A Joyous Children’s Day

Waiting to enter the movie theater with joy and excitement!

Waiting to enter the movie theater…

At the movie theater

With joy and excitement!

On May 30th, the day before International Children’s Day, the elementary school children in the LHI Fuzhou Home, escorted by brother Liu, participated in some celebration programs organized by our  Fuzhou district Educational Bureau and the “Caring for the Next Generation” Committee. The children went to see a 3D Japanese cartoon movie in the morning. After lunch, they went to create their own cakes in a bakery. They certainly had a fun day!

3D Glasses 3d Glasses

 

It was their first time watching a 3D movie in Movie Theater.

The children are filled with excitement, curiosity, and joy!

 

 

 

 

Steak Peace Steak Cutting

The dinner meal included eating steak in a Western restaurant.

Some kids are not accustomed to using forks and knives, so they switch to chopsticks instead.

 

 

 

 

 

Apron Peace Apron Ready

Aprons strapped around neck and waist, with tools laid out, the children are really feeling like professional bakers.

 

 

 

 

Spreading Frosting Squeezing Chocolate

 

Children are learning how to make cakes while wholeheartedly following the master’s instructions.

They are putting their rich imagination into their work!

 

 

Cake Pose Finished Cake

Children are enjoying their achievement and feeling pretty good about themselves!

Designing and making their own cakes is a fresh, eye-opening experience for the children.

 

Tree Cake Masterpiece

It helps them realize life is rich and colorful and enriches their knowledge.

We wish to see such a big smile on the children’s faces every day!

 

 

Kiwi Yum

Happy Children’s Day!

Mr. Wong Zhong Quan: Doing My Job Wholeheartedly Is An Obligation

Mr. Wong’s unique skills include cutting, slicing, and flipping vegetables      at lightning speed, simultaneously looking at and chatting with people.

Mr. Wong’s unique skills include cutting, slicing, and flipping vegetables at lightning speed, simultaneously looking at and chatting with people

There is no argument among the people living in the Guangling Children’s Home, adults or kids, over the statement that Mr.Wong’s cooking is awesome! He strikes a nearly perfect balance among techniques, color, and nutrition, as well as styles in his cooking. Needless to say, the kids love his cooking. Even the new staff member, Shi Huili, who doesn’t eat much at all due to her sickness now has a bigger appetite for his cooking.

 

 

There are some samples of the weekly menu Mr. Wong created.  What do you think? Isn’t his handwriting neat?

There are some samples of the weekly menu Mr. Wong created. What do you think? Isn’t his handwriting neat?

 

Owing to his experience of serving in the military, cooking 3 meals every day for 30 plus soldiers, he has no problem doing everything in the kitchen by himself. He changes the menu on a weekly basis to meet the health needs and tastes of the kids. The variety and variation of the menu often attracts the kids to want to find out what will be served for the next day or two. They want to know in advance, so they can wait for their favorite meal expectantly.

 

 

Mr. Wong gives the kids their haircuts in his spare time

Mr. Wong gives the kids their haircuts in his spare time

Besides being a great cook, Mr. Wong is quite skilled in another area, that is in giving haircuts. The public school which our kids attend have strict requirements for hair style. It can be summed up as long hair is not allowed, applying to both boys and girls. Getting a haircut costs about 10 yuan per child in a typical barber shop, a big expenditure for the Children’s Home. So Mr. Wong took up another job: giving the kids’ their haircuts. Don’t underestimate his ability in this job; he actually enjoys quite a fine reputation for his excellence in this skill. He started to learn the skill when he was only 15. After joining the military at 18, he cut the hair for all soldiers in his unit. Before coming to the Children’s Home, he also gave free haircuts to his colleagues at the previous workplace. One of the colleagues even wrote a poem paying tribute to his excellent skills and heart of service.

Mr. Wong is an observant and caring uncle in the eyes of the kids. If a kid is recently picky with food, or if a kid eats too much and too fast, Mr. Wong can spot it immediately. He often gives reminders to the kids while they are eating, such as not to waste food, only get what you can eat, wash hands before eating, dry the chopsticks and spoons after cleaning, don’t use too much dish detergent, etc. Kind and caring reminders like these are said by him all the time.

Kids often play board games and learn tricks from Mr. Wong. Mr. Wong gives the kids haircuts in his spare time.

Kids play board games and learn tricks from Mr. Wong.

When asked how he views his current job, its meaning and value, Mr. Wong answered with a smile, “Whatever job I hold, when it is my responsibility, I give it my best. It is simply an obligation to do it wholeheartedly. ”