Sunday, March 22, 2009

Visiting Old Folks Home

Wow time sure pass by very fast!
It was already last Thursday that I visited Villa Francis - Home For The Aged.

This event is actually for the students that going to the YEP (Youth Expedition Program) China Xiamen to build a basket ball court for a school. I was also one of the during 07 Sept batch.

To do a post community service is a must before they go to the YEP at Xiamen. Since I have nothing to do at my house, I take this opportunity to join them and make myself useful.

This trip is a little bit different that the past, this time round the EES members with the Student Leaders that is going to be helping in the up coming EE Freshman Orientation Camp is join us in this community service. The total number of people joining were around 50 of them. If I am not mistaken.

Everyone were required to gather at school Atrium @ 12 noon, but as usual, delay is expected.

This is my school Atrium. I going to miss this place soon...

A don't quite remember how long we were waiting there, but after some  while, we finally start moving.
We have to help carry the goods (games equipments, foods as goodies bag for the old folks) up th bus.


Not just girls like to camwhore. Guys too!

The bus was overloaded, so some of the students has to take cab instead.
At the bus it noisy as usual, everyone just cant stop talking.


Focus! Focus!

To reach the old folks home it took roughly about 20 mins from my school. The route was the one I had to take everytime if I am going to Johor.

That's the juction we took before we reach the old folks home.
This Homes is run by the nuns from catholic church, the is also a chapel at the back of the Home.

The students are... hmm not vigilant? The TSO is really working hard.

 After we arrived, we were welcome by sister ... I forgot her name, i actually meet her 3 times before.

Because we arrive at the time were they were having lunch, so we were required to wait for awhile for them to finish up before we can carried out our programs.

The waiting room, erm is not exactly a waiting room, it for the old folks to exercise and hand out!
Mr. Lee were giving explanation about this Homes and how they run it.

The back view of the lovely doves, if i am not wrong they became couple after they went for the YEP trip.



While they were busy with the briefing, I went around to take some photos of the Home.

The Laundry room



Is he John or Peter? I don't know. xD

Soon the event started, we help to move the old folks to the gathering point, the canteen? I don't know what they call it. is a place for them to eat!


Above were all the games that we played with the old folks.
Moving the marble(guli), puzzles, kids bowling, and stamping!

Is not easy to carry out activities with old folks, some of them don't talk, some of them don't like crowd, they prefere to be alone.

I belive that we came to this world with nothing, when we are gone, we also take nothing.
We start from kids and we also end like kids. Just like the Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

After playing games with the old folks, is time for us to perform some dances, songs for them.


We sang a medley of songs, Edelweiss, Red River Valley and also have a dance.

I don't remember the name of the dance... its fun!! which u change partner every round.

After the dance, we started our singing session!

Stephen and I were holding the lyric at front

I was invited by Mr. Lee to sing a song for them, but too bad I never really prepare for it. I forgot the lyric.
So I drag stephen to sing along with me. There the lyric in his phone.



After my turn, is the old folks' turn. I felt a bit like Déjà vu. The same thing had happen 2 years ago and now its repeating again.

Actually I can't really understand what he sang. He need assistant to do so. She was telling him the lyric.

There was also this monster that moving around scarring the old folks....

Around 4P.M. is time for us to pack up and head back to school.
That's the debrief.

These were the students that participated in the community service.
About 30 of there will be going for the YEP at Xiamen.

For the full album click here.

7 comments:

~Live Life~ said...

When did your post started to have so many photos? haha...it took me some time to finish this post too...

Anyway, its good that you got the chance to do some volunteering works reaching out to people in need...Even your dancing, singing, little effort does make a difference...

Keep it up and coming...

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