Winning Aljunied GRC was a dream come true. The work which had begun 2 weeks ago was a reality! We have the Meet-The-People Session (MPS) to start off with. First session ended at close to 2am while the 2nd one at about 3.15am!
Residents arriving as early as 6pm to queue, some to catch a glimpse of their MP or to express their interest to volunteer were all there. In the last MPS, we also saw WP's ardent supporter who went around to all of the 5 MPS in Aljunied to have his yellow helmet signed. He did not just get MPs to sign, I was asked to sign too! So was Uncle Ee Ping :) What a fan! Thank you! Thank you!
Seriously, I like the way the MPS is being carried out. Residents who do not know each other, started to smile, talked and laughed together as they were waiting for their turn. Very nice, warm and fuzzy :)
Residents and supporters all the way from Clementi and Jurong, turned up to indicate their interest to help. Any form of help, regardless of how big or small, they just wanted to help. We have residents who will turned up from nowhere to offer us cold canned drinks :)
What was even more surprising was when I arrived at the MPS venue slightly earlier than usual, about 6pm last week, a resident was waiting to help me with the tables and chairs! Very nice!
Our volunteers, many of them their first time experience, did great! Thank you :)
Very soon, residents staying in Block 615 will find the sight of their MP meeting their fellow neighbours a common sight...well, at least every Monday evening... or Tuesday morning :)