The Sock Project: MINDS

At Freshly Pressed, one of the things we’ve always hoped to do is to create something that can become bigger than ourselves and use it as a platform to support things that we strongly believe in.

Freshly Pressed was started based on the point of view that socks are like your secret identity and people don’t really see them till they are up close and when you sit down or take off your shoes. For those who have Down Syndrome, there are often misconceptions about who they are and what they are capable of.

So as part of World Down Syndrome Day 2019, we are featuring 4 clients of MINDS (The Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, whom we have supported for the past 4 years) as part of our Sock Project series to showcase our friends and their stories and to raise awareness for the cause.

Tan Yu Ping

What is your favourite colour to wear?
Red.

Do you have a favourite pair of socks? Which ones are they then? Why do you like wearing them?
My red soccer socks because I love Manchester United.

What can you do, that others cannot?
I’m not sure, maybe my soccer skills? I’ve been told that I’m quite good at being a goalkeeper!

If you can have super powers, what would it be?
Maybe flying, so that I can travel around the world at will!

What’s your favourite song to sing or dance to?
My love by Westlife (singing) & Sorry Sorry by Super Junior (dancing).

Favourite cartoon character?
Kung Fu Panda.

What’s your favourite thing to do?
Singing.

McDonalds or pizza?
McDonalds!

Chocolates or sweets?
Chocolates.

What is your life goal?
Go for more holidays.

Ang Se Keat

What is your favourite colour to wear?
Black.

Do you have a favourite pair of socks? Which ones are they then? Why do you like wearing them?
I like this pair of socks from Freshly Pressed Socks because they are colourful! I wear it to all of my competitions and trainings for Bowling and Captain Ball. (Se Keat is in Special Olympics for bowling and participates actively in all internal and external sports competition as well.)

What can you do, that others cannot?
I can sing and dance pretty well.

If you can have super powers, what would it be?
If it can be a special power, I want to have a great smile – one that will bring a smile to others and charm them too.

What’s your favourite song to sing or dance to?
I really like songs by BIG BANG and my favourite song has to be their “BANG BANG BANG”!

Favourite cartoon character?
Power Rangers. I like the Red Ranger best of them all as he is the leader. I want to be able to lead others as well as he does.

What’s your favourite thing to do?
Dancing and singing. Especially to BIG BANG!

McDonalds or pizza?
McDonalds. My mum said that fish is good for us, so I always get Fillet-O-Fish.

Chocolates or sweets?
Sweets – especially gummies!

What is your life goal?
To be able to meet BIG BANG in person.

Yao Yao Hua

What is your favourite colour to wear?
Red.

Do you have a favourite pair of socks? Which ones are they then? Why do you like wearing them?
Brown. I just like it.

What can you do, that others cannot?
Play various drums and dance.

If you can have super powers, what would it be?
Be able to shoot webs like my favourite Spider-Man and fight for justice!

What’s your favourite song to sing or dance to?
Chinese songs.

Favourite cartoon character?
Bugs Bunny.

What’s your favourite thing to do?
Watching tv.

McDonalds or pizza?
Pizza!

Chocolates or sweets?
Chocolates.

What is your life goal?
To stay happy and be able to continue to perform together with my group mates for a long time to come.

 

Chang Hock Yong

What is your favourite colour to wear?
Orange.

Do you have a favourite pair of socks? Which ones are they then? Why do you like wearing them?
Blue (because mum bought it).

What can you do, that others cannot?
Play various drums, dance and co-hosting.

If you can have super powers, what would it be?
Rather than having super powers, I prefer to be able to own lots of cool gadgets like my favourite Batman!

What’s your favourite song to sing or dance to?
Chinese songs.

Favourite cartoon character?
Mickey Mouse.

What’s your favourite thing to do?
Watching TV.

McDonalds or pizza?
McDonalds!

Chocolates or sweets?
Chocolates.

What is your life goal?
To stay happy and be able to continue to perform together with my group mates for a long time to come! And of course, to continue to earn an income for myself so that I can buy and enjoy good food.

 

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