A sunny Monday morning, 1 December 2003, the form2’s of the Young
Achievers Club had organized a trip to Lovely Nursing home in Petaling Jaya. The
goal of the trip was to help decorate the home with hand made deco items for
Christmas that was just around the corner.
Ya’s attending the event and several JYA’s assembled at the club
house and left for Lovely Nursing home in the Yac van. All together there were 8
Ya’s and 7 JYA’s attending the visit. We arrived at the home at about
11.20pm and were warmly greeted by the caretaker of the home. Some of the old
folks looked really excited upon our arrival whereas some just didn’t bother.
For the first 15 minutes, we spent our time getting to know some of the
old folks. Although we were familiar with some of them, many were new faces to
us. After having short chit-chats with the old folks, we started our main
activity, to decorate the home. There was a snowman with presents at the
entrance, shining lights around the door, colourful streamers wrapped around the
poles, stockings hung up and mobiles hung around. The place defiantly looked a
lot more cheerful after our decoration process was finish. One particular old
man showed much interest in the snowman and its hat.
After decorating the home, it was lunch time. All the food that was
brought by fellow ya’s and JYA’s were laid out on the table and then
distributed to all the old folks. We had fried chicken, biscuits, cake and lots
of drinks. Within 20 minutes, almost every old folk had finished their chicken!
Wow that’s fast. The fried chicken was really a big hit. Unfortunately we
didn’t have any more to pass round. However, there was still cake and biscuits
left which they equally enjoyed.
A small hamper with goodies for the old folks was presented to
the care taker as a gift from all of us at Young Achievers Club. We expressed
our gratitude to the care taker (mr letchumi) for allowing us to decorate the
home. Shortly after that, we sung a few songs with the old folks and then said
our goodbyes. It was time to go home. After shaking hands and hugging all the
old folks, we made our way back home to the club house.
What a nice way to spend the morning. Im sure we brightened up some of their days with the colourful decorations. After all, Christmas is a time for giving. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!..