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Celebrating Indonesia 69th Independence Day in the Orphanage

Happy Independence Day Indonesia !! This is a very proud day as an Indonesian.

On this special occasion, my family, family’s friends from one of the social organization and I decided to celebrate Indonesia Independence Day in one of the Orphanage in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s called Panti Asuhan Terima Kasih Abadi.

Panti Asuhan Terima Kasih Abadi

Panti Asuhan Terima Kasih Abadi

Happiness is not an happiness if we can’t share it with others. Early in the morning we gathered in one of volunteer’s house. After that we went straight to the orphanage. We were great in number, a total of 10 cars are used to go to the orphanage. ( Although not all of them was full >< ). Upon arrival, we prepared all the stuffs needed on that day. We were going to have some fun with the kids and of course with the volunteers itself. We made this activities ourselves, not behalf the name of one of the social organization. 🙂  We blew some balloons, marking the fields with chalks, briefing with the so-called team leaders (These team leaders will lead 10 or more kids, I called it so-called team leaders as we were formed on that day and we knew the games on that day too ! I also didn’t know what to do after being made a team leaders lol ).

Getting know the kids

Getting know the kids

After forming the leaders, we were assigned 10 – 15 kids each team. The “kids” ranged from the toddlers till the teenagers. After being made a team leader, I swear I didn’t know what to do but I was really trying hard to shove off the awkwardness. I tried to know each of them personally and tried to dig as much as I need to know. The kids were really nice. When the MC asked them “Apa kabar???? (means How are you?) “, they replied as loudly as they could “Luar Biasa, YES YES YES ( means AWESOME!! YES YES YES)”. We were really surprised. OMG they were really in sync. 🙂 and finally, it was time for GAMES !

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