Monday, December 29, 2008

Boxing Day Dim Sum Lunch in Toronto

The Toronto alumni entertained Ha Man Kit and his wife, Alice on Boxing Day while they were visiting family. We had the honour presence of two teachers, Mr. Wong Hin Shing and Ms Irene Fong as well as Cheung Kwok Ying, Chui Tak Shing, Lau Yuk Hing, Stephen and Fidelia Lau, May Ho and Irene Tsai. Below is the recap written by Irene:

Dear friends from far and near,

Fa-la-la-la-la, La-la-la-la!!!!! Christmas has come and gone! I hope all of you had a very blessed and jolly Christmas! If not, what was your excuse?! Haha!

Boxing Day morning, the weather was doom and gloom with sub-zero temperature and snow falling hard again in TO, creating slippery driving conditions all over the city. Needless to say, there were multi-vehicle accidents on the highways one after another as people were rushing out in the early morning hours to take advantage of the blow-out Boxing Day sales everywhere. The Toronto Gang also got out early from different parts of the city, fighting the tricky and potentially dangerous roads, but they were not heading to any of the one day sales out there. More importantly, they have prioritized, and were all destined for Dragon Dynasty Chinese Restaurant to do Dim Sum brunch with Ha Man Kit and his wife who have just arrived town. Lucky me was pre-assigned to be their chauffeur that morning. In my zombie state after 3 hours of sleep the night before, I had pulled up in front of two wrong buildings to wait for them before I finally hit the right spot in front of the 3rd building. Fortunately, the screw up only took away 10 minutes or so. Phew!

As I pulled away from the right building with MK and his better half in my little coupe on our way to the restaurant, I started to confess to MK that I was really, really busy lately and had absolutely run out of time to send the TO Gang a kind reminder of the special luncheon get-together. In my heart, I was suddenly all worried that perhaps nobody would remember something we had brainstormed and talked about on emails over a month or weeks ago, or people simply may not want to be bothered to come out to stuff their faces with Chinese food on such a yucky winter day. Man, into the restaurant, what a nice big surprise to see the warmest smilie faces, graciously awaiting at the spacious table reserved by Lau Bok via his backdoor connection. President Ho Kit May arrived late, but she drove all the way from Whitby on such treacherous road conditions, two thumbs up for her. Even our darling Ms. Fong and lovely Wong Sir have seriously bookmarked this occasion and taken the extra bumpy miles just to share the intense fun hours with us. Honestly, they have impressed the hell out of me. Folks, what can I say?! I have taken a group picture just to show you how we spent our Boxing Day together to keep ourselves warm and connected in the big alumni family.

Happy New Year to all!


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