Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The seeds started growing..

Since my wedding banquet card displayed, I get many good feedbacks and supports from friends and family. Girl friends of my age are also getting married one after another, most of them requested me to do a similar card for them too, and some I approach them myself to offer the service. I'm so thankful by far my success rate is maintaining above 80%.

My first "client", Christy's wedding. She held twice the dinner, one for the bride's family and friends and another for the groom's family and friends. She only manage to convince one side of the family to change menu and was objected strongly by another family. Hence, we won half the battle for 30 tables, 300 bowl of soup saved.

Christy & Johnson 22 June 2010.
A new design of 3 fold card that wrap a wine bottle around nicely.

My second client, Joe held a huge wedding banquet that he invited 990 guests at Sheraton Subang Hotel. Joe has decided earlier to not server sharks fin soup due to most of his guests had pledge not to consume sharks fin soup. He was later informed by his friend about my little project, and he immediately agreed to place a card there to spread the awareness. This was an easy battle, and won big 990 bowls of soup !

Notice the little triangular card in the middle of the table ? = ( too small... can't see from far ... but you can imagine the number of sharks we saved here ! ^_^ v
On the same day as Joe, Linus & Audrey's wedding banquet right next door Saujana Subang Hotel is displaying on the projector, a message of why no sharks fin soup was serve. 300 bowls saved.

And my booking list goes on and on until next year ... =)

1) 26 Feb,2010 - 370 bowls. My own wedding banquet at Super Tanker Kota Damansara.
2) 22 June,2010 - 300 bowls. Christy Tiong & Johnson's wedding banquet at Holiday Villa Subang.
3) 18 September, 2010 - 990 bowls. Joe & Yun's wedding at Sheraton Subang Hotel
4) 18 September, 2010 - 300 bowls. Linus & Audrey's wedding at Saujana Subang Hotel.
5) 25 September, 2010 - 500 bowls. Ken & Audrey in Ipoh.
6) 11 December,2010- 300 bowls. Foong Peng's wedding , no card display, but definitely no sharks fin serve.
7) 18 December, 2010- 500 bowls. Patrick and Rachel's wedding at Equatorial Cameron Highland.
8) 1st Jan, 2011 - 200 bowls. Indra's cousin bro's wedding
9) 2 January,2011 - 300 bowls. Karen Wong & Chin's wedding at Ritz Carlton KL
10) 8 January, 2011- Kirk's Bro in law wedding.
11) 15 January, 2011 - Soon Thoe & Remember
12) 16 January, 2011 - 600 bowls. Tracy & Daniel Wedding.
13) 23 January, 2011 - 300 bowls. Lim Yeong Chi & Ong Ming Yan.
14) 26 February, 2011 - 380 bowls. Kee Yau & Chin Yi's wedding.
15) 26 February, 2011 - 300 bowls. Adelene & Brian's wedding in Melaka.
16) 5 & 25 March, 2011 - 400 bowls. Annie Tan's wedding in Singapore and JB.
17) 19 March, 2011 - Mr. Augustine Lai & Ms.Phoebe Tan.
18) 30 April, 2011 - Lim Teck Yang & Tan Chia Chia.
19) 7 May, 2011 - Lee Soon Yean's wedding.
20) 19 June, 2011 - Ooi Kok & Harn Yun.
21) 24th June, 2011 - Eddie Tay & Menn Chin.
22) 10 September, 2011 - 300 bowls. Zoey & WT Ching at Tropicana Golf Club.
23) 18 December,2011 - 400 bowls. Adrianne chang & Teoh Kah Hoe at Jaya33, Oriental Pavillion.

..... And still counting....

The journey begin from here ...

My wedding was held last feb in a Chinese restaurant at Bukit Utama. Total of 355 chinese guests and i dun serve shark fin soup. Instead of sneakily get through the whole function without the guests noticing about the soup and start gossiping, I made a special thank you card to shout out to them about why i dun serve shark fin soup. 

Sounds easy.. but i actually went through obstacles of hell to get this card on the table. Reason being some of the elderly disagree with my shark fin educating action,they think its offensive.

It was heartbreaking, sore from inside out .. it was the first time i got scolded so badly, devastated... but then again, i wouldn't give up, i still believe ppl can change.. if not now , i hope later, better than never =) at the end i still manage to put the card on the tables in " MY WEDDING " dinner =P

From this experience i get to know that, why some ppl who's aware but can't do much nor show support.. the pressure and fear of being " executed "...

It isn't that bad , i assure you... its was a great break through for me , as they finally accept and understand me for who i am, not who i pretend i am..

To new couples getting married out there, i hope you will do the same education to your guests in your most creative ways.. and to shark lovers, please do not hesitate to baptize your other friends and getting married friends to be in the " Proactive group "Good Luck!