On 9 May 09, I was at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery the whole day.
Firefly Mission (FFM) took up a booth at the temple this year as part of the celebration on Vesak Day. From 12 pm on 8 May 09, we can mann our stall there. Not only we can give out pamphlets to the public and put up tins for donation, we also have fresh orchid on sales at $2 each. This whole event ended at 4:30pm on 9 May 09 where we are asked to pack up our stall. Visit our web link below to know more about what we do in FFM.
In the above photo, you can see 4 of my friends from FFM also came to help on 9 May 09.
At the end of the whole event, we managed to raise over two thousand dollars. Another stall set up by Mercy Relief may raised even more than us because they have 4 big tins for public donation. Their volunteers carried them and stand along the passage way outside the pagoda. They approached every one who walk pass their stall for donation. Maybe we should try that if we have a stall next year.
One of my friend told me, a guy from the public asked him "Is there any risk for going those places to do our overseas project ?" As FFM go to Myanmar, Thai border, India, etc, I think there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Depending on how you look at it, I think every country we go will have a certain degree of risk even if it for holiday, otherwise, there is no need to by travel insurance. We never know what is going to happen when we travel. But I would say so far we have not encounter any problem and hope it will remain this way.