Like the Chinese saying…

One minute on the stage and ten years of practice off the stage.
台上一分钟,台下十年功

That was what Moral Angels did…thank everyone! :)

One word to describe last Saturday, EXHILARATING! It was definitely a memorable event. The Home was flooded with joy, fun and laughter.
Ah kongs and ah mas were brought down to the dining area, where they were segregated into blue area and odd area, oh, I mean those wearing MA’s blue T-shirts; thanks to Uncle James and Aunty Jane for the sponsorship, were put to sit together on one side and those not wearing were on the other side. It looks so picture perfect. :)

Guests began to trickle in by 2 pm; it was such a warm feeling seeing the present of ex-moral angels like Teck Ee, Kheng Seng, Grace and Sin Lyn. Julie Sim came in and planted a big red kiss on the autograph that created a commotion among the group of Chee Hoon Kog’s guests. Humm…one fun gal, Julie. :)

Fiona and Ken Goh, thank you. You gals did a good job at the autograph table, making sure all guests put their well-wishes and signature on our lovely autograph board created by Hui Quan. Wonder whether all guests remember to take their door gift or not? :)

In came Henry, teacher in charge of Siglap Sec Sch’s Guzheng Ensemble. Within mins, 20 students were all sitting prim and proper, ready to perform. Thanks, Henry and students for giving such a wonderful performance. A regular visitor to the Home was asking me how we manage to get you guys, hahaha…

Ang Mo Kio Pri Sch’s teachers, Sze Yeng and XiaoXuan walk in with 9 little tots following behind.
Their magnificent performance was very captivating as you could literally see the joy and love oozed out from the faces of guests and elderly alike. They were the highlight of the day. 谢谢老师 :)

Loi & Chopstick sisters, u guys were mistaken for professional entertainer by Rusty’s sifu; Eric Tan. :) Awesome is the word to describe you guys. :)

Winnie has kindly given us extra 30 Sheaffer Pens for those Moral Angels that didn’t received it last Saturday. Angels, you can ask rico, yen or me for it if you want, otherwise, we will keep it as souvenirs for future guest performers.

Sharon

For more than 2 months of preparation for our 10th yr anniversary, the various sub-committee members have gone through loads of effort… From our F & B team- Xian Yen Doris & Shuhua who had rounds of brainstorming, coming out with different presentation of food so as to bring a refreshing vibe for our ah kongs and ah mas while having their meals. As for the choices of food, a huge variety was provided. Going round Singapore to collect these AMK baos that Bedok vegetarian food that that Marsiling pumpkin cakes CGH popiahs that that that XYZ kuehs and more and more…(better more than not enough) Thank you gals and also their drivers-Uncle Song, Stuart, Yen, SK… :) nothing gone to waste!! Elderly and nurses truly enjoyed the food!! :) Oh! The popiahs ‘rollers too! Auntie Molly, Auntie Grace, Sin Lyn…Thank you ladies!!

To our Exhibition Booth Team- Huiquan Jinxiong Stuart & SK, think they only in charge of preparing and setting up the exhibition booth? No, that’s not it! There were so much they have done… You think we could have our nice 10 yr anniversary logo on the water bottles without their help? How many amendments have they gone through to come up with nicely designed invitation cards, outstanding banners, engrossing posters, memorable time line, amusing montage and on and on… Thanks guys! We knew the numerous ‘sleepless nights’ and meetings you had for doing all these 😛 Truly an excellent job!! Thank you!! :)

As for our dearest MCs-Ping Sing and Bro Sam, yes, from discussing the program flow, producing the script, translating it into Hokkien, to countless of practices, an astonishing and entertaining MC job was put up. Bravo!! Simply Superb!! Love you both!! 😛

Recall this “10 years of… loving, sharing, caring – Moral Angels”? Thank you Mona! Thank you for doing up such an attractive, catchy backdrop! ALL of us agreed that it was one of our ‘highlights’ of the day!! Beautifully done!! 😛

Besides, there are more angels to thank:

Uncle Meng Huat, Uncle Song, Uncle James, Julie… for entertaining our guests.

Skit casts(you know who you are) for putting up a cute fun little skit. Especially, Alex and Shuhua who have spent so much time in modifying and rehearsing our Moral Angels’ song. Jojo how can we not recognised our ‘fashionable’ matron Ho with cute ‘silly’ :) dangling earrings and the ‘Roman’ sandals.

Uncle Loi for bringing down the karaoke system, getting your singers on track for the show and most importantly, putting on your glamorous suit and gave the audiences an awesome performance.
Thank you Chopstick Sis! Especially Xiaoxuan, one who gave her most natural, crazy performance to our dear elderly with the presence of her little students! Hmm, hope their image of yours didn’t change much, or rather, badly? 😛

Mr Mok, one who truly participated enthusiastically. Thanks for singing in the skit, jumping left-jumping right between bamboos and of course, composing “Be The Angels”. Think our MA album is going to top the Billboard Chart?! 😛

Desmond, Desment & HQ, thanks guys!! Really appreciated all the pushing-in, moving-out, plucking-in, changing this and that…logistic area couldn’t be so smooth without your support! Great work!! :)
Xing Jian, Derek & Jiaying, our camera/video woman and men. thanks for helping out!! Hmm, how soon could we have the photos btw?!! We are all excited to see… Pohyan, yes, you, surrender the photos this sat (6 Dec) at MH ya! Thanks la please la 😛

Besides a looooooong “Thank You” list, there is a bit more to share. Strangely, I took some time to get myself together before I could write this flash… tears kept flowing (maybe because it’s FOC?)…don’t exactly know why, perhaps maybe it’s because I was thinking of elderly Kok Kie in particular. I wish he was there on Saturday to share our “Big Day”…cant help but having thoughts like “how many more familiar elderly would be with us for our 20th yr Anniversary?”, “how many familiar angels will be still serving MH elderly?”, “how big Moral Angels’ family is going to grow?” or “how are we going to sustain our cohesiveness, togetherness for another 10 years and more…” It’s definitely not easy to for us to come together, sharing similar objective, and do ‘the things’ together. It takes a lot of understanding, accommodating, give and take…as we, angels, are from very different backgrounds (not heaven) with different commitments & priorities.
Auntie Tomoko, I wish badly you could be with us on last Saturday celebration. Yong, where are you? Wendy, Mona, Gary, Tweety, Sindy, Kathy, Betsy, David…how nice if you all were there together as ‘the day’ belongs to you too! But, I’m sure your spirits are with us 😛 Thank you! :)

Lastly, to the entire committee members, just wanted to say sorry…sorry for asking to do these and to do that, sorry for changes here and there, sorry for causing ‘little sleep nights’…so sorry…for being such compassionate, capable angels who are being taken advantage of? 😛

LOVE
“Love can make us gentle, patient, caring, humble, appreciative, considerate, understanding, generous and kind. Love is what keeps us from being hateful, unkind, envious, boastful, proud, vain and rude. It helps us not to insist on having our own way all the time, and it helps us not to be irritable, resentful or malicious. Word to consider today and every day…” Francis Gay

R