27 May 2011

Final Part: 5 HakkaWA Mothers & Children Mothers Day Gathering 2011 母亲节聚餐

Part 5: HakkaWA Mothers & children This is the final part of some pics showing some of the HakkaWA Mothers and Children at the party. Some Mothers gathered around the table to witness Mrs Lily Kong-Yit cut the huge Mothers day cake donated by Mr. Alan Yit.Preparing to cut the cake.
A group photo first. But where are the rest of the women folks? Looks like they are just too bashful to come forward.
Happy HakkaWA grand kids! Good buddies too!
Jayden Chan.
Playful healthy children!

26 May 2011

Part 4 Savouring: Mothers Day Gathering 2011 母亲节聚餐

Part 4: Savouring

Pics here show members digging into and savouring all the Hakka dishes spread out on the tables, and sit in the garden pavilions and alfresco to enjoy the 家乡菜。

25 May 2011

Part 3 Raffling: Mothers Day Gathering 2011 母亲节聚餐

Part 2: Raffling Members donated many goodies for raffling during the night. Raffle tickets were sold at a very affordable $2 each to ensure the maximum number of members being able to participate and try their luck. All prizes were donated by members, and the HakkaWA Charity Fund benefited with $338 being added to the existing fund raised from last year's Mothers day Gathering at Tina Wong & Johnny Yong's house. The following members donated for the raffles: 1. Our Honorary Advisor Mr. Francis Yapp donated a bottle of brandy. 2. Vice President Mr. Ben VB Soon donated a big good coffee maker. 3. Committee member Tina Wong donated 2 bottles of wine. 4. Hannes Chang and family donated 2 flower vases. 5. Mrs Lily Kong-Yit donated 3 mystery packages as prizes. 6.  7. Mr. Dominique Siew Tu donated mugs and many mouse pads printed with "Hakka Association of Western Australia Inc."and our logo.  Honorary Advisor Mr. Francis Yapp drew the number for the prize of a premium bottle of brandy which he donated.

Honorary Advisor Mr. James Chong did us the honour of drawing a prize.Members contributed generously by purchasing raffle tickets.

Simon Chai, son of Associate member Robert Chai, carried away with the big prize, a coffeee maker donated by Vice President VB Soon. Who hope Robert would now become a financial member, Simon to join our Association, soon.Another lucky member carried away the bigger vase donated by Hannes Chang. The vase was actually drawn to Dr. Jeff Tee but the generous Dr. donated it back for redraw.Our host and Committee Member Mrs. Lily Kong-Yit drew the 3 winning tickets for the 3 prizes or mystery packages she generously donated. Dominique Siew Tu, our member who haild all the way from Mauritius, drew a few winning tickets for the mugs and mouse pads printed with HakkaWA logo and name.

24 May 2011

Part 2 Mingling: Mothers Day Gathering 2011 母亲节聚餐

Part 2 here are some pics of the members mingling and singing karaoke.
Now we members know that we have quite a few star level 歌星级 singers in our midst!
Left to right: Honorary Advisor Mr. James Chong, Mr. Chia Shui Chong, Committee Member and host Mr. Alan Yit, Mr. Michael Cheah, and Xiao Ye.
A group photo of some of the members attending. About 80 members were present that evening, so this photo shows only about half of the total number attending.

Part 1 - Food: Mothers Day Gathering 2011 母亲节聚餐

Part 1 is this first post of the Mothers Day Gathering pics we will show the food first.

This was a potluck gathering on Saturday 14 May 2011, for which members brought some food and drinks to supplement the base supply of food and drinks by the hosts Mr. Alan Yit 易俊雄先生and Mrs. Lily Kong-Yit 江莉莉女士.

A big thank you must go to the Yit Family for a very successful Gathering. Mr. & Mrs. Yit were charming hosts, and their sons and daughter-in-law are efficiency personified.

The Mothers Day cake shown here was sponsored by our host Mr. Alan Yit. Thanks, Alan!

The spread of Hakka food brought by the members are shown here:

Our Honorary Advisor Mr. James Chong 张仕煌and Mrs. Chong brought not 1, but 3 bowls of this delicious Hakka Kiu Nyuk 客家扣肉:

Look at these mouth-watering Hakka food! Thanks to all the members who brought them!

Just look at these again. Many members say they can't wait for the next HakkaWA potluck gathering.

20 May 2011

Day 7 of Tour of Hakka Territories in Southern China Feb/Mar 2011 西澳客家公会省亲考察团2011年2月27日至3月5日中国一游

Day 7:Final day of he tour as a Group Heyaun, Huizhou, Shenzhen 河源,惠州,深圳 The Group dispersed at Shenzhen after the 7th day. All stayed at least 1 more night at Shenzhen; some stayed more nights for shopping; some proceeded to Guangzhou; some went on to Malaysia; and the rest proceeded to Hong Kong, onwards back to Perth.

Day 6 of Tour of Hakka Territories in Southern China Feb/Mar 2011 西澳客家公会省亲考察团2011年2月27日至3月5日中国一游

Day 6: Longchuan 龙川县。和乡亲父老们

Day 5 of Tour of Hakka Territories in Southern China Feb/Mar 2011 西澳客家公会省亲考察团2011年2月27日至3月5日中国一游

Day 5 and we were in Meizhou 梅州, 梅县: Toured 叶剑英元帅故居,and met with 叶帅的侄儿叶选番。

Day 4 of Tour of Hakka Territories in Southern China Feb/Mar 2011 西澳客家公会省亲考察团2011年2月27日至3月5日中国一游

Day 4 and we were at Yongding, in Fujian Province actually. 永定 is the "capital" of Hakka tulou 客家土楼, 围楼。 These were the only few photos submitted to the Secretariat, so, sorry about it, no photo.