For most of us, birthdays usually mean cake and presents from our loved ones. On occasion, we may splurge and get ourselves something nice as a birthday present.
However, for idols, they receive extravagant gifts from fans who pool together to do something for their beloved idol. This year, fans of Malaysian singer-songwriter Azora Chin (You Zhang Jing, 尤长靖) made some hefty donations, all for this idol’s birthday.
The Johor-born artist celebrated his 27th birthday just yesterday (19th September). In conjunction with his celebration, Azora announced the release of his latest music video “Begin (启)”. However, that wasn’t all that happened on his birthday. In an effort to show their appreciation for him, Malaysian fans announced two charities they had donated to in honour of the artist.
Azora’s fanpage on Facebook “You Chang Jing See You Station (尤长靖惜尤seeyou个站)” revealed that the first charity was a dog shelter. According to the post, the shelter named “Puppy’s Loving Home” in Selangor which currently hosts over 250 dogs. RM919 had been donated under Azora’s name in hopes of providing food and other necessities for the dogs. They chose the number 919 specifically as his birthday is on the 19th of September.
The second place they donated to was the Batu Pahat Huaren Secondary School. This time, they donated RM5000 to Azora’s alma mater! The fanpage explained there were students who could not afford the fees due to the pandemic. They hope the money will help students facing difficulties and allow them to continue their education in their own mother tongue.
Azora is currently developing his career overseas in China. In addition to releasing his music, the artist has also appeared on the show “Rap Star 2 (说唱听我的2)” as a mentor. He’s been slowly gaining a following thanks to both his music career and his appearance on the show.
Although Azora may not be present in the country, he has certainly inspired his fans to help where they can. The gift his fans have given him may not be physical, but it’s certainly appreciated, if not by the artist then by those it helps.
Check out his new mv below: