Last Christmas, The Butterfly Project had a Christmas gathering of sort. It was a gift packing and decorating session for the children of Yayasan Seribu Harapan Malaysia, cum bingsu party at Caffebene.
We all brought little gifts to pack into a Bene Box (really just a Caffebene bingsu takeaway box), and each of us decorated and personalized a Bene Box for one child each.
Hahaha so basically, it’s secret santa, but one-sided and more noble.
It’s quite difficult to personalize a gift for someone when you’ve never even met them man.
And I clearly underestimated the size of the box, because I had to leave the cafe to shop for more things so the box wouldn’t be empty HAHAHA.
And when you have enough items for the box, the next tricky part is to fit everything into the box. It’s really more of a bowl (but I guess Bene Bowl doesn’t have the same ring to it), so it was pretty tricky haha. It took me a while to make sure everything fit wtf. And there’s also the added pressure of making your Bene Box looks nice, so even if it fits I couldn’t let it be an ugly mess inside.
Next comes the decoration.
I also did not get the memo to decorate the Bene Box to be picture perfect and so.. I’m pretty sure mine was the ugliest hahaha, oh well.
Seriously look at their decorations wtf A+ dedication.
Look at all that omg. Heart eyes emoji man.
And then there’s mine wtf. And this is already the nicer photo I could take wtf.
But thanks to the cute bowtie and panda, if you take it from the top, it looks cute enough!
With Rikajue. I love her Bene Box, it’s filled with skincare products for men in cool hipster packaging hahaha. So cool.
Mine was included in this flatlay though, I feel so honoured haha.
That cute bowtie saved me.
And then we put all our Bene Boxes onto the shelf in the store and it was on display there for a week maybe. Look how pretty!
After Bene Box wrapping we had a bingsu tasting session! Someone called it a Korean cendol. That about sums it up hahaha.
My favourites are probably cookies and cream, Oreo is my Archilles’ heel. Don’t even need the cream. But I loved the other flavours too honestly. They’re so good!
A week later the senior butterflies delivered the Bene Box to the children! I wasn’t there but they posted pictures on Facebook and obviously I had to see it.
All the kids from Yayasan Seribu Harapan Malaysia with their own Bene Box!
It was held at another Caffebene, one with a fancy vintage-looking clock.
Basically all of these photos are taken from Caffebene Malaysia’s Facebook page (here and here). Thanks The Butterfly Project, Tammy and Caffebene Malaysia for having me! It felt good to be able to do some good, even if it’s only a tiny thing like this.