Daily Archives: 26 December 2006

Appeal for flood victims

I didn’t really follow the flood news these days except to chat with Chai in JB. There’s constant rain in Johor these days. Luckily his area wasn’t affected.

But there are a lot of families affected by the flood.

The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) is appealing to general public including private sectors, corporate, organisations for generous contributions towards the Malaysian Red Crescent Relief Fund set up to provide financial and relief assistance to people affected by the recent flood.

All cash contributions are tax-exempted and are to be made payable to:

“Malaysian Red Crescent Society” or Maybank A/C No – 5144 2210 3788 or call Tel: +603 – 4257 8726, Fax: +603 – 4257 3537 (Operations Room) for details.
Those who would like to have tax-exemption receipt must fax in your bank-in slip and details (name, address and contact no) to the fax stated.

MRCS is also appealing for items that will be distributed to the various relief centres as follows:

Perishable Food
Rice, Instant Noodle and Milk – Infant Formula and Adult

Can Food
Chicken/Mutton/Beef, Vegetables, Sardines, Sugar, Coffee/Tea (Dust), Biscuits, Salt, Cooking Oil, Mineral Water

Non Perishable Food
Sanitary Pads, Pampers, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Towels, Soap, Detergent, Dettol, Slippers, Rubbish Bag

Medicines
Metronidazole, C.Penicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Anti-emetic – Metaclopramide, Antidiarrhoeal – Lomotil, Paracetomol tablets/suppository, Voltaran suppository and Antibiotic eye drops.

School Items
School Bags, Uniform, Books, Stationaries and Bicycles.

- Malaysian Red Cresent Society

 

Just because you did it

I hanged the washed and spin dried clothes on the ‘spray’ hanger and then the boss of the family, mom, came to rearrange the clothes.

“The heavy ones put outside then it won’t wet the towels lor,” she advised.

I had already done that. Right below the hanger is a cupboard of towels without cover.

“Hang like this, then it won’t be upside down lor, this side is heavier,” she continued.

“Very the same level,” I said sarcastically.

The result was the hanger was even more upside down than before.

I didn’t like her rearranging my effort. I felt like I couldn’t meet her standards.

The other day, father came into the kitchen wanting to help.

“Go away lar, you come in here waste the space and my time,” she told him. Something like that.

“I want to help marr,” father said.

“Help? You do already, I have to follow up.”

Father left the kitchen.

When the males in the family do not help in preparing food or doing their share of housework, it’s partly because the females in the family forbide them from doing so. The females (except me – I’m hopeless in the kitchen) being the Queen of Home & Kitchen think that they are the best in their element that they can’t accept “lesser quality” work by the males (and me).

Still, that’s not going to stop us from doing household chores once in awhile in the future ;)

Health Discovery – Sharing the Burden: Tips for Dividing Household Responsibilities With Your Spouse

The Ohio State University – It’s Not My Job! Dividing Household Tasks

The Monster Blog – Men, Women, Chores and the Labor Divide

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