Yeah! This is about dinner again! Normally there will be a lot of dinners to attend around Chinese New Year season.
Last night I was invited by my cousin to a charity cum CNY dinner at Joystar Garden restaurant near Sungai Merah. It was organized by Sarawak Zhong Ee Association - a Buddhism based charity association origin from Sibu.
All the children from Methodist Children's Home were invited to the event. According to the host, they were fully sponsored by a philanthropist who wished to remain anonymous.
Did you feel something weird here? Did I mentioned about this is a Buddhism-base charity organization but Methodist Children's Home was invited? Buddhism-based versus Christian-based?
Ya, I think this is the most meaningful point about this event! Don't you feel this is what charity suppose to be about? Doing charity should be across religious, races, languages and on top of everything! Doing charity is borderless! At least in this aspect, the association had done a good job and worth a compliment.
Besides eating, the organizer as well as children from Methodist Children's Home (MCH) prepared a series of programs. There were angpow giving ceremonies by the association and also few philanthropists to the children from children's home. The association also given away scholarship for those MCH's children who achieved excellent result in their studies.
The 3rd game - beer drinking using straw competition. Honestly, I didn't sure what was the different between 2nd and 3rd game. Both were just alcoholic drinks drinking competition! It might give false education to the children that drinking alcoholic drinks is something very joyful!
The assistant principal of MCH was participated in the 3rd game. I think he was invited by the host. I am sure he's not a good drinker, yet he just be supportive and cheer up for the dinner.
Quarter fried chicken covered with keropok and salad fried sotong!! Yes, no need to rub your eyes! It's quarter chicken ok? Imagine - quarter chicken shared among 10 person within a table! And the fried sotong - this is the dish I like to order when yamcha with friend!