|Hello everyone! I am Flapper Choo and I am very happy to part of Molex Singapore's 40th Anniversary. Here I am at the office for a 'Meet Flapper' Fundraiser organised by my beloved daddy.|
I love office visits.
I think I make a good stress relief, what do you think?
So the other day, daddy took me one side and asked me - man-to-man - most seriously, "Flapper Choo. Would you like to come to my office and do a 'Meet Flapper' fundraiser?"
I looked at daddy most curiously as he was most seriously.
He filled me in on the top-secret details and I looked at Mummy expectantly, "It's a fundraiser, mum. It's for a good cause. Surely you will say yes."
Mummy smiled at me and said, "Ok Flapper, time for us to go get our passport made."
That was her lame joke of saying that we are as good as going to Malaysia for this office visit.
After daddy left the room, mummy sighed and said to me, "Let's pray that it all works out well for daddy. You and I know that thing about organising dog-related events for humans."
That thing, she was referring to, was rejections, backlash and disappointments.
I quietly put my head on mummy's lap and said to her, "It will be what it will be. As you always told me, it's not the quantity but the quality. So... come what may! We will just go and give those who are willing to participate a nice Flapper time!"
That Oh-So-Touching Video About Me
After I agreed to do the office visit, daddy diligently started work on the promo for the event. I was touched by the amount of effort daddy was putting in and one day, with a big broad grin on his face, he said to me, "Flapper, would you like to see the video I put together to show everyone what a good dog you are?"
Daddy played the video for mummy and me to watch.
I turned to look at mummy. I could see that the usually everything-okay-ish mummy was getting moved to tears. To hide her raging emotions from watching the video, she exclaimed a big "Awwwwwwwwwww......." and thanked daddy for putting together such a LONG but touching video.
Mummy is always busy running my activities and she has just about 3 external HDD and 2 computers filled with disorganised photo and video logs of me. She has always said, "God I'll die from crying the day Flapper leaves and I put together a montage of his life."
Daddy's painstaking effort of putting together a video montage worked its magic on us.
I hope the videos worked its magic on his colleagues too.
And Hello Everyone! I Am Flapper Choo.
It felt like eternity to the actual event since daddy first asked me. No, no. I did not do that annoying 'Donkey' thing of asking mummy and daddy incessantly, "Are we there yet?". That's a Frodo thing.
The event was supposed to start at 11:30 am but daddy requested for us to be there at 10:30 am. There were some lovely ladies who wanted to meet me. Of course we obliged! Mummy laughed and told daddy, "You know that means we would end up starting earlier too, eh?"
I spent the morning deciding what I should wear and well, was in a dilemma whether or not to go for "classic" or "cool look. And oh yes! Mummy finally removed that yucky elastoplast from my ears. Gosh I've been elasto-plast for just about 3 weeks and I was so happy to have it removed!
|After much contemplation, I decided to go for the classic look of just collar and tie without the shades.|
Yay Uncle Nic!
He came to pick us, Mummy and I, at around 9:45 am. But of course I had to pack my now must-have item for all my life moments - the Sony Action Cam. I had most recently returned the loaned HDR set to Sony Singapore so I was down to one camera. My camera. Even though the campaign is over but I do still use the Action Cam quite a bit - from my latest toy testing gig to little life moments like these. So yes, I am so so so grateful and blessed to have been chosen by Sony Singapore again and being gifted with such an awesome camera.
It was such a fabulous visit to daddy's office and meeting all those wonderful people who delighted in my presence. And as mummy predicted, I started "work" at around 11 am rather than 11:30 am. But that okay. I had a blast anyway... and the reception area was nicely air-conditioned. I CANNOT COMPLAIN! *guffaw*
I Love "Lulu"
No. This is not some parody of "I Love Lucy" though at some point I may think it is! There was this highly hilarious guy there. I have no idea what his name is. I only know him as "Lulu".
"Lulu" was such a hoot, he took over the Flapper-show with me as the side-kick.
|I Love this "Lulu"... He is too funny!|
|And because he could not resist my Flapper-charm, he came back and took more hilarious photos with me! It's people like "Lulu" that truly makes me love and enjoy these "Meet Flapper" events.|
|Looking cool is the key!|
|The mongrel Lion?|
|Because... this girl just wanna have fun!|
|Group shot with the fabulous team!|
|The one who thinks his nostrils are as big as mine....|
|The one who waited for 3 hours to finally come "love" with me.|
|The one who spent a lot of time with me.|
|The one that I took an instant liking to.|
|Another group shot with the 'YPG' gang.... whatever that means. Just flash PR-face can liao.|
|The one who has been stalking me.|
And after all that fun, it's the 'Circle of Life'.
Me thinks... the video and photos tell what a fabulous morning I had at Molex Singapore office.
Okay okay... reception area.
Let me add this - AIR-CONDITIONED reception area.
I had such a great time meeting and greeting everyone. With the exception of those far and few between "hear-no-evil", "see-no-evil" thus I shall "speak-no-evil", I was treated with much love and I was blessed to have been allowed to be play a little part in Molex Singapore's grand 40th anniversary!
I have no idea how much I helped to raise but that don't matter. I am just happy to see many smiles and giggles that day. The main idea of an office visit from a dog, really, is to bring joy to people, no?
And just for the record.... NO, I WAS NOT PAID - for those who thought I was!
Thank you to those who attended, your graciousness towards me and contributed to the fundraiser.
Thank you to the team for their hard work.
Thank you to "Lulu" for bringing on so much laughter.
Thank you to Uncle Nic for being there.
And most of all, thank you to Daddy for organising this and all your hard work in putting together the promos.
Always happy to be of service.