Friday, November 18, 2011

WATSONS CHRISTMAS 2011; CELEBRITIES DONATE PERSONAL ITEMS FOR CHARITY

KEE@FSWMAG.COM

COME ONE, COME ALL TO WATSONS CELEBRITY PLEDGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH WATSONS CHRISTMAS CSR PROGRAMME.

PLACE YOUR BIDS ON WATSONS MALAYSIA ON FACE BOOK FROM 9 TO 18 DECEMBER!
THE AUCTION WILL BE UPLOADED FROM 9 DECEMBER SO WRITE THE DATE IN INDELIBLE INK YOUR DIARY

THE TOP LOT IS A BRAND NEW GUCCI HANDBAG WORTH RM 5,000 SO PLACE YOUR BID AND HELP THE KIDS THIS XMAS!

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Kulvinder Birring, MD of Watsons Malaysia showing the brand new Gucci bag worth RM 5,000 so bid for it at Watsons Malaysia in Facebook from 9 to 18 December 2011
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Kee Hua Chee announcing he was wearing Carven Ong Couture

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Kulvinder Birring showing the RM 5 calendar that comes with coupons worth RM 100...all in aid of the children!
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Kulvinder Birring, MD of Watsons Malaysia with the brand new Gucci bag worth RM 5,000 and RM 5 calendar with coupons worth RM 100!
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Kee Hua Chee promoting his donation of 3 amber jewels worth RM 1,000 that are given, like all other donors, from the heart and are rather special to him!
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Kimberly Ann Estrop-Laggart, Miss Malaysia Universe 2011/12 and Andrea Fonseka, Miss Malaysia Universe 2004 explaining her donation is dinner with her, Miss Malaysia Universe 2011/12 and Miss Malaysia Universe 2010/11 Deborah Hnery at Rama V restaurant worth RM 340! A case of can eat but cannot touch!
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3 beauty queens!
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Kee Hua Chee with Thanuja and Santa Claus's helper
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Kee Hua Chee giving the lowdown on his amber bling
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The donors
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Kulvinder Birring with some donors
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Kulvinder Birring with celeb donors
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Kulvinder Birring with celebrity donors
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Kulvinder Birring MD of Watsons Malaysia with celebrities showing their donated items for charity
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Celeb donors Carven Ong, Andrea Fonseka, Kimberley Ann Estrop-Laggart, Jojo Struys, Megan Lee and friends



KIND HEARTED CELEBRITIES HAVE DONATED GIFTS OR ITEMS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THEM LIKE AMBER CHIA'S BIOGRAPHICAL BOOK WHICH IS EDITED BY ME, KEE HUA CHEE TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE!
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This is my humble donation to WATSONS Christmas Celebrities Pledge. This gorgeous amber trio is worth at least RM 1,000 as I bought them separately in London over 2 years. They are worth much more than 1 grand but I managed to buy them at special prices so they are really worth what you bid for. I would say if you were to buy all three today, you would have to spend at least RM 3,000.
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The metal is silver and silver's price has also shot skyhigh
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Watsons and Santa Claus bringing fun and joy to kids from Promise Home and Rumah Kami. Just look at their happy faces! Warms the cockles of your heart for sure!
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Radio dejay 988 Cheryl Lee does her part for the poor children
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Donors include Cheryl Lee, Kee Hua Chee, Angel Wong, Jojo Struys, Kulvinder Birring MD of Watsons Malaysia. Kimberly Laggart Miss Malaysia Universe 2011/12, Andrea Fonseka Miss Malaysia Universe 2004, Carven Ong, Megan Tan and Miss Malaysia World 2009 Thanuja who I am convinced has giantess's blood.
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Donors and staff of Watsons Malaysia
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Watsons Malaysia is doing its part to help underprivileged children under the stewardship of Kulvinder Birring.
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All proceeds will go to Promise Home, a an orphanage for Orang Asli children and Rumah Kami, an orphanage for non-Muslim children.

This is such a worthy and meaningful cause and a commendable initiative by WATSONS your family store that I was keen to do my part. I have given a trio of precious amber jewellery to be sold and I hope all my kind-hearted readers will make an effort to attend this exciting Christmas event at Sunway Pyramid on 22 November 2011 at 1 pm at Blue Concourse and do your bit.

All items to be auctioned will be posted on WATSONS facebook so check it out and make a bid! It is all for charity and Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and Heavenly Father are all looking down from high heaven on you to see what you are doing to alleviate the suffering of the poor and downtridden.

Always remember it could have been YOU born into wretched circumstances or abandoned by your parents or born with debilitating disease or born crippled! Why was someone else born blind or ended up paralysed after an accident. Why not you? Why must it happened to So and So and why not YOU? That beggar in the street begging for pennies under the boiling sun? Why were YOU not born a beggar? Why did the dice turn on him or her?

I and you do not wake up each morning wondering if we would be cheated, robbed, hurt or killed? No, we NEVER think of such sad things and if we do, we ALWAYS assume such accidents or bad things would happen to others. The trouble is, the others also think bad things would not happen to them and would happen to 'others' who would be us!

If everyone thinks like this, then no accidents or horrendous things would happen at all. Insurance companies would close shop and the entire police and security forces would be disbanded. But sadly as we know, accidents, theft, robbery, cheating, killing, murders and assorted bad things do happen and on a regular basis!

So if nothing bad has happened to you, then you have been singularly blessed with Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, Heavenly Father and the blessed Mother Mary! So you MUST be thankful and help those upon whom such sad things have happened. This is the least you can do, especially during the Christmas season though you should donate to charity throughout the year.

The fact you are able to read this means you are NOT blind which is a major blessing so pray help others who are worse off than you. I believe Bill Gates is richer than me and he donates by the billions of US dollars so his place in heaven is secure.

I have done my teeny weeny bit so at least I am facing the right direction as the sign reads "This Way to Heaven'.

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Miss Malaysia 2009 Thanuja with top couturier Carven Ong who donated a gown worth RM 3,800.Carven Ong will make free alterations to fit your size and in the worst case scenario, will make a new one made to measure if you have an odd-size body!
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Famous TV host, actress and producer Angel Wong has donated an exclusive nail set available only in Tokyo worth RM 200 so your nails will glitter like never before!
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988 Deejay Cheryl Lee has donated an autographed book and DKNY perfume worth RM 250
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TV host Megan Tan has donated a pair of new shoes and handbag worth RM 800 to ensure you will celebrate a cool Yule!
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Kind-hearted beauty queen Thanuja, Miss Malaysia World 2009 has donated a Fusion Excel Quantum pendant enhanced with Swarovski crystals worth RM 1,500 so now you can look great and feel even better due to Fusion Excel Quantum health pendant!
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Celebs who could not attend were shown their donations on TV screens. Azzura Zainal donated new t-shirts and Nike shoes worth RM 600
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Baki Zainal donated Super Junior Limited Edition A and B plus poster worth RM 300
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Sexy Daphne Iking donated Adidas relay boots worth RM 250
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Julie Woon donated DC Comics (Batman) hard disk worth RM 280
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Laven Seow donated the book 'Purpose of Divine Life' by Rick Warren worth RM 80
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Soo Vincci donated an autographed CD worth RM 40
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Stephanie Chai donated Adidas sports shows worth RM 200
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The do-gooders!
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Santa Claus joins in
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Kulvinder Birring and donors
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Kee Hua Chee, donors and Santa Claus
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Low Siew Hui, Kulvinder Birring
and the staff of Watsons Malaysia
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Kimberly Laggart, Miss Malaysia Universe 2011/12 with fans.She needs to fix that stray strand!
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See what I mean? If I had scissors for sure I would cut that irritating strand off!
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Now we can see Kimberley's face!

I always believe if I am to donate something to charity, it must be of some value and meaning to me. One should not give away something one does not want or waiting for a chance to get rid of. The gift, coming from the heart of the donor, should be something that has pleased him at one stage. Obviously one is not expected to give away an item worth a million ringgit (though that would be nice!) or an heirloom inherited from parents. My amber set has a special meaning to me as they were purchased nearly 2 decades ago in London when jewellery was not at the top of my ‘must have’ list. Back then, I was just climbing and crawling and clambering up the ladder. I had to worry about mortgages and bills but still, I wanted amber jewellery.

Over time I switched to more glam and high octane pieces and I thought of adding semi precious stones to these amber or gold-plating them. But something held me back as I wanted them to remain in the original condition when I first bought them, reminding me of the fun times I had finding them in London.

Amber washed up from the Baltic Sea was finding a new market and were relatively expensive relative to gold and precious stones. They were also very fashionable at that time due to the series of exhibitions mounted by London’s Natural History Museum and Jurassic Park movies! I scoured all of London and bought these three separately over 2 years. Two are deep, dark and golden. The pendant is yellow amber, bright, happy and always lulled me into a sunny disposition. I wore them all the time. The ring fits all fingers since it is adjustable. The dark golden pendant just requires a leather cord and you instantly look cool and sizzling at the same time! The big yellow pendant comes in 2 parts, forming a heart. As I was flirting shamelessly with the seller, I was told one half of the heart would always remind me of the seller in Camden Town! So now the new owner will always have one part of my heart, sending good wishes of wealth and health!”

Below is the list of items donated by other celebrities which is still in the process of compilation. Go to Watsons Malaysia on facebook for the latest update.









Attendance Value & Remark




RM 30 x 3



Can't Attend



Can't Attend RM 300 (flew in frm taiwan, album A is only available in taiwan and korea)



Attending



Attending RM80



Attending



Attending



Attending. Leaving at 3PM RM250



Can't Attend RM 200



Can Attend only at 1.30PM RM 200



Cant Attend



Attending RM1000








Attending