4A(14) Abbie Lam
This time, as a senior, I go more confidence to ask the elderly questions. I got to understand more about them and their condition. In some ways, I felt quite sorry for them and I wish I could do more to help them. It was interesting to know about their history and information about them. They were really grateful for our visit and I was glad to hear that. This experience has helped me understand them more now. I wish I was better at Chinese, so I can ask them more questions as I was curious. They seem to have a simple life here in Hong Kong. I want to be able to help them more so I can see more elderlies being happy!
4F(28) Thapa Shalina
Throughout this activity, I have experienced that I am really close or attached to elderly people especially. I love to listen to them, they feel comfortable talking to us, which is really nice.
And I have learnt that, respecting and elderly presence are precious and important, they will taught me life values, which were useful as they have already gone through. I have learnt to respect and he really patient. I have gained memories. I feel proud to be volunteering and leading and guiding the junior forms. Overall, I learnt to cooperate as well with my group mates.
We had to lead the lower form students to find and talk to the elderly. However, we could not find the place ourselves, it took us 30 minutes to find the place and at the end we only had 15 minutes to talk to the elderly. She was cooking food when we entered. She seemed extremely delighted to have us. Her home was beautifully decorated with photos of her family. We asked if she lives with them and she sadly said no. However, she seemed to be pretty happy and content with what she had. Therefore I have learnt to adjust to my surroundings and be content with whatever I have. Moreover, I have learnt to care for and guide younger people.
1E(3) Jan Chan
At first, although I had experiences in the past, I was scared because I didn’t really know how to deal with elderly. I was so nervous that my legs were shaking when my group was at the door. But when I entered the house, I saw a friendly-looking lady with a huge smile on her face. My heart was still pounding but not as much. We talked for a while and I started to get used to talk to her. I’ve learnt a lot about the life of an elderly, the fact that the lady’s husband passed away and she doesn’t have any children just breaks my heart. I have learnt that we really need to treasure what we have now because we don’t know what the future holds. We left with a huge smile on our faces and hopefully the lady will enjoy the dumpling we gave her!
1B(27) Winki Tsang
After the visit to the elderly’s home, I learned a lot of things! The elderly that I visited, she is Mrs. Wong, she is really nice as she asked us if we need some tea when we just go inside her home. One of the things that I have learnt is to be thankful. Firstly, Mrs. Wong is really thankful for us to come and chat with her, so I think I should be thankful that I have a family to support me whenever I am in need. Secondly, I should be thankful for what I have, like friends, they are always by my side when I am lonely or sad. Besides that, I also learnt that electronic devices are not a must that we use it for entertainment, it is just an accessory. We can play board games, chess or just chatting with friends face-to-face! It is just easy as that. Also, I have learnt that having a healthy body is really important to everyone!
1J(10) Nina Guan
1M(34) Nicole Yeung