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February 18, 2007

Chinese New Year


In the past, Chinese New Year had been a much awaited holiday, when I could lay back and sleep and enjoy the sumptuous reunion dinner with my Dad's family, followed by days of visitings and festive cheers (not to mention lot's of angpaos haha).

This year's CNY celebration is my second one done overseas. Like last year, together with the Malaysian Students Association gang, we played host to the CNY dinner program for about 70 Malaysians and tens of friends from other nationalities. Although things started late and, much to our panic and everyone else's chagrin, a power short circuit crisis occurred, everything else went well; we made a total of 10 plates of yu sheng and tossed them together with the guests, our 2 MCs were so great in organizing the games and getting the audiences' enthusiasm pumped up, Pei Shan's great dessert (red dates and white fungus soup), and my little concert :P (that actually didn't go as well because my voice went coarse haha)

That aside, I was touched today by several people's assistance and help. I think they show total relentless, selfless spirit of unity to make our event a success.

1. Thank you Andrew and Malcolm in assisting with the power short circuit crisis. To be honest, when I was informed about the crisis, the first person I think of to ask for help is Andrew, since he's an ECE Masters student. He was already up and going about checking the extension, finding the source of the problem and mending the fusebox together with Malcolm and Boon.

2. Thank you to those who willingly lent their rice cookers for our event (though I apologize if you guys didn't get your own rice cooker back coz I messed them all up during cleaning)

3. Thank you Pei Shan who willingly shared the burden of the committee (aka cooking and cleaning) although she's not part of the committee. Thanks to her 'brother' Sam too for helping out in the cleaning process.

4. Thank you Frank and Hui Yi and I'm sure lots of others who came into the kitchen and help out with the last step of preparation as well as with serving the food.

5. Thank you How Jian for being multipurposeful :P

6. Thank you Maylin and Huey Sywu. You both can consider being Grammy hostesses.

7. Thank you Wooi Chen, Suan Aik and Winnie, for their help in preparing the food, and doing the multimedia presentation. You guys should consider asking Ube for posts in the committee haha..

8. Thank you Boon for organizing all this.

9. Thank you everyone for your support!

(the above list is not put forward in ascending or descending importance. They just popped out of my mind i that order)

I was happy because we earned a bit of profit this time round hehe..

After the event, I called back home. It's great to hear all the familiar voices again! I suddenly had an urge to go back home instantly and enjoy a sumptuous dinner with the people I missed so much. Wah, homesick liao!

Happy New Year to all!!!

Posted by peixin at February 18, 2007 04:33 PM


We didn't earn profit... revenue yes, but not profit.

Posted by: How Jian Yoong at February 19, 2007 04:37 AM

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