To Give Is To Receive (Day 1)

Yangon, Myanmar

Day 1

Jason & Me ๐Ÿ™‚

This is our 6th overseas trip together and I am really glad that my boy took out time from his busy schedule to join me on this meaningful overseas volunteering trip with 5Cs to Full Moon Orphanage.ย I have always wanted to join such overseas volunteering trips back in my school days and I finally got this checked off from my to-do list. ๐Ÿ™‚

My dearest darling Jason ๐Ÿ™‚

Me with the lovely children ๐Ÿ™‚

Our lunch – Aglio olio. ๐Ÿ™‚

Building the base for the toilets

One of our missions at Full Moon Orphanage is to build toilets for the children.

I set up the DVD player for the children to watch Tom & Jerry and it gathered so much attention from the children. There is NO TELEVISION, NO COMPUTER and NO INTERNET in this village. The home has to rely on solar energy for its source of electricity. Whereas in Singapore, children are so protected. ย Toddlers are already using iPad and you can be amazed how good they are with it and most of the primary school kids own the latest iPhone models, etc.. And over here, a small DVD player can bring so much joy to the children.

Watching Tom & Jerry ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheeky boy

He is one of my favorite boys in the home and his nickname is cheeky boy. He likes to play with the volunteers and always give us a silly cheeky smile.

Cheeky boy and his handsome little good friend.

I made them do this heart-shaped pose for me. Heehee..

They are in “Grade 1” and they are the youngest children in the home. And of cos the cutest ones too. ๐Ÿ™‚ The little boy with the red checkered shirt has a nickname from us and he is called boy gek (no teeth). Lol!

I love this pic a lot! Heehee.. I asked them to do this cute cute pose for me.

They are washing their hair with the anti-lice shampoo provided by the sponsors.

The Girls’ Dormitory

The children do not have proper bed and they have to sleep on wooden planks.

My boy is bringing his expertise to good use. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Mitzie Mee November 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    What a wonderful post! It sounds like an amazing experience for you as well as the children.

    • Irene January 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Yes it was definitely a memorable and enriching experience! ๐Ÿ™‚


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