youth hands on actually happened a while back i just didnt have the time to update the activities I went to .. too many activities too little time to blog LOL isnt life great ?? Hees
Anyway back to youth hands on. I can vividly remember waking up REALLY early in the morning putting on the event T shirt which feels like a disposable tissue material.
Then we had a few hundred students and committee members forming a HAND :D heres a picture:
Youth Hands ON !
Our Lunch !
Tissue Material Shirt
The whole objective of youth hands on is to promote volunteer-ism in youth. So it isnt all about making the huge hand but it's about going out to do some good deed. For our committee, we volunteer to bring old folks home out to under water world. Due to their policies, there are no pictures allowed with the elderly. My partner and I had 3 elderly to take care of ... All three have different personalities.
The uncle is really humorous...and sociable. He love talking about filial. and talks about the past. He says no matter what you do always REMEMBER how your mother suffer when she carry you in her womb and even worst... after you are born.... Then he goes around talking about how he's a bad guy in the past... his body has a HUGE collection of tattoos... weird one i must say so he goes around bragging " I always have fish chicken and vege at my stomach so i am NV hungry "
I was confused " we only ate chicken rice why would there be fish ?? "
then he lift up his shirt and pulled his wrinkly stomach. There lies a small tattoo of a chopping board with fish, chicken and vegetable..
So I started joking:" Uncle, if you are never hungry if you dont have a wok and fire how can you cook the ingredients at your stomach ?? "
YES I know I am lame but i cant help laughing and teasing him . He's so fascinating I enjoyed talking to him .
Another Aunty was pretty hard to deal with she so fierce that she scare people from the committee as well as staff at under water world. -_-"' obviously the aunty has issues but because this is only a short event I cannot find out more to ease her anger so i just address her main concern for now .. and I just talk to her when necessary.. Although I may sound cruel because she's is after all limping. She's not interested in underwater world, Small talk nor help . So I just let her walk around when she's too far away for me to take care of the rest I just called out to her " Aunty ! bus is not that way !! The bus will come in 30 mins time " She will come back to me or follow me ...
I always use this method for little kids especially for my brother when he's young. Because I realize that the more you want to hold someone at their hand to guide them the more they want to get out of it. So just let them walk and when it's getting out of hand call out to them they will come back to you :P
I guess I can apply this to relationship too isnt it ?
OVerall it was really tiring but fulfilling!