“Is the meat cooked??”
“When can I start eating?!”

It was definitely an evening worth sweating for as members of Island Taekwon-Do Centre (ITC) were treated to a barbeque feast hosted at Sabum Shaun Chua’s place on 9th November 2015.

Prior to the event, it was raining and my siblings and I were hoping that the rain could stop so that we would have an enjoyable evening. Luckily, the rain stopped and we made our way to the event as planned excited to meet our fellow Taekwon-Do members from ITC.

Shortly after arriving, I was tasked to help grill some prawns. As it was my first attempt trying to cook over a barbeque pit, I wasn’t quite sure about what I was doing. Thankfully, I have my buddies Dominic and Sheng Hao to be the “quality control” for my prawns. I’m sure everyone enjoyed our prawn skewers!

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Glendinning on the other pit were Master-chefs who spent most of the evening ensuring that all of us filled our stomachs with delicious meats prepared in British style. I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you Sir and Ma’am!

The barbeque gathering was also an avenue for us to interact beyond class time. I had the chance to talk to students who attended classes at different time slots and got to know them better. My younger siblings had the opportunity to play “catching” with the other fellow younger members. It was a night where we really got to let our hair down and have fun out of dojang!

On a personal note, I would like to thank the organisers, Shaun Chua, Justin Gan, Beow Qi Zhao, Joel Mok and Gordon Lodewyk Sirs for a successful barbeque gathering and also making sure that I did not burn or undercook the prawns! In addition, to everyone else who contributed in one way or another, thank you Sirs and Ma’ams!

Maximilian Wee

Written by Mr. Maximilian Wee, 1st Degree Black Belt, ITF Singapore
© Island Taekwon-Do Centre 2016