Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MOW CELEBRATE - Chinese New Year at Rumah Amal Murni, Kajang, Sunday, 3 Feb 2013

Mei tiao da jie siao siang
Mei geh ren di zhui lee
Jien mien di yi ju hua 
Jiu si gong xi gong xi 
Gong xi gong xi gong xi ni ah
Gong xi gong xi gong xi ni

It was a completely different atmosphere from when we first visited the home in Jan 2013. On Sunday, 3rd Feb 2013, residents at Rumah Amal Murni were in a festive and jovial mood, as they sang popular Chinese New Year songs, along with Sharon, Su Lan and other volunteers. Children from Mutiara Oriental Condo played the ukelele and guitar, and entertained the residents with several songs. Several of the residents, especially the ladies, were having so much fun singing that they didn't want to stop for lunch!

However, the trays of food were irresistible!!!

It was a special menu put together by Cafe Kaseh specifically for this Chinese New Year event. The kitchen crew must have started the preparation very early as the food was ready for collection when our MOW truck arrived at the Cafe at 10am.

Staff of Cafe Kaseh and MOW volunteers served and fed some of the residents who were not able to feed themselves. The rest of the residents were happily tucking into the sumptuous plates of food and enjoying the delicious meal.

Volunteers from MOW had a hearty meal too!

The fresh melon and some of the vegetables used were from a farm managed by the Rimbunan Kaseh Project, a sister company of Café Kaseh. If you wish to sample Cafe Kaseh's other menu items, do drop by at their restaurant at ...

D-7-6, Blok D, SetiaWalk,
Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong,
47160 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 03-5879 0322

After lunch, the residents nibbled on CNY cookies, chatted with the volunteers and received ang pows. It was evident that they missed their families especially during this festive season, and having people to talk to, and they really appreciate the care and concern showered on them on that day.

Of course, any MOW Celebrate event will not be complete without presentation of wish list items which included PVC mattress covers, bath towels, shorts/pants and tee-shirts, diapers, canned foods, Vico and a myriad of other groceries, household items and CNY cookies, some purchased by MOW and some by other well-wishers.

This was the first time MOW partnered with Cafe Kaseh for an event, and we hope this will be the first of many more. Thank you to Cafe Kaseh for your very generous sponsorship of the special CNY lunch.

To the committee, administrator, caretakers and residents of Rumah Amal Murni … our warmest appreciation for opening up your Home to us.

And of course, many thanks to our ever-supportive donors who contributed to this event …

Karen Lim & friend
CK Liew & friends
Jin Yi
Patrick Leow Poh Chai & family
Karen Lim & friend
Sharon Ng
Alex & Honey
Celina Yong
Mr & Mrs Terence Ong
Cheng How Nee & friends
Sharon Ng
YS Tho
Mr Lee Kuan Kim
Christina Hue
Dennis Pet
Tracy Wong
Stone Empire Marketing Sdn Bhd
J. Calli International
Lee Kuan Kim
Sharyn Wong
Kek Chin Wu
Datin Christine Lim
Chew Yoo Wee
Loh Yoke Khoon
Foo Yee Loo
Lee Chew Poh
Pun Chee Kent
Yeap Kim Ean
WY Lim Hardware Trading
SH Chung
Andrew Loong
Wendy Chew
Yeo Lai Bin
Yeo Lea Yan
Kan Kwai Moi
Donna Wong
Adeline Chia
Loh Hin Leong

Last but not least, to all volunteers who participated and helped make this event a success and most importantly, a wonderful and memorable day for the residents.

MOW wishes all a Happy Lunar New Year and may the New Year brings you Abundance of Happiness and Good Health.

Posted by Kim
Pictures courtesy of Tommy & Kim