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, 30 December 2011

2011 in pictures

2011 had been quite an eventful year for me – in my voluntary work, in my personal life and also in activities with my school alumni friends.

In my voluntary work with Buddies, after re-elected as the chairperson in March, it was activities after activities other than the regular clinic duties and visits to my clients’ homes.

There were the exhibitions…

Men Against Violence campaign in Chenderong in April

buddy april

Talk & exhibition in Royal College of Medicine Perak, also in April

buddy april2

At Kg Ulu Geroh (Orang Asli village) in October

buddy oct

And in Taman Meru also in October

buddy oct3

Then there was the charity run in May where I ended up injuring my knee, but still managed to personally collect a total of RM4,700.

buddy may

We had our Family Day in July at The Roots, Tg Rambutan

7-2

I attended the National AIDS Conference in Penang in October

buddy oct2

and then we had a briefing for my fellow volunteers in November on the latest in the world of HIV

buddy nov

And finally, our annual dinner in December at Assam House Restaurant, Medan Gopeng.

dinner

On the personal side, involving family matters, there were a few downside, like the “atap terbang” incident at home during a storm in March (thank God nobody got hurt)

P storm march

And in May the shocking news of my cousin’s 11 year old son who perished in the landslide at the orphanage in Hulu Langat.

P ulu langat may

Of course, there were happy moments as well, like my niece’s wedding in March

p wedding march

and my nephew’s engagement in June.

p engagement june

Not forgetting, my RM0 airfare trip to Ho Chi Minh City in February with my sister and my niece.

p vietnam feb

And of course, there were activities involving my school alumni members, whether official activities, or just unofficial activities with friends.

Playing hockey with the under-50 team against the school under-15 team… :-)

hockey may

Chairing the committee elections during the OGA AGM in July

oga agm july

And the unofficial Jalan-jalan Cari Penat activities with felllow adventure loving friends…

Spelunking in Gua Tempurung in July

gua tempurung july

Enjoying outdoor adventures in Belum-Temenggor in September…

the boat rides

oga belum2 sept

trekking up the lookout tower 4,011 feet above sea level

oga belum3 sept

trekking to the Rafflesia site

oga belum4 sept

enjoying the cool waterfall

oga belum1 sept

visiting an Orang Asli village

oga belum5 sept

kayakking around the island

oga belum6 sept

Then later in November, we went for the canopy walk at FRIM…

frim2 nov

frim1 nov

Many more activities lined up for 2012 insyaAllah, involving Buddies, family and school friends…

 

2 comments:

mamasita said...

Salam Pi..Happy New Year 2012.

May you be blessed with lots of good health and happiness for your endless fight to help those in dire need..Ameen.

You are an angel in disguise Pi..:)

Pi Bani said...

Happy new year to you too Kak Uda. May 2012 be a better year for all of us.