We had a very quiet Chinese New Year this year as a mark of respect for both my parents who passed away recently. They both departed from this world within 17 months apart to be together again in the Land Of Eternity.
I stayed at home in KL throughout the one week's office closure for the celebrations. We went to watch movies, visited some malls and went to feed our homeless friends again. My kind neighbour Joe Tan gave me a huge turkey which I kept in the freezer for some weeks. Finally, I got my sister to help me to cook a huge pot of curry with lots of potatoes and gravy to feed the homeless friends.
My wife helped to cook the warm rice to pack into neat boxes
to be served with hot turkey curry and fresh cut fruits.
We also gave everyone a huge bottle of mineral water together
with biscuit rolls donated by the kind Blogger Wenn.
We always had to drive to the city at close to midnight hours.
The homeless friends would not appear in the streets before 11:00pm
and I have no idea for this reasons. I woke up this fatty who was snoring
below the flyover outside the Pudu's wet market. He had many big cockroaches
and rats running over his sleeping body! I shook him up repeatedly
to eat and was shocked to see his face! Some gangsters must have
beaten him up and punched both his eyes very badly. He was
in pain with both swollen eyes blue black! What a sad life!
I was very sad to see the 80 something years old uncle
who reminded me so much of my late father. He looked sick
and hungry as he had not eaten for 2 days.
Many years ago, I was afraid to get too close with the
homeless friends but now I realised they are more afraid
of strangers like me. Today I put on a brave smile and
gave them friendly pats & shoulder hugs with love.
at the KL Bus Stand along Jalan Tun Perak. There were plenty
of homeless people which included some foreigners.
We were sad that we did not have enough food boxes to
feed all of them. I apologised to many disappointed faces
and silently prayed that they would be blessed in future.
Next day my facebook posting has attracted the attention of a relative
whose church runs an active Soup Kitchen.
They were surprised to see the high numbers of hungry
people at midnight in the city. I hope they will spring
into action soon as they have better means and manpower
to cope with the big number.
Please spare your thoughts and time always
to help all the sentient beings around us
in kinds and prayers.