Triple celebration for Pornsak and his fans

THREE IN ONE: The host gathered with fans to celebrate his 35th birthday, Chinese New Year and the fan club’s anniversary

Pornsak's three-in-one celebration with his fans
Pornsak's three-in-one celebration with his fans
06 Feb 2017

Pornsak's three-in-one celebration with his fans

Pornsak's group picture with his fans and the staff at the Joan Bowen Cafe
Pornsak's group picture with his fans and the staff at the Joan Bowen Cafe
06 Feb 2017

Pornsak's group picture with his fans and the staff at the Joan Bowen Cafe

Pornsak and the staff at the Joan Bowen Cafe
Pornsak and the staff at the Joan Bowen Cafe
06 Feb 2017

Pornsak and the staff at the Joan Bowen Cafe

Pornsak folds the last crane to complete the Senbazuru gift
Pornsak folds the last crane to complete the Senbazuru gift
06 Feb 2017

Pornsak folds the last crane to complete the Senbazuru gift

One of his gifts from his fanclub - an album of pictures of all the variety shows he hosted
One of his gifts from his fanclub - an album of pictures of all the variety shows he hosted
06 Feb 2017

One of his gifts from his fanclub - an album of pictures of all the variety shows he hosted

Pornsak and the certificate of sponsorship of his elephant, Pornsawan
Pornsak and the certificate of sponsorship of his elephant, Pornsawan
06 Feb 2017

Pornsak and the certificate of sponsorship of his elephant, Pornsawan

The birthday boy makes a wish
The birthday boy makes a wish
06 Feb 2017

The birthday boy makes a wish

Pornsak at his annual fanclub gathering
Pornsak at his annual fanclub gathering
06 Feb 2017

Pornsak at his annual fanclub gathering

Cakes for Pornsak and his fanclub
Cakes for Pornsak and his fanclub
06 Feb 2017

Cakes for Pornsak and his fanclub

Four years ago, Pornsak hosted Shop Stories, a Channel U Info-Ed programme that shed light on the meaningful stories behind certain business ventures in Singapore. One eatery featured was the Joan Bowen Cafe, which helps children with special needs by hiring and training them to work for the restaurant, and that was the very location his fan club chose for their annual gathering with him this year.

The “extra meaningful” gathering, which was attended by close to 20 people, was held to celebrate three key events: Pornsak’s 35th birthday (on Jan 14), Chinese New Year and the fan club’s upcoming third anniversary, said President Yvonne Tan, in an email to Toggle.

Three special gifts were also specially prepared for Pornsak: a certificate of their sponsorship of an elephant called Pornsawan (this means ‘blessing from heaven’ in Thai) for the third consecutive year, a photo album filled with pictures from all the variety shows Pornsak hosted for the past 10 years, and 1,000 origami cranes (also called ‘Senbazuru’).

According to Yvonne, the cranes were folded by their members and Pornsak had a hand in completing the 1,000-crane gift by folding the last piece. The gift holds special meaning in Japanese culture as it is believed to either grant the receiver eternal good luck or one wish from the gods.

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