Monday, March 12, 2012

Charity Dinner + Concert @ BCCK

Sister and I, in the car, on the way to BCCK yesterday evening. :)

We were invited to attend a charity concert held to raise funds for the new Mental Health "Half-way-home" building. 

When the half-way-house is completed, it will be a place for the recovered mental health center inmates to move into from the Sentosa Mental Hospital, a place where they'll learn to adapt and to be independent.A stepping stone for them before they reenter the society. 

To build the half-way-home, the estimated cost needed is RM2 million. And as you can see, the charity concert was a very grand event. On this night itself, tickets sales alone has raised RM550,000.

View of the venue and the stage through the projector screen.

Guests were entertained by a singer flew straight from China named Qiu Lin. I don't know the singer, but she gave quite a good performance. Accompanied by dancers, she sang classics from the late Teresa Teng all night long.

A close-up of the singer's face. She's really fair and has a graceful disposition.

Qiu Lin had 3 outfit changes that night. 

For her second outfit, she wore the tradisional Kebaya and sang Rasa Sayang for us. My favourite outfit among 3, most probably was the first outfit eg the black Cheongsam she wore.

 Her, the stage, and the dancers. :)

While the performances were going on, we enjoyed flavorful dishes served by BCCK.

The dessert, pudding served with a sweet-sour berry reduction.

Before the night came to an end, they hosted a session for the audience to make song requests upon donation to raise extra money on the spot. The duet between Dato Wee and Qiu Lin raised more than RM15,000, with a generous donation of RM10,000 from another Dato alone. ><

The only down point of the program was the female emcee called Leena, or Lina or whatever. She squeaked all night long and her high pitch yells that tortured my ears. And she was utterly disrespectful. Her sweeping statements and thoughtless comments insulted the crowd over and over again. She claimed that she is famed in Kuching. Anyone knows her? I don't like her one bit.

Us during dinner. :)

Even though it was a meaningful event to begin with, sis and I were reluctant to attend it. We expected it to be dull and boring. But who knew, the night turned out to be quite enjoyable.

Anyways, I hope the association will successfully raise the much needed 2 million soon. Continuous kindness from the society is very much appreciated.

With all the love,


-JoJo- said...

only two of u attend the dinner?

Wch'ng said...

lee who? lol!

kxin♥ said...

@Jojo 3 relatives went too.

A@wch'ng Lee who what? lol

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

nice event.

kxin♥ said...

Thanks Willie!! :)

kxin♥ said...

@wch'ng Only Now I get what your Lee who meant. Haha I was so slow xDD