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
Talk & exhibition in Royal College of Medicine Perak, also in April
At Kg Ulu Geroh (Orang Asli village) in October
And in Taman Meru also in October
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.
We had our Family Day in July at The Roots, Tg Rambutan
I attended the National AIDS Conference in Penang in October
and then we had a briefing for my fellow volunteers in November on the latest in the world of HIV
And finally, our annual dinner in December at Assam House Restaurant, Medan Gopeng.
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)
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.
Of course, there were happy moments as well, like my niece’s wedding in March
and my nephew’s engagement in June.
Not forgetting, my RM0 airfare trip to Ho Chi Minh City in February with my sister and my niece.
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… :-)
Chairing the committee elections during the OGA AGM in July
And the unofficial Jalan-jalan Cari Penat activities with felllow adventure loving friends…
Spelunking in Gua Tempurung in July
Enjoying outdoor adventures in Belum-Temenggor in September…
the boat rides
trekking up the lookout tower 4,011 feet above sea level
trekking to the Rafflesia site
enjoying the cool waterfall
visiting an Orang Asli village
kayakking around the island
Then later in November, we went for the canopy walk at FRIM…
Many more activities lined up for 2012 insyaAllah, involving Buddies, family and school friends…