I didn’t go to Mt. Miriam on Deepavali because I figured that the patients would spend their days at home and those who are still in the ward will have lots of friends and relatives visiting them. Normally, on public holidays, the place is deserted. The last time I went during Merdeka, there was no car except for mine and a few others. I ended up talking with Jesus (in the chapel) because there was not many patients around.
So, I ponteng work and slept till late. But when I woke up, I saw an SMS from someone who told me that the CM is expected to be in Mt. Miriam. Ish, I missed my stalking chance. Anyway, even if I go, I have no right to run around the place because I am only a voluntary worker and my place is in the wards and not running around the conference hall. So, it doesn’t matter.
BTW, there is a memorial service on November 8th at Mount Miriam. It is at 9.30 am in the morning. It is an interfaith memorial service for those deceased patients’ families. I will be there, to remember two wonderful women whom made my voluntary work felt worthwhile. They have passed on but they are still in my heart as they were the first few patients who gave me the confidence to venture into this pastoral care work (which is mighty depressing, scary, challenging but enriching and worthwhile).
Anyway, another announcement, from the CM’s staff.
Organized by:Penang State Government / MCMC
Place: Dome Komtar
Admission :Free – just bring your own makan if you wish.
Date : 8 November 2008
Forum is organised to address health / social issues related to WIFI/WIMAX implementation. Please forward to your friends.
Anyone interested, please go lah. Me? Who cares if the thing can cause health problems or not. All I want is something that can kick Stimass. The internet at night is awfully slow.
So, good night!