Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Volunteer for Special Olympics

Hi, I'm Jee Ching from Malaysian Care and Special Olympics Selangor & KL.(SOSKL)

SOSKL is organising 2nd State Games for our Special Athletes.

Date: 9/9/05 (Friday)

Games: Badminton & Bocce

Venue: Cheras area (to be confirmed)

Date: 11/9/05 (Sunday)
Games: Track & Field

Venue: Stadium Football KL

Date: 12/9/05(Monday)

Games: Bowling

Venue: Cosmic Bowl, Sg Wang

On Sunday, 11/9, we are expecting about 150 special athletes and we need 150 volunteers too. Hope u can join us in this event. There will be a rehearsal and volunteer briefing on 5 Sept at Stadium Football KL, the competition venue. Really hope u can join us. Please let me know whether u can make it. Bring along your friends and families to join us too.

Looking forward for your reply.

Thanks & God Bless

Jee Ching

Monday, August 29, 2005

[hatifriends] Volunteer for national cancer week in september.

Dear All,
The national cancer society(NCSM- )( we are not MAKNA! in case some of you think so J ) will be doing a cancer awareness weekend on the 16th – 18th of September 2005 ( Friday to Sunday) at the Bangsar shopping centre and I would like to request for volunteers for the days mentioned. Besides that, we may also need volunteers for the set up on the night of the 15th – late starting at 10 pm or so.
The jobs will entail simple things like running the 2 booths we are having there and giving out information- people who are cancer survivors or have had experience as cancer carers are encouraged to join us. (Besides the other partner organisations also there). I will most likely need volunteers in shift duties as below.
Also, if you have any exciting event that can help pull in the crowd and would like to offer your services… please also do get in touch with me…
These include
{ children’s activities-
{ singing
{ dancing
{ poetry recital
{ Book reading and so on…..

Please write to me directly at and I will sort out the times best.
Hope to hear from some of you.
warm regards

Brian Lariche
Project person
National Cancer Society of Malaysia .

Monday, August 08, 2005

Life long employability

According to the DPM, graduates should now focus on life long employability and not life long employment.

Original Article

This is good thing... which would settle for questions like "why do you keep hoping jobs ?"

Then answer is that "I want to increase my employability..."

This is bad for companies for good for employees.

How much of your money goes to charity- The Star August 7th 2005

Original article

Important facts:
1. Charity organization like NKF only receives 10% the value which you paid.
2. NKF received like RM8k per month out of the 10 cents received from bookmark sales. For past 11 months, the total valued received is RM79K. (This is not really a big amount)
3. The are around five major charity groups which collect fund from public.
3a. NKF (National Kidney Foundation Fund)
3b. National Cancer Council (MAKNA)
3c. WWF Malaysia
3d. Kiwanis Down syndrome foundation
3e. Shelther Homes for Children.
4. MAKNA has around 40k contributors which contributed around RM1 million monthly.
5. Under the direct-debit program, money would be debited to the foundation first before being paid to solicitors like Sharity Greetings(M) and Asian Direct Support.
6. NKF official said 30% of deductions went to Asian Support Direct for overheads in the first four months of the programme, with another 10% to Sharity Greetings to maintain the database of donors. For every month after that, Sharity Greetings receives 10% of the donors' contributions.
7. Granton and Appco are both part of the Cobra Group, a direct marketing company based in Britain and Australia. Appco operates Asian Support Direct as full subsidiary.
8. Related law:
The Societies Act 1966, he said, required any organisation registered under the Act to obtain approval from the Registrar to collect money from the public.

--------------What do I learn ------------------------
1. At least I know how cross-marketing collaboration works.
2. Not all money goes to the fund but at least we are providing jobs as well.
3. Don't take things for granted, even maintaining the fund requires funding.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Life is painful

Everything is associated with positive and negative energy.

Being nice is also painful because of the following problems:
1. Not appreciated.
2. Being manipulated or make used of.
3. Not achieving objectives.
4. Get into a lot of misunderstanding and dispute.

However, depending on mindset, it is still worth it for me. There are many times I vowed not to do anything that is related to human or people, because I was deeply disappointed with the response. Nevertheless, every morning I worked up and was recharged again, I want to deal with human being again. To me, it is worth it and that is the beauty which balances off the pain.

Therefore, it is appropriate to “eat like poor man, stay healthy” – Yin & Yang

Don't ever give up on other people, for they are also having the same pain as you would. You have the power to make a difference.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

NCSM is looking for volunteers

Dear All,
NCSM (Not MAKNA :-)) is looking for volunteers. The details are as below. Please contact Adeline or Anne and join in to help make our campaign a success.
As usual The National Cancer Society will be running the annual Cancer Awareness Week in September. This time, the week will be from 12-18th Sept. There would be exhibitions , info booths and awareness programs in different malls in KL. Also, there will be schools, companies, banks, embassies etc who will be participating in the Wear Yellow Day which is on Friday, 17th where participants make a donation and don a Yellow ribbon to show their support for cancer!
In conjunction with these, this time around we will be running a competition with the wristbands during the CAWeek. So far, we have our wristbands that sell at all Starbucks outlets all over Malaysia But for the Yellow week, the contest will be targetted at those who purchase a band and thus become eligible to participate in this contest.
So we need volunteers on 6th and 7th (Saturday& Sunday) August-this weekend-to help insert the contest cards into small packages. We have 30000 cards to be inserted!! The staff will be there from 10am- 5pm but those who can come need only to offer the time they can spare and what is convenient to them.
So will need loads of they say.." more hands make light work".

If you can help, call me or Anne at 03-26987300/26917300. Even if it is
a few hours that you can spare, we'd be thankful and appreciative.
Your time and efforts for these projects is greatly appreciated and will
surely help us in the success of our September Cancer Awreness Programs.

Brian Lariche's food collection-Aug05

Dear All,
Here is the list of items I need for the homes. As you know these months are the ‘driest’ before the festive generosity kicks in.
I will update the list in a day or 2.
As usual, the drop of point for the items is
40, Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar Park.
59000 KL

I would prefer the items be dropped on Tuesday or Thursday between 5.30 and 7.30.

Back to the food collection: PLEASE remember to buy generic brands if possible as it is value for money.
Rice- 200 Kilos
Mee Hoon - 20 Kilos
Biscuits- Cream Crackers and assorted As much as possible
Condensed milk-100 tins
Evaporated Milk- 20 tins
Powdered Milk- for coffee usually so generic brands fine.
Jam -30 bottles each collection
Peanut Butter- 10 bottles
Ribena 8 bottles
Maggi Mee-300 packets
Soya Sauce- thick
Soya Sauce Thin
Oyster sauce
Planta magarine ( must be TINNED )12 tins -large
Cordial-orange and rose syrup- 10 bottles of each ( large 2 litre ones are best)
Instant Coffee- 20 soft packs
Tea- bags and tea leaves
Cooking Oil-15 bottles of 5 kgs
Green Peas- 50 tins
Baked beans- 50 tins
sardines- 100 tins
Tuna- 100 tins
Any other canned food including corn beef
NON FOOD/Household
ANTISEPTIC- 20 bottles. .
Dishwashing soap. 8 bottles if large ones or the tubs- 20
Insect repellent.- 8 tins Baygon or ridsect.
Shampoo- 30 Bottles large
Bathing soap- 100 pieces/bars
Baby diapers- Small & Medium& large
Candles- for power cuts useful NOT decorative
Rubbish Bags- large and medium
Adult Diapers- LOTS!

Thanks for your support.
warm regards

Brian Lariche
Associate Partner
The Liaison Combination-TLC Sdn Bhd
4, Dataran Tunku, Bukit Tunku
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Office phone:6201 4240
Office Fax: 6201 0240

cell phone:+60122975613

Monday, August 01, 2005

fwd email: Mars is going to be a second moon of earth for a day

If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfilment of your fall.

Mars is going to be a second moon of earth for a day. NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN. The Red Planet (MARS) is about to be spectacular! This month and next,Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again. The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the> moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. By August 27, Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot.

At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. by the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month. Share this with your family, friends, children and grandchildren.