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)

Monday, 12 September 2011

Back to busy mode

I received a text message on Saturday from Fuzi’s eldest daughter, Wina (using Fuzi’s phone) asking if I could help buy a pendrive for her. She has got a free netbook from school but needs a pendrive to store her work. Wina is under our sponsorship programme, so buying something for school work is not a problem at all. At least she’s using the computer for work, as compared to Sofie’s eldest son Azlan who also got a free netbook for himself but his siblings seem to be using it only to play games.

So this morning I went to buy a pendrive for Wina and later in the afternoon I went to visit the family, my second Raya visit this year after visiting Zalia on Saturday.

The moment I got to Fuzi’s house, I saw all her 3 boys playing outside. Hmmm… weren’t 2 of the boys supposed to be in school? I found out from Fuzi later that Ijam, the one in primary school, has been given alternate days off this week in view of the UPSR exams. As for his older brother, Hafiz, who is in form one, he wasn’t affected by the UPSR exams, but seeing that his brother got the day off, decided to ponteng. Ahh, no wonder he disappeared the moment he saw my car – he didn’t want to hear my advise (read: nagging) about the importance of education bla bla bla…

Fuzi had always been “blackmailing” him, saying that if he got into any more trouble in school… “Nanti mama minta makcik Afizah hantar kamu pergi rumah anak yatim!”  So I guess today he decided to stay off my radar…

Anyway, Fuzi mentioned that the children had been pestering her, saying that they wanted to go jalan-jalan for Raya. Since they didn’t have any other family nearby, Fuzi called up Sofie to ask if it was okay for her family to visit hers. Sofie welcomed the idea of course, since she herself couldn’t afford to go back to her own kampong up north. Good to know that Fuzi and Sofie are taking the effort to visit/call each other. I hope my other clients too will follow up on one another after we introduce them during our family day outings or any other gatherings.

I myself have yet to visit Sofie’s family after Raya. I don’t think I’ll be able to visit this week either as I already have other plans. I think I will visit her next week, bringing with me supply of groceries for this month.

Tomorrow I will be joining the organisers of an awareness programme at an Orang Asli village to recce the place before the event in early October. On Wednesday I will be on clinic duty. On Thursday I have some personal stuff to settle. And on Friday I will be going off for a short break during the 3 day weekend – away from the city and back to nature…

2 comments:

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Back to nature holiday? Nak ikut!!!! purrr...meow!

Pi Bani said...

Jom la! Dah ke Belum? ;)