I was chatting with my friends in EverQuest II just the other day when the Goonfather said, “Hey, let’s go somewhere during the Vesak Day long weekend.”
Everyone got excited and starting talking at once, making plans. It’s very easy to get Club Morte excited, especially about long weekends.
It was hard for me to get a word in and be heard, since we were virtual voice chatting, hence getting attention via waving of arms was an impossibility. The only recourse was to be a broken record.
I was, like, “Wait wait wait!”
There was finally a moment in which I could interject: “I’m not free on May 29!”
There was a shocked silence as if I had just told them that the server was going to come down in 10 minutes.
I said, “I’m attending a charity event! Who wants to come?”
“What stupid event are you attending again?” said the Goonfather, half his bubble burst.
“It’s a carnival and car wash for Operation Smile,” I said. “You can come have your car washed.”
“Zzzz,” he said.
“Your car will be washed by JC girls,” I added innocently.
“KELL, LET’S GO FOR THE CAR WASH.”
I know exactly how to pull his strings.
Anyway, this event is really happening and I am appealing for everyone to support it with your attendance!
Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping children and young adults born with deformed lips and palates in third world countries who otherwise have no resources for seeking treatment.
On May 29, 2010, the Hwa Chong Institution Operation Smile Student Chapter will be holding a fun fundraising event suitable for family and friends. All proceeds will go to Operation Smile!
I will be there to live blog and help with the car washing.
Besides the car wash, there will be food and drinks, games and rides, and performances by local artistes. There will also be a vintage car drive for cleft lip patients and a dunking machine (not to dunk patients but to dunk Hwa Chong luminaries).
Student volunteers will wash your car for $10, using US-imported materials sponsored by 3M. For $2 more, you can opt to receive an extra gloss enhancer.
In case you have disabled images and can’t see the posters, here are the details:
Family Carnival and Carwash @ Dempsey Hill
May 29, 2010
11 am till 6 pm
Demsey Hill Blocks 8 and 9 carpark
Hope to see you there cos it’s gonna be fun!
Club Morte will be there. On pain of death.