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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Orphanage in Yangon 3

FINALLY!!! I am giving a moment to update you with the THIRD orphanage that we support in Yangon……

This was the first sight when our truck stopped.

T1 had to be lifted down – too short. Even I needed help. Definitely too short.

We walked along this corridor…..

To get here.

When this beautiful girl saw us, she started carrying out chairs from inside so we could sit down. So humble are these children of Myanmar. How many of our Malaysian kids do that? I’m serious. When a guest comes over, are your kids the first to offer them a drink or a seat without you prompting? The reality is more like, “Come here to say hello!”

We brought them 2 huge bags of rice that we women COULD NOT LIFT. We also gave them 6 months rental for their little shacks.

The stairway that led to their home…..

Their kitchen.

Laundry area and washrooms

Drinking water – Lilypad brand

Clothes out to dry

Despite the language barrier, children got along perfectly. It was truly a 2 Nations 1 Heart moment…..(and I must give due credit to the genius who came up with that tagline, my flower girl at my wedding, a young teenager called Melanie Lim!)

The kids exchanged addresses…..

We then took a short walk to the boy’s house.

This is where the boys live. They have a bare house with one sink. They sleep on the floor.

At least they brush their teeth!

They had leaking roofs though…..

As it was getting late, we got going. That was the 3rd orphanage visit of the day with stops to shop for rice and supplies.

Walking back to the truck seemed like forever since we had an early start…..

Until we saw a Myanmar lady carry goods on her head. This is very common in Myanmar…..

Children bathing on the streets…….

Did I tell you how I love the people of Myanmar?

HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE CHILDREN OF MYANMAR – Exactly 3 weeks before T1 and I return to see the children and give them money. If you can spare a little, please do.

My bank details below:-

Name: Patricia Woo


HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd, Menara Milenium Branch

Savings Account: 359 – 068285 – 025

Swift Code: HBMB MYKL



Savings Account: 1644 – 9025 – 6705

Swift Code: MBBE MYKL


PayPal Account: patsywoo at gmail dot com


For more posts on our journey with the Children of Yangon:

Orphanage in Yangon 2

Our visit to Yangon Orphanage 1

Getting Clean Water Finally…..

 T1 helping out in Yangon

Buying rice for the orphans

Playing with the Children of Myanmar

First time in Yangon

Humbled by Sacrificial Love and Selfless Giving

More on Myanmar

The Children of Myanmar Need Your Help

The Lady’s House

Taking the Myanmar kids to watch Jason MRaz

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