Another Orphanage Visit

My kids are privileged kids. They truly are. They’re not millionaire kids but they’re privileged kids. They lead a comfortable life, have nice toys and clothes and get a lot of attention. So much so that when a friend asked me to ask T1 what she wanted from New York, she said nothing. She said she already had everything. And she does!

It’s hard not being spoilt when you are a privileged kid because not only does everything come so easy, life is SO COMFORTABLE!!! Thus it is important for them to realise that not every kid is so lucky like them so I bring them to the orphanages in hope that they will make friends. Real friends. For if I allowed them to only mingle with their school friends, they would live their lives in bubbles. They have friends outside of school too but there’s nothing like getting to know people who have more humble lives. In fact, they might make better friends not having the option of being clouded by the distractions of today’s world.

Last month, we visited a home near my house in Bangsar and the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We will go back there again soon but this month, a friend of ours invited us to join them to visit another home in PJ that housed about 60 kids.

It is a big home with several adjacent bungalows joined together to form one big community centre run by a church. The kids range from as young as 3 right up to 18 and they all go to school, apart from the little tot of course. They all have their own duties and rules to follow. When the bell rings, everyone rushes down to the assembly area for their meals where they queue up to collect their food. They all have their own plates with their names written behind them and they all have chores.

On the day that we went, we brought the kids lunch and cupcakes and delivered supplies that they needed.

They even had an aquarium! Albeit it wasn’t cleaned very often, it was still a nice thing to have for kids just love watching fishes, don’t they?

 

I found it funny how the boys were served before the girls but didn’t question as I was busy watching T2. T1 was busy handing out their lunch. If you looked closely below, you would spot her little head. The boy in white held a guitar after lunch and I asked him if he could play. He said, I’m trying. He was 16. I told him, “The next time I come, I want you to play me something, OK?” He smiled and said OK. So sweet.

Next, the girls…….

See this little boy? He sits on 3 stacked chairs. I told T2….see this little boy? He is little just like you and he doesn’t have a Mommy or a Daddy. T2 just gave me a blank look.Β The boy in blue beside him? He isn’t actually an orphan but an Orang Asli boy who was put here in care so that he actually gets to go to school. He was the loveliest boy and had the most charming eyes. I loved him and had a conversation with him.

T1 was in charge of handing out the cupcakes after lunch. The cupcake has a story all in itself but I will leave that for another post. I was initially planning to just BUY the kids Bisou cupcakes but all because of this woman called Paik Ling, we ended up BAKING them, all 200 cupcakes!!! OK, so 20 went into our own tummies before they got delivered. They were SMALL cupcakes OK?

When we arrived, all the kids rushed to our car to ask whose birthday it was! And here I was thinking, man……in the month of August alone, we had spent close to RM300 on Bisou cupcakes! OK, it was T2’s birthday but still…..every time we’re in BV, easily we’d pick up a box of cupcakes, just because……..which explains my size, of course. OK. No more cupcakes. Promise. Got that? That’s a PROMISE!!! OK, if I do have any, it’ll be one bite per week. Fair?

After T1’s job of handing out food, she finally go to sit down to eat and whilst I would have liked for her to have sat with the kids, there was no more space so she sat with her sister instead.

After lunch, T1 handed out Ang Pows (or Duit Raya!) to the kids. T2 had her stack of Ang Pows to hand out too but she was so slow that by the time she wanted to hand them out, everyone already had an Ang Pow. I thought of just giving them away anyway but then some would get double and some not. Luckily some kids came home from school or whatever activity they had outside and the Ang Pows were distributed evenly.

Here, my pouty T2, disappointed that she didn’t get to hand out Ang Pows……

She wandered off outside and was amazed that the pots were SO BIG!!! That’s what it takes to feed 60 kids!!! 7 chickens to feed them all per meal.

I asked T2 to turn around for a pic and she lifted up her shirt. Β o_O

When lunch was over, the warden gave instructions for some of the kids to collect their laundry. There are 4 wardens who live there to care for the kids, 1 chef and an Indonesian helper. They are still stretched and I could tell they were stressed. It isn’t easy caring for 60 kids every day. Heck, I already go mad with 2.

I took the opportunity to boot T1 off to help one of the kids with the laundry. It was hilarious because the poor girl has never done laundry in her entire life! She wasn’t sure what to do!!! See the separate pails below? They all belong to different kids who are in charge of laundry for the day.

I yelled out, “Pick the clothes off the line! Ask him what to do!”

She could barely even reach the laundry line, haha……

…….but she eventually got the hang of it and turned it into a game. My girl, she is all play and everything must be FUN for her.

So that marks the day T1 did her first laundry collection. I was very proud of her.

Some time this month, we will visit another orphanage again. Will anyone be interested to join us?

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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47 Comments

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a Sales Manager of Diethelm Travel Malaysia, here in KL. We recently received a request from a travel agent in Germany who has clients that are interested to visit an orpahanage during their stay in Kuala Lumpur. They would like donate some toys and other needed items during their visit. Do you therefore have any contact to an orphanage here in Kuala Lumpur, or could the contact be made through you? It would be really nice to get some feedback from you. My email address: inb.sales04@my.diethelmtravel.com

    I am looking forward to hear from you.

    Kind regards,

    Toby
    Diethelm Travel Malaysia

  2. Please can you tell me the address of this orphanage in Bangsar and contact number if you have? I plan to take my daughter there for a visit too. I had a good time reading your blog .Thank you .

  3. Hi, it’s been a pleasure reading your blog and indeed very comforting to get to know kind being like you still do exist. Christmas is around the corner, and i would really like to do something for these special children . It’d be great if you will be visiting one anytime soon or is it possible that you could pls share with me some orphanage homes around pj/kl area. Thank you.

  4. Hi .. i would like to know where is this orphanage . Can i have the address ??

  5. Hi,

    I am a university student and am planning to do a community project. Would love to have another visit there. Do let me know if you will be visiting the house in February/March 2013.

    This is my email add : yencarmille@hotmail.com

    Hope to hear from you.

    Thank you

  6. can i have the address for this orphanage? or do you have any others orphanage that is in pj area?

  7. sorry, i accidentally delete the e-mail…can you please resend it to me?

  8. can i please have the name, address and contact details for the orphanage please?

  9. Hi there,

    Can you share the name of the orphan home you visited above?

    Many thanks,
    Debbie

  10. Hi, I’m part of the Interact Club in my school and we’re looking to donate some books and help set up a reading corner in an orphanage. May I have the name, address and contact details for the orphanage please? πŸ™‚

    Thank you!

  11. Can I have the name, address and contact number of this orphanage? Please and thank you.

  12. Hi, I currently have a student base who I take for weekly tuition. As it is the month of Ramandhan, we are discussing the concept of giving and the students are collecting clothes and other items to donate to a worthy cause. The students are very excited about this and I was wondering if you could give me the details of this orphanage in Bangsar as I would like to ask if they need anything that we could help contribute. I would also like to take my students to visit them.

    Please let me know the details if you can. My email address is z_patel7@hotmail.com.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Regards
    Zahra

  13. Hi there,
    Would you please share the address and contact no. of this orphanage? Our group of family & friends would like to visit the blessing kids too. TQ

    Email.: shirley@bonnatural.com

  14. Hi, Can I have the address and contact details of this orphanage? I’m a student and we planning to do some community service.

  15. Β “hi im an expat mummy and have a group of munmies that would like to do volunteer work on regular basis. can you send me the name and contact of the orphanage in bangsar and pj. thanks email: stellateomy@yahoo.com.sg

  16. Hi, I’m a university student and currently looking for places to do our community service. Could you pls kindly mail me the information of this orphanage. My mail address is yiyiling0418@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks πŸ™‚

  17. Hi, may i know the name and contact of this orphanage?
    They have website?

    Erm…jz curious, since so many asking, why dont you make the orphanage name public..?

    Thanks a lot.

  18. Hello, I am looking to organizing Christmas Carollers to an orphanage and am interested in this orphanage you visited. Could you kindly please email me the contact information? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks πŸ™‚

  19. Hi, I am an expat mother of two boys. Would like to know which orphanage and their contact information please? Would like to take my kids there and help these kids out a bit. Thanks

  20. Hi πŸ™‚
    I’m so impressed with this home and would like to know the address and contact number of this home. I’m looking forward for ur reply to my email (loginy94@gmail.com)
    And also will be good if u let me know few other homes (anywhere around KL) which don’t get much help or donations so that we can help them as well πŸ˜€ Thanks in advance πŸ˜‰

  21. Hi, can I have the home’s name, address and contact no? Would like to bring my boy there.

  22. Hi
    Can u pls pm me me the orphanage name address or contact?
    Thank you

  23. Hi, Can you pls pm me the Bangsar orphanage’s location and contact no.
    TQ

  24. please may i have the address of this orphanage, i would like to donate many items
    thankyou
    MZ

  25. Hi can i have the complete adress of this orphanage in bangsar i want to donate something.here is my
    email..[]ma.angelikav@yahoo.com

  26. Hi, we’re planning on visiting this orphanage for our university projects. Could you kindly email me their contact and location of this orphanage? here is my email sshaina.ng@gmail.com . thank you.

  27. To whom it may concern,

    May I kindly enquire the address of this orphanage as I plan to make a visit in the near future.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Alex Tee

  28. Dear MAMAPUMPKIN,

    May I have the home contact number and details? We are a group of university students who are planning to carry out a community service project.

    Please kindly send the details to this email address: weycheng0202@hotmail.com

    I will be very appreciated of your kindness.

    Regards,
    Stanley

  29. Hi kindly have contact number or add so that i can come and serve food for them every month.

    Regards
    Rena

  30. Hello, I am a university student. Currently my group is finding an orphanage for visitation. Its regarding of our social engagement project work. Lots of activities will be carried out and we plan to organize it in the form of camp. And most importantly we hope we can share our love and also care to them. πŸ™‚
    Can u send me the name and exact place of this orphanage to my email?
    won_veshow@hotmail.com
    Thank you so much !

  31. Nice review. May i know more detail about the orphanage home?

  32. Hi there,

    May I know the details of this orphanage (ie contact number, point of contact and address? I would like to organise a visit there.

    Thanks.

  33. Hi,

    Can u please provide me the details of this orphanage. we wanted to arrange a visit.

    Thanks

  34. can i please have the name, address and contact details for the orphanage?

  35. We, parents of one of the kindy in Shah Alam, would like to bring our kids to visit any orphanage home in Klang Valley, mainly to educate our kids about compassion and appreciate whatever they have now.
    Our group shall not more than 40 people.
    How shall we apply for the approval ?

    Thanks, Joyce

  36. Hi there, do you mind sharing the address and the contact number for the orphanage home in Bangsar and the one in PJ as well? Thank you!

  37. Hello, I am a university student and my groups are finding an orphanage for visitation.Can I get the address and the contact number of the orphanage home in PJ?Thank you.

  38. Hi! Can I have the address of the orphanage that you have visited?
    The picture of yours looks very familiar. I have been searching around for an orphanage that I have visited in 2007 and looking to go back there but too bad I have no clue in searching for it. I remember it’s somewhere in PJ and the pictures you took looks very familiar.
    You may let me know by whatsapp me too at 0122648320
    Regards, Arnold

  39. Hi there, I’m from Bangsar too and would like to volunteer myself as this is the least I can do for these beautiful kids. I’m free every morning till noon. Please let me know where are these homes. Thank you!

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