Monday, July 27, 2015

Hair For Hope 2015 - SG50

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On 26th July (Sunday), my husband and several friends participated in the Hair for Hope 2015 head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer.

A few months ago, when the organiser approached my husband for his support for this cause, he volunteered without hesitation. I am not as brave as him, I have too much worries. :P

It is my husband's first time shaving his head for charity.


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We arrived early at a mall in the morning to collect his T-shirt and then patiently queued for his turn to go on stage with hundreds of participants. A few friends turned up to give their support.

We posed for photos before the head shaving.


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Once on stage, the group had their heads shaved within minutes. Our friends happily posed for more photos after the head shaving.

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These lovely folks could not help showing off their new looks. LOL


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Ex-actor Alan Tern and his wife, actress Priscelia Chan were at the event. Alan gladly posed for me. He still looked handsome after the shave. :D

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This family participated too. What a sweet moment!

Many of the participants are doing this to raise awareness about the pain that children go through when they have cancer and the help that they need. I am very proud of my husband and our friends.



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Masak Masak 2015 @ National Museum of Singapore


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Brought my nephews to the National Museum of Singapore on a Sunday to have fun at the annual Children's Season held during the June school holidays.

They had a great time making origami items and playing with the exhibits. There were several large replicas of  country flag erasers. They brought back happy childhood memories for my husband and I. We used to buy these erasers when we were in primary school. :D

Then there is the telephone exhibit which many kids (and a few adults) enjoying playing.  

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While the kids were enjoying themselves playing with new-found friends at the playground, we went upstairs to take a look at the memorial exhibition on the life and work of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.  

We returned half an hour later to bring the reluctant kids to lunch. :)

We will be back. :)









Monday, June 08, 2015

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - Table Tennis (Women's Team Semi-final)

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Received two complimentary tickets for women and men table tennis semi finals/finals.

Watched the competitions at Singapore Indoor Stadium with my husband who is an avid table tennis player.

Singapore women's table tennis team is guaranteed of a medal after defeating Malaysia 3-0. Paddlers Yu Mengyu, Feng Tianwei and Isabelle Li will face Thailand in the finals.

Go Singapore team! Go!

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Sabah Quake : Day of National Remembrance for Singapore

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PM Lee Hsien Loong has declared 8 June, a Day of National Remembrance for Singapore. State flags on all Government buildings are flown at half-mast. One minute of silence will be observed at the beginning of the day at all SEA Games venues.

So heart breaking to learn that 8 bodies recovered from Mount Kinabalu have been identified as 1 teacher and 6 students from Tanjong Katong Primary School (TKPS), and an adventure guide who was with them. As a mother, my heart aches badly for the parents of the 6 children who perished at such young tender ages.

Thanks to the Malaysian authorities, the search and rescue teams and hospital staff in KK, and all our officers in KK and Singapore who are working tirelessly in the rescue and recovery efforts.

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DPM Tharman and Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat arriving at TKPS 

Together with hundreds of Singaporeans, I visited the Condolence Site at Tanjong Katong Primary School's (TKPS) this afternoon to pay my tribute. DPM Tharman and Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat arrived a while later.

Please pray for those that have yet to be found ... 2 more Singaporeans are out there. Deepest condolences to the parents of the victims. May the families and students of TKPS get strength during this difficult time.


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When an earthquake occurred on the early morning of 5 June, Mount Kinabalu was affected. A group of 30 local mountain guides (mainly Dusuns of Ranau) geared up for a rescue mission of stranded climbers up on top of the mountain.
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Notice the size of the boulder that fell. Three mountain guides were seen heading up to provide assistance. The falling rocks from above completely wiped out the original wooden staircase. Climbers were stranded for nearly an hour while the mountain guides slashes trees and create a safe new path for the climbers to descend.

The route at Mount Kinabalu were covered by fallen rocks and boulders. Rescuers and stranded climbers have to pass though the debris field.

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Two mountain guides Robbi Sapingg and Joseph Selungin died while helping climbers. The mountain guides are going beyond their duties, risking their lives in order to continue the rescue mission.

Photo credit : Safrey Sumping Ssp

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Photo credit : MountKinabalu.com

I salute all these unsung heroes of Friday's quake. On behalf of Singapore, I thank all of you!

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