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BB Share-A-Gift 2014

It’s that time of the year again! The Boys’ Brigade is collecting food and household items from the public to sort and pack into food hampers for beneficiaries, which will then be delivered to their homes. The BB Share-A-Gift project reaches out to more than 6,000 households who are receiving assistance from Government-funded ComCare programmes and from 202 Voluntary Welfare Organisations.

Every year, we take the kids to one of the donation locations to purchase food items for donation and we also volunteer to deliver food hampers. This year, we have gone one step further and are involved in the publicity materials as well!

Have a Heart, Share a Gift

Have A Heart, Share A Gift

There are many ways you can help:

  • Go to one of the donation locations and buy food items to donate. They need items like rice, biscuits, cooking oil, instant noodles, condiments, beverages and canned food (halal). You can also adopt wishes at some of the locations. The operating period is until 17 December 2014, 11.00 am to 9.00 pm daily.
  • Those unable to make a trip down to a donation location or who are overseas can make an online donation of food and household hampers valued at $30 or $50.
  • If you drive and have a vehicle, you can volunteer to deliver food hampers.
  • Already actively involved? Tell your friends and family about BB Share-A-Gift and get them involved as well! Like their Facebook page to be kept updated about the items they need.
picking out halal canned food

picking out halal canned food

passing our items to the Boys

passing our items to the Boys

We have completed one round of donating food items and will be delivering food hampers on Saturday. Do join us in helping the beneficiaries of BB Share-A-Gift!

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Junior Claus – A Very Merry Review & Flash Giveaway!

Junior Claus

Junior Claus

We are a month and 3 weeks away from Christmas but the decorations are up in Orchard Road, and before we know it, we are going to start hearing Christmas songs in the malls. To help you get into the Christmas spirit, catch Junior Claus by SRT’s The Little Company!

Junior Claus, the only son of Santa Claus, is the rebel without a claus (haha, geddit??). He simply doesn’t understand how Christmas magic works and believes that he is severely lacking in Christmas spirit. When the Belief-O-Meter drops to a new low and Santa falls into a deep sleep, Grumpo the elf assumes power as Chief Inventor and Junior runs away from home. With the help of Chipper the elf and Pengy the penguin, Junior learns a few lessons about Christmas spirit and races against time to save Christmas.

Junior Claus and Santa Claus

Junior Claus and Santa Claus

with the extremely talkative Pengy

with the extremely talkative Pengy

Chipper, Junior and Dasher

Chipper, Junior and Dasher

the cast

the cast

Junior Claus is a high quality production with something for every one in the family! The catchy festive songs and music, the non-stop action, the special effects and the bright colours of the set and costumes will appeal to the little ones. Grown-ups and the slightly older children will appreciate the great acting by the strong cast, the original and heartwarming story, and the wit and humour of the laugh-out-loud script.

Junior Claus is most suitable for kids 5 and above but even the younger ones will enjoy the songs and action! This is a must-watch for the whole family this holiday season!

SEASON DETAILS
Venue: DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Season: Fri 31 Oct to Sun 14 Dec; Mon -Fri: 10 am; Sat & Sun: 11 am & 2.30 pm
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes (with a 15-minute intermission)
Tickets: from $32
Bookings: Tickets available through SISTIC. (Internet:www.sistic.com.sg; Hotline: 6348 5555; All SISTIC authorized agents island-wide)

GIVEAWAY!

I have a set of 4 Junior Claus tickets for Saturday, 8 November, 2.30 pm to be won by one lucky reader! Tickets can be collected an hour in advance at the ticket counter on show day.

To qualify, simply do the following by Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 1200H (Singapore time):
1. Like the ‘In the Wee HoursFacebook page.
2. Like the ‘Singapore Repertory Theatre‘ Facebook page.
3. Like, share and comment on this Facebook post telling me what you love most about Christmas!

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. Winners will be contacted through Facebook message and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will also be ineligible to win.

Christmas 2013 – Christmas with the Gang

Met up with my friends for a Christmas/ New Year’s Eve gathering on the last day of the year. We wanted to be able to include Viv’s family who was back from Australia and Lisa managed to join us as well. So this time, we were only missing Qi & family and Kwa & husband. Not bad at all!

yummy spread

yummy spread

managed a group photo (minus 2 babies who were sleeping)

managed a group photo (minus 2 babies who were sleeping)

one last family photo for the year

one last family photo for the year

kids pretending to be giraffes

kids pretending to be giraffes

elephants drinking water

elephants drinking water

Adam looking thoughtful

Adam looking thoughtful

so nice to have Viv's boys with us

so nice to have Viv’s boys with us

it was Hwee Lee's birthday as well

it was Hwee Lee’s birthday as well

lazy daddies

lazy daddies

Christmas 2013 – Christmas with Family

One more Christmas post! Christmas Day was spent with one of my aunts, my siblings and Simon. Spink did most of the cooking and we had a fab English dinner of Yorkshire pudding, roast chicken, roast beef, carrots & parsnips and Christmas pudding with custard. Adrian made some pasta and I threw together a salad. After dinner, we vegged out in front of the TV watching The Wolverine while the kids caught Spongebob Squarepants in the other room. A nice, comfortable Christmas evening! :)

carving up the beef

carving up the beef

yummy dinner

yummy dinner

waiting to tuck in

waiting to tuck in

our only Christmas family photo!

our only Christmas family photo!

Christmas 2013 – Christmas Eve with Family

Every Christmas eve without fail, we will celebrate Christmas with Adrian’s family. In previous years, the gathering was held at his cousin’s place, but his grandparents are a lot less mobile now so we meet at their place instead. The cousins had fun playing with bubbles in the garden even though it was a bit dark. Surprisingly, they all lasted until midnight to usher in Christmas together.

lots of presents under the tree

lots of presents under the tree

the boys

the boys

the little girls get to sit at the grown-ups' table

the little girls get to sit at the grown-ups’ table

durian for Christmas!

durian for Christmas!

playing with bubbles

playing with bubbles

all five kids in the picture

all five kids in the picture

family photo taken with a better camera and a flash

family photo taken with a better camera and a flash

Anya can't wait to open her present

Anya can’t wait to open her present

looking for more presents

looking for more presents

in her jammies

in her jammies

Christmas 2013 – Ellery’s Birthday

Ellery is a Christmas baby and we celebrated his 3rd birthday on Sunday! It was a small gathering at District 10 and the kids had lots of fun in the bouncy castle while the adults ate and talked. Selena made the cake and it had different blocks of colours inside! Very impressive.

sliding down headfirst

sliding down headfirst

Adam snoozing

Adam snoozing

Christmas presents were exchanged

Christmas presents were exchanged

the kids doing some colouring

the kids doing some colouring

Adam awake and sliding

Adam awake and sliding

kids blowing bubbles

kids blowing bubbles

Christmassy mammoth cake

Christmassy mammoth cake

say cheese!

say cheese!

what the cake looks like inside

what the cake looks like inside

Adam playing with bubbles

Adam playing with bubbles

a pile of kids

a pile of kids

attempted a picture of the kids

attempted a picture of the kids

Christmas 2013 – Christmas at the Lobos’

Our first Christmas party for the year was with the lawyers. We had twice the number of children at the party than we did last year! The kids were taking turns to fall asleep, cry, throw tantrums, etc. but it was all lots of fun (even though Anya was being absolutely grumpy at the start of the party). More kids next year!!

Christmas Nanoblocks I got for Nav last year

Christmas Nanoblocks I got for Nav last year

a lot, a lot of presents

a lot, a lot of presents

group photo!

group photo!

5 of the 6 kids

5 of the 6 kids

more cheerful after opening presents

more cheerful after opening presents

one of the kids got a bouncy zone

one of the kids got a bouncy zone

elf and Santa

elf and Santa

little drummer boy

little drummer boy