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Trips to visit little Chern of the Ling’s family

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the Ling's family: Cynthia, little Chern, and Mark

the Ling's family: Cynthia, little Chern, and Mark

Congratulation to the proud parents, Mark and Cynthia for their newborn baby, Khim-Chern. Hope the both of you be loving parents. Do your best. Enjoy your baby!

Last week was the full month of little Chern from the Ling’s family. They celebrated by throwing a party at the house of Cynthia’s parents in Lubok Cina. It took us 45 minutes drive from Melaka to the place.

Before this party, we paid a visit to the Ling’s family a week before the party. Kok-Liang, Tracy, Wee-Peng, Meng-Hong, Patrick and I departed after our breakfast and travelled to Lubok Cina. Ever since Cynthia delivered the baby, we didn’t have the chance to visit the family. So it was thrilling of this trip.

When we arrived, Mark the new father was happily welcomed us and showed us around the house before bringing us to little Chern. Cynthia, the new mother was in the house, looking healthy and cheerful, expecting for our arrival. We just could not wait to step into the house and look at the baby. Little Chern was so tiny and cute. He was sleeping in the baby hammock. We didn’t want to interrupt his slumber so we had a chat with the parents for their new experience.

the fingers of father and son

the fingers of father and son

Shortly during our chat, the baby woke up and cried. He was hungry. The moment came when the new father had to carry his responsibility to milk the baby. So Mark held little Chern in his arms just like what a mother would do and slowly placed teat into the baby’s mouth. The atmosphere was warm and quiet; everyone was watching at the father and son.

Mark feeding little Chern in his arms

Mark feeding little Chern in his arms

Mark patiently feeding little Chern while the baby enjoyed the meal. After 20 minutes finished the milking, Mark held little Chern up on his tight, repeated gently patting on the baby’s back to bring him to burp. This would help little Chern to get rid of some of the air that he tends to swallow during feeding because not being burped frequently and too much swallowed air can lead to spitting up and gassiness.

Feeding a baby is an exciting experience for any new parent and Mark seemed to enjoy it. The process happened again during our second visit for the full month party. Mark became very experience after a month of practice.

During the second visit, many of us got to hold the baby the arms. After feeding, Cindy, Tracy, Lawrence and Cinda were so keen to hold little Chern and did that one after another’s turn. Some of them held baby for the first time, feeling excited yet anxious. Then the couples started to talk and play with the baby. Maybe, it is soon for us to see a new family of our friends.

Short after little Chern back to slumber land after milking, both visits ended in warm embraces and promises to visit again. It was a wonderful trip to Lubok Cina to see the Ling’s family and exciting experience to observe the parents taking care of little Chern.

Thanks for everyone for going on these trips together and spent a precious time together. We would like to congratulate and thank the Ling’s family for having a healthy and cute baby, inviting us to their house and sharing the experience with us. To Mark and Cynthia, may little Chern fill your life with sparkles and twinkles.

 May all beings be happy. Share some shots taken after the jump:

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Lover Bridge in Segenting

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the happy couples, Kok-Liang and Tracy at the Chong Long Temple

the happy couples, Kok-Liang and Tracy at the Chong Long Temple

Segenting is a beautiful fishing village not far from Batu Pahat. Here, the residents built their homes at the edge of the sea which supported by stilts to brave the high tides. There are a lot of temples in this fishing village. As most of the residents are fishermen, they pray to the Deities for a good harvest. One of the well-known temples would be the fish-touching Chong Long Temple which I came in April with friends. After sharing the trip of fish touching, my friend, Tracy was so interested to go for fish touching and requested to visit Segenting village for the first time. So we’d decided to go again.

Cinda at the Lover Bridge, waiting for inspiration for photography

Cinda at the Lover Bridge, waiting for inspiration for photography

It was a Saturday early morning last August. Tracy and partner, Kok-Liang together with Cinda, Wee-Peng and I traveled to Segenting village. When we arrived the weather was cloudy and after paying respect to the Deities at the Chong Long Temple, we went for fish-touching. This time I managed to capture the shots of the huge Arapaima fishes on the upper level of the temple. These two fishes were larger in size (exceed 2 meters) and their bright red patterning were distinctive than the rest found on the ground level’s pond. There were many visitors there trying to touch these fishes in the belief that it could bring good luck.

Short after we toured around the temple, we headed to the Lover Bridge (情人桥), which is actually a jetty. It is not far and could be seen from the temple. I missed the chance to visit to this bridge due to the rain and ever since my last visit, I was always wanted to visit the bridge. I knew I would be back. Eventually we were standing on this long jetty, built of rows of plank supported by stilts. The scenery was beautiful and the feel was good with the breeze.

The lover bridge used to be a docking and undocking platform for the fishermen however it is now romantic spot for dating couples. Many couples date here and that is probably how it got its name. Some locals believe that after a guy and a girl take a walk on the bridge, they would fall in love and become couples. Another adverse version which I heard would be its curse: if couples walk through the bridge, they will soon break up. Whichever is true, it is still a nice spot to enjoy a pleasant walk and sight for beautiful sunset.

the Lover Bridge of Segenting, sighted from the Chong Long Temple

the Lover Bridge of Segenting, sighted from the Chong Long Temple

It was a pleasing out of town trip together with good friends. Thanks to Tracy, Kok-Liang, Cinda and Wee-Peng for taking me to this great place and being my company. I hope we have the chance to go again and stay longer to tour around the village next time for photo-shooting.

May all beings be happy. More shots of fish-touching and the Lover Bridge after the jump:

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Happy birthday to Cinda

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Happy birthday to Cinda

Happy birthday to Cinda

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun, and today, the editor of juesatta, Cinda has started a new journey. It’s a special day for Cinda and the all of us.

Cinda is always a kind and faithful friend, someone who always cares about others more than herself. Not only does Cinda create laughter among us, rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

Happy birthday to Cinda and hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true. We’d also like to express our gratitute and thanks to Cinda for helping in juesatta. May you be happy always.

Meeting Mocheng at the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Centre Melaka

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juesatta awakening foundation logo (draft)

juesatta awakening foundation logo (draft)

Her name is Mocheng, a diabetes patient who just moved to the Centre from Ipoh’s. She is 59 year-old, yet looking wan and sallow beyond her age. She is immobilized but a thin and pale person lying on the sickbed of the centre. Mocheng is a bed ridden who requires full-time care and support. She has two bedsores: one on the right side of her back which has the diameter of a small bowl, and the other one on the right buttock which is smaller yet with meat and bone exposed.

Yesterday was a rainy day but it could not obstruct our plan of going to the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Centre Melaka as we described earlier. After gathered for breakfast, Kok-Liang, Tracy, Cinda and I went to the centre with some friends who joined us for the first time: Perry Gan and Angel were those two in all sincerity to help and Cinda’s father, Gan papa and her brother, Albert Gan who were very supportive and compassionate towards the patients of the centre.

Thomas the supervisor, Amy the nurse and the other staffs were there to greet on our arrival. After handing some second hand goods, we spent an hour chatting with the staff and the patients, trying to understand the centre’s operations and patients better. Again, we met Boy-Boy, the toddler with Down syndrome and just had his heart surgery done. Amy told us that his mother had not been to the centre to visit the child for quite some time. And George the autistic child was still the same old quiet boy except with 3 new friends, the triplets who recently accepted to the centre. They were equally quiet as George, however being hyperactive and craving for food. That gave Perry a bit of headache; he was engaged to play police-and-thief with the trio of keeping them away from stealing food of a disabled elderly.

Everyone at the centre was good and healthy. Just before we left the centre, we were introduced to Mocheng, a new patient of the centre. Nevertheless, it was a new and heartbreaking acquaintance. When Mocheng was first transferred to this centre, the sight of her lying of the bed sent a wave of sympathy to Amy, who then offered her care, kindness and support to Mocheng. Amy would have to reposition bedbound Mocheng every few hours to avoid further bedsore damages and help changing the dressing of the two wounds every 2-3 days. The hydrocolloid dressing used for Mocheng is rather expensive but effective to mold to the pressure sore and helps promote healing and skin growth. After knowing this, Perry went straight to purchase some dressings and donated to the centre in order to help Mocheng.

It was a meanigful visiting to the centre, making us feel lucky and contented with our live. Having said that, we also hope to do our best to help the less fortunate group especially Mocheng. Today, Wee-Peng and I visited to the centre again and handed a medical air mattress which we borrowed from someone, hoping that this bed can assist with the treatment of Mocheng’s bedsores. Soon we will be going to the centre again for donating daily necessities and also looking a good way to help Mocheng.

Thanks to the staffs at the centre for your kindness and caring of the patients. Thanks to the patients for making our day that much more special. Thanks to fellow friends and family for your company and support. May all beings be well and happy.

Unfortunately I didn’t snap any photo to share here, due to the rain keeping me from bringing my gears.

A trip to Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng

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The front entrance of Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng

The front entrance of Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng

Collected a total amount of RM450 of donation, Kok-Liang, Wee-Peng, Dylan, Cinda, Regine and I went to purchase daily necessities such as rice, biscuits, coffee, tea, chocolate powder, cooking oil and etc., and made a trip to the old folks home, Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng and donated the items.

Wee-Peng was happily unloading

Wee-Peng was happily unloading

Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng is a government funded old folks home and it takes care of senior citizens and also physically or minor mentally handicapped elderly. It is located in Cheng and about 30 minutes drive from Melaka town, next to the new Tesco Extra. The main objective of this trip was to raise awareness and build the compassionate heart towards the elderly among friends.

It was not the open day of the center when we went, thus the management prohibited us from taking photos of the elderly. However after unloaded the items from the car a staff, generously took us for a tour of the center’s residential dormitory where we met the elderly.

Every elderly seemed thrilled to have some company. While taking the walk with the staff, there were some elderly who talked to us and needed our attention. Some also smiled at us and wished we could snap photos of them when they saw our camera. They gave us a look that would soften even a heart of stone.

Currently there are 220 elderly staying at the center so it requires large amount of funds to maintain the center. According to the staff who led us, it would require more adult diapers (size: L) for the elderly. So we’ve decided to make another trip there with more adult diapers.

Thanks to Kok-Liang for the arrangement and fellow friends for the support. It was a fulfilling event and we hope it is a little glimmer of something special for elderly who have so little. May all beings be happy.

The address and contact number of Rumah Seri Kenangan old folks home:
Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng,
KM. 12, Jalan Cheng Baru,
75250 Melaka
Tel.: 06-3121179 (Miss Emily)

Dylan at the front entrance

Dylan at the front entrance

Kok-Liang, the organizer of this trip

Kok-Liang, the organizer of this trip

From left: Dylan, Cinda and Wee-Peng

From left: Dylan, Cinda and Wee-Peng

Donated goods

Donated goods

Looking through the window with Cinda and Wee-Peng

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Before the event-shooting for the blood donation in Bukit Beruang last Sunday, Cinda invited Wee-Peng and I for a photography outing at the Jonker Street of Melaka in the morning. She needed a photo of “window” topic for the KL photonian‘s presentation thus asked for our company.

We started early in the morning to avoid the hot weather. Walking along Tokong Street, we were looking for inspiration which could bring back the nostalgic old days, especially with the windows of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Xiang Lin Temple. At the same, we were also looking for gaps, holes, cracks, and frames which she could use as a form substitution for windows. After the temples at Tokong Street, we moved to Jonker Street and continued our search of the heritage buildings.

It would be my first photography outing with Cinda. Thanks to Cinda as I really enjoyed the shooting session and also my morning walk in the heritage town of Melaka with Cinda and Wee-Peng’s company. May everyone be happy. 🙂

Sharing some photos I took that morning:

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