“Can we open the marshmallows now? Do we have more chicken wings? Wah Jeremy-Sir so good in starting fire man!”

These were some remarks made on the 22nd December 2013 as we held an ITC and SHAS Get-Together BBQ at Ridgewood Condominium. The objective of this gathering was simply for members of Island Taekwon-Do Centre and Sun Hapkido Academy Singapore to get to know each other better.

We had members from the schools and headquarters come together with their families in an informal setting. Though the event was held during a festive season, I think we can all agree that there was a good attendance!

Prior to choosing the big day, we felt that it would have been a great opportunity to celebrate Master Sng’s Birthday during the BBQ. Knowing Sirs humility, he would not have wanted us to celebrate his Birthday during the BBQ, hence, we decided to proceed on with the date and make it a Surprise as it is a special day and this was the least we could do to celebrate with him and his family.

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The BBQ started at 5.30 in the evening and ended about 11. We booked the function room which was fully air-conditioned and furnished with the BBQ Pit next to the room, allowing all to have the option of sweating it out at the pit and going back in to relax.

At the BBQ Pit, we had Justin, Jeremy, Joel, Derrick-Sir and myself (just to name a few) getting the fire going and sending the food out, we may have been slow at the start but definitely caught momentum along the way!

Back in the room, we had Carnation Mdm conducting various Ice-Breaker games for the young at heart, young and younger members for all to know each other better as we had members who came on different training days.

Overall, there were many laughters during the evening, We hope that everyone met someone new or even had the chance to catch up with old friends.

As I was appointed to host this event, I am very fortunate to have an amazing group of seniors to guide me along. This event would not have been possible without Carnation and Justina Mdm, Shaun, Jeremy, Joel and Gavin Sir. With their respective appointments, we managed to come together to make the event a success. Thank You.

I hope for more of such events in the near future and I wish everyone a great 2014.

Calvin Eng

Written by Mr. Calvin Eng, 1st Degree Black Belt, ITF Singapore
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2014

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