The final day of Chinese New Year has come and gone, but our memories are here to stay. Here’s a recap on what happened at our Chinese New Year Themed Meeting in January!
The advent of the Year of the Rooster was celebrated with a bang at the NUS Toastmasters Club’s Chinese New Year-themed meeting held on Tuesday, the 24th of January. In line with the festive spirit, members turned up dressed in red, an auspicious colour in Chinese culture.
The celebration began with the mixing of the ingredients of Lo Hei, the prosperity salad which is traditionally eaten as an appetiser before the New Year meal. Members collectively mixed the Lo Hei ingredients together in a manner like that of a typical family on Chinese New Year, signifying the familial nature of NUS Toastmasters. Members enjoyed themselves as they vigorously tossed the Lo Hei seven times, the hall ringing out with energetic shouts of “Huat Ah!” with each toss. The members conversed and bonded as they munched on the Lo Hei as well as traditional Chinese snacks.
Having thus replenished themselves, members then split themselves into teams based on the traditional Chinese zodiac signs to get ready to play the game of the evening. The objective of the game was for each team to act out an impromptu skit based on a scenario given to them, with the members playing characters from well-known franchises, such as Harry Potter and Marvel. Hilarity ensued as the randomness of the lines thought up by the members combined with their attempts to act out the scenario in character gave rise to some funny exchanges.
The evening wound to a close with an address by the Club President Tan Yong Kee, and the members went back home, entertained and flush with the CNY spirit.
-Written by Kaushal Kaslikar and brought to you by the Media Team.