Friday, September 16, 2011

Eid in Semenyih

The day finally came. We held our Merdeka Raya party at the shelter for old folks and abandoned kids on Wednesday. It was all in the spirit of 1Malaysia as residents and visitors were Malaysians of different cultures and religions. Unity is not a myth after all, especially when we had good company and good food. We hope the relationship forged will be a lasting one.

One for the album....
Some of the lady residents...and a boy.
Getting to know each other better...
Hurry up! Serve the food fast. Everyone's hungry.
I loooove playing with these two.
A volunteer feeding this uncle who's bedridden.
Uncle Amir spreading more cheers as he gives out Eid money to everyone.
Cheers! Girl power!
Mama's having a heart to heart talk with Uncle Kumar, one of the founders of the shelter.
Angelina's note: Here's my wish list - 1. more pillows for the uncles, 2. wardrobe and cabinets, 3. monthly groceries, 4. monthly toiletries, 5. mind stimulation (board games???). Click here to donate for this shelter. According to the caretaker, Uncle Riyas, the shelter has been registered with the Welfare Department but have yet to receive any funding. purrr....meow!

32 comments:

Rosmawati Yusof said...

Mudah2an mama angelina sekeluarga sentiasa dirahmati, aminnn..

Nana said...

Salam Mama of Angie,

What a lovely post!
May God bless you with good health and happiness! I hope it is not too late to wish you Selamat hari raya, salam satu Malaysia! Have you recovered from the flu? Open house nanti jangan lupa jemput ya! We'll try to come! Huhuhu

CaroScat said...

Good job! >^..^<

Sandy said...

I bet everyone was uber happy that day ! *sobs* I hope they know that just because they have to live there doesn't mean that people don't care about them, many people and felines still do. Spread the love !

Pat said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day. I'm glad you all had a good time. It's so much more meaningful when we share, isn't it? :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Lovely post for this Malaysia Day! Sehati Sejiwa.

=^..^= said...

Awww... how wonderful! We feel the love floating all around!

~Slash & Bronzy

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Rosmawati,
Aminnnn....inshaAllah. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Nana,
Mama's still sick. Had some tests at the hospital yesterday. So, no, we're not opening our house this year. Hey, what about? When's your housewarming? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Austin dear,
A feline's gotta go what a feline's gotta do. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
I really detest adult children who abandon their pawrents. One of the uncles has 9 kids! Imagine that! purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
Wish you were there with us. Sharing is caring, non? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG dear,
Our Malaysia Day came two days earlier but it doesn't matter, right? purr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Slash & Bronzy,
If there had been a karaoke session, we'd certainly sing "Love is in the Air".... purrr...meow!

LP said...

We enjoy learning about the different cultural influences of Malaysia. It's nice when everyone can appreciate one another. We hope the people in this centre thrive and that their hardships are lessened by so much caring.

the critters in The Cottage

Al-Manar said...

It is a heartening sight to see smile on the faces of the abandoned. Making this possible is something to be admired. It is better than picking up stray cats!

Kitcaboodles said...

How lovely to see them smiling, bless you for showing them that people do care =^..^=

Oskar said...

I hope that the funding comes through soon!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Cat Wisdom 101 said...

Lovely! We love learning about new cultures.

Sandy said...

9 kids don't mean that they will take care of their aging parents -_-". There was a case of an abandoned grandma in Jakarta, she live alone, completely alone while being almost blind (she was around 90 or something). When the children were questioned, they said, they made her live alone because it's bad luck to have an elderly who live too long in their house ! Idiots ! But yea..maybe they're also pressed for money themselves :(

meowwmania said...

mungkin sbb baru lagi kot...

pasti dah ada rezeki yg Allah tetapkan nanti ;)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
More than worldly goods, the uncles and aunties there need tender loving care. Which is what a feline can provide, plentiful. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
I feel for the abandoned old folks because once upon a time I was an abandoned cat. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kitcaboodles,
Remember, it was the feline's idea to do it in the firdt place. Spread the love, we say. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Oskar dear,
It's still a long way to go for them to get government funding. We have to implement what Mama calls capacity building first. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Wise Cats,
This culture of abandoning parents is greatly practised worldwide, unfortunately. purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Those children are heartless idiots. There's so much wisdom we can learn from the elderly. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Dah lama dah, berbelas tahun. purr...meow!

Nana said...

Mama of Angie,

Take good care! You know who you can call if you need second opinion.
There will be no open house for us either. My MIL is unwell and we have been traveling up there every week. This weekend I am going outstation, so tak sempat nak buat. :(

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Nana,
Noted. purrr...meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

God bless all of you, Hearts of Gold. The photos really warmed my heart. I will see what I can do about your wishlist, Ange! Will call or text your Mama once I have something for the home.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
You know we love you. MMMWWWAAAHHHH!!!! How do you like my tuna breath kiss? purrr...meow!