ ! The kids are really pity as its no fault of theirs to end up in an orphanage home. May they grew up to become great people. God bless Them and keep them healthy and happy.

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    1. Thank you for your meaningful comments. Hope you will help the poor kids in your area too! Have a good day!

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  22. Hi! been awhile since i last visited. See that ur doing well still. :) And doing more still. God bless your heart. Those children are blessed to have you and family going over to spend time with them. Have a good Monday.

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    1. Hello Coffee Girl. Nice to see you again! Thank you for your meaningful comments.

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  23. I saw my name in the comment :p TZ = Twilight Zone. Not me ;-) muhahaha...

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    1. I also noticed the same TZ. Confused for a minute.

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    1. Next time, donate some pisang too! Muahahahaha

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  25. This post is touching, and Anay is now a very happy person, so as Letchumy, both of you have done a very good job in helping the poor. Anay is not only filial but helpful and generous. I am sure Anay and Lechumy will be blessed with lots of happiness, luck and health.

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    1. Honestly speaking, Yannie didn't go to orphanage house or old folks home to do charity. Yannie would help when someone came to Yannie for charity. Other than that, Yannie tries to be filial to parents in law. Yannie will be kind and helpful to everyone Yannie meets. Only by doing all these, Yannie feels love and happiness.

      Good sharing, Anay.

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    2. Hey, I am so flattered by your comments. We are really nothing compared with many others I know. I did so little yet I blogged so loudly! LOL... I just wanted to encourage others to help too.
      You are kind too and have helped in many other ways but kept a low profile.

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    1. I would love to join you if you are helping out the needy kids in Chiangrai and Korat provinces of Thailand.

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  27. Hi! Reading your post. I am very impressed There ia a cliche," Noble Obligation". There is a proverb in our country."One good turn deserves another". Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your meaningful comments.

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  28. Wow! You are really kind hearted! I am sure you will gain lots of good karma with your selfless act!

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    1. You are kind too! Your words are sweet!

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  29. Yes very sad to see those poor kids without mothers. Luckily there are people like you who help them.

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    1. Yes I hope that you will help them too. Give them your Panda Hugs!

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  30. Oh that statue at the altar is very cute indeed! :)

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    1. I agree as it attracted my attention for so long.

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  31. This post kinda touch my heart. And love the Mother Theresa's quote.

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    1. Thanks for coming by and I should buy lottery!!! Muahahahaha

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  32. Seriously its people like you that help a lot of us continue to have hope for this world. If only we all pitched in like this the world be far greater than it is.
    KÖLNER DOM | COLOGNE CATHERDRAL

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    1. The world is in a bad shape today and I just read an email that Sudan has the highest number of refugees in the world! It raised my eyebrows as it went unreported.

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  33. Both of you and your wife are so kind hearted. The world need more people like you two. Although I always spend most of my money to travel, I did save some and donate to those who need. My mom and I will do some charity also sometimes. Lately we bought some snacks and foods donate to the Deaf and Dumb Society =)

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    1. I believe that we learn a lot from travels. The eye openers would teach us to appreciate our country better and to help the less fortunates.

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  34. i don't know how to explain it really but i simply enjoy reading the things you write! you seem to have this kind of witty candour— it's quite amusing ((((:

    bless you & your big heart!! we surely need more folks like you in this world.

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    1. Thanks for your compliments and that's my traits in real person. Funny Man!

      When will you open your blog's comments again?

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    2. they're open now! you have to click the X below the post title (:

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  35. You and wife will be blessed for your kindness. Feel so sad for the orphan kids and hope they will be someone great in the future. They deserved it.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and I hope more people will start thinking of the poor orphans so that they will have good future.

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  36. thats very kind of you! just wondering if you happen to know any in Penang that really in need?
    there are a few that i have been before but im looking for those not so well known or "commercialized" one. =)

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