7th February 2005, 05:17 PM
Towels Stall at Chinatown, pls help
THINKING of buying new toiletries such as towels for the coming Chinese New
Remember the circulated email about this old ah pek, selling towels @
Chinatown Complex (the big market at Pagoda street...where currently all the
Chinese new year stalls are situated)....hence while shopping for Chinese
New Year goods, why not just drop by his stall...
* For those who have no idea....in short...this ah pek appeared in one of
the Channel U TV program, featuring him & his 2 retarded
daughters...apparently, selling towels has been his livelihood & has been
providing for his 2 grown up daughters...Besides household chores, he has to
wash his daughter's clothes & bedsheets as they are not agile enough to go
to the toilet...... he was offered the government financial grant where he
is entitled to claim $240 per month but was rejected by him...reason being
that he feels that he is still capable of supporting himself & was fortunate
to have his own small stall.... hence, he wanted the $$ to be channelled to
other people who might need this $$ more than him.*
That program was about 2-3 years back. The last time my fren visited him, he was
wearing a very old T-shirt, greeting me with smile when my friend
approached him to buy towels. But on 18 Jan 2005 when my friend went to the stall,
he was seen sitting on a wheelchair, looking sickly & senile....his hand
seems to be swollen & unable to move.... (looks like stroke) an uncle who
is helping him to mann the stall commented that the ah pek is not in good
health & he is just
helping him...despite of his health, he still insisted to be at his stall
everyday. Though he is unable to serve the customers, he will still sit on
his wheelchair & be by his stall...
I would like to take this opportunity to urge everyone of you...esp on this
joyous occasion where happiness & joy is filled along the streets of pagoda,
DO look out for this ah pek who is at this small, un-noticed corner at the
Chinatown Complex....My friend went there at ard 8pm & he is still there....his
stall unit number is #01-186 ( if you forgot, just ask around the other
stall holders abt this ah pek with 2 retarded daughters..) Help him out by
buying his towels......Even though it is just a $1 hand-towel.....and trust
me, you will not feel that it is a waste of time, going all the way to his
stall just to buy towels.....you never know, be it $1 or $10 (for 3 big
towels).........a small charitible act would definately help to boost this
old pek's wish to maintain this stall & ability to support himself till the
end of his time...
i know alot of people would surely make the trip down to Chinatown to enjoy the ambience of lunar new
year..............By drop by..... you never know YOU will just make a
difference to his small earnings for that day.............* May you be
blessed with luck & health in the coming lunar new year* ..........
Many Many Thanks to You
Last edited by Ling Nightsky; 7th February 2005 at 05:20 PM.
7th February 2005, 06:23 PM
Very commendable! I will ask my friend to go there! I am in HK or else I would love to buy towels..........
This man is an inspiration for us.........
7th February 2005, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the infor. Will support his stall.
9th February 2005, 01:49 AM
Just heard from my girlfriend that one of his daughters is at a home, but the other still with him......