When we stopped working for Revitacura, we moved on - basically we just hopped over the fence to our neighbors, the lovely people from the Panorama Hotel (or Paranormal Hotel, as we sometimes call it). Now we are living here at the staff quarters, and helping the family Yanee and Ayam with renovating and organising their run-down hotel.
The hotel belongs to the father of Yanee and had been empty for a long time. Now they want to restart the business - and it's hard work! But together with their 4 kids they moved from busy Kuala Lumpur to the countryside of Langkawi Island, loving it!
We are helping them finding volunteers, renovate rooms, bringing the garden back to life and order, catering, and I also did some paintings for their lobby - the for Langkawi typical hornbills!
During Ramadan we helped our neighbors, the Panorama Hotel, with their dinner for the orphans of Langkawi. A group of the cutest and best behaved girls and boys came over to have some prayers, and then food, followed by prayers and food.
We all got traditional Malaysian clothes from the hotel, and it was a fun and humbling experience to be part of this. This is what Ramadan (and Islam) is really about, remembering the poor and less fortunate, and giving something back.
During Ramadan you are only allowed to eat before sunrise and after sunset. At the end of the day you break the fast with something sweet, traditionally dates. After that the feast can start.
(All photos are from Nate, a volunteer of the Panorama Hotel - the guy in the 4th photo).