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Ge Tai 2018

Once again, Getai 2018 has made it to become the event of the year! Why do we say so? The event was a successful one! Everyone thinkable, contributed to this event either by singing or dancing.

This year, Moral Angels did a change. There is no celebration of the Nation’s birthday with ah gongs and ah mas this time, no, not because we are non-patriotic but because we have decided to do an event which would be a lot more times hyped up and that is a Ge Tai!

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The date of the event was 25 August 2018. Most of the angels reported at 12.30pm to get everything ready. The most important system that day was the audio system and the TV! There were hiccups along the way and we thought we were about to compromise on the standards of the event until our Ying Xiong- Jin Xiong came to our rescue! He handled the many many wirings to help us connect things right and finally the system was up and ready!

We had our emcees starting off the event by saying greetings to the ah gongs and ah mas and we had Patrick who was the OIC of the event to explain the significance of serving a huat kueh and bao as snacks. It simply means bao huat!

After eating, we had our powerhouse singer, Jojo, to start off the Ge Tai with 潇洒走一回!Thereafter the White-Red PK began! First category was English singing! We have our all-time favourite- Uncle Song singing against Sam! We can see the effort and time spent over a few weeks practising the songs! These two dedicated men had been a good role model that practice makes perfect!

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Next category was Cantonese singing! We have Rico singing against Susan! Oh my god!! Again, if you think your eyes are deceiving you, let us assure you that it is working alright! We have Rico together with her pop-up band Stuart and Lucas put up her very first performance at moral home! It was mesmerising! And of course, Susan did not disappoint anyone with her singing as well.

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Then the Hokkien category came…with our VL-Stuart and Ai Hua (Sam’s sister) vying for a vote. They both did a great job in engaging everyone below stage!

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Well, of course the best was yet to be, we have the Chinese category! It was a PK between Patrick and Jinxiong!

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We even have Desment who wished to put up a song for our ah gongs and ah mas too and our Ping Sing got so mesmerised! These 3 men had certainly brought the roof down with their emotive singing!

If you think we have come to an end to this report, you are not quite there yet… we have our mass dance led by Christina! Her leadership in leading the dance really made dancing seaweed so much easier and our moral ah gongs and ah mas were so happy!

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No no…that’s not all, this is the event of the year you are talking about, we had one more part to the event! And that was the lucky draw! We managed to put together 7 chances of prizes for ah gongs and ah mas to win! Uncle James certainly made this part of the event a vibrant one! You should see the joy in their eyes when their numbers were being called! They were thrilled when they received the prize! How nice it was to end the event with a high like that!

Weren’t we glad to have the long-time-no-see Xing Jian to join us and helped us with the photography and the cousins of Stuart with the videography! Did you see the backdrop? It was done by lovely Doris! Elderly had a sweet snacking time because Jennifer arranged for sweet potato soup to be done!

Ge Tai 2018 is truly the event of the year with many unthinkable happening and all the volunteers who came! If your names are not mentioned here, pardon me, you are still important! 😊

 

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    2017 Team Building Poster

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  • Volunteer in the News ! Well Done Sam !

    Volunteer in the News ! Well Done Sam !

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  • Date/Time: 4 Aug 2012 (Saturday), 1330H
    Venue: Moral Home, Level 1 (Dining Hall+Activity Corner)
    Organisers: Josephine Ho, Willit Lim + Activity-Based Team (Jun-Aug)

    No, we are not going to have a parade with elderly and volunteers contingents marching in, but what we gonna have are your loud voices, your energy, your hands, your legs, your creativity and your COLOURS at the FUNFAIR!!! There will be a total of 8 games booths and many attractive prizes to be won for the elderly. (well…they not gonna win anything UNLESS you come down to help them to win it… with whatever methods that you have…)

    The theme for this event is ‘COLOURFUL!’, which simply means that YOU will have to dress urself up as colourful as possible!!! (Min. req’ment is to have at least 5 DIFFERENT COLOURS on your tops and bottoms, excluding those inner pieces…) Of course, we will decorate the place with colourful balloons and balloon sculptures as well.

    We are extending this invitation to all other family members, relatives, children, friends, colleagues, ESN members, staff nurses and many more… Do help to spread these words to them like how you would usually spread your love to the elderly!

    SEE YOU SOON!

    With Loves,
    Ah Kiat

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  • Dumpling Festival Celebration 2012

    ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT, Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.  So, Willit, where is the boat leh??? OMG!!! The boat is so HUGE. Dimension approx: 16cm by 6cm lor.  I don’t mean to be mean, but I was always under the impression that the boat would be relatively larger in size, but nevertheless, Angels you should witness the intricate artwork from her, its simply breathtaking.  

    OK, you are officially appointed as our CREATIVE DIRECTOR, and have the honour to do / supervise all future decorations in the Home.  Hahahaha… We really appreciate the meticulous effort put in by Willit, Chin Ling and all Angels (Ah Chuan, Stuart, Kiat, Doris and Jo, El (a new volunteer from Philippines) who assisted in putting up the decoration at the Home. 

    This is my second year organising the Dumpling Festival, never an easy feat so far.  But the Angels just amaze me with their skills and qualities at every event be it in house or outdoor.

    Arriving at 2pm, Adel and myself with the kids in tow (Kacy and Chelsea) many Angels were already in the room getting their hands busy with decorations, packing of gifts and games preparation.  Shortly, many others arrived, Susan, Aunty Molly, Uncle Meng Huat, Freya, Desment, Ping Xing, Ai Ai, Gary, Stella, Xin Xin, Desmond, Ee Sha, Gabriel.  Guess what, I was really impressed with Uncle Song’s shirt that day.  I guess it must be one of the nicest ever that I have seen him in.  Some angels even say he look like a DATO that day!!!  No way the best dressed award is gonna be anyone else right???? Hmmm, Uncle Song, you have a date that day??

    Thereafter, I walked towards the kitchen area only to see Uncle Meng Huat, Aunty Molly, Susan and Ping Sing’s maid getting all ready to serve the dumplings to elderly without further delay.  Of course, with Angels’ help, this was completed in no time.  The dumplings sponsored by Stella’s Aunty.  Thank you Stella.

    When I was standing at the Chinese tea dispenser, the kids popped me a question.  Jennifer Ah Yi, can we help to serve Chinese tea?  They are no longer kids, though I have always thought they were.  Freya, Kacy and Chelsea were so excited to be able to help serve tea and a little something unknown to me until I found out that day was, Kacy already knew how to wheel a wheelchair with elderly (safely).  I am proud of you little girls. 

    Whilst the elderly were enjoying the dumplings, Poh Yan was up to his tricks again.  Passing the dragon boats around, getting the elderly to pose with the dragon boats and have their pictures taken.  Taken by surprise, the elderly welcomed this.  They loved getting their snap shots.  Some of them were brimming with smiles from ear to ear and there was this Ah Mah telling me, your pose is lousy, mine BETTER!!  Then I told her of course la, you more experienced than me, you win, wonder if she knows what this means!!!  Hahahah…. She was totally convinced that she was better than me.  Good JOB Ah Mah….  (she must be a sexy babe before).  Thank you Poh Yan for the candid snap shots.

    Without further delay, our performance has to start on time, 3:30pm sharp.  Gary and Susan went to stage to sing us the “Dumpling Song”, trust me its totally out of this world.  Hmmm maybe, we can go through the songs first in future…… But really, you guys are really awesome, your efforts, talent, your vocal.  Trust me, I think the little problem lies with the song….  But who cares, the elderly had great fun, so do the volunteers.  Great job, Gary and Susan. 

     

    The highlight of the day’s event was the Game put up by Ah Kiat and Jo Jo and the fabulous gifts to be given away.  Ah Kiat first took the centre stage and mentioned that he had just 失声 / 失身 the day before, I don’t know what that’s suppose to mean??? Subsequently, he gave an introduction on origin of the Dumpling Festival.  Again, we Angels messed it up and provided 101 versions of the origin, he had to give up and proceeded to play the Game. Responses from the elderly were overwhelming, queues formed up very quickly and they totally enjoyed it as if they were still kids.  Some elderly had very high expectation of themselves, making sure they ham tam all of the fishes down.  Adel, the elderly loved the little gift packs you prepared, thanks bestie.  Thanks Jo and Kiat for this Game that the elderly thoroughly enjoyed.

    Towards the closing of the game, Uncle Song walk past me and said “Jenn, the event is really low key hor”, I guess he meant the number of volunteers present wasn’t that many. Personally, I think the event was a great success, with the help and assistance from all present and for those who are unable to attend this event, we always have the next.  The nub is, the elderly had a very enjoyable afternoon with the volunteers at the home.  Thanks all for making this possible.  All I wanna say is, “YO ANGELS, YOU GUYS SI BE HO AH”. 

    Jennifer

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  • Moral Angels Retreat 2012

    HUAT AHHHHH!!!

    First stop, BEDOK NTUC FAIRPRICE SUPERMARKET!

    The advance party enthusiastically scrambled for some snacks and drinks. “不可以跟女人一起走supermarket的!” Despite the intolerable noise level that Nickson had made, we managed to accomplish our shopping mission without being chased away by the security guards there. Thank GOD!  Nonetheless, the F&B girls were really responsible in ensuring all items are prepared.

    The pre-retreat activity didn’t just stop there. Upon reaching the chalet, while I was finalising the slides and preparing materials for the next day, Golden Bear continued to work on his wonderful video at super wee hours. Willit showcased her hidden talent with posters design while Jojo, Shu Hua, Nickson, Jennifer and Alex lent their help in all sorts of preparation.

    How about Ah Chuan? As usual, he went around cracking his ‘GAY’ jokes and finally, he gave up and decided to read his story book. LOL! How about Ah Guan? Also, as usual, be a 24/7 workaholic, even in the toilet. Muahahahaha!

    RISE AND SHINE!!! Welcome the unexpected early arrival of the registration girls, Ah Yen & Ah Xian…with our sumptuous breakfasts in their hands. Guess I had delegated the right tasks to the right angels. Efficient and responsible. Hohoho!! Soon after, a simple but heart-warming registration booth was set up to welcome the rest of the angels.

    While waiting for other angels’ arrival, Andrea appeared out of nowhere! With more people, our balloons decorations and cute signage were up within an hour!

    It was worrying to see no one else reaching when the time is up. 1pm…130pm…230pm… Beads of perspiration started to drip down my back and armpit, and the attendance was far from what I expected. We are at least 1.5 hrs behind time (which means that we might need to eliminate some programme!) Even Jennifer (F&B IC) and Nickson went missing suddenly and failed to come back on time. Tsktsk!

    Disappointed initially, but not any more when Gary and Jasmine turned up at the doorsteps. Slowly, Uncle Song arrived with his new video camera like some paparazzi. Forever ‘lost’ S.T.E.L.L.A and Xin Xin who have spent 2 hours circling around Changi Bungalows also arrived shortly after. Followed by Ping Sing, Desment and their cute little baby girl ‘Yu Ai’, and much noises and laughters started to overwhelm the place.

    Without any further delay, the retreat commenced with adequate angels in the house. Following my opening speech, we welcomed our new volunteers in joining the Moral Angels FamilyXin Xin, S.T.E.L.L.A and Jasmine. Jing Yi and Rachael were unavailable. Nonetheless, we would like to welcome them aboard too!

    The retreat kicked off with an energetic and fun-fulfiling ice-breaking game called ‘2 Truths and 1 Lie’. I am glad that EVERYBODY participated actively and enjoyed themselves throughout the entire game. KUDOS to GAMES IC (Andrea & Alex) for conducting the game. Now we know each others’ little secrets.. some clean.. and some ‘not so’ clean.. Whahahahaha!

    This year, I had invited 2 of the most experienced volunteers, Uncle Yeo and Uncle James, to give an inspirational speech for the angels. It was a fruitful talk and served as an encouragement and motivation for us through their real-life anecdotes and enriching experiences as a volunteer!

    Throughout my presentation, I was bombarded with outrages comments on the photos used on my slides despite having to explain that it was unintentional but coincidence. Most importantly is that important messages are brought across to the angels such as reiterating of our Angels’ Mission – To bring joy, laughter and happiness to the elderly in Moral Home.

    Even though Golden Bear was seen to be doing some last minute editing even on the actual day, the video was of great quality and the product was a great success in bringing much enjoyment to the viewers with weird lion dances and funny bloopers. It is just soooooo him! Tak boleh tahan! Anyway, he had brought us through the series of happening events and fond memories that were worth reminiscing. Despite his hectic work schedule, Golden Bear remained focus and responsible for his video. HUAT AHHHHHH!!

    Looking forward, we have our new committee 2012 with new appointments created, such as Chief Eating Officer (CEO), Volunteer Mentor, Emeritus Senior Volunteer and Spokesperson for Moral Home. Due to positive response and feedback received, we decided to carry on with Activity-Based Programme, which was implemented last year by our previous VL, Ms Jojo!!! Deepavali is also incorporated as part of our annual event.

    Unfortunately, due to time constraint, we decided to call off the Teambuilding Activities (Sorry Alex!) but FORTUNATELY, the threatening dark clouds hovering above us went off immediately after the group discussions. HUAT AHHHHHH!! BBQ proceeded smoothly thereafter.

    This year’s retreat was a great success, filled with loads of fun, laughter and joy. Our friendships which we have fostered over many years will continue to forge stronger bonds as one knitted family. Your presence, your contribution, your dedication and your participation had made this retreat possible. I look forward to work with every Moral Angels with many opportunities to learn from.

    IN LINE WITH OUR MISSION, let us work together to bring greater joy, laughter and happiness to the elderlys in Moral Home. HUAT AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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