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Smiles and hearts: Mr. initiative

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

After a long day, it was a pleasure to stop and dine at cosy little Tagimaya Yakiniku fronting the skies and waters at Vivocity.  Ever since my exploration into spirituality, I have enjoyed being as close to nature as possible in the city of Singapore.

We were greeted enthusiastically by Alvin, Mr. initiative, who was in charge of the diners outdoors.  Armed with huge grins and twinkly smiley eyes, he served us promptly and attentively.

After serving our drinks and food, he gave us lovely surprises, serving us a complimentary Umeshu, and Honjozo.

I was also pleased to find out that Alvin had an understanding manager giving him opportunities to learn and shine, and a wise boss leading them all!  The best people are happiest with a happy boss!

Shan with Alvin, Mr initiative @ Tajimaya, Vivocity!

I will definitely look forward to Alvin’s Shanshine smile when I pass by!  I salute you, Alvin, Mr. initiative!

PS.  More Shanshine Smilers here!

October 11, 2010   1 Comment

Smiles and hearts: Mr. TLC (tender loving care)

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

Gems are found in little nooks and crannies!  Craving for some hot and sour noodles in soup, we stopped over at The Asian Kitchen in Vivocity.  Led by their zany restaurant manager, I have been impressed with their superb service and heart-warming smiles since June this year.  After a protracted search for electronic equipment, it was great to dine in a place with happy vibes.

Ka Yau, Mr. tender loving care, was the man who made our dining extraordinarily pleasant!  When I ordered my hot and sour noodles in soup, he recommended adding more chilli padi (little red chillis) to heighten the heat factor.  Upon seeing my hesitation, he suggested serving me the chilli padi on a separate dish, to add in as I liked.

Throughout, he was attentive, kind and polite.  When my noodles arrived, I was presented with a spoon that was as large as a ladle.  I did not look forward to having a locked jaw maneuvering this unwieldy ladle, so I asked Ka Yau to give me a decent-sized spoon.  For some reason, he looked perplexed at my request, so I explained to him, “The spoon is too big.  I have a small mouth.”

Immediately, he acceded to my request with a broad smile that developed into a huge, voracious laughter.  I have not seen a waiter laugh so hilariously at work!  After bringing me a smaller spoon, he cautioned me not to scald myself, as I would be dipping the metal spoon into hot soup.  I was touched by his concern for a diner in his restaurant.  Ka Yau continued to smile broadly whenever he caught our attention.  Smiles and laughter are indeed heart-to-heart connections, lighting up the hearts of everyone who is willing to receive it.  I have captured one of his Shanshine Smiles on film.

ka yau at the asian kitchen vivocity copyright yip pei shan

With his exuberant smiles, deep, sincere laughter; and caring nature,  he is the epitome of service.  I salute you, Ka Yau, Mr. TLC (tender loving care)!

PS.  More Shanshine Smilers here!

August 28, 2009   No Comments

Words of wisdom: Smiles and hearts (Encore)

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

aishah at bishan mrt station ticket control copyright yip pei shan

Aishah’s shanshiney smile inspired me to create the above proverb last year in March!  After some time, I have managed to get a photo together with this sweet lady!  Look forward to her gorgeous smile and excellent customer service when you visit the Bishan MRT Station’s ticketing office!

I salute you, beautiful shanshiney smiley lady!

PS.  More Shanshine Smilers here!

August 6, 2009   No Comments

8 days to the International Happiness Day: The Shanshine way!

Shanshine On!  Start Having Action Now, Start Having Infinite New 3nergy!

Give a sunflower to everyone you adore! (^.^)

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves – James Barrie

Sunflowers symbolise the sun, conveying happiness, cheerfulness and longevity.  Moreover, sunflowers symbolise adoration.  Give a sunflower to the ones you adore!

Strengths aligned with today’s action include Kindness and Generosity; Loving and Allowing Oneself to Be Loved; Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence; and Gratitude.

How did yesterday’s actions go for me?

I lit up the lives of new and old friends with Shanshine smiles!  It was fantabulous!!!  Definitely something I will continue doing!  Shanshine on!

July 2, 2009   1 Comment

9 days to the International Happiness Day: The Shanshine way!

Shanshine On!  Start Having Action Now, Start Having Infinite New 3nergy!

Be a Shanshine Smiler!  Give everyone you meet a Shanshine smile.  Share your smiles by uploading your Shanshine smiling photo on Facebook and tag me! (^.^)

A smile is a heart-to-heart communication: it emanates from your heart, radiates on your face, and lights up the hearts of others – Yip Pei Shan

Have you ever noticed how people who smile and laugh a lot are so attractive?  A smile is a terrific icebreaker, and it does not take much effort to do so!  Smiling possibly enhances our strengths in Social Intelligence/Personal Intelligence/Emotional Intelligence; Kindness and Generosity; Loving and Allowing Oneself to Be Loved; and Playfulness and Humour.

Smile!  Are you shining yet?

How did yesterday’s actions go for me?

I had a whale of a time laughing with a video of  my friend’s standup comedy performance!  A good friend encountered a nasty client yesterday, so we shared some laughs over Russell Peter and a funny joke!  Go for the funnies!

July 1, 2009   1 Comment