You must have all seen the launch of barmAID – the ‘spoof’ of LiveAID that we hope will raise a lot of money for the less fortunate in Cambodia? Why barmAID lots keep asking. We have LiveAID, BandAID etc. so I came up with (if you read it fast as one word) barmaid – barmAID. Get it?
Money will be going to provide houses, livestock, orphanage support, schooling, HIV disease management – you name it. It makes you feel very proud about what we are about to do.
SO quick sales pitch PLEASE if you have not bought your tickets drop me a line email@example.com and I shall get some to you in exchange for a mere SGD50 which includes your first drink. Or go on line to the donation site and please put in the free text barmAID – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/btasiapaccsr
PLEASE – anything you give really will make such a difference to so many!
Every single other cent goes to our charities – Tabitha Foundation and Hope For Cambodian Children.
Come on do some good today!
But also let’s have fun along the way – it always seems to be the best way to get people to part with their money ha ha ha – hence barmAID, hence connecting up with great mates of ours from Standard Chartered Bank and Henley Group this year – great friends.
It’s getting close to 26th so we decided to get together for a final run through for the night – Craig & Jane Armstrong, Dougy, DJ Damo & Ivy, Howard and my little gang. Very nice Saturday afternoon at Brotzeit down at Raffles City.
Finalising drinks, drink tickets, fancy dress. singing comp, silent/loud auction, raffle, the band, the video, the thanks, the layout, the decorations, the patron’s speech, the tequila… the list goes on.
It’s going to be BIG – but it’s going to be FUN – and it will mean SO MUCH to others.
Dougy and I – practicing for the press photo shoot on the day.
DJ Damo’s lovely little daughter Ivy.
Indulge me – quick story. Met Damo for 1st time through barmAID planning. Lovely fella, had some beers etc. Go to Amy’s ‘Parent’s Day’ at her school and he’s sat there. What you doing here mate? My daughter goes to this school. Wow never seen you here before, which one is your daughter? That one over there, Ivy. You mean the one sat next to my daughter Amy, they’re best mates at school. F*ck me!
Small world kicks in to play yet again!
Bottom left to right is – Howard, DJ Damo, Craig and Jane – such lovely people!!!
Notice no Ollie with us today as he was off at SOTA (hopefully his new school) taking some exams and doing his talent academy. Good luck Ollie!
Yours truly – yes we’re having a few frothys – hey it was a lovely Saturday afternoon.
All that organising was very thirsty work.
OK now I go a bit crazy on photos of those two mates that have not seen each other for about a month with our trip to UK and Amy’s week long jet lag afterwards. So here they are re-united.
Ivy clearly won’t be biting too many apples at the moment – but man she’s good with a straw.
OMG – come on how cute is this!
OK this is an above and below caption. They started to play this game – almost like British Bulldog (remember that). As we’re outside a shop centre there is 1,000’s of people going back and forth doing their shopping. So the girls took up a new game of dodge the shopper, standing at opposite sides of the sidewalk and then pointing when there was a gap and running through it crossing over in the middle. So in effect the ends have change, repeat the process.
So these faces above and below are ‘gap spotting’ – I think Ivy spotted a big one!!!
Another one – dear me!
So Kawaii girls.
Gives a bit of a better perspective as to where we were.
We’re sat outside/inside on those tables and chairs. Left is the walk way with main road as the ‘border’, behind the girls is the other main road crossing at the intersection you can see top left. That road goes to where Ollie is at school taking exams hence choosing this location.
So as you can see MAIN intersection – therefore 1,000’s of people walking back and forth.
And the white building top right is…
Answers on a postcard…
It’s Raffles Hotel.
Howard and DJ Damo chinking a glass or two.
Gawd knows what they’re drinking though?
I say landlord we’ll have two pints of your brownest sloppy sh*t please!
Still they look happy, bless em.
The girls going nuts again – seems they are now not crossing in the middle, but running the gauntlet together. By they way you see their mouths re opened, almost as if they were screaming and shouting. Cough Cough – yes indeed they were.
My little angle Amy.
Back to the girls.
Either they’re doing the Birdy Song or put too much deodorant on that morning!?
Last ones of our very hectic organisation session – yes yes I know it looks like all we did was drink and play. But why would you want to see a photo of 6 adults chatting about what t-shirts to print.
So hence these photos of a lovely afternoon.
DJ Damo – goes mad and starts hurtling the girls round. Can you imagine the squawks and screams coming from the two of them for this???
Sorry to Mary not a single shot of her for this day – don’t know why, no excuse – I just didn’t – SO sorry Mary. xxx