03 November 2008

The Dinner Story

Dinner Timeline - Updated Photos

The Alumni's 21st Reunion Dinner has its own story especially on the day itself. Thus due to the large number of photos to follow with the dinner timeline, this blog post will be posted in stages following the contents below:

  • Students and Guests Arrival
  • School Rally and Speech
  • Dinner Program and Presentations
  • Auld Lang Syne

The Arrival

As the dinner will include special guests whom are mostly School Prefects from SMK Sacred Heart SChool, Sibu, part of the Alumni Committee member's duty was to welcome them at the bus station and also make sure that they all arrive safely.

The Suria Bus bringing the students from Sibu arrived at the Kuching Bus Terminal at 3:45 p.m

At hand to recieve them was Mr. Bartholomew Ngieng - his presence made it more appropriate as he is the Alumni's de facto Travelling Manager.

The students unloading their personal belongings and the precious 'kompia' which was imported from Sibu inside the bus compartment - a natural microwave oven which will ensure the 'kompia' is warm and fresh for the dinner

Students arriving at the Crown Square for rehearsal

The welcoming committee at the Crown Imperial Hall entrance comprised of (from left) Louis Tang, Jenny and Peter Seo. Mr. & Mrs Jarrod Siew and daughter can be seen posing with them

Guests who arrived were given a grand welcome by the SMK Sacred Heart School Prefects

The dinner started with the the school rally

The dinner included speeches by the Patron, Mr. Vincent Lau Lee Ming; President, Dr. Bryan Lim Choon Yang and the saying of grace by Bro Albinus

In the spotlight that night was Miss Irene Tiong, who managed to join the Alumni dinner - all the way from Kuala Lumpur. The Alumni was happy with her presence

A special memento for the Dinner Patron Mr. Vincent Lau

Special Dedication Award for Brother Albinus

Brother Albinus recieving the award - he also recieved the award on behalf of Brother Adrian

The Master of ceremony Mr. Paul Wong was as busy as a bee that night

There was a special performance by the SMK Sacred Heart students - and everyone thought that it was a Boy's school? Things have changed as they saw SHS's very own Spice Girl band.

A Ball Room dance presentation by the students of SMK Sacred Heart - elegant and smooth performance all the way

The much more modern dance - the older Alumni members could not remember when this dance was made famous as they were still stuck on The Twist and Cha Cha Cha. But their children were thrilled by the fancy moves

Finally a number that the Alumni are familiar with which wss led by the President himself

The giving out of funds for the needy students fund amounting to RM2000 was handed to the SMK Sacred Heart Principal

The Principal's turn to dish out a present in the form of a guitar - with the hope this winner will return for the next Alumni dinner and play along with the Alumni President

Towards the end - it was a final dance session with the patron Mr. Vincent Lau who showed that he can do the fancy moves too

Students of SMK Sacred Heart enjoying themselves at the dinner

Finally the Auld Lang Syne - to say we'll meet again in the next 22nd Alumni dinner

End of dinner: Bart rolls up the Backdrop with the help of his daughter as the dinner ends on a happy note

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