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, 11 March 2010

The exhibition

The exhibition at Kinta City in conjunction with International Women's Day, which was launched on Monday, 8th March, is still on. For Buddies, today was our first day at the exhibition.

I had initially wanted to get all the materials from our centre yesterday, after the meeting. But since the meeting ended quite late, I decided to get the things this morning before going to my office.

So yep, that was what I did. The centre is not that far from my home anyway, so it didn't really cause me any inconvenience to drop by. I then went straight to my office, only to leave again at 9.30 am to head to Kinta City to set up our booth. Although my shift today was from 2 - 6pm, I still had to go in the morning to set up the booth.

Since the main doors to the shopping complex only opens at 10 am, the exact time that the exhibition starts, I had to go in through the loading bay. There I was carrying the buntings, posters, and 3 bags of pamphlets/brochures/bookmarks - all at one go - to save me the trouble of having to make a few trips to my car.

The 2 who was on duty for this morning's shift came in at 10 am, after the doors to the public opened. I then left them and headed back to my office, and only came back to Kinta City at 2 pm after my lunch and zuhr prayer.

A rep of the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Perak Branch) with one of our volunteers (in the red vest) posing in front of our booth.

We didn't have enough space to put up all our posters, so we used up the space at back of our buntings. Yep that's Siti Nurhaliza and Umie Aida (their posters lah, not them in person!). Maybe tomorrow I'll bring Dayang Nurfaizah along (her poster I mean).

The stamp of support for equal rights and equal opportunities. As of today, 3 pieces of the above have already been stamped and signed by members of the public.

Today being a working day, we didn't really expect many people to turn up. But hey, it wasn't so bad. It was after all, a shopping complex, and so yes, we did have some interested people turning up at our booth. 2 ladies even inquired about how to go for testing, claiming that "a friend" is constantly worried about being infected because her ex-husband (divorced about 4 years ago) was an IVDU. They even showed some interest in volunteering. I hope they eventually will.

It was during my shift that we got our brand new red vest (as in one of the pics above) which we plan to wear during all our awareness programmes. So yeah, the 2 of us in the afternoon shift were the first 2 to wear the vest.

My shift ended at 6 pm when another colleague, the vice-chair came over right after work. Tomorrow I will have to go through the same routine again. Go to centre to get more brochures and bookmarks. And oh, some condoms too. Leave office by 9.30 to set up booth before rushing back to office again. Then after lunch, rush to Kinta City for my shift at the booth.

Oh by the way, Halimah called me up today to tell me that she had already given birth last Saturday. My mind was too occupied with the exhibition I forgot to ask if it was a boy or a girl...


sherry said...


Miss Me?...hihi..perasan.

Macam2 u dah buat..i jer ketinggalan..haiya..

Takder apa nak cakap..just to say Hai kat U.

haiiiiii.....kusut fikranni sbb tu lalok semacam jer i ni.

mamasita said...

Rajinlah you Pi..
Macam sotong..banyak tentacles..buat ni buat tu, bawak ni bawak tu..

Pi Bani said...

Tengah sibuk bebenor ke? Sampai kusut fikiran. Cubalah bawak-bawak berblogging untuk meleraikan kekusutan tu...

Pi Bani said...

Macam sotong? Auwww! ;)

mekyam said...

btw pi, our kerpie boy bukan ke kawin his pinkie around these dates?

kena ucap selamat pengantin baru nih.

Pi Bani said...

Yes, I attended his wedding reception yesterday. Off one day from the exhibition sebab dah janji nak attend. Don't play-play... even Raja Muda Perak attended.

mekyam said...


i just saw a few pix of you with the pengantin baru kat fb. those yg either elviza or dalilah tagged for kerpie. nice, very nice!

our danny boy looked very de segak and molee was a beautiful bride.

nanti you story lah sikit. :D

Pi Bani said...

I didn't bring my camera lah, so no pics not nice to story lah. You tengok je lah gambar yang kat fb tu and imagine the story... ;) I sendiri pun tak tengok lagi gambarnya because I'm not on fb.