All posts tagged: Social Cause

Lunch Treat for 21 Special Teenagers from Mountbatten Vocational School @ French Ladle

Those who have been following EatPrayFlying would know one of our purposes is to grow to a decent readership to help with social causes, related to children, learning and old folks. Hence, I am so glad that I manage to marry my full time work with EatPrayFlying, where my team at work helped to organize a team building day last Friday. We brought 21 special teenagers and 2 teachers from Mountbatten Vocational School, affiliate of the Singapore School for the Deaf, to French Ladle, and treated them to a sumptuous buffet lunch. Through our team building day, I learnt that Mountbatten Vocational School (formerly known as Vocational School for the Handicapped) was established in 1975 to train our deaf youths to be skilled workers. Due to the needs of the community, it opened up to students with various learning disabilities. Currently MVS is an Approved Training Centre to offer the ITE Certificate in Food Preparation and the ITE Certificate in Food & Beverage Service, so the children were quite excited to interact with the owner …

(Behind the Scenes) Empower Me Series for Women – Gala Premiere @ Tangs, Orchard

Even though I don’t work on the SK-II business, I was privileged to be able to attend the SK-II Corporate Social Responsibility Event (CSR) at Tangs Seviin yesterday as a #PGemp. I need to apologize for the lousy paparazzi-like photos because I self-invited myself and rushed down last minute so I was shooting with my phone camera. As part of SK-II’s annual CSR programme, EMPOWER ME has collaborated with Social Entrepreneur, former Miss Universe and host of WomenTalkTV.Asia – Eunice Olsen and UN Women Singapore. I am so excited to finally meet this beauty in person. Plus, she is so friendly and humble, with a great heart for the community and women in need! Inspired by the vision of women-to-women empowerment, SK-II and Eunice Olsen have co-created the first-ever EMPOWER ME Series named, Champions of Empowerment, featuring 3 ordinary women – Cassandra Chiu, Rachel Chung and Emily Teng – who have achieved extraordinary achievements. All these 3 women had short videos about their journey that was played at SK-II’s first-ever film festival gala premiere held …

About Us

Eatprayflying (Since Sep 2013) Eat | Pray | Fly = Food | Cancer&Health | Travel Improving our Health by Empowering through Knowledge The Blogger A reformed food blogger with a passion for Health&Nutrition, Cancer&Integrated Oncology, People&Coaching, Learning&Thinking and Travel. I was Group Manager in an MNC for close to a decade. In the course of my career, I have been particularly passionate about: Leading and coaching multi-functional teams Leading and executing projects helping social causes like Special Olympics, and I was privileged to be featured in both the Singapore and Malaysia Womens’ Weekly for my passion for social causes. My mum’s Stage 4 Colon Cancer diagnosis in Feb 2014 stopped me in my tracks, and I have been on sabbatical to be her primary caregiver. Since then, she has made an amazing recovery into full remission in under 4 months and you can read more on her recovery journey here. As I accompanied my mum on her miraculous recovery, I have been blessed to go through my own amazing journey of detox via wholesome foods, alternative treatments and wearing negative ions clothes. I was also very sickly, often being sick …

Lend a Helping Hand to a Child TODAY by shopping at Watsons!

I am so glad to finally be able to share on a social cause that can help the community! I am really keen on corporate social responsibility (CSR) because I believe the scale of corporations can sometimes achieve a lot more for the needy than if we were to help as individuals, and serving a social cause makes work so much more meaningful! As a #pgemp, I am privileged to be able to work on many corporate social responsibility projects like our tie-up with Special Olympics, and today, I would like to share more on Watsons Singapore latest Helping Hands initiative launching in November to help raise $20,000 for Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home, and YOU CAN HELP! Launched for the first time, Helping Hands hopes to empower and fulfill the wishes of the children in Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home. Based on the theme “I Believe in Magic”, the drawings featured on the tissue sets provide the children with an opportunity to express themselves through art, whilst reflecting their desires for the future. Nine …

Why Social Cause?

Quite a few people have told me that it’s a interesting cause I am writing for, and that they like the big idea of helping kids from developing countries see the outside world. Reflecting, I have always been wanting to help others in some capacity. But when I started work, I figured that I first learn to focus on learning certain skill sets well to help others along the way. A wise person also told me a few years ago when I thought of leaving my current job to pursue a career in NGOs to first build up solid skillsets before trying to “save the world”. Logic being – if I have better organization/working skills and experience, i can eventually touch more lives by planning better strategies and saving more costs, than if I choose to move then, which will allow me to do more operational work and hence helping only on a smaller scale. So since then, I have been praying and working on some sort of a hybrid model – touching and improving …

Special Olympics

Before I worked on the Special Olympics tie-up with P&G in Singapore, I didn’t know anything about it. I even thought it was linked to the Olympics.  After organizing Special Olympics tie-up as trade marketing in 2011 as #pgemp, and then executing it in trade with Fairprice in 2013,  I find Special Olympics a really meaningful organization, dedicated to providing sports training for persons with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, self-esteem and confidence, and become productive and respected members of society. I had the opportunity to meet some of the athletes and their mums earlier this year in May when we launched the Special Olympics event with Fairprice. It was very touching to see how the athletes have becomes beautiful, confident individuals through sports. And how their mums are so proud of them 🙂 Anyway, got news today that ESPN and Walt Disney will be tying with Special Olympics globally! Glad as Im sure this will surely raise awareness and funding/resources needed to help these special athletes!! Way to go! —- September …

Re-start

Today, i restart journalling. It’s been years since I last blogged. I stopped because I prioritized working. I stopped partly because I was always torn between writing what I want to write, the way I want to write it versus writing it so people would read. I also stopped because I didn’t like reading “hater” comments on my blog posts with ridiculous accusations. But i have been thinking for a while now what my passion truly is, and what is it that God wants me to love other than Himself, N, and all the people He has blessed me with? And I have come to realize… Im not crazy about music or soccer or any specific activity but Im really passionate about life that God has blessed me with. I think every second is a gift and we shouldn’t waste our time. I also love food and travel! And I have actually had multiple requests for me to start a food blog. So today, i have decided I will make them to take pit stops to write. …