Saturday, June 23, 2007

No More Hair For Hope

Hello All....

I regret to tell all of you that... i will not be shaving for Hair for Hope this year after all.

Apparently I have missed their application deadline and due to some system limitations and other administration problems, they were not able to give me both the online pledge as well as the pledge card. Without these, I am not confident that I will be able to raise as much funds as I would like to. Therefore, I have made the decision to not take part in this event.

To be honest, I do find them very inflexible and a little..... unfeeling for a charity organization. But hey... let's not judge an organization by its cover. heh~!

However, please do not let me stop you from supporting their cause. If you would still like to donate, i'm sure you know where to go.

Thank you so much everyoneeeee....!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Hair For Hope


I am sure some of you have heard of the news that Daphne Yuan is taking part in the "Hair For Hope" event held this year.

This means that she would be shaving her head for charity, in support for the Children's Cancer Foundation.

Yes you read it right.

Shave her head.


..........I am going to do it with her.

Yes me!

The girl who will always be caught checking out her fringe at every reflection she can find.


On a serious note, I have been contemplating to participate in this event for the longest time! It is definitely not an easy decision for me and I have been thinking so hard about it and asking everyone around me for advice and opinions. I took all of them in. The encouraging and the harsh.

However, it still boils down to me.

What do I want to do and how do I feel about doing it.

To me, my initial and biggest motivation was definitely the donations. If I were able to raise more funds by shaving my head, and try my best to spread the awareness to as many people as I can, I think it's worth it enough for me to do it.

A lot of people have pointed out to me that, there are other ways to do charity. That I dont have to go to such extreme.

I agree.

But I feel that this is one of the ways that I am able to make an impact, big enough to raise (hopefully) a considerable amount of donations.

However, during the time that I was telling my friends about Hair for Hope, I realised that it is more than about the money. I get to not only spread awareness about the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), but also to remind my friends about the importance of giving back to the community.

It does not have to be for the Children's Cancer Foundation. It can be for any social organizations that you believe in.

Sometimes, in the midst of our busy working schedule, I feel that it is important to be reminded of..... the things that really matters in life.... the bigger things in life.
And I feel that....this is one of them.



I am of course here to spread awareness for this particular event that I am participating in, the Hair for Hope, organised by the Children's Cancer Foundation (ccf).

Would really like to call out to everyone to please donate generously (in support of me and daphne) for this event.

As to how..... this is where it gets abit tricky.

Due to my late decision to participate in this event, I was not able to register myself in the ccf website. The website allows people to donate online via credit card.

However, please do still visit the Children's Cancer Foundation website and you can either donate through the general donation website, or you can look for Daphne Yuan in the website and donate through her.

Basically, Daphne agreed to share her online pledge with me!! So please donate through her and leave a message if you wish, to inform me that you have responded to my calling.....


I would also be given Pledge Cards soon where you can donate to me directly. So pleasee... dont be shyyy... hahaha..... come harrass me if you would like to donate!

thank you so much.


ps: and oh.. by the way...Hair for Hope 2007 is happening on 1 July 2007 (Sunday) at Velocity@Novena Square. So... if you would like to be there to witness it. COME! *grin*

Saturday, June 02, 2007

"business" trip

what did i do to deserve this...


i left all my troubles in the office, and went to Manila, Philippines, for training.

5days-4nites in total.

it was a much needed break to be honest. and i am very glad that i got to go!

took Singapore Airlines for the first time man! hehehee... and seriously.. didnt think i was missing anything. I mean... heard so much about Singapore Airlines and how great it is. i guess... they are all the same. Although..... the only thing that i am still very much impressed with is the wide range of tv channels that they have. maaan... my day got even better when i got to watch 。。


been wanting to watch that korean show soooooo much! but i missed it in the movies. and yaaaay that i got to watch it on the plane. was very haaaappy ...!!!!hahahaha..

Aniwae! it was definitely a damn cool experience going to Manila on a "business" trip! hahaha.. still cant help putting the "" on the word business. cos maaaan.... it was very fuuuun!!

and.. i felt like a successful career woman already. travelling around on my own. hahaha.. it was so exciting!

aniwae! some interesting food!

went to a Philippine food buffet. and i obviously was happily helping myself.

and they actually gave away soft toys for every ice tea you order.... wow.

and among all those mess of food....would just like to focus on....


check that out maaaaannn!!! like... a reaaaal leaf man!!! and it tasted good .... like...chips. hahahahaa...

and i realised that Philippinos looooooovee to eat....fatty pork! like seeeriously... dont think you can see from the picture. but there were layers and layers of crispy fats on that pork. I didnt even dare to eat.

and this is a famous dessert! called..."halo halo".


during class....

met my comrades from IBM Indonesia.

she's so funny.and i am still feeling so good about being able to converse with her in comprehensible Bahasa Indonesia. ahahhaha...i'm goood man.

some of my hilarious coursemates!

all such posers...

funny face!!!


Group photo on the last day of the training!

Comprising of malaysians, indonesians, thai, vietnamese, Indian, half-sporean (me) and the Philippinos!


my attempt to make everyone do funny face (even the Philippines manager) ahahahha.. but apparently.. only some responded to my call...

still better than nothing! kekeke..

the non-philippinos!

last picture taking before we all went back to our own countries.

candid shot by the shangri-la staff tired of waiting for us.

okeee... so i guess different countries have different interpretations when i asked them to make "funny face"....... -_-'''