today was interesting, yay! all of us went to Macpherson Community Centre for apollo CIP! basically, it was a event where needy old folks get to eat, enjoy the show and collect free gifts!
we were there to help with the ushering, crowd control, bouncing (wee!), distribution of foods and drinks and of course... the highlight of our class, our very own class dance!! it might have been a little bit messy, but it definitely cheered the folks up!!
well, i believe the most important takeaway was the experience. some of us might not have felt (first-hand) or even known about such problems in singapore, our supposedly safe and secure country with a high standard of living. many of the old folks around the area live alone in single room flats, spending many years in isolation. many of them are not able to support their own lives. amongst these, there are folks who find even walking around a difficult task.
many of us did indeed see another side to the singapore today and let's hope we do not take our comfort for granted!