August 2006


Dear WMD volunteers and interested parties

Two events that we will be holding in the next few months – and we need volunteers!

WOMEN EXPO
29 Sept to 1 October
Singapore Expo

What: Women Make A Difference is this year’s official society/organisation for Women Expo, a wholly-women’s event at the Singapore Expo. We will be given a free booth to promote our anti-child sex tourism/trafficking cause as well as to fundraise through sale of WMD merchandise.

Who:   
WMD is looking for volunteers to serve at our booth between Friday 29 Sept and Sunday 1 Oct. Volunteers are needed to

  • walk around the hall to talk to people about the cause and to get them to buy our merchandise
  • be prepared to answer questions about the cause and to direct people to our website
  • help with display (set up and tear-down and maintenance!)
  • help count stock and keep track of sales
  • collect data for women who want to join our volunteer force

WMD ALL-FEMME BOOTCAMP, A KRABI URBAN CHALLENGE
20-23 October 2006
Krabi, Thailand

What: Women Make A Difference’s director for sporting events Chong Hai-Yen is organising the first ever women’s boot camp. This is an “Amazing Race”-style doubles event with 50 teams (women or mixed teams accepted), where participants will have to go through a series of activities from abseiling to rock climbing to running, swimming … And much more! Funds are being raised for World Vision’s Phuket Patong Street Kids project to help trafficked kids that end up as prostitutes and suffer from HIV/Aids.

Who: WMD is looking for volunteers to:   

  • get teams to sign up for this race. Cost is $398 per person inclusive of race, room and food. Airfare is not included, but we recommend booking at http://www.tigerairways.com for the best rates.
  • help with getting sponsorship for this event. As it is charged at cost to participants the only way we can raise funds is by getting sponsors who can support this event. It promises to be quite a media-attractive event, with the Tourism Authority of Thailand already giving us their support. We are looking to raise at least $30,000 and hopefully $50,000. Those who can help with this please contact me or Hai-Yen by email, directly, so we can give you a full brief and materials that you can show to sponsors.
  • help administratively and logistically at the race. You will need to pay your own way.

Click here to sign up as a WMD volunteer TODAY !

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eavesdrop

In a ladies’ room … …

A: That flirt. I can’t stand her.

B: Neither can I. She is always acting cute in front of the guys. Urgh.

A: You think she is acting cute?

B: I think she is. But she looks awful.

A: Pathetic.

B: But the guys are crazy over her.

A: Urgh. What are they thinking?

A: Every time I see her, I have an urge to push her into the pool and watch her drown.

B: And I always almost stab her with a fork by mistake.

A: I hope you make the mistake soon.

B: I hope you push her into the pool soon. By mistake, of course.

I'm so smooth 

I am a person of few words. Or rather, my preferred communication method is CTC method. CUT-THE-CRAP. As a matter of fact, I am anti smooth talkers and have never taken smooth talkers seriously in my entire life.  Why? Because I know that eloquent people excel in playing with words and they are capable of using sweet words to blind our eyes and our heart.  Don’t believe me? Just ask yourself how many times in the past you had been attracted to a smooth talker and discovered later all that he had said was simply BS.

We all love hearing compliments (or flattery) and feel super good that someone seems to be paying a lot of attention on us.  It is natural to feel this way and there is nothing to be ashamed of. Most of us do find smooth talkers more interesting than the average folks, I am of no exception. We are naturally drawn to these ‘magnets’ and unconsciously block out our thinking mode. Whenever I find myself attracted to a smooth talker, I will step back and ask myself: Do I trust a salesman? Can I believe 100% his sales pitch? Not surprisingly, my answer is always “NO”.

nail art 002 nail art 001 enamel pens

This week, Ja.NICE did her own nail art. She bought enamel pens and drew little yellow flowers on her nails. The design looks pretty but the colors don’t show up very well in the pics. 😦

Being sensitive  

NEW EVENING CLASSES FOR MEN

Free Admission.  All are welcome. 

Limited seats.  Sign up now.

 

OPEN TO MEN ONLY

Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants only.

Call 1800-995-9955 for registration

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DAY ONE TOPICS

HOW TO FILL ICE CUBE TRAYS (Step by step guide with slide presentation)

TOILET ROLLS- DO THEY GROW ON THE HOLDERS? (Roundtable discussion)

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAUNDRY BASKET & FLOOR (Practice with hamper. Aided with pictures and graphics)

DISHES & SILVERWARE; DO THEY LEVITATE/FLY TO KITCHEN SINK OR DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES? (Debate among a panel of experts)

LOSS OF VIRILITY (Losing the remote control to your significant other – Help line and support groups)

LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS (Starting with looking in the right place instead of turning the house upside down while screaming – Open forum)

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DAY TWO TOPICS

EMPTY MILK CARTONS; DO THEY BELONG IN THE FRIDGE OR THE BIN? (Group discussion and role play)

HEALTH WATCH; BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH (PowerPoint presentation)

REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST (Real life testimonial from the one man who did)

IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS? (Driving simulation)

LIVING WITH ADULTS; BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR PARTNER (Online classes and role play)

HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION (Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques)

REMEMBERING IMPORTANT DATES & CALLING WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO BE LATE (Bring your calendar or PDA to class)

GETTING OVER IT; LEARNING HOW TO LIVE WITH BEING WRONG ALL THE TIME (Individual counsellors available)

Face & Destiny Seminar

Next time when you meet someone, practise face reading on him. It will save you lots of time finding out if the person is compatible with you as a friend, a business partner or even a spouse.

Be friendly with someone who has fleshy and nice nose because he could be wealthy. If he has a big mouth, he won’t eat you up. It just means that he is good at generating wealth. But if it is the woman who has a big mouth, then watch out. Be her spouse and you will remain unwealthy for the rest of your life. 

You think women with small face and sharp chin look pretty? Unfortunately, small face limits the flow of luck and women with sharp chin would likely end up as men’s mistresses. In face reading, looking pretty is useless. A fleshy face with round chin means good fortune. Think twice before you go under the knife. 

Want to know what kind of husband you would marry? Check your nose. Women with a straight nose would likely marry a professional. Those with a short nose would likely marry a businessman.

Men with small and long eyes usually marry a prettier wife. How to tell if they are happy with their wife? Check the temple at both side of their head (marriage palace). Men with sunken or protruding temples are frustrated in their marriage because they either have a bossy wife or a defiant wife.

Women with right eye bigger than their left usually are husband bullies and vice versa. Wahaha!!!

People with big eyes are sentimental and emotional. Those with small eyes are more cunning but they definitely make better businessmen.

A person with thick eyebrow has a strong character. A person with straight teeth are trustworthy.

Interested to learn more? Then make sure you catch Joey Yap when he is back in Singapore again for a seminar. Joey Yap is an eloquent speaker with good sense of humour. His seminars and courses are guaranteed to be informative and worth your time and money.

Click here to find out more about Joey Yap 

Not Again! 
Hello, Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline: 

  If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly. 

If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2. 

  If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6. 

  If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so

we can trace the call. 

  If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press. 

 

If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer.

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