I love my socks, I really do. But there are some that I hardly wear and feel that it's time to sock em' to some other luckier owners :) I've got two here; one which Ronald would die to have and another, an electrifying blue that absolutely zaps when paired with black ;)
Size: Free Colour and design: 1) Red and white stripes, cotton, slightly below the knee and 2) Electric blue, nylon, over-the-knee length. Condition: 7/10 Price: RM8 each
If you loved 'Where the wild things are', then you'd love to admire the (almost) complete works of Maurice Sendak. The genius behind the wonderful illustrations, totally original and inspiring. Read more about Maurice Sendak here.
If you're an avid traveller, then this is the perfect idea for you. I usually keep all my notes and coins in the same pouch. Albeit organised, but still cumbersome when I have to pick out the right currency when I'm beckoned to travel. I keep the Japanese Yen in a separate wallet altogether to save trouble, but the rest was just... :S urgh, especially when it's difficult to differentiate between Cambodian and Thai coins :P
So, here you go. I'm reusing the 'ang pow' packets from last Chinese New Year to categorise them into countries. The packets are deep enough to also keep coins, so there you go :) No more picking the wrong notes and getting stranded in a foreign land!
Just a quick update. As of March 17th, 2012, we've decided to split the sales proceed to 70:30. 70% of the proceeds will be used for charity while 30% will be used to cover any operational fee to maintain this project. To be honest with you, I'm not sure if this is an optimum split, but we will see. As we've discussed before, in order for this project to grow into long-term sustainability, it cannot survive on 100% donation. I hope you guys understand and will continue supporting The Good Samaritan's vision :) I'm thinking of revamping the website to optimize its array of wonderful products-for-a-good-cause. So I hope if sales are good, we'll get to redesign this website faster. But if you're a Good Samaritan yourself and would like to donate your skills to us, we'll be eternally grateful! :D Please be in touch!
Size: 9 x 14 x 3 and half (inches) Colour and design: Fresh grass green colour with golden buckles and clips. With strap and handle, zipped compartment and non-zipped ones inside. Condition: New Price: RM70
I got another nice surprise email today! Looks like this little project has inspired a few really good Samaritans ;) Just last week we announced that we've been nominated for MOST INSPIRING INTERNET FOR GOOD AWARD 2012 and today, I was notified that there's another nomination for Online Shop of the Year! :O
Wow double wee! (haha!)
The awards is happening this Saturday, so... let's keep our fingers crossed ;) And thank you so so so so much for the nomination!
Amidst the busy schedule, it's really nice to get some good news in between :)
The Good Samaritan Shop has been nominated as the "MOST INSPIRING INTERNET FOR GOOD AWARD 2012 in DiGi's WWWOW awards for the year 2012!" - italic from organizer.
Thank you. Again!
The last time, we did not win in the Social Media Awards, only came in as finalist. But it was good. And not long after, this ;)
I think it's not so much of the award, but I'm glad someone thought this blog is inspiring. And that's really what we want to create. Inspiration so that change can take place, anywhere and everywhere by whomever.
We've seen people do it for Egypt, for Haiti, for Japan tsunami. We've seen how people can do good out of social media and we will see how it can be done to bring an international war criminal to justice, even though we may have never heard of Uganda. Because when people come together, there is power. This is one campaign that... shouldn't even be called a campaign. The word campaign seems such a small narrow idea that simply cannot hold the greatness of such cause. It's a social movement. A movement that aims to bring a tsunami of hope that would change the world. God, we have hope.
Look at this face. How can you not respond to his beckon? Besides, it's for an extremely important cause. There were countless documentaries which I have watched talking about domestic abduction in China, India, everywhere. People even though well into their adult age, have been tricked into slavery and prostitution. Seriously... I may sound bi-polar because I believe in competition in growth but at the same time I also strongly feel about human rights equality. My mantra is; if you're gonna have a fair fight, pick an equal. Fighting the weak only only goes to show that you're in fact, much weaker than them. So help me, help Boo, help those who have been saved from slavery and those who are still a victim of human trafficking here.
The Good Samaritan Shop has donated RM714.60, approximately USD230 to the Freedom House project and would like to thank everyone one of you for making this happen :) Let's keep on changing the world, one cause at a time!