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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


未来客家媳妇。



The beautiful couple Alan & Lily Yit

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

客家妹



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!