Pajama Movie Night

First and foremost, P.S. I Love You contains a very cute Irish man that you want to eat and marry. So don’t watch it if you have high blood pressure and a weak heart. May also induce and stimulate some tear glands and uncontrollable sobbing. I’m not mentioning any names. 😛

MUAHAHA.

Anyway, so I had immense fun on the night. I wore a soft green nightie with my pink wedges. My girlies, Tina and Atul were both there and apparently we talk a lot. It’s true!

Here we are while talking non stop. These people are great company.

We talked about voluntarism, which was very appropriate as the whole Pajama Movie Night, was after all, held for charity. It is not very common to see young Malay boys and girls volunteering for whatever charity groups. While we came up with many reasons to explain, we summed up, one major factor is how it is not ingrained into our society. There is a common understanding or ‘norm’ that when a member of our society is in trouble, for example,  we usually leave everything to the “authorities” whoever that might be.

Another reason is that the ‘authorities’ view volunteer work as more interfering rather than helping. They are reluctant to deploy these young minds bursting with energy and health, which I just find rather sad. So in the end we all just assume that these organizations don’t need help, because they already have help, and though we like to help, we don’t want to interfere.

Also, even if we want to volunteer, it’s quite tedious, almost like applying for a job, except that you don’t know where to send letters/make calls to. Let say, on charity websites, there are no, “volunteer here” page of some sort, or something like that. Maybe there are people out there who wants to volunteer, yet… don’t know how to go about doing it.

Of course, that didn’t stop these people right here. Good job! Next stop is my room!

Anyway, not to steer the attention away from our phenomenal AnakBrunei, congratulations again for such great response! Looking forward to more charity-disguised-as-frivolity from you! To the girlies, and lurkers, for more pictures of the PJ Movie Night, I’ve uploaded to my Facebook. 🙂 HEAD HERE.

Next post: Something fun I received via airmail! 😀 Stay tuned!

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5 Comments

  1. I’m going to say the same thing to you, as what I’ve said to Tina. “OHHH SHADDUP” HAHAHA. You know what I’m referring to. 😆 Kambang kamu ani banar. Hahahaha.

    So anyway, yes!!! It was awesome! Again again!

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  2. Aghh I read this a couple days ago but didn’t have time to comment so I bookmarked it – and forgot all about it. 😛

    “Also, even if we want to volunteer, it’s quite tedious, almost like applying for a job, except that you don’t know where to send letters/make calls to. Let say, on charity websites, there are no, “volunteer here” page of some sort, or something like that. Maybe there are people out there who wants to volunteer, yet… don’t know how to go about doing it.”

    That’s true… I feel like one of those people. 😉

    Interesting thoughts there regarding Bruneian philanthropy, and glad to hear of such events going on back home. 🙂

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