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, 28 October 2010

This and that…

Hmmm… what’s the buku 555 (pronounced buku tiga lima) doing up there? This book used to be famous as a buku hutang for those eating at warungs or buying stuff from grocery stores and paying at the end of the month. In my case, I used to have this book way back in school where, as a prefect, I used this book to write down the names of students who broke the rules. Ala-ala buku saman gitu… :)

But this posting has nothing to do with any hutang or saman. It just so happens that this particular posting is my 555th posting in this blog of mine ever since I started blogging in March 2007. So somehow I got reminded of this book which I used to carry in the pocket of my prefect’s skirt.

Anyway, it has been a pretty hectic week for me, and the situation will probably continue for the next few days as well.

On Sunday, after coming back from KL, I attended a meeting of the “Men Against Violence” campaign committee. We met, first at Padang Sultan Abdul Aziz, or over here is more popularly known as Polo Ground, and then moved on to the Kelab Pesara’s building across the road. The meeting was to finalise matters for the coming campaign launch this coming Sunday.

OnTuesday, I went for my clinic duty in Taiping (as mentioned in my previous posting).

On Wednesday, I was on clinic duty again, this time in Ipoh GH. Under normal circumstances, it would be very difficult getting a parking space at or near the hospital. This time it was even worse since it was raining. There was even traffic jam within the hospital compound. Even my usual parking area which is quite a walking distant from the main hospital building was full. After a few times going around, praying for a parking space, I finally saw a car coming out, and gleefully went to park there. It was by the roadside, where everybody else seem to park their cars, so whaaddaheck!!

There were supposed to be 3 new cases yesterday, but none of them turned up. I didn’t go for nothing though. I had promised Liza I’d meet up with her at the hospital, and so I did. She is due to deliver her baby in 2 weeks time, so yeah, another cucu coming soon! (Yep, Liza, 20, is also young enough to be my daughter!)

Later in the afternoon, off I went to Polo Grounds. One of the suppliers of the tents to be used this coming Sunday wanted to have a look at the layout. Then I had to go to Buddies Center to settle some things and to ensure that all the things needed for the coming exhibition (Buddies will participate in Sunday’s campaign by setting up an exhibition booth). Other than the usual posters etc, this time we also intend to show some videos related to HIV, so we’d need to bring along our projector and whatever else needed. Only problem is, most of the other volunteers are not so techno savvy, so their madam chair has to be the jack-of-all-trades (not jack-ass ok?) preparing and testing whatever necessary.

This morning before going out, I made sure I watched RTM’s Selamat Pagi Malaysia. I was told yesterday that the Chairperson of Sekretariat Pembangunan Wanita and the Chairperson of this Sunday’s programme would be on air to talk about the campaign launch this Sunday.


It was almost 9 am by the time their session ended, and immediately after that I went over to the campaign secretariat to get a copy of the new layout for the venue (a few additional tents here and there). I also took the opportunity to copy the theme song of the campaign into my external hard drive so that at least by Sunday I’d be a bit more familiar with the tune. Oh, you don’t have to worry about me menyumbangkan suara… my suara is already sumbang… ;-)

I left the secretariat at about 10 am, and headed straight to the hospital. No, I wasn’t on duty again. Ina, The pregnant Orang Asli lady was supposed to go for her appointment this morning, and I needed to get a copy of her bank details to be submitted with the form to apply for financial assistance. But when I got there, I went straight to the doctor’s room to check, but was told by the nurse that Ina had not arrived yet, although usually she’d be there by 10 am. I couldn’t wait, so I sought the nurse’s help to get the details from Ina when she comes.

Next destination, the Polo Ground. This time one of the suppliers of the tents were supposed to put up their tents and so I needed to go and check on them. You see, I volunteered myself to be in charge of the exhibition booths (to me it would be easier as I know the NGOs better), but ended up being given the task to manage the venue preparations as well!

Tomorrow morning I will need to go to Polo Ground yet again. Another supplier of the tents will be putting up their tents. And on Saturday morning, I’d probably have to spend the whole day there to oversee the preparations. I believe by afternoon all the committee will need to be there as well for some sort of a rehearsal since the Menteri Besar is coming to launch the campaign.

So hey, those of you in or around Ipoh, do come over and support this campaign ya? And don’t forget to come visit the Buddies’ booth as well!



Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Mama said "kirim salam" to Dr Zambry...kawan lama it seems...while Dad is actually kawan lama to the ex-MB. hahaha...small world! purrr....meow!

psst...kami doakan semoga hujan tidak turun di Ipoh pada hujung minggu ini.

Pi Bani said...

And what shall I say to him?

"Dato' Seri, Angelina's mama kirim salam."

Gitu? :)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

ooo TKC head prefect, u must be popular back then :))

So clever, u know I was going to comment on the jack of all trade....kekeke u know me so well, what about master of any?

Hey good luck for this Sunday's programme!

Pi Bani said...

Obviously master of none lah...