Thursday, February 28, 2008


On last week Monday, my uncle & aunty drove up to Cameron Highlands. My mom, younger sis and niece followed them and they stayed there till Wednesday. So I thought of meeting them on tuesday and I tried to book last minute for an apartment on Monday. Luckily I managed to book the apartment, then me, hubby, sasha and my maid went on Tuesday around 2pm.
We reached there around 6pm coz the road was too winding and narrow. My maid and myself can't take it, we felt giddy. Then hubby had to stopped the car twice for us to take some rest and take a deep breath when we got out the car. Sasha was so excited and asked her daddy to continue the journey. Hubby told Sasha that have to stop for a while coz mommy and kakak pengsan... I think Sasha will be thinking why mommy and kakak so lousy la.. She was so energetic and jumping here and there inside the car and we are like half dead fishes. Paiseh!!!
Then after 2 stops, we continued our journey till reached Ringlet. We saw there are pasar malam and those foods smell good coz we have winded down our window. All of us are hungry, so we bought fried carrot cake, dim sum, soya bean drinks to our apartment to eat after we check in. Another 20minutes drive we have reached Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands. We checked into the GreenHills Apartment, and Sasha loves the apartment coz she said so big and nice. Is cooling and cozy environment there too. Once we put down our bags, Sasha quickly sat on the dining chair and told me to eat. Hubby and I heard what she said and we laughed so loud coz once stepped in already said wanted to eat. I think the weather is cold that is why she is felt hungry so fast.
Later, I phoned to my sis and informed her that we have reached. They are having tea at Tea Plantation and we are having our fried carrot cake at our apartment. So we are quite full and we decided to have a late dinner around 7.30pm. I asked them to wait for us at HSBC Bank and we thought of bringing them to a restaurant that hubby and me went before. That was almost 8yrs back when we are still courting. When we lead them to the restaurant, we can't find the restaurant but we found another Nyonya Restaurant. We have saw this Nyonya Restaurant posted on Cameron website, people commented the foods are good. So all of us agreed to have a tried, the foods are good and the price are reasonable too.
After dinner, my uncle said wanted to visit our apartment. So we brought them to our apartment that we are staying. They love it so much and they said is nice and big compared to the one they are staying now. All of us sat down a while then we went to their apartment to have a look. They stayed at slightly hilltop apartment and I forgotten the apartment name, is a bit rundown inside but at least is clean. We hang around there till 12midnight, then we went back to our own apartment to sleep.
The next morning we met up at T-Cafe around 11am, over there is like a family cafe and I think is owned by Portugese people. Their foods are nice and price also reasonable. I love their scone with strawberry jam coz the jam very fresh. After bruch, my uncle asked us to follow them to the place selling a lot straberry souveniers. They bought a lot a day before we arrived, the worker there selling below retail price to them. But this time when my sis brought us there to buy again, the chinese lady don't want to sell lower coz she said the boss knew her hanky panky lol! So we didn't buy much coz the retail price is too high compare a shopping centre, not worth buying. Hubby bought a pink furry monkey for Sasha coz she told her daddy she love the monkey lol! Actually the monkey looks weird coz is pink color but Sasha loves it so much and told us the monkey is very nice like a baby. When we left the shop, my uncle with the rest of my family went straight home coz my uncle and aunt dropped them home at Kepong, they have to drive back to their home at Puchong.
Hubby, Sasha, me and maid continued walk around all the shops there. We bought a lot of flowers such as lavendars and roses. Hubby said since Valentine's didn't buy me flowers, then here he buy for me lol! He said is worth buying here coz so cheap like RM10 for 8 small bunches of lavendars and RM10 for few bunches of roses. I chose white roses coz I love white colors stuff. Then we bought some vegetables and dried strawberries. My maid told me she wanted to buy those dried straberries for her children when she goes back on this year July, so I bought 2 boxes for her children. Then we went to buy a lot of potted plants like morning glory flowers, morning stars flowers, and cili padi plants, and I am so happy that I managed to buy the plant that mosquito afraid off. I can't remember what is the plant name but I read it before. This plant is really difficult to find it in KL except I saw it here. So I bought 2 pots. I gave one pot to my mom coz her house a lot mosquito, and I noticed now I seldom see mosquito at her house. I told my cousin that I bought the plants to avoid mosquito, and so coincident that her friend's boyfriend staying in Cameron. So she asked her friend to help her to buy 6pots included I want another 2pots. The plant smell very nice and soothing, I plucked out some leaves and left inside my bedroom to avoid mosquito bitting Sasha.
So after there, we continue our journey to Strawberry Farm. The owner told us to go inside the farm to pluck the strawberry ourselves and take it out to him to weigh. Is RM15 for 1/2kg. Sasha and my maid love to pluck the strawberries, hubby and me also can't resist and when we pluck, we ate at the same time. We really enjoyed the moment there. When we came out to weigh, I bought 2 bottles of sugar free strawberry jam. It tastes good when the owner offered me to taste the jam. We continued our journey to look for Cactus Farm but I think we have missed it coz we can't see the farm when the way up. Then I told hubby we just followed the road and see whether had any other places to visit. We reached rose farm but I don't want to go in coz I afraid Sasha will touch the roses, the stalk had a lot of sharp points and is dangerous for young kid.
Then hubby drove till reached the Bharat Tea Plantation, there had a cafe served cupcakes and tea. There is a shop selling those teabags, we went in and bought few boxes for my dad, sis and uncle. We have our ice tea and Sasha and my maid have their cupcakes. Then we took some pics and sat down at the cafe a while. After that, we drove all the way back to KL.

Friday, February 15, 2008


My younger sis, Cece sent me an email about this story. I found it very touching and sad, but actually the god is brightening up our life. It has to be sent out to 10 people in 2mins and you will feel the holy spirits brightening up your life in just an hours. But I think is better to post it on my blog and share among my friends. I hope you can copy it and post it on your blog or email to your friends.

Please read this....

When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.
" This is beautiful! Try not to cry.

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: "How is my little boy ? Is he going to be all right ? When can I see him ?

"The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it." Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer ? Doesn't God care any more ? Where were you, God, when my son needed you ?

" The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time alone with your son ? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university.

"Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair. "Would you like a lock of his hair ?" the nurse asked.

Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally. The mother said, "It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. "I said no at first, but Jimmy said, 'Mom, I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom." She went on, "My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could.

" Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car. The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.

She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She laid down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep. It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Laying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said :

"Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say "I Love You" . I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely, that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know. Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD ! And guess what, Mom ? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom ? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter. I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you. God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He when I needed him ?' "God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children. Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper.. Isn't that cool ? I have to give God His pen back now. He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I'm sure the food will be great.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore. The cancer is all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either. That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery ! How about that ?

Signed with Love from God, Jesus & Me.

(Let's see Satan stop this one. ) Take 60 seconds and repost this, within the hour, you will have caused a multitude of believers to pray to God for each other. Then sit back and feel the Holy Spirit work in your life for doing what you know God loves "When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.


Last week Monday, my younger sis, my good friend Ammie's and me went to Ti-Ratana Welfare Homes at Salak South Baru. We brought along stationeries, rice, foods and clothes to donate to the orphanage. Ammie's had called to Christine, a staff of Ti-Ratana before that to confirmed our appointment and she promised she will bring us to tour around the homes.

We went to pick up Ammie's from her office, then we go direct to Ti-Ratana. We have an appointment with them at 2pm but we reached there almost 12pm+. Actually we went to the wrong road, but luckily we passed by a toll and we asked the toll staff how to go there. So we managed to go back to the other side of the road and go back into Salak South Baru. When we reached there, we had our lunch at one of the shop there. We have finished our lunch around 1.30pm and we decided to go in early.

Then I drove up to the hill slope to Ti-Ratana, we saw a lot people helping a MPV car which stopped in front of the homes to load down some foods. Once we reached there, a chinese uncle who works as a guard at the homes asked us to wait a while. After the MPV loaded down the stuff, the uncle asked me to drive near the homes to load down our stuff. A lot of men came out to help us to load down the stuff to the office. After they finished loading, the uncle asked me to park my car at the bottom of the slope. Then we walked up to the office to look for the Christine.

Christine was not in, there is a Volunteer Counsellor asked an office lady to bring us to tour around the homes. We followed the lady to the opposite side of the office where the homes located. She brought us into the orpahange homes for aged 6 - 18yrs and there are 170 children, from outside of the bulding it looks well maintained but when we walk towards the hall and the conditions was terrible. We saw a lot of children running here and there, some of them sitting or sleeping on the old furnitures inside the hall. The hall is very basic, just a few old furnitures inside there. We saw a boy wearing an underwear running around after taken bath. The children seems like no people supervise them and they have nothing to do beside sitting, sleeping or walking around the area.

The office lady brought us to another homes for babies and below 5years, on the way going there we passed by the kitchen. When we going up the staricase to the kitchen, we noticed very bad smells. Then we continued to walk up to the kitchen, we saw a lot of children having their lunch there. The children have plain rice with one dish only, we really sympatize those children. The kitchen floors was full of raw vegetables and it is not clean and hygenic too. We really can't stand the smell if we are sitting there for our meals.

Then we walked into the babies home, is a small home but with 25 babies and toddlers till aged 5years. We saw a lot of babies sleeping inside the baby cot and buaian, there is only one old sofa and a 2yrs+ little girl sleeping there. There are some student who helped there as volunteers, they play and feed the babies. The conditions inside was terrible with stinky smells like babies urinates. There are 3 permanent indon maid helping to take care 25 children, they worked 24hrs and 365 days a yr. The maids look restless and no expression, we can't blamed them coz they had worked too long hours and with seeing the crying babies everyday.

There are 2 babies sharing in one baby cot, we are pity to see them. The volunteer student fed milk to a baby, the baby got choke and spill out the milk from his mouth and nose. Those babies sharing milk bottles among each other, so the teats are big coz some young and old babies using it. I quickly look for hankie to wipe and clean the baby but there are no hankie there. I took out some tissues and wipe the baby mouth and nose, the baby was crying coz he having flu and cough. The milk bottle teat is big, and the baby has a lot of flame, that is why he easily got choked.

Then a maid feeding another baby, while feeding the baby and there are another 1yr+ toddler just woke up from the cot. The 1yr+ little girl was quietly sitting inside the cot, then the maid took 1/2 packet of choco biscuit (looks like tiny balls) and thrown inside the cot. The little girl picked up the packet of biscuit and eat, my sis said is really heart sicked to see the maid treat the girl like a dog in a cage. We really can't bare to see the situation there, the office lady brought us to the children playarea. The playarea is painted some trees on the wall and with a tv hanging on top. There are no tables, chairs and play toys inside the room.

A lot of them are sleeping inside another 2 rooms, when some of them heard that we are there and they wanted to come out to meet us. The maids don't allow them to come out and asked them to continue to sleep. The office staff told us those children there are without parents, single mother child, raped cases, abusive husband and most of them never come back to visit their children. There also have another home for single mom further up there, those moms after delivered their babies and they stayed there. The single moms are given counselling till one day they can face the society and Ti-Ratana will find a job for them too. My friend hiddenly taken some pics coz we afraid they don't allow us to take pics.
** I forgotten to add this.
Before we left, there is a 8mths old baby girl who are very cute and chubby has woke up. When we reached there, she was still sleeping and her tiny little fingers looks so cute. She was having her milk after she woke up. The maid just let the baby girl lie down and gave her to drink the milk herself. The maid even don't bother to put the pillow properly before put her lie down and hold the milk bottle to drink. Then I went over the cot and hold her head up and slip the pillow underneath. My friend went over and see the baby drinking her milk but all her milk also spilled out to her face. If our baby as young as 8mths old, we will feed her to drink the milk. How can a 8mths old baby feed herself, for sure all the milk will spill out.

When we stepped out from the home, there are some chidlren from the room window calling us "Jie Jie" means big sis. We really can't bare to say goodbye to those children. Then we followed the office lady back to the office to meet Christine. Christine has came back and sat down with us to tell us the homes conditions. Christine told us that they need a lot money to run the homes. Especially the babies section coz they needs disp diapers, milk powder and much more. Christine has given me a wish list, I hope that anyone who see my blog can give them a help if you can.

Wish List from Ti-Ratana
They used ANMUM coz is hypoallergic, all babies can drink.



4 Children sharing in one matress.

If you want to donate other items beside the above items, it can be used or new. You can deliver to the below address:-
Lot 16106, Jalan 13 B, Salak South Bahru (Desa Petaling), 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7988 1818, 7981 2121 Fax: +603-7988 1888
I have donated the 3% sales that we have gathered during X'mas Sale last year at my website to Ti-Ratana. Deep inside my heart, BABY SASHA N MOM would like to say thank you to all my generous clients. We wish you HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR, ALL THE BEST TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!