Sun Hapkido Academy 9th Anniversary Dinner

I have been a student at Sun Hapkido Academy Singapore for about 4 years and its safe for me to say that SHAS is an excellent place to learn Hapkido, make great friends and keep fit at the same time.

Every year they have an anniversary dinner to celebrate the club’s birthday. I missed last year’s but I made it a point to attend this year’s, and I definitely did not regret it. The food was great. The company was great. The fun and games were even better!

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The setting was at a traditional Chinese restaurant, Wo Peng Cantonese Cuisine, located in Furama Hotel. I arrived early and saw that the organisers were ever so kind to ensure that everyone had a view of the stage. Master Sng even requested a change of tables to make that happen.

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The dishes were delicious and filling. Everyone at my table agreed the chicken was very tasty! Emcee Carnation was particularly good at rousing the crowd during the lucky draw events.

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Some of the events that wowed the crowd were the trivia quiz session, which saw many people being very sporting and participated well. The kids were shouting for the answers and trying their luck. It is heartening to see them being so involved in the programmes as well.

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I am also amazed by the performances of our ‘local’ ITC members as I didn’t know that they had such hidden talents! Dominic Van Zelm performed the Jurassic Park theme song on the trumpet and Justina Sun sang her version of Coldplay’s The Scientist.

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It was a fun-filled evening and the most exciting part was certainly the lucky draw. Everyone was on the edge of their seat and hoping that they would be taking home the 1st prize – an iPad mini, at the end of the night. Carnation, our lovely emcee, said that as a ‘forfeit’, the winner would have to dance through the crowd to claim their prize. Nonetheless, nobody was deterred by this and when the winning ticket number was called out, I found myself dancing through the crowd to get to the stage to collect my prize.

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Overall, the organising committee put everything together really well, from the games to the lucky draw to the performances. I’m sure everyone had a great time! I especially would like to thank Master Daniel Sng, Chairperson of this year’s anniversary dinner Mr. Joel Mok, Emcee Carnation Chai and the rest of the committee for their hard work.

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Thumbs up and I hope next year’s dinner will be even better!

Written by Mr. Abel Ang
© Sun Hapkido Academy Singapore 2016

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