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Remember the Rexona MOVE post that was up on this blog on late June? Well, there’s some updates I want to share.

For those who were not familiar with this topic, it’s a movement created by Rexona where women are encouraged to participate by walking, running, or various other activities to contribute to social cause which Rexona will fund and support once the target is met.

Rexona Move, exceeded target goal over 8x
Rexona MOVE, exceeded target goal over 8x!

The target was set at 10,695 KM, which basically covers the whole of Malaysia, including peninsular Malaysia together with Sabah and Sarawak. What you ended up achieving though, was a whopping 89,845 KM (and counting) by the time this was written!

That’s more than 8 times the initial target. To those who contributed to this, salute!

provided swimming lessons in Kedah, Lego, Monopoly and Scrabble at Perlis
provided swimming lessons in Kedah, Lego, Monopoly and Scrabble at Perlis 

To make every sweat count and to celebrate the success and overwhelming response of Rexona MOVE from Malaysians from all walks, Rexona follow up with their promise to help children across the nation.

Starting early July 2012, in Perlis, Rexona donated educational toys such as Lego, Monopoly, and Scrabble sets to Pusat Jagaan Hembusan Kasih which houses 24 under privileged children aged 7-12.

At Kedah, another 24 children from Rumah Budi enjoyed a 10-week long swimming lessons.

fun dance session at Children Protection’s Society in Penang
fun dance session at Children Protection’s Society in Penang

In Penang at Children Protection’s Society, a half-day aerobic/fun dance session was conducted to inject some excitement into the lives of some 30 children residing at the facility.

You can see in the photo that the activity puts a smile on many of the kids and they had a great time.

educational books provided at Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Aman, Perak
educational books provided at Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Aman, Perak

Moving down along the coast, at Perak’s  Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim & Miskin Nurul Aman, Rexona provided educational books worth RM 3,500 to encourage reading and learning among some two dozen children under the facility’s care.

There are also activities planned for Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, and Sarawak. Among these activities are crafts and games, house cleaning and painting, donation of educational toys, motivational talk, donation of coputers, and more.

Rexona Move with Sazzy Falak and Nazril Idrus
Rexona MOVE with Sazzy Falak and Nazril Idrus

Rexona MOVE is also supported by Sazzy Falak and Nazril Idrus, who are also parents themselves.

I too feel that it is important that we pay attention to underprivileged children in Malaysia and do what we can to help. To those who contributed to this cause, thank you!

BBQ at Rumah Hope

February 11, 2011 22 Comments

If I get the story right, it all started with one of Rumah Hope’s volunteer, Lydia, asking for a quote from BBQ Addicts because she was thinking of organizing a lunch for the kids.

So instead of writing up a quotation, Grill Sergeant Lance decided to sponsor the BBQ. In the process, we were asked to help out. And of course, we gladly agreed, not really knowing what to expect.

porkgang at Rumah Hope, Taman Paramount
porkgang at Rumah Hope, Taman Paramount

Rumah Hope is a sanctuary for the abused, neglected, and under privileged kids between the age of 4-17 and was set up by the Good Hope Church in 1994. It is located at Paramount Garden in PJ, and today houses some 60 kids.

Rumah Hope is operated solely with public donation, you too can contribute with cash, or other things – see “our needs”

stationaries for the kids, compiled by suanie
stationaries for the kids, compiled by suanie

The biggest credit for this event is shared by both BBQ Addicts and Suan. She laboriously compiled dozens of goodie bags filled with stationaries (different sets for different age groups too) and “sold” them to those who are willing to buy them for the kids.

This beats any candies or toys any day, very practical.

chicken wings, mushroom with cheese, satey too
chicken wings, mushroom with cheese, satey too

Oh yah, the BBQ session itself.

Lance was operating a big BBQ pit and left 2 tiny ones for us to toy with. I think Gareth, Horng, Terence, and myself spent a good 20 minutes to get the fire going (without any fire starter), and yah, we helped grill the easier stuff – satey, bell pepper with cheese, mushroom with cheese, and sausage too.

The grill sergeant himself worked on the those, and more serious stuff, like awesomely marinated chicken wings and juicy lucy. I think the kids enjoyed the food, we certainly did.

the kids at rumah hope mingling with everyone
the kids at rumah hope mingling with everyone

The rest of us played cards with the kids, and there was also a craft session by Melissa too. There was also a bit of music going on with a single speaker hooked up to an iPhone, it was a party!

We stayed till late into the afternoon, and I had to basically pry Haze from the kids as they asked her to draw yet another personalized painting.

the kids at Rumah Hope
the kids at Rumah Hope

I think we took a lot from this little event. I know it’s awfully cliche, but it was good to see the kids smile. We left with a better sense of how lucky we are too.

All of us agreed that we need to do more of things like this, and I think we will.

One of my female friends, Steph asked for a favor to spread the word about the Signature List on the Samsung Journey of Harmony.

Samsung Journey of Harmony

Now this is all in conjunction to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Basically it works like this, you put in your name and email address, Samsung will donate RM 0.10 to a charity house. The names of the charities can be found on the site. I know RM 0.10 isn’t much, but it’s not exactly a lot of work on our part either. The girl promised that the email address is only going to be used to send a thank you note by the system and not for any commercial purposes. So, why not? Sign up here.

Stephanie Yep at Facebook

Other than that, Steph has also requested me to pimp her facebook link. She is looking for a rich boy friend who is not stingy (kinda like every other girl). So go search and add her at facebook with the name “Stephanie Yep” if you are qualified. A scanned copy of your bankbook and a supplementary platinum card is highly desired.