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I went to donate blood today. It was my No. 18 time. I can’t remember how many times i donated till the doctor reminded me. Number is not important as i am happy that my blood can save others people life. 🙂

I still remember my first blood donation experience in 8th April 2005. Yah, i started donating blood when i am 25 years old. Enough of waiting for friends commitment and i just went ahead to do it.

I still remember how i wrote an entry back then. It actually quite interesting to read back how i felt then. Bad English and the “First Timer” experience.

So what are you waiting for… Just Do It!!!

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The procedure actually quite simple and the staff there are very friendly. I went straight to the counter for registration and proceed to fill in the questionnaire.  Since it was my first time, i was given a sticker to indicate to the staffs that i am a first timer. 🙂

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Within 5 minute, i was called up by the doctor to do a weight and blood pressure test. Boy… It was fast and before i knew it, i was at the next station where one of the nurse prick my middle finger to draw some blood and dripping it into a container filled with blue liquid.

I was directed to the donating room where i sit comfortably on the chair. The nurse was chatting with me while she tried to search for my vein.

She started applying a yellow liquid at the vein area after which she injected a shot of anesthesia. The nurse kept chatting with me during the whole process. Next came the needle but no feeling at all since already numb. Her movement was fast and swift. She told me to squeeze the rubber ball every 10 seconds. I seem to take longer than the rest of the people but they assured me that it perfectly normal for a first timer.

The machine keep beeping after the first 4 minute. She told me that my flow rate a bit slow. She keep stroking my vein to regulate the flow. During the whole process, i was given this refreshment card which can redeem some snack outside the cafe later.

The whole process was completed in 10 minutes time. After removal of the needle, she ask me to apply direct pressure while continue to rest for another 10 minutes. Last but not least, she bandage my hand with a happy face bandage. It was really cute and it come in different colour, Blue, Yellow, Green. I got the blue one. 🙂

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It’s exactly a month late but it’s better late than never. 🙂

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Marina Bay Floating Stage

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Singapore CBD Landscape – Day View

The Red Lions – Singapore Armed Forces Parachute Team

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Chapter 2: Defending Our Homeland

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Chapter 3: Our Parade

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Singapore CBD Landscape – Night View

Chapter 4-10 : Performance Show

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How can NDP Finale be without the fireworks?

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After watching the actual NDP2009 on television, i still feel that nothing can beat live. 🙂

I always envy people that get ticket for National Day Parade. They are so lucky to view the actual parade in person and getting the NDP Funpack. Attending yesterday preview session, i never thought that i will be entitled to NDP Funpack too but i did. I love it but i got a light green funpack rather than the orange.

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There is an article mentioning about the Funpack. Designed to appeal to all ages and genders, this year’s NDP bag can be carried in two ways, either as a messenger bag or as a tote by removing the flap and using the two straps within. Available in eight vibrant colours, the bags come with interchangeable covers that can be mixed and matched to create 64 colour combinations.

What’s in the bag:

Sustenance:

Bread, Biscuits, Sweets, Mineral Water/ Newater, Asian Drink, Isotonic Drink, Dry paper Napkin, Wet Paper Napkin, Poncho, Litter Disposal Bags

Interactive:

Heart-shaped Lantern with Batteries, Hand-shaped Drum, Face Tattoo, Miniature Singapore Flag with Post

Publications:

Programme Booket, Magazine, Discount Coupons Booklet, NDP DVD, ZoCard, ComChest Donation Leaflet

Although that some item are missing but i still love the funpack. Ending this post with photo of my my funpack. 🙂

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World Blood Donor Day 2009 – “Celebrating your gift of blood”


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Date: 13th June 2009, Saturday

Time: 0900 – 1730hrs

Venue: Singapore Jurong Birdpark

So what are you waiting for? Wait no more!

Blood Donation is not that scary or painful. 🙂

Start Giving back and i assume you that the experience is priceless.

Note: Additional entrance tickets at a special rate of S$8 each can be purchased at a booth set up by the Singapore Bird Park on that day only, specially for families and friends of invited blood donors. So if you wanted cheap ticket, you know who to find. 🙂

Sometime when you get frustrated and stressed out by problems, why not take a break by looking out your windows. You might be surprised by what you going to see. At least that’s true for me on that particular day. Enjoy…

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“Double Rainbow” from afar.

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Is there really a pot of Gold at the Rainbow End?

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“Double Rainbow” in the Sky.

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It is that high up into sky that i can’t see where it lead to…

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Blocks of HDB seem so small when compared to the rainbow.

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When you expect everything to end, isn’t it nice to have a sky full of pink clouds?