Cycle to China
AMOUNT TO UNLOCK: RM100,000
Project created from 13 April 2016
Fundraising for the needy can be a challenge, but if you put your mind to it, it can also be a great adventure. #cycletochina
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Home refurbishment updates
Currently we have completed 6 homes, with 9 in Kelantan is still under construction.
Total homes funded to date is 15 and total funds disbursed is RM81,300.
Early next year, we are looking at a few more homes to be repaired.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts at #ProjekWumah2 for your generosity in reaching out to the needy and giving them a home, making this project a successful reality.
#cycletochina #projekwumah2 #spreadalittlelove #makeithappen #webecommunity
From Hong Kong to Malaysia
I think my safe return would be the best birthday present for mom. She celebrates her 80th this Saturday.
Been an unbelievable adventure, but it's time to go home. Goodbye from #cycletochina.
#home #kedahan #malaysian
A sumptuous dinner
Last night I hosted my long lost relatives to a sumptuous dinner.
14 of them turned up and I was meeting most of them for the first time. My two cousins, their wives, children, in-laws and grandkids. It was a joyous occasion. We ate well and had some beverages, although the vinegar wine was quite something else.
We exchanged many stories as we dug deeper into the history of our respective families. They recounted stories of the 3 brothers' visit in '89. I also conveyed my family's love and best wishes as requested.
Towards the end of the dinner, I snuck away to pay the bill, only to find out that my niece had already settled. I felt embarrassed and insisted that I picked up the bill, to which my niece just shrugged and told me to not worry about it.
She told me, "Look, don't worry about it. Let us buy dinner to welcome you especially since you cycled all the way here. While it is true that life was tough in the old days, times have changed and we are doing much better now. It is no longer like the old days when returning family were 'obliged' to give us a treat. Not anymore."
I felt even worse after that. Yet at the same time I was glad that things are much better for those who were 'left behind', so to speak. It must have given her a great deal of pride for my niece to say that to me.
We tend to forget that China has moved up at a phenomenal pace. In many ways I was glad that the stereotype of the Chinese relatives' expectations had been defied. I suppose things have come full circle. Nevertheless I would still have liked to have bought that dinner, in representing my family, even if it was merely symbolic. Another day perhaps?
Before we parted ways, I presented my cousins with my beloved Kedah flag. I had cycled so far and so long in the hope of finding someone at the village to hand the flag to. And I found them.
We embraced as we bid each other farewell. We hugged tightly, perhaps quietly knowing that we may never see each other again. It was an awkward goodbye, and I think we all struggled to have the last word.
But at least I know the cycle was not in vain. At least I know that in this part of the world at which I arrived the hard way befitting the hardship my ancestors endured, I found my family. And for that, to borrow a term from a friend, this journey has been a fairytale.
#ancestralhome #Taishan #cycletochina #webecommunity
PROJECT UPDATE TITLE: 4,000km
At the end, the emotions got the better of me. The last 10 km were all tears. Those of joy and a sense of accomplishment. To be where my roots are from is unbelievably surreal. The journey had everything in it to make all of this worthwhile.
Mom was the first to know. It was an emotional phone call, for sure. She said "I love you" and that was good enough for me.
Thank you, each and every one of you who rode this with me. It has been my privilege, truly. Allow me settle my nerves and emotions and I shall write later. I need to go and find some nasi kandar first.
Thank you team #projekwumah2.
Thank you #webecommunity for keeping the faith
Welcome to Taishan.
For the final time, #cycletochina Day #69 is completed. Mission is accomplished.
#JustWuIt #kedahan #malaysian
#cycletochina Day #56 is completed, in Hanoi AND survived the traffic. Can't believe we made it. 3,355km from Alor Setar. Had I known, I would've flown.
#JustWuIt #makeithappen #webecommunity #projekwumah2 #aiyohkayuh
3 more homes
We are happy to announce that we have started repairing 3 more homes under #ProjekWumah2, an initiative under #CycleToChina by none other than Mr. David Wu , celebrating his marking of 3000km.
This home is located in Kedah, David's birthplace. Let’s lend our support for his efforts, his strength and his passion.
Watch out for updates as we have more to show you. Let's be the change and show as Malaysians, we are united in making positive change. Be proud to call ourselves Malaysians, a community that cares!
Thank you #webecommunity for the platform.
Project progress update
Batu 12 Gombak house, where the daughter fell through the floor due to a rotting floorboard. The house is now being repaired and is 50% done, targeted to finish by the end of the month.
Thank you to Uncle David Wu, who agreed to continue with #ProjekWumah2, under the #CycleToChina initiative backed by #webecommunity.
David Wu has decided to donate the amount unlocked under webe community amounting to RM100k, which was initially meant to fund his Cycle to China trip.
Now more houses can be repaired and more families will get the chance to have a better quality of life. It’s about giving them hope. Let's show how we Malaysians are a caring society!
Thank you to #webecommunity for the opportunity to #makeithappen.
Made it across to Cambodia!
Another box ticked. Awesome!
Day 14, we are calling it.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the oldest cycling gang in the universe will be rocking and rolling into Bangkok on Sat 21st May, one day ahead of schedule.
So any Malaysians in BKK who would like to meet or congratulate the geriatrics on bikes, come along to Admiral Premier Hotel at Sukhumvit 23.
We are gonna party!
But before all that, it's 100 km to the royal town of Hua Hin first.
#makeithappen #JustWuIt #webecommunity #aiyohkayuh
Cycle to China is moving from Hat Yai to Songkla
Some of you may wonder why am I posting about Cycling to China, right?
This a is a project collaboration between us and David Wu under Projek Wumah #2, a project that helps to repair homes that needs TLC and giving new hope to the residents of the homes.
David has decided to cycle to China to understand and learn about his roots and ancestors. He has also pledged to collect funds to repair more homes while cycling 4,000km to China.
While providing food aid to the needy, we came across homes that need help. Therefore we decided to work with David based on his experience in repairing 15 homes after the Kelantan flood. We thought it would be a good collaboration between us as we have never repaired houses before.
This project is generously backed by webe community.
#makeithappen #webecommunity #cycletochina #projekwumah2
Malaysian man to cycle 4,000km to China for charity
NST covers more about Projek Wumah and its objectives for #cycletochina
Cycle to China has been unlocked!
You made it happen. David Wu will #cycletochina, while Hayati Ismail begins repairing homes. This is all because of you, the supporters. Be sure to keep up with David and Hayati’s adventures on: facebook.com/webecommunity
And we're off!
Thanks to everyone who came this morning. What a send-off. A bit emotional but you guys are all amazing. Best birthday present ever.
I'm a lucky man.
4 generations of Wu.
4 generations of Wu.
The late Ng Hoong Ken (great grandfather), the late Ng Poh Kiat (grandfather), the late Ng Soin Jin @ Wu Chuan Ying (dad) and last but not least...
Beyond that, 2 more generations have also followed since my grandfather got on that boat a long time ago, making it a total of 6 generations.
Come ride with me as I attempt to retrace my family history and discover my ancestral origins. It will be fascinating I am certain, even for me.
And wouldn't it be wonderful to use this opportunity to also help make a difference in the lives of others?
Starts 6th May 2016 @ Alor Setar
#cycletochina #JustWuIt #makeithappen #projekwumah2 #malaysian #webecommunity
3 Days To Go
A memento at every destination
Greetings from Southern Thailand
Crossing into Cambodia
Where there is wheels, there is a way.
Batu 12 Gombak house in progress
"Let's fix it together!"
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