|The cheque presentation session.|
|The VIPs and Members of the Board of Directors of the organisation getting ready to launch the carnival.|
|Colourful confetties flew in the air upon the launching of this carnival.|
|The visitors and performers were enjoying the programmes of this event.|
Their charity organisation also has a Recycle Contemporary Band which was supposed to perform at this carnival but they could not make it. The band uses recycled items like water bottles and cooking utensils to make music. Their band is also called “Ayam Taugeh”, which means “Chicken Bean Sprout” in English and if you are interested to enquire about any of their bands, you may contact St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang at 04-229 0800.At the later stage of the event, there was a surprise programme of prize giveaway conducted by us. We gave away our company’s voucher worth RM50 which can be used for event services. A question related to the carnival was asked and the first person on stage to answer the question correctly won the prize. A lady went on stage and answered correctly, so she won the prize.
|This lady won the prize and the voucher was given out by Robert and Samantha of the St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang’s band.|
After that, we were nearing the end of the carnival and music was played through the sound system. One of the visitors, an elderly gentleman went on stage and danced. He seemed to be enjoying himself at the carnival, which was good, and so, we invited more people on stage to dance together with him.
|Towards the end of the carnival, a visitor, the volunteers, the sound and technical team, the St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang band and some members of their organisation went on stage to dance.|
Mr. Leong’s family photo at Gelatissimo in Singapore. You can see Taufiq from Gelatissimo behind, holding both his thumbs up.
As for the candles, we took it with us when we travelled from Penang to Singapore as we wanted to be ready to have a celebration but just deciding on where, when and what details. So we managed to pull off a planned-impromptu surprise (if that makes sense). Trust us as event organisers to jump into action whenever there is an event for us to plan but it is not like we always carry candles everywhere we go. We will make do with what resources we have.
If you noticed from the picture above, the gelato was slightly melted. This is due to the brief walking distance from the Gelatissimo outlet to Mr. Leong’s dining table to surprise him and the heat from the candles contributed to this too. This melting goodness made the gelato even more delicious as it was so tastefully creamy once you put it into your mouth. There was also a short wait for Mr. Leong as he was away taking pictures of the view at Singapore Flyer but once he appears at the table, we began to sing the “Happy Birthday” song. He did not know that the celebration was for him as it was a surprise and held earlier before his birthday. Yes, surprise was successful !
|Mr. Leong smiling with his gelato “cake”.|
His daughter, Ms. Leong, asked if he remembered to make a wish before he blew out the candles and to that, he replied, “I cannot tell you my wish, if not it might not come true”. So he must have made a wish and may his wishes come true.
The way Gelatissimo showcased their gelato was pretty peculiar, where you can see the whole Nutella bottle, unwrapped candy bars, huge apples and other fruits stacked on top of the gelato in their respective flavours’ trays. Unique, indeed.
|This is the view from one part of the outlet where they have a selection of gelato flavours. There were more gelati available.|
Some of you might be wondering, “What is gelato ? It looks like ice cream to me”. Gelato (plural : gelati) technically is Italian ice cream; whereby it is softer and smoother as compared to ice cream, with less fat contents and air contents. Less air contents means that you get more of the product in one scoop which translates to more flavour and value for money in that one scoop. The beauty of gelato is that good gelato is made out of natural ingredients with no artifical flavours, colouring and ingredients. At Gelatissimo, their gelato is made fresh everyday by their artisan gelato makers with the best, natural ingredients and they have won many awards, which can be seen from their website.
|Gelatissimo’s banner detailing the difference between gelato and ice cream. If you can manage to enlarge the picture, you can read all about it.|