Hello hello hello!

We are back with a swoosh (cause bang is too mainstream)! We are once again here to discover new grounds, run new campaigns, try out new stuff, bump into new obstacles, make new friends and basically crave our way to meet our objectives.

We will still stay true to what we believe in and what we set out to achieve, which is to build a tighter community in Singapore and to bring out the sunshine and niceness of our fellow Singaporeans. 🙂

To start things off, we are inviting you to a gathering to catch up and to be merry and also to hear about our new plans! We want to run these new ideas with you first before we launch it all over our platforms. We are honestly bursting to share with you what lies ahead.

Date: 3 Aug 2012

Venue: NVPC, Central Mall at Clarke Quay

Time: Evening, after working hours (Ha, we will email you the time once you RSVP to us)

To attend, please please please drop us an email at project.hello.stranger@gmail.com with the header “Let’s meet up!” Be sure to invite your friends/ family/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband/ wife/ anybody to come say Hello! We will welcome everyone with open arms! 🙂

Looking forward to Friday already (terrible, its only Monday!),

Team Project Hello Stranger


Hello Strangers, Were you Blown Away?

HELLO HELLO! It has been a good 2 weeks since Blown Away happened but the team is still reminiscing how awesome the whole event felt. Of course, self praise is definitely no praise but we cant help but feel our hearts heat up when we look through photos of how strangers gave our ambassadors high 5s/ fist bumps, happy kids and families with our balloons and how our enthusiastic ambassadors gave their best shot at interacting with strangers. Now just looking through numerous facebook notifications of how our ambassadors have made friends with each other makes us even more smiley and satisfied.

Were you there? Did you get a balloon from us? How about a card that told you how good you look? Did you receive a high 5 or played a simple game of scissors, paper, stone with us? We sure hope you did! We hope that made you open up a little and look at Singapore in a different light. 🙂

What commands success in an event? Were our KPIs met? Wait, did we even set KPIs? Ha.

Just look at all our keen ambassadors. Their liveliness and determination throughout their few hours of shift really motivated us so much. They put in their all to give all they could to the project, to Orchard Road, to Singapore. We are all complete strangers but stringed together so tightly. It feels like we are really a big family now. No CIP hours, no allowances, but they all put down their Saturday plans just to liven up the spirits in town. Can you believe it? 150 volunteers trusted the project and believed in the mission. That fact alone made this whole event so worthwhile.  We certainly hope you guys enjoyed yourselves with us and of course, we hope you went back feeling great to be able to open up to strangers. 🙂

How did the public reacted? There were people who passed on balloons, a few who tweeted us saying how happy they were to be a part of this, there were parents teaching their kids on how they should give up their balloon to another stranger, passer bys who high 5ed us like superstars and received our handwritten cards with mega watt smiles. 🙂 (Ignores any other negative responses!) Lets sing “Always look on the bright side of life!”

Besides that, success also means development in the team. The team has learnt so so much planning this 1 day event. All from the nitty gritties like getting quotes, negotiating with suppliers, handling a pool of volunteers, meeting obstacles and solving them, settling the flow of the event, preparing the logs, managing the media, we have learnt a heaven lot. We broke out of our shells and met so many new friends, I dare say, this is the most number of friends one can actually make in such a short while! We are youths finding out way through this semi-blindly as well so we are extremely happy after the event. This is our form of success too.

Now that we have Ballooned Away, what’s on our plate, you may ask. We just had a meeting 2 days back and just like a bunch of typical bananas, we kept on yakking about the many things we wanna do. Now we need to streamline it and piece everything together. Give us sometime, plans will be out soon.

The journey has just begun. 😉

Yellow yellow happy fellows,

Team Project Hello Stranger

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