JVKE – Golden Hour

It was just two lovers
Sittin’ in the car, listening to Blonde
Fallin’ for each other
Pink and orange skies, feelin’ super childish
No Donald Glover
Missed call from my mother
Like, “Where you at tonight?” Got no alibi

I was all alone with the love of my life
She’s got glitter for skin
My radiant beam in the night

I don’t need no light to see you

It’s your golden hour (oh)
You slow down time
In your golden hour (oh)

We were just two lovers
Feet up on the dash, drivin’ nowhere fast
Burnin’ through the summer
Radio on blast, make the moment last
She got solar power
Minutes feel like hours
She knew she was the baddest, can you even imagine
Fallin’ like I did?

For the love of my life
She’s got glow on her face
A glorious look in her eyes
My angel of light

I was all alone with the love of my life
She’s got glitter for skin
My radiant beam in the night

I don’t need no light to see you

It’s your golden hour (oh)
You slow down time
In your golden hour (oh)

Little Red Drop 8.8 Gives Back Donated 65k for National Day

Winning Bidders of round 1

Happy 57th National Day Singapore!

As a Singaporean we are truly blessed. Our country is an anomaly on our planet. The safety, the peace, the prosperity, the multicultural integration, comparatively to the rest of the world it’s utopia.

However, within our society there are still those we struggle, those with needs. Our intellectually disabled, our homeless, our dysfunctional families, our lower income families who still have to battle with health and putting food on the table.

Me as auctioneer explaining the minimum wage in Singapore

2 years ago, with a bunch of friends we started LittleRedDrop a non-commercial wine community and now we have > 450 members and many are meeting up regularly to share wine and enjoy time friendship.

One of our members Kenneth felt as a community we are truly blessed and came up with the idea to run a charity drive within our community. After months of planning and several meetings with a small working committee including Angela, Bee Leng and myself, we pulled it off last night at 8.8 LRD Gives Back event at Porters Restaurant & Bar.

Everyone who came donated at least a bottle of wine and some even donated an entire case of wine. 27 came for the charity auction dinner and bided for the wines. Our target was $40,000 and since it was Singapore’s 57th National Day, we thought a stretched target of $57,000 would be nice.

We tried to take a group photo but to fit 27 people was kinda hard
Everyone had a good time

With the generosity of the community we managed to donate on the spot through Giving.sg  to several Charities in Singapore and donated $64,355. The morning after we had a few more donations and we landed at a final number of $65,050!!! How nice as Singapore is +65 and our independence was 1965.

We donated to Singapore National Eye Centre, Autism Resource Centre, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support, Animal Concerns Research & Education Society, Transient Workers Count Too, Clarity Singapore, Cancer Research, Epworth Community Services, World Vision, HealthServe, New Hope Community Services, TOUCH Community Services and more.

Auctioning an Italian 1970 Borgogno

It was such a meaningful way to celebrate Singapore by giving back to the needy amongst us. I’m truly blown away by our small wine community and their generosity. All I can say is a big thank you to all our generous donors.

At the end of the night there was simple too many empty bottles. lol.
Work mode. I can’t even remember what I drank. I know my table did blind tastings but I can’t remember anything. The focus was on driving the number up.
Final tally of donations amount

So Singapore Happy Birthday. Happy National Day. Maybe, just maybe 2023 we will do it again. Cheers! 🍷

LRD Little Red Drop Turned 2

LRD Turns 2 Party at Quinn’s

How fast time passed. Our little wine community turned 2 end of April 2022 and it is awesome how many new friends I’ve managed to get to know. I think I’ve probably got to know at least 50 new friends. Some I’ve drank with at least 10 times now.

Here are some really nice group photos of the community coming together sharing good wine, good food and even better company.

Crab Night
Steph’s Birthday at House of Peranakan Petit
Steph Jio
Kenneth Jio
Last minute Wednesday night at That Wine Place
Praelum Night
American Night at Rose Mead
100 Pointer Night
First Park90 for Pearl and Andrew
2021 year End Party at Armoury
Meeting Betty and Ryan
Pearl Jio
90s Night
LRD at Wee’s Family Coffee Shop
Rhone night at Wah Lok
First LRD night at our place Fried Hokkien Noodles
Christmas 2020 at Empire also Pearl’s first LRD night