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)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Various updates

Since I will be away during the last weekend of this month, I’d better make the necessary arrangements to deliver this month’s supply of groceries to Lin’s and Sofie’s family. Chances are I’d deliver the items on weekdays. Which is not really a problem for Sofie, as she’d be home most of the time. The problem is delivering the stuff for Lin, as she will be at her goreng pisang stall almost every day. The groceries cost a total of RM300 – a whole load of things, which, if I deliver to her stall, she’d have problems taking them home on her motorbike.

Usually I’d choose a weekend if I need to visit Lin at her home. She usually goes to her stall after 11 am, so I’d be able to catch her at home if I visit her in the morning. If I visit in the afternoons, I usually go straight to her stall. I don’t want her to close her stall just because I want to visit.

So how? Looks like I still need to deliver the items on a weekday, so maybe what I can do is to get the items from the minimarket during one of the weekdays next week (they usually only open after 9.30 am) and deliver the stuff early morning the next day before I go to my office. Lin’s house is about 20 – 30 minutes drive away.

As for Sofie, I’d probably send her stuff after I come back from my Kuching trip.


On another note, the date for the HIV talk at a private college here in Ipoh has finally been fixed. Eventually, when the student in charge called me, he said it’s on the 5th of March, then later he called and said they’re rather flexible on the dates but want the talk to be held in the morning. I had asked if it is possible to hold the talk in the afternoon, but according to him, there may not be many students around if it’s held in the afternoon (takut tertidur dengar ceramah kot?). Finally we decided to hold the talk in the morning of 9th March. He requested that the talk be in Bahasa Malaysia, but since the powerpoint presentation that I have specifically for youths is in English, I will use the English slides and give the explanation in BM. Or speak my usual Manglish… as long as the message gets through, I don’t care!


My fellow volunteer who’s the coordinator for client’s welfare has managed to get a letter from the Welfare Department, addressed to the hospital director, asking for Halimah to be exempted from paying for hospital charges. Hopefully with that letter Halimah and hubby will no longer be given the runaround the next time Halimah needs to be warded. And hopefully I no longer need to “bail” her out whenever she’s discharged but the nurses won’t let her out of the ward until they see the receipt.


I’m done with all my reports for the coming AGM. Yaayyy!! I had given a deadline to all the respective coordinators to get their reports ready by our board meeting next week. Hopefully all the reports will be ready by then as I want to read through everything before we get our part time staff to compile everything and make enough copies of the annual report for distribution purposes.

Remember the 20K grant we got during Ramadhan last year? We’re supposed to send a report to the Yayasan after 6 months. Well, the 6 months will be up in March. So yeah, we need to get the reports ready soon!

There will be no board meeting next month as we will be having our AGM. No committee elections this year, so I hope to make it a short meeting just to adopt the reports. Then we can just makan-makan! After all, AGMs are for makan-makan, right?

Huh? No?! I thought AGM is short for Aku Guarantee Makan? Isn’t it?!


mamasita said...

Waah..nakgi Kucing? Don't forget to buy banyak2 ikan terubok jeruk okay..bawaklah sekotak and you boleh distribute to us makcik bloggers..hehe.

sherry said...

Che Pi.

AGM stands for Ayuh Gila2 Makan! ataupun Amboi! Galok Makan !

Pi Bani said...

Nak jumpa makcik bloggers pun payah, bila masa nak lak nak distribute terubuk...

Takpe, nanti I balik dari Kuching, you all datang Ipoh ok? :)

Pi Bani said...

Ohh, itu macam ka? Jadi betul la AGM tu untuk makan-makan kan? ;)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Tap kan, dah habis meeting2, report2 tu, kan nak "naik belon"? Silver lining behind the grey sky? Hmmmmm? purrr....meow!

Pi Bani said...

More like silver hair behind the grey hair. ;)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Wah Pi, u r very versatile, sekejap driver, next CEO, next administrator, next lecturer, next counciller, last but not least party animal jugak tu...hehehe.

Enjoy your break!


P/S - Your profile pic, like looking thru' my letter box lah :)

Pi Bani said...

There's one more... I'm also the gardener at home! ;)