18 February 2013

Lunar New Year Celebrations 2013 年农历新年会员联欢聚餐

There was a HakkaWA Members Dinner Gathering to celebrate the 2013 Lunar New Year to welcome the Year of the Water Snake. 100 members enjoyed the evening at South Ocean Chinese Restaurant in Kardinya on 16 February 2013.

A big "Thank You" to all our sponsors for the prizes in the lucky draw - the Yit Family, the Yong Family, Dr Jeffrey Tee, Norman & Annie Chia, John & Fanny Chan, Mr & Mrs Qian, Dominic Siew Tu, Sri Haslina and Herawati.

Thanks also to the organising Committe chaired by Ms Lily Kong-Yit: the Yit Family, the Yong Fanily, Dr Jeffrey Tee for being the Master of Ceremony for the night, Irene Ho & Ms Kok Siew Ing, and of course Li Xiao Ye our artist and calligraphist.

为庆祝2013农历新年,会员2013216(星期六)初七海洋酒家 联欢聚餐 .

Honorary Advisor Mr Francis Yapp, Agnes & Anita

Honorary Advisor Mr James Chong on the right, and Mrs Anita Chong on the left, flanking nephew Daniel Chong & his lovely songstress wife, from KK Sabah

Xiao Ye writing auspicious calligraphy

Lily Kong-Yit and Alan organising the venue

Members started arriving early

Secretary-General Jonas Yong with Dom Siew Tu and Karen

MC for the night Dr Jeffrey Tee

President Keith Yong giving his speech of thanks

Organising Chairwoman Ms Lily Kong-Yit giving her welcoming speech

Victor & Christine with Keith Yong

Jovial James Chong

From right: Member Patrick Cheow who is also President of BLIA (Buddhist Light International in Perth), his wife Suzanne, Karen & Dom Siew Tu, Committee member

Patrick & Suzanne tossing the ng sang

Toss! Toss!

Toss some more!

Keep on writing, 小叶老师

Ready to start!

Honorary Advisor Edward Kuh and wife Sandra and daughter

Yit Family

Michael Cheah & Ivan Ho in a duet

Patrick Cheow with Xiao Ye

Norman Chia

Mr & Mrs Kok in a duet

Norman Chia & family

Irene & Ivan

Juliet Chin-Foong and family & friends

Mr Foong looks happy

James Ku & wife

The Yit Family second generation

Francis & Agnes - smiling happy couple

Lily Kong-Yit in a duet - 扮皇帝!我在行。我扮皇帝比人强!

Lucky James Chong won a prize!

Isabelle collecting her prize from Datin Lilly

Judy also won a prize

So did Agnes

Lucky ladies.

Victor Yong

Hon. Advisor Edward Kuh draws a winning ticket

Christine Yong Chiew Yen with Xiao Ye

Suzanne & Juliet who jointly guessed the furthest number of lollies in the jar

Datin Lilly - one of the 3 who guessed the correct number of lollies in the jar,  and then won the draw


The beautiful couple Alan & Lily Yit

小叶唱客家山歌 Xiao Ye sings Hakka Mountain Song


Juliet Presents a prize

Honorary Advisors James Chong & Mr Francis Yapp, Organising Chairwoman Mrs Lily Kong-Yit, President Keith Yong, & Committee members toasting the guests.

The President proposing a toast to the guests!

Toast of "yum seng" to all the guests!