Date: 11 December 2010
Recently, Master Sng held a barbeque at his house on the 11th of December, 2010. I enjoyed myself a lot as I had the time to bond with the other Taekwon-Do members and catch up with other members that I have not seen in a long time. To me, I felt this barbeque was meant to re-forge and create friendships among the members because as members, we rarely have time to bond with them during and after training. Therefore, I treasure the time I had during this barbeque as it gave me an opportunity to understand and get to know more about the other members. I had a lot of fun just mixing around and talking. Barbequing the food along with Shaun Sir, Yong Ming Sir and many others was an enjoyable experience as we talked, cooked and bonded at the barbeque pit. After this whole experience, I felt I was part of the Taekwon-Do family!
At the barbeque, we also celebrated Sir’s birthday! There was a huge chocolate cake with Sir’s name on it. After blowing out the candles, Maria Ma’am presented Sir his birthday presents in the range of big, medium and small, which was a picture of sir, a table tennis racket and a memo pad holder. Sir was surprised as he did not know that we would be celebrating his birthday so he looked shocked initially, then he could not stop smiling after that. I think he was glad that all his students remembered his birthday which is why he could not stop smiling!
At first I hesitated about going because personally I am quite a shy person, but now after going, I do not regret attending the barbeque. It helped me to make new friends and understand them better. Overall, I really enjoyed this barbeque and I do hope that Sir can host another one soon!
Written by Mr. Elwyn Lee, 1st Gup, ITF Singapore.
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2011