“Writing a letter of appreciation is something I’ve never done before, but from now onwards, I will make it a point to write one for every Christmas because it’s so meaningful.
There are so many people in my life I want to thank. Naturally, the first people I want to thank is my family. Even though sometimes they are unreasonable, but ultimately, they just purely care for me and my wellbeing. I want to thank my parents for providing me financial support for my whole life up to the second month of internship, because that was when I got my first pay and I weaned off their money and started using my own instead. Without their support financially or mentally, I don’t think I would have been able to survive in this world. I want to thank my sister for always being a listening ear to me, giving me wise advice when I don’t know who else to turn to. She can be very annoying at times, but when she’s not, she’s a delight to be with. (I know I annoy her too.)
The next people I want to thank are my friends. They have kept me going throughout my whole poly life, made school so much more interesting, and made my life a much more enjoyable one. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today, because they all have influenced the moulding of my personality in order to deal with the harsh world.
Next, I want to thank my boyfriend for “training” me to become a less annoying person, and to have a better temper. Before I met him, my temper was atrocious. Maybe not towards my friends, but towards closer people in my life. He has taught me that not everything will go my way because people sometimes don’t meet my expectations, and I can’t flare up at them because of that.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my JFF friends for accepting me so warmly into the JFF family. When I make any mistakes, I will get corrected in a nice way. I have indeed learnt a lot from working here, and I dare say that I’m not the same person I was at the start of internship in terms of personality.”
“”In the spirit of Christmas, there are many things to be thankful for. But what strikes a chord this season is the love of a family. This year my family have stood by me to help me through some tough and challenging emotional setbacks. They have become my pillar of support to be thankful for which have kept me going. Their encouragements and prayers are a comfort to my soul knowing that they will always be there for me when I am in need. Their simple actions like buying meals and sending me to work exemplifies their boundless love and care. This season, I celebrate the spirit of love with my love ones and I hope you will too.”
Green tips for making personalised Christmas cards this year!
How many of you scrambles a few days before Xmas day to buy all the cards and presents for your loved ones?
Have you thought to DIY the card in a little effort of being environmentally friendly??
In this post, we will show you how! All you need are standard craft making materials like loose ribbons, old magazines/ catalogues, scissors and glue to make lovely Christmas cards like these.
Collect all possible textured material like old wedding cards, envelopes, carton box, wrappers and you will be surprised how some materials look so good together!
1. Find some solid prints A5 higher gsm paper as backdrop.
2. Cut up some interesting Xmas themed graphics from the old magazines you have collected.
3. It’ll be useful to cut out some nice windows to frame up the pictures you like.
4. Cut up Merry Christmas greetings in different typology!
5. Roll up some colour themed paper tubes, cut them according to length to form a Xmas tree! Viola!!
6. Write a short green message to spread of words of being environmentally friendly even in a gift giving season!
“There are so many people whom I have to say a BIG THANK YOU to! Many who have joined us at some point in this froggie biz. Firstly Mel, who has been with us for 16 months, now, is most responsible with her backend duties and reliable as a frontline combat soldier.
Anna, who supported us in the 2nd quarter is the sunshine of the farm. I finally got married, much credits to her, Mel and Kaiting who held the fort for, most of the weekends!
Many thanks to James, the staunch supporter to JFF, who has introduced Charlane, now our Frogician to us. I always see that childlike innocence in her especially when she flashes her signature megawatt smile. Thank you, Frogician for training my patience and reminding me constantly on the appreciation of simple pleasures! To Felicia, our Froglette, who shines as a task exterminator. She is always asking for things to do so that she can write it on and strike it off her To Do list.
To Mrs Frog, aka Mum, for preparing our meals so that we work hard knowing that there is always a warm meal waiting for us at the mid and the end of the day.
To the rest of our team of production workers and drivers! What is JFF without each and anyone of your contribution?? Much gratitude too to all our dear friends and customers.”
Come celebration the joyous occasion of Christmas with us!! This year, we will be having a Xmas Special promotion! All you have to do is share that you have bought the Gabbe’s Family Tour online and receive a 10% DISCOUNT!! The promotion period is from 15 Dec – 31 Dec, and tickets bought during this promotional period will be valid until the March holidays! Just enter your preferred date of tour at the checkout page!!
Note: Your tour booking will only be confirmed upon a confirmation call/email from our JFF staff.
Now, how is it possible to have a X’MAS that coexists with ECO-FRIENDLY? They are not really friends. But what can we do to defuse the tension in this over-consumerised period where wherever you go, you get BIG signs which shout at you “BUY BUY BUY!”.
Now Frogs are Green and they are a constant reminder to us on how we should practise 3Rs when making daily purchasing decisions.
Today, we will give u a recipe to reuse all the paper bags you have accumulated over this year or for many of you throughout many years! * Don’t try to kid yourself that it will come in handy on other days, because today is the day!*
Now say this pledge OUT LOUD:
I will NEVER buy another ream of wrapping paper FROM THIS MOMENT ON.
I hope you realize by now that we are quite serious at what we preach.
So once you have your paper bags ready, prepare a good pair of scissors, a glue stick, a loaded staple, scotch tape which we will try to use sparsely.
1. Tear out the handles glued to these paper bags. Keep it for other decorative uses later.
2. Now remove the cardboard which acts as a base for the paper bag.
3. Open up seams on the side and you will have a good size ‘wrapping paper’ ready for your action.
4. An act of professionalism: To trim away the torn edges.
5. You will notice that I have cut out the paper according to their design. Different sides could be used for presents of varying sizes.
6. Decorative: Now use the paper handle to tie into a bow or a heart shaped “paper clip”.
7. Xmas Card: Remember the cardboard base of the bags? Now unleash your creativity and use the remaining of the paper bags or some torn wrappers/ old magazines to decorate your Xmas card.
8. Remember to pass on this Message of spreading a GREEN HEART!
X’MAS CAN BEFRIEND ECO-FRIEND ONLY WHEN CELEBRATED WITH A LOVE FOR NATURE!
Flowers are cut out from torn used scraps of wrapping paper. Pinks petals are from the left overs of pink paper bag. Some call it FLOWER POWER!:)
1. Add sesame oil into a flat frying pan
2. When oil is heated, add in (A). Fry for 3-5 mins until fragrant.
3. Add in (B) & (C).
4. Stew this mixture up to 10 mins until
Frog meat is entirely cooked. Add more water if necessary.
5. Lastly douse Sauvignon Blanc over the dish
JFF Festive Joy – $188
5 x Premium Hashima with American Ginseng
3 x Specially Selected Dried Hashima
1 x Teddy Bear with Christmas Hat
JFF Hashima Special – $148
4 x Premium Hashima with American Ginseng
2 x Specially Selected Dried Hashima
1 x Teddy Bear with Christmas Hat
Every $50 spent in a single receipt at the frog farm from 17/12/12-15/2/13 will entitle you to a chance to win our JFF Hashima Special Hamper retailing at $148. 2 lucky winners will be chosen in a lucky draw on 18/2/13. Winners will have from 18th to 28th Feb 2013 to collect their hampers.