Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Tribute to Late Mr Lee Kuan Yew

It has been a sad week for all the citizens in Singapore. On Monday 23 March 2015, we received breaking news of our Forefather, Mr Lee Yuan Yew's passing. Due to his old age and illness, Mr Lee aged 91, has passed away peacefully on Monday at the Singapore General Hospital.

As a form of respect to our late former prime minister, my friend Philip and I went to the Parliament house on Thursday evening where the laying-in-state body was placed, to pay our last respects.

Look at the crowd behind us!!! There are thousands of people here!

Both of us had anticipated the long queue but it didn't deterred us at all. The queue was extremely long, stretching all the way to City Hall MRT Station. After waiting patiently in line for approximately 6.5 hours, we finally got to enter the Parliament House to pay our last respects.

I even wrote a card for Mr Lee, as a token of appreciation for what he has done for us. Without him and his team working tirelessly, we would not have such a wonderful place in Singapore to live and stay with our family and friends.

Thank you once again, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore is forever in your debt.

Dear Mr Lee,

Thank you for all that you have done for Singapore. I am very proud to be a Singaporean.

I am glad to have a good education, lovely home and many wonderful friends of different countries, different races and religion.

The Teddy Bear on this card is handmade by me. I am really glad to have been able to follow my dream to become a toy designer.

My deepest condolences to the Lee family. I will continue to pursue my dreams and hope that someday my creations can do Singapore proud.

Hugs, Wayne Lim
26 March 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

CNY Gathering with the Singapore Teddy Bear Lovers! 28 February 2015

Last month, we had a wonderful gathering with the Singapore Teddy Bear Lovers.

 The event started at 3.30pm. As usual, we had a pot luck session and everyone bought along food to share. With the festive music on the background, everyone enthusiastically helped to display the variety of food and started taking pictures away! We had Mee Hoon, Chicken Wings, Chicken Pie, Pork Ribs, Peng Cai, Jelly, Spring Rolls and Salad! We also had Yu Sheng after having our lunch! There's always too much food for all of us!

Without hestitation, everyone took out their handmade bears and displayed them on the table and we had a group photo taken together!

This time, we had a very special gift for all! It was a bear specially created by our Russian bear artist friend, Anna Filatova! It's a pity that that Anna and her husband couldn't join us for this event as they no longer reside in Singapore. Nevertheless, we want to thank her for sending us a special bear and some chocolates from Russia.

Without further ado, we conducted the lucky draw to see who will be the lucky person to take the bear home. Evelyn drew the lucky winner ~ It was Paula the lucky star of the day!!!

Overall, it was a wonderful lunch together with all our friends namely - Evelyn, Esther, Marcia, Paula, Ivy, Suling, Chio, Val and Philip! We are looking forward to the next gathering in April!!!
Behind: Blue bear made by Chio
Front: Yang Er made by Wayne

Polar made by Val

Bear and bunny made by Anna

Bunnies made by Ivy

Kitten made by Esther
Bear made by Su Ling
Group photo.

Stay tuned for our next event!

P.S. We want to thank Evelyn once again for sharing her beautiful place for the gathering. =)

Hugs, Wayne

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wayneston Bears participating in The 23rd Japan Teddy Bear with Friends Convention

Dear all,
we are pleased to announce that Wayneston Bears will be participating in
The 23rd Japan Teddy Bear with Friends Convention on:

Date: July 18 (Sat) - 19 (Sun), 2015
Venue: Tokyo International Forum, B2, Exhibition Hall 2

See you there! 
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Yang Er the Little Goat

In celebration of the Year of the Goat, we have created a new design - Yang Er the Little Goat!

Yang Er is just 6.5 inches tall, made from a combination of white and beige mohair. His horns are made from leather with wire armatures; you can bend the horns to the desired shape.

Yang Er is now available for adoption on:

Artist Bears International:

Bear Pile:

We hope that you will like our latest creation! Here's wishing all a Happy and Prosperous Year of The Goat!!!