Building Water Station

This is a slum area in Philippines. The location is at Tondo, Manila.

From the beginning of 2017 I started busy over something. Busy in making life meaningful not for me but for others who in need most. The thing that make me busy is I am running a campaign for a social cause which is building a water station to provide clean water for the Filipino community in the Philippines. I have this idea since 2013 but the idea came into planning when I was on holiday in Philippines with my big brother and his wife and his son last September 2016 even though I been to Philippines many times.

I remembered the first time I travelled to the Philippines, many of my friends, including the locals of the Philippines, advised me not to drink water from the tap because I might suffer from diarrhoea as the water may be contaminated even after it was treated. Therefore the advice is to boil the water or buy bottled drinks. During my holidays in the Philippines, I can see lots of stocks and supplies of water in the supermarket. For me personally, I can afford to buy bottled drinks from the supermarket but for many locals it is a luxury to buy one especially for those in the poverty.

These are the kids from the slum area in the Philippines.

I was thinking to myself if there anything that can be done? Therefore I start to do some research through online and talked to my local Filipino friends who told me that even when there are existing water refilling stations, the vendors tend to take advantage by overcharging. Then I also found something serious whereby an online article publish in 2015 says that ‘A lack of clean water and sanitation in the Philippines kills 55 people every day’ .

After been doing some research online annd by talking to the local of Philippines, I finally know what I need to do. I decided to build a water station that provide clean water to the poor Filipino community for free. Therefore I create a campaign to do fund raising via crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. I am seeking your support by helping me to share this post to your family and friends and hoping that you could make little contributions to it. Your help through contributions and promoting means a lot to me who managing it and to those who will benefit from this project. Below is the link to the campaign.

Thank you for supporting this campaign

Link to the campaign:
Dalisay Water Station

Thank you so much and appreciate it a lot for your time and contributions.

Love Letter

Chocolate Nutella Love Letter and Peanut Butter Love Letter

2 days before Chinese New Year on 26th of January 2017, I met one of my Chinese customer somewhere at Somerset. She was very excited to see me. She told me she got something for me and I was wondering what it is that make her so excited about. She gave me love letter and let me tell you this is not what you think it is. For some of you who did not know it is one of those festive cookies that you can get during festive season such as Hari Raya or Chinese Lunar New Year.

In Malay we name it as Kuih Kapit and in English it is known as Love Letter. It is consider a wafer biscuit as it is crunchy and crispy. I have not been eating this biscuit for very long time. The only time I remember how it look like was in a form of wafer roll and the taste is coconut flavor. However I realized that now the Love letter have additional flavor to it. There are Chocolate Nutella and Peanut Butter flavor which was given by my Chinese customer.

One of the flavor of Love Letter, Chocolate Nutella

However I notice that these kind of cookie such as Love Letter hardly been made nowadays for festive seasons. I remember when I was a child back then during Hari Raya house visiting, I always saw Love Letter on the table. To me Love Letter is consider one of the traditional festive snacks and the legacy of this cookie should be continue to the next generation. Hope that these kind of cookies would still continue to be exist.