Monthly Archives: April 2015

Fundraiser Effort for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Dear everyone,

I am raising funds for the Nepal Red Cross (British Red Cross) who are involved in the rescue and relief efforts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. At this point, the 7.9-magnitude earthquake has taken the lives of almost 2000 people in Kathmandu, and 17 people have been killed in the Mount Everest avalanche.

I have just returned from Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu just 7 days ago. I have experienced the beauty of the country, the friendliness of the people and the humbling culture of the Nepali people. We have made good friends with our guides…who reported that their homes are “broken”.

Spending 2 weeks in the country with authentic and hardworking porters struck a chord in me. I feel compelled to support them with what I can do.

How Can I Contribute?

I would like to offer my book, “Lyn Kong’s Guide to Fitness for Busy People” for sale at RM40 per copy (Malaysia only). All proceeds will be channeled to the British Red Cross  which is my preferred charity organization for this matter.

Why I chose the British Red Cross? Here are the reasons:

  • They assist in identifying local hazards and increase awareness of the risks involved.
  • They provide information on how individuals, families and communities can protect themselves in the event of a disaster.
  • They develop and implement plans so the community is ready to respond to disasters.
  • They respond to disasters more efficiently by training first responders with skills in emergency first aid, and search and rescue.

I will truly appreciate any form of support or contribution in this matter.

What are the methods of contribution?

1) You can purchase my book with a minimum contribution of RM40. (Purchasing procedure listed below)

2) You can make a contribution to my Maybank account and I will channel it for you to the British Red Cross.

Book Purchasing Procedure

  1. Please transfer the preferred amount to my Maybank account: 512491134507 (Kong Phui Lyn)
  2. Once transfer is completed, kindly send an email to: lyn@lynkong.com with the following details:
    1. Name (as per ID):
    2. Mailing Address:
    3. Contact Number:
    4. Quantity of books desired (min RM40 per book):
    5. Image/Copy of the transaction conducted
  3. I will send you a personally autographed copy of the guide book and issue a receipt of transaction in 3 days to your mailing address.

Contribution Procedure

  1. Please transfer the preferred amount to my Maybank account: 512491134507 (Kong Phui Lyn)
  2. Once transfer is completed, kindly send an email to: lyn@lynkong.com with the following details:
    1. Name (as per ID):
    2. Mailing Address:
    3. Contact Number:
    4. Image/Copy of the transaction conducted
  3. I will issue you a receipt of transaction in 3 days to your mailing address.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at : lyn@lynkong.com. I will be more than happy to respond to any queries.

Thank you very much for your support!

Regards,
Lyn Kong.

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Here are some pictures of the Nepali people in their daily lives.

Life of a Nepali Peddlar
Life of a peddlar in Kathmandu.

A City Market in Kathmandu
A City Market during one of my morning walks in Kathmandu

Namche Bazaar
Admiring the sun at Namche Bazaar during our trip up to Everest Base Camp 2 weeks ago (April 12th)

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Post-Everest Base Camp Thoughts.

Having just got back from the mountains of Nepal a week ago, I have been in deep thought over some life philosophies and beliefs that have been ingrained since young and the external influences that have moulded who I am.

For one, I am extremely thankful for the good weather on most days and available hot meals during my trip up Mt Everest and the Himalayan ranges. The meals are regularly rice, noodles and boiled vegetables. They taste bland and we always needed salt and pepper to taste. Nevertheless, it gave me energy and fuel the daily walks AND kept me warm in the night.

One of the most important take-aways is : “It’s the journey that matters, not the destination“. Many days and nights of thoughts, chit chats, bickerings, ideas, positive support and checking-ins with one another…. made the trip fun and interesting. Love you guys for all the “crap” that we went through. THAT made all the difference. 🙂

I am also glad and relieved that the ClimbMax Seekers Team were safe and arrived home well and injury-free. All of us came down with a cough, sore throat or an ache somewhere. Nothing that a good laugh (eg. yak poop jokes) couldn’t cure. On this note, thank you Kim, for being you.

Finally, I am inspired by my parents, aged 63 & 64 years old, who were consistent throughout the treks and never once groused about the harsh conditions nor demands of the trek. Mom didn’t allow the porter to carry her backpack despite being advised to, due to the steepness and never-ending uphill. #proven

The past 2 weeks has been such a great and memorable journey. There is no part of it that I would like to change. From a team of partial strangers, we go to know one another better (positive thoughts, likes/dislikes and habits) and knew how to assist/support each other with words and actions.

Thank you all for your support, well-wishes and prayers that empowered us throughout our trip!

Special thanks goes out to KPT, Rosaleen, Zue, Adeline, Yuen Yee, James Lee and many more for all your support, gear, training/trekking advice in making this trip successful!

FamilyMy parents & I

Team ClimbMax Seekers

Himalayan Range

Dawn in the mountains

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