Fulfilling Wishes, Celebrating Lives

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A yellow-themed birthday celebration was held for Mdm Samsiah’s 72nd birthday at D’Resort. The celebration was meticulously planned and executed by Jade, Richard, Sork Hoon, and Carol, with the help of many individuals who generously donated their time, effort, resources, and talents.

Samsiah had requested a family gathering of 95 close relatives, a sumptuous meal with a menu she had suggested, and a 3-tiered chocolate birthday cake. As her favorite color is yellow, the party was yellow-themed, with a dress code, flowers, and decorations. A staycation was also arranged for the immediate family after the party.

The day began with the event room set up with generous sponsorship from Char Char Event Co.  Richard coordinated the staycation registration and the delivery of a specially created 3-tiered cake sponsored by Awfully Chocolate Singapore. Our volunteer, Jade, engaged her friend, Edric, to drive our beneficiary to the event venue in order to save cost. Sork Hoon was the florist of the day by preparing all the flower arrangements and displays.

The party started with guests dressed in shades of yellow trickling in, warmly embracing Samsiah with hugs, and taking photos with her against the lovely balloon-tinsel backdrop. Samsiah was wheeled from table to table to join her guests as they feasted on the sumptuous buffet spread sponsored by @rainforest_cafe.

Our emcee, Ernest, gathered everyone’s attention for the more serious section of the party, where Samsiah’s husband gave a speech of thanksgiving and appreciation but was overcome by emotions after a few lines. His son-in-law took over to express gratitude to Samsiah, guests, and the team from @sgcancersociety and AWS. He also led a prayer for his mother-in-law. Samsiah’s youngest daughter dedicated a beautiful and emotionally charged song to her mum, and both mother and daughter shed many tears during the performance.

A prerecorded well-wishes audio dedicated by @rahimahgerlrahim to Samsiah, who is her favorite celebrity, was played during the event. We ended the joyous event by singing a birthday song and the cake-cutting session.Shoutout to @gabrielaiden.photo for volunteering his time and capturing these beautiful moments! Thank you Downtown East for giving us concession rates for the event room and staycay room!