Monday, January 21, 2008

SM Goh Chok Tong at Mountbatten Town Day 2008 - Weekend Snapshot #7



Jaymes and ECL with Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and MP Lim Biow Chuan.

The whole family woke up at 6am to set up booth at our constituency's Town Day. My husband who is a grassroot leader, was 'thrown' a booth to sell something. Within 2 days, we made a mad rush to get products ready for our booth.

We set up the booth before 8am. The weather was cool in the morning, but turned hot later. It was great to see many residents with their families turning up at the event. The children enjoyed themselves the most at the game stalls, They were also treated to free cotton candy, Milo beverage, balloons and snacks.

Several residents' committees have set up booths to sell Chinese New Year products, food and gift items. There were exhibitions by NEA (National Environment Agency), Singapore Police Force, NLB (National Library Board) and LTA (Land & Transport Authority). There was subsidised health screening (S$2) for the residents too.

Residents queuing for health screening.

This event's objective is to promote and enhance understanding, respect. mutual support and interaction among residents of Mountbatten Constituency with different backgrounds. We expect more than 2,000 residents to turn up.

The 5 Members of Parliament from Marine Parade GRC, including Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong were greeted by a God of Fortune, 8 dancing lions and a dragon.

SM Goh and MP Lim with contestants from 3-generation families.

SM Goh went round the booths with the MPs. He stopped by our booth to have a chat with us. He asked Jaymes where was he studying. When he heard Jaymes was in SHATEC, he gave an approving nod and commented that Jaymes would never have to worry about a job with the opening of the IRs (Integrated resorts with casinos, theme parks and shopping malls) !

We didn't make a killing that day. We packed up and went off early to shop for plants at ex-MP Andy Gan's nursery.... and met MM Lee Kuan Yew's younger brother. It was a good day for meeting VVIPs......


Weekend Snapshot

54 comments:

  1. At M.P town? Check out that big grin on ur face :) My 2 kiddos would have loved the game booths there..rather than "helping" us LOL!!

    Gosh, this weekend has been a complete nitemare!Last chore, scrubbing the floors (bang.wall)

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  2. Sounds like a fun day, and what can I say....purple rocks!

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  3. looks like another fruitful week for you and your family! nice shots!

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  4. wow! a day to meet some of the most important people of your country, what a nice way to spend the weekend.

    Looks like you've been to Manila a lot of times already.

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  5. Sounds like a great day and you got some good snapshots of it.

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  6. Wow..!! a picture with SM Goh..!! priceless..!! gotta frame it up..!! Yer see .. i told you Jaymes is gonna be famous in his own rights.. ;)

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  7. what a busy,fun,sociable and family day!

    i like the purple shirts :)

    happy WS and thanx for dropping by :)

    re:yes,my hair has natural curls :)

    cheers,
    ghee
    http://akoni.info

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  8. wah wah... so best... u meet so many VVVIPs, means u oso veli importants...

    *bow low low*

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  9. napaboaniya,
    Next time when there are community events, I'll let you know so you can bring your kids for a fun day.

    Relax lah, woman. Health and family is more important than a spotlessly clean house!

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  10. Princess Doreen,
    It's a nice purple colour but I find the purple looks weird on men. hehe....

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  11. hipncoolmomma,
    I visited Manila many times. I enjoyed my stay there every time. Lots of good food and great shopping.

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  12. mamabok,
    Yes, I'm framing the picture up. And lots more of photos with VIPs! hehe....

    Jaymes is more popular than me leh!

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  13. leonard,
    Yes. hehe...

    The weather in Genting Highlands is cooling ah. Wish I were there. sigh.

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  14. What a nice one! It's cool if my place here got such event.. =p

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  15. OMG ... I *knew* you are a celebrity of some sort! Photo'ing with SM GCT. That is so way cool!

    Hey, how come you are not wearing the same color as your son, your hubby (?), and SM GCT?

    Hmmm.

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  16. wilfrid,
    Purposely don't want to wear. I want to stand out mah. hehehe.....

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  17. waaah, more than 2 minutes of fame liao... with photograph summore! I don't think I've ever met a politician. closest I ever got was my friend who wanted to get into politics and joined a party... lol!

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  18. May,
    Definitely more than 2 minutes of fame. hehehe.....

    Not many people like politicians, they prefer Superstars!

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  19. wa...this kinda activity is reli good...not only get to sell stuff...also get to meet ppl and build relationships with friends and new people!
    somemore got vips! super!

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  20. Hi lynnwei,
    Yes, great for networking and VIP watching. hehe...

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  21. day-dreamer,
    Mr Goh is very tall. It was tiring for me to talk to him because I have to look up at him all the time.

    Another tall man is our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. hehe...

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  22. looks like you had fun!! I love Singapore...I lived there for nearly 2 years...

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  23. As a network evangelist from Norway, I would say you and your family really did a good job - nice shots too!

    Wishing you a wonderful week :-)

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  24. Where is the baby in SM Goh arms, when you took your picture with SM Goh ? Make him carry your grandchild next time leh! :P

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  25. wah, nice time i shake your hands i also cannot wash liao. heeheehee.

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  26. of cos i meant "next time" haisayyy so paiseh. lol

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  27. very happening weekend you got there. thanks for sharing :)


    my entry is up, too. have a great week ahead :)

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  28. Wah! The congregation of Barneys ah? Muahahaha!!

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  29. Very interesting weekend. Happy Tuesday.

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  31. Nice picture with SM Goh!

    I like your blog and therefore have selected to tagged you.

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    Good luck!

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  32. Judging from his beer belly, GCT must be enjoying his SM lifestyle these days :)

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  33. What a great weekend! Literally rubbing shoulders with SM Goh Chok Tong!

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  34. It must have been a fun and memorable day for everyone. Glad you had a chance to meet some important people.

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  35. Oh! I missed this :p Wished I have known abt this earlier, then I can visit you at your booth. :)

    We do join in this kind of event in our neighbourhood too :) And we are staying very close to each other :)

    I'm not sure if you noticed, when SM Goh visit the neighbourhood, you will see the cleaner doing a more thorough job and they will even do paint touchup under the block.

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  36. lz mommy,
    Every time a VIP visit the ward, the cleaners will be busy cleaning, washing and making repairs to the estate. It's not news and not only for SM Goh.

    Which constituency are you in? Marine Parade? We have to meet up for tea some time.

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  37. Let me mentioned this incident I had while I was in primary school. There was this girl who was posted to my class, a Singapore PR, and her grades were really bad. Until when she met one of the prime minister(s) (forgot which one though) and not only get to rub hands with them, she also appeared on TV with them, unintentional though. And after that "chance encounter", her grades suddenly improved (no doubt she also studied hard too) and she went to a top Secondary school. Blast it! I was so jealous of her. Seems like it's really good fortune to rub shoulders with "celebs" like S. R. Nathan, Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Long, etc. Their good luck and fortune sort of rub off onto you. Now, I am jealous of you liao...

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  38. Cool blog & pictures! Where is Andy Gan's nursery located?

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