Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Monkey on my roof....


We want development, development and progress. See what is happening? This mama monkey and baby plus two 'teenagers' (they went down the other side) comes to my home almost everyday. Was it a mistake for me to give them some bread? Mama monkey even stretched out her arm (asking for food) when I spotted her up on the balcony. I've heard stories of how these macaques ransacked and wrecked kitchens/homes. Now the question is....To feed or not to feed? A sad situation, no?:o(

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tibicos Grains/mushrooms--How to make Tibicos

Have you heard of Tibicos grains/mushrooms? I checked the web and found many sites giving descriptions of these sugary grains. They are known by different names in different parts of the world. Water kefir grains, Chinese mushrooms, Tibetan mushrooms, etc. Just do a search on the web and you can read up more on this tiny thing. According to the site Wikipedia they are actually a culture of bacteria and yeast held in a polysaccharide matrix created by the bacteria Tibicos drink supposedly can cure many ailments. Some call it the 'miracle drink'. I was given a bottle of it and a container of the mushrooms. My friend told me that she used to have problems with her fingers. It was painful for her to use a pair of scissors. She consumed Tibicos for 20 days plus (still consuming) and it had helped her. Her nerves have 'loosened up'. Where I'm concerned it was one of my foot. I find it very uncomfortable wearing a pair of court shoes. Foot reflexology treatment was what I've been going for. I consumed this drink and my foot isn't that bad now. Well, it could be psychological but then, pain is something no one can hide. Check it out on the web for other testimonies. I decided to learn how to make this 'miracle' drink. Above is a picture of a bottle of the Tibicos drink.The two pictures above show the tibicos mushrooms or kefir grains. The colour varies due to the grade of pure cane sugar used to make the drink.Above pictures shows how the drink looks like with the sugar, water and grains mixed together. Leave it to stand undisturbed in a place away from sunlight. Do not use water with chlorine. Only pure cane sugar can be used for the fermentation. Picture above shows the right kind to be used. Remember it is not brown castor sugar. Mixture is ready to be sieved after 24 hours of brewing. Chill it in the refrigerator. Use only glass containers and plastic sieve. 300gms of the grains to 650ml of mineral water with 150gm of brown sugar. That is how I make my Tibicos drink. It tastes a little bit like red wine if you are wondering about the taste. If you are interested in this Tibicos, you can either email me for a container of the mushrooms/grains. The mushrooms will multiply on their own so you only need to get them once from me. You will be taught how to prepare the drink. Remember that the drink or the grains are not to be sold. They are to be passed around free. :o)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dried black mushrooms from China 有防腐劑

[Information obtained from a forwarded email.]
It has been found that Mushrooms from China contain carbon disulfide
in them. Not sure what this chemical does if consumed and the amount
of concern.

So I googled to do a quick check out and found that carbon disulfide
is a pesticide/fungicide with acceptable/legal residue levels defined
for fresh/dried foods.

Anyway, safest is to dump the soak liquid and not use it in the cooking
process. China's regulations are questionable. This message is to
warn you against using the water you soak your mushrooms in.

Most of the mushrooms on the market are from China, and
are contaminated with chemicals (I think it is carbon disulfide,
or disulfide, (correct me if I am wrong) which are soluble in water.

You must discard the water that you soak the dried mushrooms in to
soften it.

According to Mr. L.W. Chan of the Health Department, most mushrooms
were smuggled into the country from China. The recent opening of
traffic between China and Taiwan made it difficult for the government
to control these illegal activities.

We can only suggest that we should best use Taiwanese mushrooms or
Japanese Shiitake Mushrooms.

It is advisable to soak them in water before cooking and the
water used to soak the mushrooms must be thrown away.

Mr. Chan continued to say that it is customary and a common practice
for people to cook the mushrooms with the water saved from soaking.

This habit should stop, because most fertilizers used in farming were
water soluble.

We still do not know the outcome of how the Japanese are looking at
our research but according to their tests in the past, it was known
that the mushrooms were contaminated by the fertilizer.

Mushrooms originally contained sulfur and when mixed in with
fertilizer, the carbonate test showed a 20% higher reading on carbon disulfide
which made it difficult to obtain a reliable reading on results.
Better be safe than sorry! :o)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Event for Dog Lovers - 27 November 2010

On the 27th November dogs will be socializing in BMCC (Bukit Mertajam Country Club). Come join in the fun, bring your furry friend to meet new furry friends and you too can meet up and have a doggy chit-chat with all dog lovers. This is the first time that we are having such an event in Bukit Mertajam. The social party is organized by PupzClub and Penang Animal Sanctuary Society.
Place : BMCC car park
Time : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date : 27 November 2010
Registration : 4:00 pm
Photo session: 4:30 pm
For further enquiry, please contact: Lisa Teow 012-4937122
Dr. Roland Lim 012-4663737
You are responsible for your own doggy poo poo, please bring their own sanitary kits. Thank you.
See you there! :o)
** Post as requested by PASS committee member.



Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beautiful Cats for Adoption....[updated]

[All 3 cats have been adopted. Everyone is happy as the 3 cats went to one home. This nice woman couldn't have been kinder. She didn't want them separated and decided to adopt all of them.]
A lady is giving 3 cats up for adoption. They are about 1 year old and are males. This kind lady is willing to give RM150 to the right 'parents'. This is not to entice you to adopt but more to offer a little help for her beloved pets. If you are a genuine cat lover and would like to give these cats a home; please contact: 04-2645717 for more details. Thank you for your interest. May you always be blessed.:o)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ah...I needed this break

I think I've been working too hard the past few days. Brain overloaded! Retail therapy would mean spending money so I decided to take a drive to the beach instead. Passed the beaches and reached a dead end. Oh, not a dead end here....I found the Penang Nasional Park. Call myself a Penangite, I didn't even know this park existed! Sheesh..! I had a nice time here. I did nothing but watching, breathing and taking pictures. Simply, just relaxing.
Office building of Penang National Park.This Pakcik told me he was straightening out his jala (fishing net) that 'tersangkut' (tangled) amongst the rocks.Fishing boat arriving with the day's catch.This man hurrying to meet the fishing boat with baskets full of ice.The 'old' and the 'new' bridge.Mother and daughter fishing away.Boats for hire. Cruising to nowhere. RM100 per boat for 10 people.
Don't take off your shoes. It is a long walk back to base. I realised only too late and ended up with blisters on both my feet. Worth every little bit though. I reached home all rejuvenated.
:o)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Finally....I got my money back! (Direct Selling)

After mental anguish suffered I finally got my money back. I did it; the 'cheat' did not get away. I got my refund for the TRA programme that is nothing but a weight loss programme based on information I gathered from other consumers. Why did I not check the facts first when I was approached by JL for the programme. I think she thought she could do everything with impunity.Amount refunded; RM4,800 for the TRA and the balance for an order activated online even without a signed approval from me. This is how Direct Selling is done at least where this company is concerned. Just be careful should any one of you decide to go into Direct Selling to make some money. Of course, there are some who made money. There are many others who were cheated. I am one of those who were cheated. It will not be easy getting your money back. It took me roughly 3 months of 'running around', suffering many sleepless nights and waiting anxiously for replies before I got a response. Many people and that included my own husband told me to give up and not hope to get my money back. I did not give up, as I know I have a genuine complaint. I gave a detailed account of what happened when I filed my complaint. The Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) acted almost instantly and finally I got a response from a 'right person' from Nuskin instead of going round in circles. My money was refunded on a goodwill basis was the reason I was given. They could not admit the fault, could they? If you decide to go into Direct Selling, do be wary and do not be too trusting. Remember that I got cheated by a friend and had my life style totally upheaval.
"May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies"~~ Voltaire
:o)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Check your VOTING status....

MAKE SURE YOUR VOTING RIGHT IS THERE.
JUST STATE YOUR NRIC NUMBER AND IT WILL CHECK FOR YOU IMMEDIATELY.
INFORM YOUR FAMILY; RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO DO THE VOTING VERIFICATION. VOTING IS YOUR RIGHT AND MAKE USE OF IT WISELY. Click here to check.


:o)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The ugly things some people do...!

I bought a packet of apples (8 in a bag) from a hyper market. Out of the 8, there were only 3 perfect ones. Perfect? Yupz, apples without fingernails marks. Why do people have to make marks with their fingernails? I was told that it was to test the crunchiness of the apple. Crunchiness? I thought it is an ugly and selfish act (presumably the person who told me this must have done it too, eh?). So what if the apple isn't crunchy. Is it not edible? So, someone decided to do a test on the apple and what happens now that the apple isn't crunchy and you left a finger nail cut in the apple. Oh! How selfish can some people be? Lesson to learn, buy apples individually and not in bags. I hope the person who did the fingernail test gets a bag with every single apple marked with fingernail cut. This wasn't the first time only this time there were more 'destroyed' apples in the bag! Aarghhh.....:o(

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Please pray for Lucien (sorry name is LUCIAN)

I have permission to repost this. Click to read more. When you say your prayers, say one for Lucian too. TQ. Tsk....tsk...The person who did this is not just a monster as over here (in Malysia) we will call this person an animal. How can anyone be so sick as to do this? I don't know in what way but the person will be prosecuted. Keep in touch with the blog to find out more.

I wonder what will happen to the person if this were to happen in Malaysia. ***I received feedback from a reader that the fine for such act is only RM100! Tsk...tsk...:o(

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enough! I want my money in FULL!

One will never know until you are IN IT! This was what I found out. In Direct Sales, you are on your own after you put your signature. There is nothing you can do with your up line as they are bound by this 6 months rule. In my case, the Company was not going to take responsibility/s for the 'tidak apa' (could not be bothered) attitude of JL and the inconsistent supply of products therefore the programme is not going to work, etc. etc. I did not know that I will be dealing directly and only with JL (good or bad) the minute I signed the agreement. That this Company has an agreement with a Group who is in charge of all the sales personnel. Explanation like the programme was broken three times and JL's work ethics is not right does not carry any weight. You have this answer all the time. 'I'm sorry Miss, the sales people are not under us. The Company is not responsible. All I can do is to assist you to get a refund.'
Now, what did I ask for? I asked for a payment for the balance of products. It was refused as the sales person (up line and all included) and the Company felt that I should take delivery of the balance. I was offered an amount of RM1,600 and I am still wondering how this figure was arrived at. I made many phone calls to the Company. I was not going to deal with JL anymore so a Staff acted as the mediator. Up until this point, I was not directed to anyone who is relevant Marketing, Training or even Sales Department personnel of this Company. It was not an important issue. It was small. I was asked by Miss Doctor to take up my case with the Consumers Association as I 'have no case'. I had no case? From the end of May, this case dragged on to June and then July. I have had enough. All that happened was my products was not delivered on time thus causing my programme to be broken. Who is reponsible? The Company has a disclaimer. The sales personnel think she has not done anything wrong. I, on the other end signed an agreement and paid in FULL.
My next move was to complain to the Consumers Association of Penang. Even CAP could not help, as Direct Selling is not under their jurisdiction. I could not wait a day more. I went a step further on the advice of CAP. I wrote to The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism. Who says 'I do not have a case?' I studied the book of conduct from DSAM and I knew that there were many 'wrongs' that JL committed. I decided to add The Direct Selling Association of Malaysia and The Consumers Association of Penang in my letter.
I do not have a case because I have no invoices and no receipts. I was not given any in the first place for I trusted this unctuous person. It is against the law sell someone something without an invoice and a receipt. My letter did bring results. YES, I do have a case. I am in the midst of finalising this issue and am now waiting.....:o)....to be continued

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is Up Line change allowed?

It took me many days of thinking after the third disappearance of JL, her lackasaidal and her 'I'm not wrong' attitude, to file a complaint to the Company. I wanted a change in my up line. To me it was not the products that I have complains about but JL. It will take six months for an upline change to take effect and I have to keep my account inactive. Everything from the 6 months' period and the inactive account sounds so absurd. It will mean that I am not allowed to purchase anything under my account. Remember it was Company's policy that only 2 weeks' supply of products is given each visit? JL sent me a text asking when I will be free as I have six weeks' of products with her. Suddenly, I am allowed to have 6 weeks' products all at once!
Many phone calls, many emails were sent but the answer is still NO. Change of upline not allowed. Now that leaves little for me to wonder why JL behaved as she did. She knew I am stuck with her the minute I put my signature on the order form. I had my order cancelled. What transpired after the cancellation was really interesting.
This Company wasn't interested in my complaints. It does not matter what was being reported about their sales people. According to the person I spoke to; the Company has an agreement with a Group that manages and trains the sales people. The Company isn't responsible for the conduct of the sales people. These facts were unknown to me. What matters most, was for me to take delivery of the remaining products. Does it not make all these reasons and excuses as nothing but ridiculous and specious? No way am I going to take delivery after a break of so many weeks. The programme will not work anymore. My complaint started in June. Even Miss Doctor called asking that I take delivery of the products as according to her, I have paid for the products. This question was asked by me many times, "Why all of a sudden six weeks of products can be given to me?" Miss Doctor called me on night and insisted that I take delivery of the remaining products. I told her the programme is a 3 months' programme and it has been broken meaning it will not work. Her reply was, "Oh, can, it can work. You just continue taking." What? It can work? Now, does it make you curious as to why it was a 3 months' programme in the first place. I could have started on 1 month first and everyone else who is interested. Right? This 3 months' thing is a whole load of crap. I couldn't get a refund for the products, I couldn't change my up line, the Company wasn't responsible for what JL did and my programme didn't work. It now seemed that not only am I losing sleep but money too...:o(
....to be continued

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saying sorry is mark of a humble person....

Mister Bulbir Singh wrote those words above. After this 3rd time of being without products and 'no-show' of JL, I've had enough!!! If only she had said sorry. NO, she was very sure it was my fault and even told me that she was waiting for me to confirm my appointment. Now, why a confirmation when we had appointments fixed right from the first review. Yes, FIXED every week. After many texts and some not so nice ones from JL. Since she decided to be nasty I decided to take action. I wrote in to the Company asking for a change in my up line. I have had enough and I wasn't going to be under this person anymore. Since it wasn't the products that made me angry or feel cheated, a change in my up line would suffice......to be continued.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

and the cheating case continues....

By now, you would have guessed that this is a MLM programme that JL brought to me. I have read about this Company and their products mainly the beauty range but not the programme. Now the story as it goes further....JL gave my contact number to one of her friends and this person called me. Hmmm...Wouldn't it be proper etiquette to have asked for my permission first? Out of curiosity I allowed JL to bring this Doctor for a visit. Purpose for their visit? Getting me to introduce my friends into the programme. Of course they weren't so blunt as to tell me that. The doctor said she was curious as JL mentioned that I have progressed well. I explained to this doctor that I've only been on the programme for 1 week and as it is, I am not even sure if it had worked for me. Believe it or not, her reply was this....Oh, never mind one, we are only interested in the business mah, you can make so much...so much....and she started drawing circles and circles trying to show me how much I'll make if I introduce so many, and so many people into the programme. No, I wasn't going to ask my friends to participate in whatever I'm in unless I'm sure the results are good. Did it stop there, I mean after I told this doctor No? It DID NOT. How can anyone start to introduce a product so soon? It does not matter if your programme hasn't even started to work. I didn't have just Miss Doctor sending texts to me. With Miss Doctor, I had her stop her texts. With JL, I couldn't stop the texts. Texts come in at odd hours. Miss Doctor texts you telling you how nice the Convention went in Malacca at such a time as 11:30pm then another text come in from JL telling you again the Convention was so good. Then past 12 m/n another text comes in telling you how she (JL) is craving for the Laksa, etc. My nightmare has just started. I get text messages in the morning that goes like this....Good morning, I am going to the market now. I am no early bird so that bothered me. Then in the late afternoon text will come in that goes like this....I am waiting to see a customer. In the evening you will be lucky if you get just one message that goes like this....having laksa with maid now. Omigosh......!!! This is the one part.
Now we'll get back to my programme. 2nd week, JL turned up for the 'to check my progress' appointment. Was it just this? I do not think so for she asked if I have asked my hubby to sign up for the programme as according to her hubby is fat and has a high visceral fat reading. No, my hubby won't be interested in such programme. Then she asked about my friend. Again it was a No as I'm not ready. To all these, this was her reply. Well, if you want them to die then I cannot do anything. Goodness gracious, I will never imagine anything like her reply. This isn't the end.
3rd week, we have an appointment. Guess what? JL went out of the state again. What about my appointment? Kaput....gone! JL turned up for the 4th week's (to her it was the 3rd) appointment and she didn't mention anything about the missed appointment. She came to check on my progress and I asked her what progress? I asked her if she is aware that I was without my products for a week. She has the cheek to tell me this...Oh, you look so good so I will excuse you for not following the programme for a week. Never mind, it is alright (that is of course according to her). By the way, she told me that I should let her know when I run out of products. I was agitated and asked did I not pay in FULL for the whole programme? Yes but Company's policy that products are given on a fortnightly basis. Ah well....
Remember that it was the spa that got me interested enough to sit down and listen? I didn't forget the spa but some how JL has forgotten and for the whole 3 weeks, it is always this.....oh dear, I forgot to bring the spa again. So another week, another appointment went by and I'm still missing my spa. I will take a break here for now and will be back with the next chapter of what this so-called 'friend' did. :o) .....to be continued

CHEATED!.....by a friend

Have you ever been cheated by your friend? I mean someone who calls herself a friend. I have just been by this so-called 'friend'. Uh....not just, but recently. JL (letus call her such) came by my house one day after more than a decade of 'disappearance'. Maybe I should have trusted my instincts and not gotten in touch with her. In one of her emails, JL mentioned about a health programme that she was into but did not elaborate. I thought it was an insurance scheme.
It was during one of our conversations that a beauty spa was mentioned. I was interested in the spa, as I have read about so many types of spas in the newspapers and have yet to see one. Appointment made and she arrived with many bags. I helped her and noticed that one bag was particularly heavy. You would ask what is in the bag due to the weight; I mean human nature is such that we would ask. I did and she took this 'machine' out and told me that it is a scanner. A scanner? I thought it was the spa that you are supposed to show me. I couldn't help asking her. Explanation blah... this scanner measures your visceral fats, biological age, height and weight. Curiosity always kills the cat. It fascinated me and I allowed her to measure everything. JL took measurements of my height, weight, visceral fats level and also my biological age. On her scale of under, normal and over, I rate normal. Now, she has this health programme called The right approach. Do I need it? Well, I wouldn't have signed up had I known that it was a weight loss programme. She told me she used to suffer from very bad gastritis and curled up too in bed, just like me. She has since recovered with the programme. That was how I got into the programme. A three months' programme that according to her will work with very good results if taken for three months continuously. Did I trust? Was I gullible? I signed up paying in full for the whole programme. Maybe I was tired by then as JL had been in the house from 2:00pm (could be 2:30pm) and by the time the form was taken out, it was way past 11:00pm. Three days later, she arrived with the products. Gees.....wasn't it the spa that she wanted to show me? She took my weight, height and the scanner shows your biological age and visceral fats level automatically. Take note of this, she brought only 2 weeks supply of my products. I paid in full through credit card arrangements. Oh, it is Company's policy that 2 weeks' supply of product is given, as I (referring to herself) have to check your progress. Progress? Isn't this a programme to aid me get rid of my bad cholesterol? Of course, I trusted this so-called friend. I went with everything she said and asked me to do. I consumed the products for a week and she arrived on the eighth day to take my measurements again. Oh, VERY GOOD results. She was referring to my weight and whatever nonsense that appeared on the scale. MY....miracle products, don't you think so? It has been only a week and you get good results. I forgot, JL told me that I'm not fit and out of shape, in other words, fat. I am 160cm and I weigh 51.2 kg (at that time). On top of helping with my cholesterol, etc, etc, it will help my body reshape. WOW! :o) .....to be continued

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Filling petrol? Please take note....

Here is something worth taking note:

Beware when using credit card to fill petrol. Just got to know about this case through a friend that this thing actually happened to one of his co-workers.

She used her
credit card to purchase gas at the pump (like most of us do). She received her receipt like normal. However, when she checked her statement, there were 2 x RM50 charges added in addition to her purchase.

Upon investigation, she found out that because she did not press the
'CLEAR ' button at the pump, the employee inside the store was able to use her card to purchase his/her own gas!

To keep this from happening, after you get your receipt, you
must press the 'CLEAR ' button or your information will be stored until the next customer inserts their card.

:o)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

PASS....what is happening


I have not posted anything on PASS lately. Thousand apologies. 'Work' has not stopped. Mrs Nornee gave me the latest update. The land that was allocated to PASS earlier turned out to be too close to the road. Another piece has just been allocated and our local Council has approved the land. They are waiting for PASS to submit their plan which our Vice-President is working very hard on. The committee and all involved are anxious to get the sanctuary started. With regards to funds, uh.....it will always be needed according to the committee member I spoke to. We are still short of funds to begin with. All committee members are 'cracking' their heads planning events to raise more funds. Even when the sanctuary is up, PASS will need funds to feed all the animals housed at the sanctuary and also the up keeping of the place. It wouldn't be wrong to say with this kind of charity there will be no end to fund raising. I will try to keep everyone informed of upcoming events. Do stay 'tuned'. Thank you for your interest. All the best. :o)

Monday, July 26, 2010

One Direct Selling encounter....A big ACHE

If you've visited my blog you will notice that I have on my header a e-marketing by Cosway. I have a very bitter taste on my tongue and have decided to take down the Cosway header. Forget about Direct Selling Companies. My big ache isn't with Cosway but Nuskin. Any of you ever been approached to sign up for their programme? The so-called TRA (The right approach) programme? I have and thus.....the beginning of my nightmare..../s! I have just written a letter to our Ministry of Domestic Health...... after much running around looking for solutions. I will post everything here right from point A and how I got into this mess. Mess??? Oh...what a mess!:o(

Monday, July 12, 2010

Master Por Cheng Han's journey....

Finally I have news of Master Por Cheng Han. If you are interested, curious and....worried about his progress, visit his personal blog. Please Click here to read more. :o)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Por Cheng Han - Flag Off on 3rd July 2010

Click here to find out more about this - Cycle for a Cause.


Mstr. Por Cheng Han will be flagged off : Time : 8:00 am
Venue : Juru Autocity
Date : 3rd July 2010 (Saturday)

ALL are welcome to come and give him a rousing send-off.:o)

**Check out this site for additional details.

Post P.A.S.S. Charity Food Fair...

The Big Day is here....it has arrived! After almost 3 months of ticket selling, discussions on what to sell, what will sell and how we are going to sell.....we are finally here! Believe it or not, I could not sleep the night before. I am going to be a hawker for one day, today at the P.A.S.S Charity Food Fair. I think I am not the only one, all of us who are roped in to help will have the same feelings as me; nervous, anxious and excited! ??? I am excited as this is my first time participating in a charity do not just selling tickets but......coming up with something to sell!
The Food Fair was scheduled to begin at 10:00am but take a look, we have people who are already here and it is barely 10:00am. Hawkers, volunteers, committee members, members, etc...etc...were still busy setting up their stalls. Fresh fruits, cut and uncut, cakes, curry puffs, qui ling gao, jelly (many kinds), potato balls in syrup......[pictures below in sequence]Look! Second-hand clothes too.....
Volunteers, sponsors getting their stalls ready and many supporters waiting around impatiently to just start.....buying and eating! Wow......it is so exiciting.
'Roti bak-kua' (BBQ pork slices in buns)....
Yum Yum Yummy.......drumsticks for the Chicken Rice
Wife of the Vice-President of P.A.S.S. helping to man a stall. There was already a hive of activity even before the arrival of our State Executive Councilor YB Chow Kon Yeow who was invited to officiate the opening of the P.A.S.S. Charity Food Fair. Here in the picture below, YB Chow Kon Yeow giving a speech at the opening.
Committee member of P.A.S.S. getting ready her 'goodies' for sale.YB Chow taking a walk around with the President of P.A.S.S. Datuk Leslie Lee.
Wahhhh.....'chiin lau juak ah'...... was what I heard many times. The crowd, it was huge. Happy, noisy, busy atmosphere was the description I had in my mind. Each time I meet a PASS committee member I can't help saying these words....wah so many people.
This 'muah-chee' seller came in her own motor-cycle stall.
Advisor to P.A.S.S. Dr Roland Lim (in yellow shirt) having a chat with Datuk Leslie Lee, the President of P.A.S.S. A committee member selling tickets......yeah, everyone works hard in this Society.
There was a Healthy Dog Competition and also a Fancy Dress (Dog) Competition. What amazes me was how well-behaved they were. How I wish I wasn't so busy at my own stall. I really wanted to take picture after picture after picture of these furries. Picture below shows owners with their pets waiting for the Competitions to begin. Patiently.....waiting.
The Healthy Dog Competition has started......Dr. Roland Lim......"now let me see....are they twins? (these words are mine and not from Dr. Lim's mouth okay haahaaa) This young man brought two Pomeranians and they look so identical. Really cute.
Another contestant for the Healthy Dog competition.Announcing the winner of the Healthy Dog competition.....Vice-President of P.A.S.S. Mr. Parama Nathan (man in white shirt) waiting to give away the prizes. So sorry folks, I couldn't stay around this area long enough for the prize presentation. My stall was beckoning me! I hope everyone had fun at this competition. Waiting for the next competition the Fancy Dress Competition.... Notice the committee member of P.A.S.S. busy at work? She is Mrs. Nornee Lim and she is distributing flyers for the next event.....Cyclethon. This is one society where each and every committee member works hard. I know Mrs Lim does.
Let the Competition begin.....Fancy Dress Competition
Again, I missed out on everything. When I returned to this area, everything was over. It really wasn't easy being a hawker. ahaaahaaa......just joking. I am actually having so much fun walking up, down, all over. In fact, I'm everywhere! Fancy cup-cakes. They look too good to be eaten. I bought a bag and had them in my fridge for two days before I took them out and chow them....couldn't resist anymore.
Pretty maidens manning the Kittybakes stall. If you would like more information visit this site. I took a walk around the whole venue looking for something to bite before I faint. Lack of sleep, lack of food.....ahhhh I thought popiah would be nice. These people are kind to come and lend P.A.S.S. their support. The popiah I would say edible lor.
I think these children are from St. Joseph Orphanage. Complimentary tickets were handed over to this orphanage courtesy of buyers who donated their book/books of tickets. Thank you to all the kind donors. Complimentary tickets were also given to the Home for the Aged and Infirm courtesy of kind donors too.

Look at all the people enjoying their food and time.
Wife of P.A.S.S.'s Vice-president selling Qui Ling Gao. I think (okay just guessing) the lady must be telling her this. Oh, please give me more honey, you know I like my Qui Ling Gao with lots of honey. :)
Mr. Vice-president taking a breather.......
The time is ticking.....food still aplenty. Here come the emcees to promote what's selling at the stalls. Going cheap, prices going down.....blah...blah..... We have two fantastic emcees. Around 1:30pm, the crowd still here....still tucking in.
There was even a Raffles tickets draw. Wow....take a look at the prizes. They are really attractive.Alright, I think I needn't have to tell you who the Grand prize winner was. Her toothsome smile will tell you everything.
Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Nasi Bryani, Koay Teow Th'ng, Char Koay Teow, Chicken Rice, Thai pancakes, Curry puffs......the list goes on. Ample variety of food, nice people, nice prizes, nice time and GREAT FUN. If you had been there, I'm sure you would agree with me. I have had a few feed backs and they were good ones. One even said that P.A.S.S. should do this Food Fair again. Would we? When I take a last look and took this picture, I actually felt sad. Even hubby asked if I'm reluctant to leave the place. I think the rest of the committee would be experiencing the same good but sad (it ended so quickly) feeling as well. Panda eyes, swollen feet, swollen thumb (I accidentally hammered my own thumb the night before. Ouch!), lots of anxiety before the day arrived.......all in I would say it was worth it. Every single bit. We are now one more step closer to the Sanctuary coming up. Hurray!
Till we meet again.....do hope you guys enjoyed yourselves lots. MANY THANKS to all the volunteers and supporters from the Committee of P.A.S.S. I am extending these on behalf of the Committee. On my personal side, my heartfelt Thanks to Chris and Swen of Blue Reef who sponsored 200 cute containers for my food, helped with the selling of the tickets and pasting flyers all over in their shop even in the toilets! They are so kind and helpful. :o)