PROJECT GUIZHOU 2012 A SUCCESS!

Hey y’all!

Sorry for not updating any sooner as everyone was busy with starting the new year in their own careers, then came the Chinese New Year, and I was in pain for about a month for a sprained foot. Finally we finished with the tabulations of the donors and their contributions, as well as what we spent on last year’s project. Will do that posting in the next entry.

Let me talk about our trip to Guizhou. The trip was gruelling as usual and this time our bus got stuck in the mud due to extreme bad weather conditions up in the mountains. So bad that we had to walk uphill for more than half an hour and got the kids to help to pull the bus while we push from behind!  Nevertheless, the trip was awesome, for those members who have not been to such trips, it was an experience that they will remember for a long time. Especially so ‘cos we stayed over for a night in the school this time round and spent more time with the kids and staff there.

As usual, we gave out goodie bags to the kids when we arrived and this year we budgeted more for it. We handed out our handmade cards as well with well-wishes from all our donors for the kids. Then we played games with them but due to the limited time we had, we had to release them to go home before it got darker. We had a great dinner although some dishes were not exactly what we expected but overall it was still comforting to have hot steaming rice and our very own Curry Chicken to add to the feast. Later on that night, we wrote our well wishes on the lanterns and let them go into the dark starry sky. When it was time for bed, we were well equipped with our newly bought sleeping bags, snuggled in the wooden rooms and slept the sub-zero degrees night away.

In the morning, we were awoken by the rooster crowing at 5-6am, then from 7-7.30am, the speakers in the school blasted with some Chinese nation songs… Hence we didn’t need any alarm clocks to wake us. 🙂 Breakfast was simple cup noodles and we witness the kids doing their morning exercises before they head for their classes. As we have arranged, we got the Principal to carefully select 4 students with very bad financial conditions and invited their parent/guardian to come to the school in the morning. We presented some money which will provide for the family a year of basic necessities. The worse case was this girl who lost both parents, now taken care by her grandpa, who is really old and feeble. She cried when we gave her the money and grandpa was thanking us profusely. Sigh, we wish we could do more, but this is just one school out of thousands that is not well funded by the Chinese government, just because of the lame excuse of geographical disadvantages.

This trip will probably mark a temporary halt for our outreach efforts in China for now as we will move on to other parts of Asia to touch the hearts of other kids in hope that they will grow up and do what we do, show the kids in need our love and care. You too can do your own charity in your own way, regardless the magnitude. A little effort goes a long way and who knows, that one particular kid may be inspired and remember you for life and give back more to society than you can never imagine.

Keep the faith y’all!

(P/S: Pics from the trip can be seen in our Facebook page. http://goo.gl/V4pLp)

(P/SS: Our contribution of brand new tables and chairs and school bags could not arrive in time while we were there, hence only after Chinese New Year they were delivered and assembled. Pics coming up in later posts!)

Care always,

Big Roy

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FUND BAKE 2012 A SUCCESS!

More than 30 participants came today for our Fund Bake event and we all had so much fun! Check out the pictures on our Facebook page! The pictures speak for themselves! 🙂 http://goo.gl/D3NYa

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We would like to thank all who have participated, especially the following:

  1. Mr Loi for the wonderful venue!
  2. Ms Lee Siew Poh for finding us the venue!
  3. Mr Koh and Chef Lun from Flourish by SMiQ for their valuable time helping to prepare and conduct the baking course!
  4. All CGG members who have helped in preparing and organising the event!
  5. All who have contributed more than expected to the donations!

We hope to see you again in our future activities and keep tuning to our website for more news about our year end trip! 🙂

Deepest gratitude,

CGG Committee

FUND BAKE 2012 – REMINDER!

To all participants for Fund Bake 2012 tomorrow! Please remember to:

  1. Bring your registration fees
  2. Bring your preferred ingredients (raisins, choc chip, nuts, cranberry, berries, etc)
  3. Come early before 1.45pm
  4. A bag to bring back your own baking
  5. Monetary donations, if any 🙂

We are looking forward to you tomorrow! Let’s bake and have fun! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

FUND BAKE 2012 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Hey y’all!

Registration is officially closed for Fund Bake 2012 and we have a whopping total of 35 participants and 3 kids! 🙂

For those who have registered, we’re all looking forward to meeting all of you at the event! See ya! 🙂

*P/S: Event will commence on time so please come before 2pm! 🙂

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

Dec 2012 – Cookies Of Love Baking Day!!

After a tough 7 hours of non-stop help out from Chef Lun, we have finally done it. 3000+ cookies and 154 tubs later, we were all so tired! But it is all for a good cause and all members are just happy that the delicious cookies were all done!

For pictures of the event, please check out at http://goo.gl/79zAS!

 

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

 

COOKIES SOLD OUT!

Our Cookies Of Love fund raiser has ended because we have sold out all 150 tubs of pre-orders for these delicious cookies!!! Volunteers of CGG will be baking these 3000pcs of awesome shortbread butter cookies tomorrow! Hope we can resist from nibbling!!!

Thank you all supporters and your contributions will go a long way in helping us help those beneficiaries from our annual trip and activities! Awesome y’all!

Deepest gratitude,

CGG Committee

Fund Bake 2012 – Change Of Venue!

Dear friends,

This is to announce that our Fund Bake 2012 has to be relocated to the following address due to renovation at NTU’s canteen.

Event: Fund Bake 2012

Date: 8th Dec 2012, Sat

Time: 1.45pm (Registration) 2pm to 4pm (Lesson Begins!)

Venue: 2 Leng Kee Road, Thye Hong Centre #06-09

Map of location: http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7749/untitle1d.jpg

For those driving parking is at $2 per entry after 1pm.

For those not registered yet, please register online at http://goo.gl/vGLQr.

For more details please check out our event poster below! See you there!

With gratitude,

CGG Committee

CGG Fund Bake Dec 2012 - Thye Hong Center