Saturday, October 6, 2018

Weekly Seva (No.13)

The old folks enjoying their beehoon soup for dinner

This week, we sponsored both lunch and dinner for the inmates of Gan En Zhi Jia on Saturday, 6th October.
We were very sad to learn that Aunty Rose (85) recently suffered a fall and is unable to get up. Picture shows one of our volunteers feeding her.  Our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery.

Get well soon, Aunty Rose!

English Tuition

So far, 28 children have registered with us for Sunday English tuition classes which began on 2nd September.  Apart from teaching English, we also include storytelling and EHV songs.

Monday, October 1, 2018

SSET (Class 4)

SSET Class 4 was held on Saturday, 29th September at a field near the Botanical Gardens.  The activity was "Tree Sculpturing".  This is an aspect of environmental education introduced by our Education Co-ordinator, Bro. Balachandran and is a natural way to nurture children's development and learning.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Weekly Seva (No.12)

Once again, we served our weekly dinner to the old folks of Gan En Zhi Jia on Saturday, 29th September. This time they enjoyed fried bok choy, stir fried bean curd with leeks, roasted vegetarian chicken balls and soup.  We started this service in July this year and will continue for a six-month period.

Shirdhi Sai Baba's Birthday Bhajan

We held prayers in the evening of Friday, 28th September on the occasion of Shirdhi Sai Baba's birthday.  We began with Vedic chanting followed by bhajans and Sai mantras.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mid Autumn Festival

On this auspicious day (24th September or the 15th day of the 8th moon of the Chinese lunar calendar), we held prayers at the Centre in the evening, beginning with Omkar followed by chanting of the Sai Gayatri  and meditation. After prayers, we all got together to enjoy tea, homemade mooncakes and other light snacks. In Chinese culture this festival is an occasion for reunion with family and friends and mooncakes symbolize completeness and togetherness.

A Lion Mooncake baked by a senior devotee

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Weekly Seva (No. 11)


Our volunteers helping to decorate the Home with lanterns
Vegetarian chicken rice and winter melon soup for dinner

In conjunction with the Mid Autumn Festival, we brought mooncakes and lanterns to celebrate with the inmates of the Gan En Zhi Jia on Saturday, 22nd September.  We helped to decorate the place with colourful lanterns and took photos with the old folks who were very eager to pose for them, each carrying a piece of mooncake and a lantern!  May Swami bless them all!

"Be happy.  Make others happy.  All will be happy.  God will be happy."
~ Baba ~

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Love All, Serve All

We were very happy to be of service to Mdm. Tan last Saturday.  Mdm. Tan is a 83-year old widow who lives alone.  She walks with the aid of a walker and her vision is impaired due to old age. A member of our haircutting team gave her a badly needed haircut and later we all sat and chatted with her for some time, listening to the stories of her younger days.  Mdm. Tan was very happy and we shall be visiting her for regular haircuts and companionship in the future.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Home Visit

We visited Mdm. Leng in her flat last Sunday evening after our Centre prayers.  Mdm. Leng is an elderly devotee who lives on the 12th floor above our Centre.  She walks with the aid of a walker and despite her handicap, she never fails to attend our prayers every Sunday.  Unfortunately she recently suffered a fall and has been unable to walk since then. We presented her with a gift hamper and sincerely hope she will recover soon and come back to our Centre for prayers.

Free English Tuition (Class 3)

This Sunday, 13 students attended class.  In conjunction with the coming Mid Autumn Festival, we distributed chocolate wafers, mooncake and a packet of Milo contributed by fellow Centre members to all the students after class.  From next week onwards, classes will be extended by half an hour i.e. 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. to give more time for the students to learn.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Weekly Seva (No. 10)

Sis. Siew Choo is our regular cook for this seva.

This week, we served Vegetarian Bak Kut Teh, lettuce in garlic oil and stir fried bitter gourd for the old folks' dinner.  There are now 19 residents at the Home, ages ranging from 50 to 93 (oldest).