Thursday, October 12, 2006

Spring Feast

Spring Feast is one of the biggest event organised by the International Student Service. It's also one of the events for the Multicultural Week.

UWA's Spring Feast 2006.

It's an few hours one day event anyway. There, you'll get to enjoy various kinds of food, performances and games. It's basically just like the "Pasar Malam" (night market) that we have in Malaysia.

Guild kitchen.

The stalls are set up by the students themselves. Some stalls even set up by the real restaurants' owners. As low as Aud$20 + Aud$30 (deposit), a student can register for a stall. Two long tables, cleaning utilities and a kitchen are provided. Profits earned are all kept in the pocket of the stall holders.

A block of cheese and bacon.

Stall holders have to order some of their ingredients, such as meats and cheese, from the guild kitchen.

Professional wok.

You can use the utilities in the guild kitchen but of course, permission is required.

Team work!

Setting up a stall or business is not easy at all. Team work is crucial in order to run the business as smooth as possible. The day before the Spring Feast, the stall holders can arrange their time to use the guild kitchen. They can start to prepare the food and store it in the kitchen's fridge.

Before the Spring Feast officially starts...

In order to make this year Spring Feast more successful than last year, a group of students were recruited (which include me). The students planned and organised everything. Incredible, don't you think so?

Some of the pre-occupied stalls.

Just hours before the event started, students with white International Student Service shirts could be seen carrying tables, chairs, helping to set up stalls and guiding the stall holders to their respective stalls.

Stalls beside the performance stage.

Everything was already set up before 5:30p.m. Stage and P.A. system were set up by the professionals though.

At about 7 p.m.

Crowd started to fill up the space at about 7 p.m.

About 7:30p.m.

More people seemed to come later in the night.

Look at the crowd!

"People mountain people sea"! (translation in Mandarin means full of people.)

Main crowd.

Can you count how many people were there?

Take a photo before going back to work.

I was craving for food with Leon at that time. We only got about 30 minutes to do so.

Satay, satay!

This stall was the most popular among the others. It was opened by a real restaurant owner.

The queue was so long!

I don't know if the food was tasty or not cause I didn't bother to squeeze into the long queue. Aud$3 for 5 sticks of satay if I'm not wrong. They did have some other food besides satay.

Japanese satay?

This stall had something like satay. Just that, it's kinda different. I just don't know how to describe.

Laksa stall holders!

Too bad I forgot to take a photo of the laksa. I did bought a bowl of it for about Aud$3 and it just tasted great. This stall was owned by friends of Chris. He was just a helper there.

Cool Creation.

This stall even had their very own signboard. You can see how serious they are in their business.

Smile is the best way to attract customer.

I think they did something like chendol or ABC.

Jono trying to act stupid cute.

Jono was trying to move so that I couldn't take a photo of him, but too bad...

From left: Leon, Henry and Jay Chowson

You can meet many friends in this kind of event. Even though they study in other universities, they'll still try to come.

Jono and I.

Jono and I were trying to act funny in the large crowd.

Tong tong qiang!

There were many performances that night. The lion dance was one of the most interesting.

Lion dance in the crowd.

I seriously think that the lion dance here is much more better than those back in Miri. They are more energetic and more serious.

The lion dance and chinese wushu team.

The team even had girls performing the lion dance. Some of the people just couldn't believe women can lift up the heavy lion's head. The team even performed the chinese wushu after the lion dance. The performace was just simply marvellous.

Yo yo, check it out! Yo!

This was a local group if I got it right.

Any lucky winners?

There was a lucky draw that night. Lucky draw tickets could be bought at Aud$1 per draw. All the money collected will go to charity. The prizes include cash voucher for shoes, tickets to Margaret River and other places and the first prize, a digital camera.

Everything ended at about 11p.m. All the committee had to stay behind for cleaning as usual.

Photo with the guys' committee.

After cleaning up, photo sessions continued.

Same shoes different colour.

I randomly spotted Leon and Adrian had the same shoes.

Jason, me and Shirley (International Student Service's director)

The committee had a group photo after that. But my camera was missing in action. I hope I can get the photos from the other committee.

Walking back home.

Spring Feast 2006 was indeed very successful. This comes from all the hardwork dedicated by the committee. Everyone enjoys it. Hopefully Spring Feast 2007 will be more successful.

Good job, guys! =)


l y n n w e i said... u're makin me hungry!!!

Kok said...

Again? haha! My posts make you hungry all year round!:P said...

Good food with great performance.
Maybe next time you can try organising ' 24 jie ling gu' ?
Make sure to 'jaw-drop' everyone :P

Kok said...

Haha! I don't know whether they got this 24 jie ling gu in Perth or not. If there is any, and I'm in the committee next year, I'll suggest to them.

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