Helping Out in Yangon

Our trip to Yangon last November was really a mission of answering to a call of help. There was no time for sight seeing or relaxation as most holidays would include, just pure hard work, as T1 learnt very quickly.

On Day One, we had gone shopping to buy the orphanages the dry goods (which is where we experienced a supermarket blackout!) and on this same day, we had to carry all the dry goods into storage at the hotel.

On Day Two, we had to transport all the boxes of clothes from Malaysia and the groceries from storage at the hotel down and into the truck.

T1 played her part. These boxes weighed between 10-17 kg each (I know because I had to weigh them all in order to meet Air Asia’s maximum weight requirements) filled with clothes and some with books and stationery.


By the time she carried the boxes from our bedroom (no lifts, it was a 2 storey hotel) to the lobby, the hotel staff were there ready to help her.


Next up, carrying groceries one by one from the hotel store room to the hotel lobby for loading into the truck.


Look at her go!


Tadaaaa!!! We did it!!! There was also Aunty Lyn of course helping build her muscles and hotel staff along the way. A great workout before a long day. To all of you who made time and effort to donate supplies and cash, below forms some of the stash that we brought to the homes. Along the way, we also bought bags and bags of rice.


And our first sight of the truck was, wow, it’s big and we have to climb it!


Quickly loading up the truck with our goods……the person who brought us to the orphanages was a bloke called Sam who is with Friends of the Children of Myanmar.


T1 got hauled up to help shift the goods around so we could actually have space to sit.


And off we went on our journey to meet the Children of Myanmar for the first time in our lives………with the look and a heart of determination.


And then suddenly, ouch, my hands actually hurt from all that carrying!

I’m so proud of my T1.

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.

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  1. Well done T1. Good on you Patsy for instilling such wonderful qualities in your daughters.

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