Since I join the KEP in Theresia Church, we have to visiting a ‘panti’ at least one. I and my group still dont have any idea where to go, so we join the other team. Luckily, they allow me with pleasure. haha.
Today we go to Panti Wreda Melania at Rempoa Bintaro. We met at Tante Lucy house at jalan Lombok Menteng. I was surprised when I get there, thought that I was the first. But i was wrong, the others already came. what a pity. hehe.
I, Mely, dan Jimmy joined tante Lucy and his husband in one car. Because the only one who knew the way was tante Lucy, so we lead the trip. However, we got lost because we, (tnt lucy and mely), talk too much. we passed the toll gate.
We arrived at panti at about 10 o’clock. Grandma and Grandpa welcomed us. They are 50 in total, 45 woman and 5 man. Almost of them used wheel-chair, and there rest need guidance to walk. There are three nurse who take care of them. I saw their face, they were so happy. We assembly at Chapel. Levi opened the talk. We sing together, dance, hear the Grandma and Grandpa sing. I was proud of them, they still have a good voice and memories.
I met Grandma Ana, she is from Gorontalo but spent her childhood at Makassar. Finally i can used my makassar accent. hahaha. Also Grandma Jeanny, the woman with good english. She can not speak Bahasa. We talked many things, she give me some advice, encourage me. Oh, she also talked about Jonathan Parapak when I told her that I am from toraja. She said that she was his secretary, she knew him so well.Jonathan is a famous man from Toraja. She adored him so much. She said that she saw him in me. HAHAH.. ohh.. aminnn..
There still a question that untold. I am curious why they are there. Are they sent by their relatives? Are they visited regularly? I heard many that some family send their parents to panti because they wont to take care of their parents. A grandma tell me that she was very bore because there is nothing to do there. Just eat, sleep, sit, and do it again.
After share the present to them, we permit to leave. Tante Yeyen and Koko invited us to have lunch together at JW Marriot. Oh, thaks God for your blessing today. We eat so many food. You know, anak kost. As usual. After that we went to Theresia to attend mass at 5pm.