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Friday, 26 January 2007

Short Talk:

Does anyone know how Kuching folks could send donations to assist the flood victims in Johor? I don't wanna send cash donations 'cos that can be a bit dodgy.

If anyone knows, post a comment below. :)

Flood Relief

YC popped me an e-mail message last night.

"Spread the words uncle kenny! LINK

Raising funds for the flood. thanks heaps!! xoxo"


Puzzled, I replied:

Wait... Did you just say you wanna raise funds for the flood? Or did you mean you wanna raise fund for the flood VICTIMS?

I dun wanna raise no muthafrickin' funds for no muthafrickin' FLOOD, yo!

She then proceeded to laugh her head off at her obvious error.

Anyway, self-made fashion designer YC is doing something for a good cause. From now until February, she's auctioning off items from her Blackjettas Jewellery and Drama Mama range to raise funds to aid the recent Johor flood victims. All her clothes and jewellery are handmade by herself and one of her kind, meaning you won't EVER find another person wearing the same stuff.

You can find out more at her blog or e-mail yc.phoon@gmail.com

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The day before I got a phone call from someone unexpected.

Caller: "Hello is this Kenny Sia?"

Kenny: "Yes, this is Kenny speaking."

Caller: "Kenny, this is JJ and Rudy from the hitz.fm Morning Crew!"

Kenny: "OH MY GAWDDDDDD!!!!"

JJ and Rudy are hosts of the breakfast show on radio station hitz.fm (Malaysia's No.1 hit station!), which I listen to on my way to work every morning. These two are famous for making hilarious prank GOTCHA calls to terrorise innocent victims who don't know better. I had wasn't one of their targets before I realised that they actually called to ask for a favour.

The hitz.fm Morning Crew is organising a charity event, and they wanted me to write something on kennysia.com to help promote it. I agreed, but after putting down the phone I felt a little strange. See, hitz.fm is mass media and kennysia.com is just a blog. How come a mass media is asking a blog to promote their event?! Shouldn't it be like... the other way round?

Anyway, if you want to help out some 90,000 victims affected by the water devastation in Malaysia's south, please bring along donations to La Bodega at Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur this Saturday, 27th January, between 11am to 2pm.

They wanna help the kids more than anything else so they're looking in particular for school uniforms, school bags, shoes and stationery items, but basic necessities and food items are still welcome.

The hitz.fm crew and local celebs like Pop Shuvit, Liang, Afdlin Shauki (from the movie Sumo-lah) and KinkyBlueFairy will all be there and La Bodega will be providing free refreshments for those who dropped by.

Getting hit by the flood is bad, but getting hit by the flood twice in a month is even more suay. While we're wondering where to go for a night out drinking, those kids affected by the flood are wondering how they're gonna even go to school when all their belongings were washed away.

So let's all have compassion and do something for the less fortunates instead of sitting comfortably on your butt surfing the Net, ok?




Please?

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the last pic is so cute. =X and i have no idea how to donate..... hrmm..

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Aiks... I'm the 2nd one... Walau! Kenny act cute leh...

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because ur blog got many ppl visit la. that's why they want to use urs.

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Because ur blog more people visit than people listening to hitz.fm mar...

oh, the JJ & Rudy that sang Mat Rempit Not So Furious??? Cool song!!! I blogged about that song

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yeah,, i m 5th~~

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Is there any way I can donate money from Germany without wasting tons of cash on astronomic transfer fares?

Please email me Kenny!

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i'm 7th Cantona!!!...

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I guess if you're asking yourself you won't know either... But if you find out tell me please.

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I think the best way is to collect the stuff yourself and bring it there to Johor, yes all by yourself.

I won't trust any other person to do it either.

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Kenny: About a week ago, someone in the Catscity forum raised this very issue. I called the local branch of Red Crescent to ask about how we can help Johor flood victims and was told that they are not shipping anything over from here because the cost will be high.

The gentleman also proceeded to inform me that we should be ready to help/donate when parts of Kuching flood over. Apparently, they're expecting it to be bad this year and are preparing for that.

Donations of clothing, food, school things, etc., can be dropped off anytime at:

PBSMM, Sarawak Branch
Jalan P.Ramlee,
93400 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel: +6082 – 240610
Faxes: +6082 – 246417

Unless there's another organisation shipping things over, we're stuck with channeling cash to Johor... which I don't like the idea of either.

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because sixthseal is closed down + kennysia doesnt blog about drug.

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next time when i am in msia i can help the weather..

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the johor flood victims are not as "kesian" as u think they are. They're being too rich before this. I'm from Johor, i know. =X You want to donate, u donate lah. =X

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SPOTTY ,You are one selfish turd!!! If those people were rich you'd think they live in those crummy homes?? They would be like you sitting on your ass and spouting crap!

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Hmm... it's hard and expensive to send anything from Kuching. Monetary donation is the way to go, of course. But what is the best way? Anybody?

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Kenny nice cute cute kitty cat face....

I ask u one thing.

donating money... do u think it will reach the victim, or pocket of someone else (happened before, someone last time got caught cheating JE victim money)

donating money or donating food/clothes/mattress etc

which one is better / more practical

can we trust persatuan derman XYZ and kumpulan donation ABC?

whatz ur opinion ????

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Kenny,

What you have done here is very noble. *thumbs up*

However, to all who are donating, please make
sure that items donated are in usable
condition. Don't treat the donation place as a
dumping grown.

Again, if you are donating, please make sure that
100% of your donation goes to the victim, NOT 60%
to victims, 40% to organising party.

Just my 2 cents. God bless these people.

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the money doantion we cannot have control over it so whether it will go to the victim or someones pocket we do not know...

besides...
even if the money goes to victim,
will that money be properly used...?

for example,
what is the use of money when the shops are in bad condition to open and u cant buy anything.

our government rejected foreign aid ... remember?

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how do i donate?

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hey kenny..

what were you doing alone in the swimming pool yesterdAy in Hilton..

you were so so lonely.. are you always going around finding things to blog alone??

so sad seeing you alone.. wanted to swim over and talk to you but i never know how to start.. if i go and "Hie, i'm sharon.. and reader of your blog..errr....???"
haha.. i tink you'll freak out..

By the way what picture did you take by the pool? izzit the sign "No diving, no lifeguard on duty"?

By the way.. glad i see you in person.. mysteriously..

Take care..

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oh you're so cute when your flooded man !

i'd help you anytime man ! ! ! !

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kenny what have u already done to this flood victim?????????

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a cute one for the last picture. o.O

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hi kenny, this is a long shot. First, you set up a bank account solely for this cause for whoever who wants to donate cash. With that cash you purchase necessary items for donation to the victims. Next is how to send the goods over there.....

why not use your celebrity status to partner with Air Asia (they are the lowest cost carrier AFAIK) to send over donated items? You could draw up a deal with them for advertising or what not and they would automatically gain publicity for helping out with the flood victims.

I know this idea has a lot of holes in it but i think its a good one.

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I'm an avid Hitz.fm fan...I also listen to Rudy & JJ every morning on the way to work...Kenny, can't wait to hear you get Gotcha! haha

That aside, it's a superb idea these guys came up to pull their strings to get celebrities to help up for the flood donation drive. I'll be there too to support. Cheers!

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Kenny, good job for showing your visitors that blogging is not just about narcissism, but can also be about helping others in need. Well done!

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if you are a maybank account holder, there's a service for collecting donation for the flood victims on the maybank2u.com website. it works by pledging an amount dictated by yourself, from your existing maybank account, to the charity cause.

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You can channel it through red crescent or any other NGOs. Big companies like Shell are also collecting so you can drop by their office to 'tumpang' delivery

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I thought KinkyBlueFairy is in Bali for Daphne's wedding?

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Well done Kenny, for using your popular blog to help people in need.
The last picture reminded me of Puss In Boots from Shrek. Cute.

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Monetary donation is good in the sense that the organisation can fully utilise the benefits to increase manpower, healthcare etc because we don't exactly know what is needed to make sure help is evenly distributed, which means, with the convenience (bad choice of word tho) of the fundings they can be more attentive detailed, effeciency-oriented etc.

Yet, provided they're not corrupted... So often than not, funds reported is not the exact amount received, and actual funds allocated is of course again, less than the reported amount.
And the cycle never ends there...

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hey kenny..this is definately not my first time visiting your blog..but it's the first time i m commenting on your post..well,if u listened to hitz.fm ystd,there was this lady who called up from kedah and was asking bout the donations thingy..u mite wan to check out hitz.fm's website..u'll be able to find the add where u can send ur donations to..

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kenny!! this morning i did listened to the hitz.fm.. how come whenn jj & rudy them called u.. u seem like so pai sey(shy)?? lol... n speak very soft too.. :P cant really hear what u were talking about :(

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hey kenny.. this morning i did listened to the hitz.fm.. how come when they called u.. u sounded like.. so pai sey( shy)? .. n talked very soft.. cant hear what u were talking about wor ... lol

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hey kenny!! i did listened to the hitz.fm this morning.. how come when jj & rudy them called u up.. u sounnded like so pai sey (shy)wor :P.. n also speak it very soft.. cant hear what u were talking about..lol

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hey kenny,

wished u blogged abt this much earlier.. DHL was asking us staffs to contribute for the flood victims. We were requested to limit respective donations to only :
1.) Baby Diapers
2.) Sanitary Napkins
3.) Towels
4.) Children's clothing
5.) Toothpaste & Toothbrush
6.) Bath Soap
7.) Rice
8.) Cooking Oil
9.) Canned food
10.) Sugar & Salt
11.) Mineral water
12.) Baby formula milk

DHL is working closely with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society to despatch the cash contributions and essential items to the identified flood relief centres.

Maybe you could contact the society urself. Hope my info was helpful. If you require further help don't hesitate to drop me an email. I'll try to help any way I can. Cheers.

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well Kenny, i saw the advertisement on tv by government regarding the fund raising for the flood victims.

We can actually donate our cash by MayBank cash deposit teller! but i didn't drop down the bank a/c number 'cause the advertisement was too short! anyway, i'll be more alert next time and get my pen ready, then i'll let everyone (including everyone here) to know.

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Kenny, very noble of you to blog about flood relief. *Tumbs Up* :)

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Should be "hit by the flood twice in a MONTH instead of in a WEEK" Nway i m from Kota Tinggi, one of the seriously affected area.

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Kenny, since you are being nit-picky: it's 'one of A kind', not 'one of HER kind'.

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just adding diz from da shoutbox

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*media giving attention to kenny sia*

that means bloggers are getting more n more power now. thanks to kenny n jeff ooi. imagine one day no one buy papers and everyone read blogs...

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So cute u last pic. Hehe. ^^ How do donate? I just pray for them everyday.

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This blog entry is similar to Cheesie. She sells clothes, kenny also sell clothes. She been called by Hitz.fm, kenny also called by Hitz.fm.
'__'
When are u going to write about dogs, kenny?

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what person could resist those puppy dog eyes? >.peace

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hello, do you by any chance know how to send the flood victims stuff yet? because im not from kl and I NEED TO GET RID OF OLD SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND SHOES!! i need help! thankyou.

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Hihi Kenny.. I think you can donate through the Chinese News Paper in Malaysia.. I think it is the 'Xin Bao'..

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there are quite some ways to contribute. I think if we search a little we will find some. for those from oversea, then you must find trustable parties to transfer your contribution in.

i did mine via Earl's effort... go read here

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LOL Kenny act-cute sial. :D Who can resist that pout eh?


Hey, I could chip in a bit.

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i think the 1st photo is cuter.

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Dude . . kudos on your helping out with the flood victims ( in your own way ) . . . but dude . .the last picture . .not cute . .not cute ( you should get Kirsten to pose a 'kor lian' look there, then you'll tug at a few heart strings hehehehehe :) )

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Great job, Mr. Sia! Can we bring stuff down to the local Red Crescent in Kuching or other towns?

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Kenny, did you get the call this morning? About 6 something?

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wow/.u look so cute kenny !

u must help the flood victim
with greater power..comes Greater responsibilities =)

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hey kenny, i was listening to hitz.fm at abt 9am this morning and so surprise that Rudy and JJ called you up... Anyway will you be there for the charity tomorrow.

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dont do what u did in the last pic kenny u will have wrinkles you should know better

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nobody believe them anymore. cry wolf

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I think it's great that kennysia.com is doing its bit for flood relief! :) Your blog is immensely popular among Malaysians, I hope this little reminder will raise more funds.

And I second one of the readers' comment - please DON'T treat the donation drive as a dumpsite!! I was part of the volunteer team for Penang during the awful Tsunami months back in 2004...and it was really disheartening to see people "donating" things like rusty, unusable washing machines and the like.

P.S. I just came back from Melbourne and they had a VERY good idea for charity - for those who wasn't sure about the situation - Melbourne was hit by one of the worst drought situations ever. The farming community sustained losses of several billion and it was just a very very bad time with lots of bushfires still burning everything up. Anyway! Woolworths/Safeway had a donation drive on 23rd Jan where EVERYTHING the corporation sold (including sub-chains of Bi-Lo and Big W) goes towards relief for the farmers. That's everything, not just the profits. Everything sold on that day.

Now why doesn't Giant or Cold Storage do something like that? I think it'll be really great and everyone gets groceries in return. :D Just a thought - how about suggesting it to some higher-up people, Kenny?

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Heard you on radio...
VERY FUNNY....
u sound as if u were scared the caller would pull a fast one on you..hehe..

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wtf happen to sixthseal.com?

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To those able to donate, pls donate >.

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ur last picture melts me...
awww....

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People who wanna donate can always donate to the nearest Red Crescent Headquarters. They will handle it...Except mine, though...Here in Bintulu, the headquarter have too much stuff, i cant even donate off my old clothes

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go to maybank2u.com.my, on the right bottom corner there's a online donation button...

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is there a way of donating from kuching instead?

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You know Kenny, every time when I'm homesick I will visit one of our Malaysian buddy blogs likes yours. While we have some of our fellow blogger friends getting sued, coming to your site I can see some typical chinese kopitiam, and asian food.

How Malaysian :) Keep up the good publicity.

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i don't want to help west malaysia, when they didn't even help our flood victims

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Rotary is helping the flood victims. Team up with Rotary International in Ku Ching.

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crummy homes? you stay in johor before meh? you know how was it like meh? ptfff. tak kesian langsung.

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good one..

Donate more more and more..

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Hi everyone,

I am a member of the Rotaract Club of Kuching which is a youth program under Rotary International.

Just like what testtube said, Rotary and Rotaract clubs in West Malaysia are doing their best to help the victims and we here in Kuching are also doing the same thing too. drop me a mail, and i can arrange for you.

visit some of our societies website:

www.rotary.org www.district3310.blogspot.com

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Hey KENNY!!! When i was on my way to KL i heard JJ and Rudy called u up!
U didnt say OMG MY GOD. YOU SAID "HOLY COWWW"

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dang... kawaii in the last pic!

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Me and my family = victims also. Very kesian. Wana get a shot also beratur long long, but then when sampai our turn ONLY tell us the ubat ran out alr. Have to go again. Don't they that know we have to bleedy cycle all the way there since we don't have a car anymore? =(
But I don't think simply donating to various (aka random) bodies will do lar due to er... "transfer rate?" Either donate through an established club on or DIY...
Anyway, you must think that I am very "eng" to be here. Well, I am using my friend's computer. My house is scrubbed and cleaned; we threw out everything liao... just like moving in to a new house minus all our things... :(

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my bad, i didnt add my mail. here it is:
sorensenlau@yahoo.com.sg

do help the flood victims, especially chinese, because we are no "bumiputera", our fellow chinese were ignore for help by the goverment!

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Aiya ur last picture is not flood le but at the lake of a park in Kuching. Anyway thumbs up for raising fund especially for chinese people affected in Johor.

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