Archive for February, 2015

TheCatCafe!

Posted: February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                                Stardate: 89835.7 (Feb 9th, 2015)

I always thought Cat Cafe only existed in Japan. Until my mum told me that there’s one in Singapore. So I Google. Turns out there’s more than just one. After much reading, I choose the one where many cat lovers had been and been recommended by them. I’m a cat lover myself, and had adopt few at home. So with that, I bring my girlfriend with me who also loves cats to check out the place.

Both of us dropped by at the place yesterday the 8th. The cafe is relatively small. But quite cozy with a friendly and colourful environment. Its houses about 13 – 14 cats. I’ve read that the cats were either ex-stray or cats abandoned by their owners. They were rescued by Kitty Care Haven and now they found a home at the cafe. You can also adopt a cat from there.

The cats are free to roam about in such an environment where you can interact with them while enjoying to a wide selection of coffee, tea and cakes. You can play with them. Pet them. But you are not allowed to carry them. Well that’s too bad…

But nevertheless, they were all just too adorable to resist. And most were quite friendly. When comes to their feeding time, they will just ran around their owners as they placed their bowls of cat food each on the floor. Its just so cute seeing them running around while waiting to be fed! =D

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So if you love cats, do visit this Cat Cafe, where the people there will strive to give you the perfect combination of cats, coffee, tea and pastries. All comes together in a safe and clean environment where you can interact with your feline friends. I might be coming down here again to meet them again in the future. Its purrrrfect! =D

The cafe is located at 241B Victoria Street Level 3. Bugis area. Just right above Burger King.

Meow!

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Mission: IMH

Posted: February 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                                 Stardate: 89913.6 (Feb 8th, 2015)

Yesterday the 7th, 4 Toku heroes and a Monkey God seek out their journey to spread the happiness and joy to those special people in need. All members from Pause For A Cause, our next mission was at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). We have 2 of our minders to help out from time to time. This also includes, one of their staff whom I believe, will tag along with us as the God of Fortune. Looks like the Monkey God has found someone who very much like a distant cousin he can click with =D

We also work alongside with a volunteer group known as The Achievers. They are friends of IMH, which is a non-profit, non-religious volunteer group, and have been working with the special group of people with mental disabilities at the IMH.

Our founder had place me in-charge to lead the group since he can’t make it. Our schedule was that we shall visit some of the homes which is under IMH. Once after we shall conducting wards visit inside IMH. This program is also part of the upcoming Chinese New Year. To bring out the joy and love for the patients =)

Me and my pals had also put up our cosplay fashion show at one of the homes. We had done this like many times that its starting to become a norm to us. Our way of introduction. Hahaha! Its something that we can expect of, and unexpected for the people that we gonna visit. At the same time, pose with us for photo taking  The patients there truly enjoy the show that we had put up. Giving them the best to make them happy due to their long stay.

Next, we will visit the wards at IMH. Like a normal hospital visits, we will greet the patients, doing our best we can to mingle with them, make friends with them. They were given oranges, chocolates and other snacks by each tour. The patients here, starting from one of the homes were mostly senior citizens. I estimate from 50 – 70 years of age. Could be higher.

The last ward we visit was the Child Guidance Clinic. We were told that it houses not more than 20 patients at one time, and they are adolescents. This is perfect for us Toku heroes. 2 Power Rangers, 1 Kamen Rider and an Ultraman since we are among the many superheroes that most kids loved. There’s only 5 kids inside their recreational room where we visit. They were so delighted to see us! 

Many credits to the photographers! =)
(Note: We are not to disclose the photos of the patients as to respect and protect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding)

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At the end of the day, it has taught us a valuable lesson to appreciate the things in life and be happy of who you are. No matter how mentally and sick they were, they were still humans. Nothing is perfect in this world. We are there for a purpose. To make them happy cause we care. They deserved to be treated like any other ordinary humans.

Its really sad to see some of them in such a state. So that’s why its important to accept the things, no matter how little it was, and to appreciate it. Learn to take good care and those around you. Cause life is short.

I would like to thank the organizer and the Achievers for giving us this great opportunity to be part of this volunteer program. And not forgetting our minders, you guys are awesome! Guiding us along the way back and fro.

The patients there were happy and joyful to see us spending the day with them at their side. We make their day as much as they make ours! =D