I love green Once upon a time, she designed buildings and interiors of corporate offices and on the rare occasion, homes. Now, she cleans poop and is student of a patience management course. From the drawing board as a London Architect to the realities of Motherhood, she has certainly learned many lessons in humility. And then others.....

To succeed in the corporate world, first succeed with your kid as the happy boss. Seriously.

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This blog is about Mamapumpkin: A crazy, kick-ass Mom who works full time juggling several jobs - the full-time paid job, the raising of her 2 kids (she gets paid in kind for this) and the volunteering job for various charity organisations and parenting websites. Needless to say, she gets very little sleep (3-5 hours per day, Margaret Thatcher who used to sleep 4 hours per day during her conservative career inspires this crazy lifestyle).

Mamapumpkin intends to change the working Mom landscape in Malaysia where working women can bring their children to the corporate office of a client and not be frowned upon.

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She writes anything that comes out of her head, mostly without thinking first (since she already has to think at work!), which almost ALWAYS gets her into trouble (according to her husband, whom she considers the love of her life on a good day).

Her 2 pet monkeys drive her towards challenge after challenge, 24/ after day.....and interestingly, her parents are Muslim, her in-laws Buddhist, she's Catholic and her Hubs, an Atheist. She's thinking her kids should be Hindu, just to complete the rainbow religion cycle.

Gotta love it.

She'd love to hear from you : Mamapumpkin at gmail dot com

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Humbled by Sacrificial Love and Selfless Giving

This week, I brought T1 to visit a few orphanages in Yangon. Today, I am a changed person. I’ve been trying every day since I was there excitedly thinking of the best words to describe my incredible experience but alas, have decided that no words would do the holy encounter an ounce of justice so wouldn’t even begin to try.

In these last few days, I have seen indescribable selflessness, true joy, simple pleasures, amazing strength, beautiful kindness, trained confidence, genuine smiles, testing trials, crazy laughter, incredulous sacrifice, undeserving poverty, and sincere love…….so, SO, SOOOOOOOO MUCH LOVE!!!

It made me rethink my life. Not that I was that out of track I think, but it made me realise how much more power I had within me to make an even bigger difference. It is a calling and I dedicate a piece of me, my heart, to the children of Myanmar.

Thank you to the Friends of the Children of Myanmar for being our host. Thank you for giving us more than we could ever give back. What you’ve given us, we have for life. We will try our very best to create a lifetime of difference to the children of Myanmar, one child at a time, one day at a time, one baby step at a time.

Why not in KL people ask? Does charity not begin at home? I’ve always helped local homes and will continue to do so but the magnitude of poverty is really quite different and excuse me for saying but the children of Myanmar truly stole my heart. It’s not something I can control. Sometimes, you just feel more for someone else. It was that moment when that little girl ran towards our leaving truck to thrust her self-made top into T1’s hands. I had to hide my tears. It was the collective selflessness of an international team who came together for a single purpose. It was the learnings from the human Angels who guided the way towards this path of selfless giving.

I cannot describe it. I really cannot. In Malaysia, the majority of time, it is always about me, me, me. It is not like that there and I love it like that.

Life Garden, by Seng Mai by YPF09

The above video shows one of the orphanages that we visited. I am so honoured to have shook every childs’ hand and to have had the opportunity to watch them sing.

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