THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Friday, 6 June 2008

Friends In Need - Our news in Ipoh Echo

Remember my earlier posting about the talk we gave to the Perak Women for Women society, introducing Buddies to them?

Well, news about it came out in the latest issue (June 1 - 15, 2008) of Ipoh Echo, an independent community newspaper published by Perakians for Perakians. The newspaper is distributed free of charge. Their costs are defrayed by advertisements placed by businesses and private individuals within the state.

Those who never knew my full name, it's there in the article...



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10 comments:

J.T. said...

Congratulations Pi. That is an informative article.

We do need to educate society on HIV/AIDS. However, I think with all the information given out, at the end of the day, some individuals still choose what they want to believe in. That is unfortunate.

Pi Bani said...

JT,
Whatever info we want to send out to the public, be it on HIV or any other topics, there are bound to be individuals who choose what they want to believe in. Even gossips, no matter how hard we try to convince them it's not true, some will still insist it's true without even looking at the facts.

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kak Pi,

Hey, femes lar you ni...Truly femes lar...

You know, I have a feeling somebody somewhere is going to ask: 'Where the 'Pi' comes from?'

Haha!

Pi Bani said...

Daph,
What femes? You think how many people actually read the article? :) I read also because Buddies was involved... otherwise belum tentu...

As for where the 'Pi' comes from... I'll let people guess...

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

ooo...kuar surat khabar...famous...hehehhe...

i'll answer daph's for everyone. kak afizah got the Pi from the sign TT...because she was a math genius back when she was at TKC.

Pi Bani said...

Kerp,
Haha! ME a math genius??? A mad genie maybe lah!! Adoi, my modern math dulu boleh tahan jugak lah but my add math was a total disaster!

Tooooot!! Sorry, wrong answer!

Rita Ho said...

Hey Pi ... Congratulations! It was also heart-warming to read your thoughts in MM Blogspot.

Someone already asked me about "Pi Bani" which he pronounced PIE-BEAR-NEE. I have two another friend called Afizah with the same nick name, so was ready with the answer. :)

Raden Galoh said...

Salam akak...

Congratulations for your noble efforts are noted.

Today I bought the Malay Mail because BlogSpot features you and I want to keep the hardcopy. Am so proud of you akak.

agree with Daphne tu...ada sebab suddenly 'P' comes into the picture as your name...hahahaha

muaaahhhhs!

Pi Bani said...

Rita,
Pie-Bear-Nee, huh? Not too bad lah. Once I happened to be emailing the husband of a long lost school friend. I asked him to send my regards to his wife, telling him to tell her "Pi Bani kirim salam". This smart guy, went home, forgot my name, and told his wife "P.Bone kirim salam"!

Pi Bani said...

RG dear,
I juga yang tak dapat hard copy. But Sheila already sent me the soft copy. The online version takde gambar, so nak jugaklah tengok yang ada gambar mana rupa.

How 'P' comes into the picture... well, Rita seems to know, so ask her lah... hehehe...