The Lifesquad

We were looking for Indonesian food the other week. An officemate had mentioned there were a lot of those sold in Chow Kit. So, one spontaneous Saturday afternoon (aka Yana's birthday), the girls and I decided to venture into KL's, uhm, red light district to hunt for Indo food. When we got there, we did find our bakso and rawon. But not only that, I happened to stumble upon some heartwarming memories as well.

"Oh, look! There's Krash Pad! That's where we went for our Lifesquad last time. They have a branch for teens in this area, too."

The Lifesquad. Way back in 2011, I came up with the idea of forming a group who could do volunteer services in KL and beyond. The Japan earthquake happened around that time. My heart was just filled with the burden to make a difference in society. Because of what was happening all over the world, the least I - we - could do was make a difference where I - we - was or were at now.

Thus the group. Things happened and we eventually disbanded. But hey, we were able to have four conquests (as we called them then). We went to Fallen Leaves (now Reboot the Roots) to validate and learn from people recovering from substance abuse. We went to both Krash Pad's kids and teens centers to have artistic activities and feeding programs, too.

Anyone could volunteer in our group. There was no such thing as race or religion - just people with a heart for the community, people wanting to learn and share what they have.

I wonder if we could do something like that again. Not really for Lifesquad Season 2, but, you know, just gather and do something bigger than ourselves again. My friends have been going to homeless feeding programs and have been doing some volunteer street arts - I wonder what else we could do?

How about you? Do you have ideas on what you - or we, if you are in KL - could do?