Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Foyi Camp 2011

Hello everyone, I was so missed all of you here! Recently I was quite busy and packed with my working life. Well, today I off from the work and having my car practical, I can drive soon! =) Anyway, today let me review back December moments that I had in Foyi Camp.
Foyi Camp actually was organized by Penang Foyi Association which is one of the buddhist association in the town! I knew this association through my Leo Club previously and I had involved myself in few activities that organized by them! Their activities were awesome and yet I could learn many things from there too!
Foyi Children Camp was organized to the 13th, means 13 years already! It will happen on the end of year middle of the December. The camp are welcoming the children 9-12 years old to join with us, learn with us about the knowledge of buddha!
All the children were having their first lunch at there! See how they eat politely and before that they will pray and greet the words before they starting eating! Cool. All the children were quite good and of course they were friendly and active involving in every activities!
This camp last for 3 days 2 nights, I was there involving as the volunteer instructor to take care of the children! I still remember my team was the No.4 team and our team name called 孝敬礼仪 which means we have to respect everyone and being polite in the community!
There in the evening, all the children were lining up and wait for their turns to bath. Well, I really respect on them because the toilet was not really nice to have bath! I can't stand for the smell, but no choice because this is the primary school! 3 days there still okay la! =)
On the Day 2, the organizer were arranging everyone having the group photo! This year the T shirt was matching Blue and Purple, instructors were all Purple whereas the participants were all light blue! All the children there were so cute and friendly! Quite fun spending my 3 days with them!
Here come to the last night of the camp! It's the wonderful night and also the performances night for all the participants. Well, as the instructors like us also involved in teaching them for dancing, acting or singing and at last performing with them also! That night, all the parents were welcomed by the organizer to witness their kids' performances! I liked that night very much and it was really fun, full of laughters and sweats too! =)
For the end of the night, we were having the group photo for each group with all the participants. Here come to the end of our job and also the last night of the camp. It was quite fun for 3 days camp and I learnt a lot of  skills on solving the problems, get rid with all the kids around! =) 
Here come the Day 3 and also the last day for all the kids here! Everyone was going to say goodbye and going home soon! There you can see everyone was busy taking signatures from us and of course the big boss Chin Lai, he was the camp captain!

Everyone was there sitting on the floor waiting for the closing ceremony to be completed! The last chance singing the camp song, last chance hearing Eric's voice (the MC), last chance to talk with us and many more.. But I hope that next year I could join this camp again and being an instructor again to have fun with all the kids there! Conclusion, some kids were mature thinking, some kids were playful, some kids were quiet, so as an instructor, you need to guide them and make them into the team! Posted by GenYong 28.02.2012 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

MYAstro CNY Carnival 2012 (Penang)

On 30th January 2012, I had visited to Khoo Kongsi. During Chinese New Year visit to heritage sites anything? Actually my KL aunt had requested me to buy the MyAstro Happy Dragon stuffs for them. I went there by rapid bus in the earlier morning and arrived there around 9am. When I was there, the queue line was quite long outside the Khoo Kongsi.
Everyone was lining up outside the Khoo clan, outside means just beside the road. I was quite familiar with the place because I was always been there in the year of 2009 when I was involved in the Heritage Heboh program by Anak-anak Kota. Wait there around few hours to get into the building until the event started on 12pm.
That time around 10am the astro company workers had arrived to the place, everyone was standing in the position and continue lining up in the entrance of the Khoo Clan. I am the 50th person on that time, can't believe that I can get 50th out of 288 persons. Cool! Most of the people lining up there were adults who haven't back to work after the spring holidays, I seldom saw any students skipped the school and lining up to buy the Happy Dragon stuffs!
Inside the Khoo Kongsi, everything had ready with the exhibition booths, games booth and even the stage also decorated with banners and Happy Dragon. It was so awesome and efficient to those people working on this after the CNY Cultural Celebration had just happened on the passed night. There were so tidy and neat! Nice one.
There was quite a lot of early birds came to line up to get themselves for buying the limited edition happy dragon stuffs too. For this carnival, Penang was the last stop for the Astro team so everyone was here rushing to buy the limited edition stuffs back! I was the one too, but I was not buying for myself, it's for my cousins! Lining up under the hot sun was quite tough, luckily I brought along my cap! There you can see even aunties uncles also came to line up for buying those stuffs!'
Before the crowds start buying for the T shirts and Happy Dragon Mascot, the officers had walked around to show us the sizes of the T shirts and of course they distributed the tickets coupons for everyone. So that means each person can just buy once for one item. Somehow I cooperate with the people there call somebody to buy the shirt for me since he only want to buy the mascot. That's the way!
Both mother and daughter were looking for the size of T shirt and deciding which size to take. You know why? Once you had make the decision, no change were allowed on that moments, so no regrets! That day there were two sizes available for adults, S and M sizes only. There was the tickets that I get from the officers, so once you get this tickets you can't even lost it, because they were based on this tickets to sell you those stuffs!
Lining up under the hot sun for hours was so tough, but for the purpose to buy those stuffs! I had overcome the toughness. Anyway, I had spent over RM 100 to buy those stuffs for my cousins. Cool, 3 shirts each cost RM25, 2 mascots each cost RM 28.80. Only in the morning, Astro can earn over RM 15K as my calculation! However, there was quite lot games prepared for everyone and of course together with the plenty of prizes waiting people to win! I wasn't wait until the artist to come due to my tiredness and tends to prepare for praying jade of emperor on that night... So I back earlier, that's all! Posted by GenYong 23.02.2012