Monday, January 21, 2013

Mama@Work: Picnic with Orphans

Mama gets to do heaps of fun things in relation to her work, besides the boring meetings, report writing, proposal writing etc etc. For example, she took a busload of children to Janda Baik, a village in the hills at the border of Pahang and Selangor. It took us less than two hours of driving to go there. Mama said a group of donors wanted to have a one-on-one session with the kids, treat them to a nice lunch, tea and some exposure to nature. Oh yes, the outdoors is always good for anyone.

As the bus that transported the kids was late, it was almost lunch time by the time the activities began. It's OK, nobody was complaining as everyone had fun. It was a fun and educational outing....not to say very tummy filling as well. Let's see the pictures!!!

The property, as seen from the main house's verandah.
The kids learning about soil and nutrients.
Mucking around at the goats' pen.
Fish pond....my favourite part of the property.
Hey...were they looking for worms or pulling grass?
The goats live here....
And I found a clump of mulberries....yummmm....
Trying to get a group photo wasn't easy but we managed....somehow...
There was a glitch while I was uploading some of the pictures so I couldn't show photographs of the children's lunch, their bathing in the river behind the property and the tea cum fruit eating session after the river activities. Just take my word that all those activities did happen....and at the end of the day, the children didn't want to leave!!!!

Mama arrived home late because there was a massive traffic jam at the tunnel, a truck laden with sand overturned and it was drizzling.... I, of course, had the honour of massaging Mama's legs....tired she said though I don't know how that was possible when she was driving an auto. Oh well....purrr....meow!

22 comments:

Kjelle Bus said...

Furry nice to tag along on the pic-nic with the children :)
Looks green and warm in the garden , here in soutwest Sweden we had -18 C this morning = COLD !!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh nooooo...is it only me that can't see the photos?

CATachresis said...

Looks very lush. Sounds exhausting but rewarding :) xx

~CovertOperations78~ said...

We love the photos, there's no need for close-ups of the children, we know your Mama does good work! What a lovely and meaningful trip for the children and the event organisers/coordinators!

Al-Manar said...

They look a well-behaved group. My group would turn that place to JJ- Ianda Jahat instead of JB. And the fish pond is your favourite, is it? There isn't any need to tell us what goes without saying.

aby said...

Mcm mana blh tinggal kan aby tk dibawa sama. Aby ni anak yatim piano. Mak pak dua2 dh tk ada.
Huhu

Mr Puddy said...

Is this a game ? Find your Mama !
COD ! what is my reward ? Prawn ?...tee...heh..heh
Just kidding ; )
Your mom did the great thing and me and my mom always proud of her : )
Purrs

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a fun filled trip! Even if the children with worm hunting at one point. Hahaha.

Sandy of erwinandsandy.com said...

Such beautiful pictures ! So different from what's happening in Jakarta >_< . Oyea... we started blogging again hahaha do visit, we're trying to update it regularly hahaha...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kjelle Bus,
-18 C? That's not cold, that's freezing! purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
Are you still on Explorer? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Austin dear,
Did I mention that the host actually slaughtered a goat to feed us? Besides a wheelbarrowful of durians and sacks of rambutan and mangosteen? purrrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
We had a busload of free child labour! Hahahaha....purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
I would dunk the jahat ones into the river. It was icy cold! Children from this particular orphanage are very well behaved, we've seen worse. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Aby,
Anak yatim piatu memang kita layan tapi anak yatim piano tu susah sikitlah. har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Puddy boy,
Mama wasn't in any of the photos because she was behind the camera! purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

FoW,
I guessed correctly, they were worm hunting because they were fishing with the worms as bait afterward. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
We've seen beautiful places like this too in Indonesia. Try Probolinggo, Garut and Acheh. purrr...meow!

Tamago said...

That looks very nice place. No wonder kids didn't wanna leave! It's always more fun to learn things on the ground rather than reading text books :-)

LP said...

What a great outing for the children! It's always good to plant those little seeds of different and varied possibilities in their heads by exposing them to new and lovely things. We bet they had a wonderful time playing in the river :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tamago san,
I wanted to make friends with the property owner's cat too but she was shy....who wouldn't with 40 kids all over the place. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
Children and water? Whoa! That's why they didn't want to leave. purrr....meow!