On 27th July 2009, our ITC family gathered at Chin Huat Live Seafood for a farewell party for our friend and fellow practitioner Fung Man Lok (a.k.a Milo).
The dinner was set in a Steamboat buffet style. Needless to say, we were in for a long feeding spree. Each of us had a different technique. Some preferred to take on the food head on, while others took a more leisurely pace to maximize the duration of the dinner. Regardless of the eating technique used, I am sure that at the end of the night everybody went home satisfied.
The variety of food was overwhelming. There were pre-cooked dishes like Siu-Mai and Onion Rings for the hungry people who couldn’t wait any longer (such as me). BBQ and Teppanyaki dishes were also cooked-to-order and delivered right to your table. The main attraction was the steamboat with Chicken and Tom Yum soup where you can cook a huge assortment of raw seafood, noodles and meat. For dessert, there were chocolates, ice cream and fresh fruits.
The atmosphere was vibrant and the conversation flowed easily while we cooked our food. As the saying goes: “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” The act of eating together and sharing our food brings our Taekwon-Do family closer together.
The night would not be complete without the gift presentation to Milo. Sir presented the farewell present and a card containing all our well wishes. Before we left, Milo went around for a photo session with everybody.
It is always enjoyable to have gatherings with our Taekwon-Do family to let loose and get to know one another better outside of the Dojang. Once again, we all wish Milo a truly enriching time in Hong Kong. On behalf of the attendees, I would like to thank Sir and the organizer, Shaun Chua, for reminding us that Taekwon-Do isn’t all work (training) and no play!
Written by Benmar Chua, 3rd Gup, ITF Singapore.
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2009