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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Back to active mode… soon…

I’ve been rather inactive for the past 2 months to take care of my mother, hence the lack of postings in October & November due to lack of activities.

My mother passed away peacefully on Saturday, 24th November 2012. Having given my full attention to her for the past 2 months, I have no regrets.

With that episode over, I intend to get myself back into active mode for my voluntary work. Will kick off with the following exhibition in conjunction with World Aids Day (Buddies will be working hand in hand with HRPB, Ipoh).

hari aids sedunia

After that, will get to back-to-school shopping mode for the many children under our sponsorship and CEF. So hopefully there will be more updates in this blog soon…

Friday, 16 November 2012


I just realised it has been almost a month since I last updated my blog. Having to pay more attention to my bed-ridden mother, I had to reduce my voluntary activities, and thus, not much to tell in this blog. I even had to cancel last month’s Board meeting since I couldn’t leave my mother while my vice-chair was overseas and so he couldn’t chair the meeting either.

Anyway, reducing my involvement in Buddies activities didn’t stop clients from calling me or sending text messages with all sorts of questions and favours….

1. Rosnah and Mrs K asked if I could lend them some money. I didn’t even bother to reply. They should know my answer by now.

2. Aini’s daughter (the one who had been doing form 6) called to inform me that she was finally offered a place at a polytechnic and is excited to accept it since she’s no longer interested in doing form 6. She will be reporting in December.

3. 2 ladies who just became my clients this year asked if their children could get any sort of financial help for their education. Both are non-working single mothers with a few schooling children, I had already included them in my list of families needing help from our Children Education Fund.

4. A sister of a long lost client called asking if I could help. Seems her sister (a PLHIV) kept on wishing that she’d die as soon as possible as she thinks she is a burden to the family.

No reports from clinic duties as I had missed 2 clinic duties already to take care of my mother….

It will be December soon where we will need to see to the back-to-school expenses of the children, if I am not able to set aside some time for that, I’d better start thinking of delegating some of the work to other volunteers, even if it involves children of my own clients.