Richard Leong Choy, 1974 <email@example.com>'s Invitation
Date: Tue Dec 23 18:22:02 2008
We could not have the BBQ while Ben was in Melbourne due to bad weather. Now, the real summer is around and plenty of hot days to come.
So, I am having a BBQ in my house on Boxing day (26th December) at 12.30 pm. Please let me know who can join in.
Vincent Chow, 1973 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, 27 December, 2008 9:02:06 AM
Thanks for inviting us to your BBQ yesterday. You have picked a perfect festive gathering day for the monks and nuns.
Allen Chen Seong Pin, 1978 <email@example.com>'s Log
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 15:10:22
All's well. Went to Vermont South Medical Clinic and Chee Seng was right; I had to have the cut stitched up. Thank you all who were concerned and helpful in my freak accident. The nurse at Pathology could not believe the manner in which I sustained the injury when I explained to her my version of the episode..............
Allen Chen Seong Pin, 1978 <firstname.lastname@example.org>'s Log Supplementary
Richard Leong Choy invited Sam Tet Old Boys Association (STOBA) members and spouses and his badminton kaki over to his house in Vermont for a BBQ on Boxing Day.
It was a glorious day, not too hot but sunny.
As usual there were lots of food and booze.... Sausages, chicken wings, lamb chops, pork chops, friend bee hoon, fried noodles, curry puffs, water melon, cherries, mangoes, beer, cordial, and everything in between.
There were lots of good company; the normal suites are Vincent (chairman), Richard, Kin Fong, Khai Yip, Kim Kee, and Chee Seng who is holidaying from Jakarta.
STOBA Australia has been in existence for many decades. I still remember being welcome by STOBA members at the Melbourne airport when I first arrived to study in a high school back in 1979. Its members have kept in touch over the years and have endeavored to have regular social events for its members to meet and reminiscent the past(?!) and to foster relationships. For those of us who have emigrated to Oz I think it is important we have connections with our roots and the people we know of the same culture in order to feel we belong to the community and the familiarity of the past.
I had a freak accident just before picture taking time and cut my little toe on the right foot. Ex-Red Crescent Captain Chee Seng immediately swung into action and took charge of looking after the injury. All was well after I had my GP take a look at the injury and he had the toe wound stitched up.