My friend Eugene contacted me one day & asked me if I was free to go down to Lee Ah Mooi on a holiday, Vesak Day, to entertain them...of course I never decline an offer to do so!
Little did I realise how much I love entertaining these old folks, putting a smile onto their faces, jolting their memories with my singing with the perennial favourites.
(A big THANKS to photographer Adrian Ong for all these lovely memories http://www.facebook.com/lovemeetslens)
There's even this auntie-Ah Ying 姐姐-i called her because she was dancing & singing along with me, instead of sitting in a wheelchair-so young & energetic at heart- I had to call her 'sister'... Everyone including the volunteers seem to enjoy themselves, laughing at my jokes as I disturbed her, even before I left she asked me to come back again!! Awww....
Plus this uncle we called the No 1 Fan, who shouted "Encore Encore!!" all the way-he left such an impression too!!
With the ever increasing number of elderly in Singapore, it's no wonder old folks' homes have their hands full. It's kind folks like Eugene & friends who make an immense effort to pull together time effort & money to help the home that make Singapore a kinder gentler more caring society! Way to go my dear friends!!!
Eugene --You can always count me in to make that day a little more special!
Sorry I had to rush off without taking this group picture but I have my aged father to take care at home too! So join you all next time ya!!!
That's Eugene the kindhearted soul & Juvena with the lovely sweet voice who sang & entertained the folks too!