Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 1,000

This post will be quite heavy with photos. I was in church compound by 10.30am for the 11am event. Most of my friends were there by 9am for the preparatory works. I can't help it as I only managed to sleep at 6am plus due to adjustment to time zone difference.

The registration counters were packed by the time I arrived. One thousand guests and chuch members. Not easy to handle such crowd.

The long stretch of tables with 28 large tents.

You better had remembered your table number, else all the best in the hunt.

The people were streaming from both ends of the tents depending on where were you directed to park.

The big trees on the stretch of road do help to create a cooling effect.

The sound equipment was not spared but sound quality wasn't that good on both ends of the tents.

Being Malaysians, the Malaysian timing applies in whatever function.

Mr. Clown was there too.

The Praise and Worship team took the stage at the beginning with a few songs.

Next was the youth that took centrestage dancing to the tunes of two songs, one of which was from the High School Musical collection.

Our Chinese church never disppoint us with their presentation that includes a bit of dramatisation of the meaning of Christmas.
Our African brothers and sisters came up to present their dance number, of which majority are from Nigeria.

Next group of African brothers and sisters belting their two songs. Thank God for their contribution to the event.

What do we have for the lunch. There was fried rice, fried chicken, fish fillet in tomato sauce, spaghetti, vegie and sramble eggs. A plate of roast lamb was served on the table too.

The African contingent had a separate food menu. Seen here that they were rushing to fill those food containers just before the call for serving of lunch.

There it goes, green light was given. There were many food stations ......... good planning for that.

At another part of food stations.

The African food station.

In the middle of the event, team members were still trying to resolve various issues.

These were the big eaters sweeping the rest of the food ............. at another food station.

Children participating in a contest where they had to gather as many keys as possible to win Jusco cash vouchers. The winner had 91 keys (if not mistaken).

Towards the end, the team members gathered to eat after serving guests earlier. Those in yellow uniform were our security guards or traffic wardens for the day.

The last game for the day, kids were to bring along one of the parents to dance together (simple as we just want to give away gifts but must work for it lah).

Three months of planning, over in three hours plus - quoted by my senior pastor.

As quite a large number of church members stayed back to clean the area, everything was taken care of in about thirty minutes.

Sweepers, rubbish collectors, table / chairs movers, dismantling of decors and keeping musical instruments back in church ..... and a photographer .... haha.

A small talk arose - Christmas 2,000 for next year?



Blogger [SK] said...

wow!! that was such a big gathering, so many people~~ i wonder how much food they prepared, and how much garbage the people produced.. :)

28 December, 2008 10:15  
Blogger Unknown said...

you've got a successful event here.. sleeping time still problem? when will it be fixed? big event, many people, lotsa garbages and helpers.. how did you adjust until your pictures and description so teratur? i've always got problem doing so... ajar me lah..

28 December, 2008 16:20  
Blogger Jason Law said...

Why you always have function one, which is great. Life should be like this ^^!

29 December, 2008 00:20  
Blogger wan hafiz said...

I would like to say, even bit late; Selamat Hari Natal!

29 December, 2008 12:10  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

sk - hahaha ...... garbage was a lot but good thing it was minimised with lots of disposal bags all over the place

baby - the event went on well. in the adjustment, u just have to load all photos first, then type yr wordings. preview it first and if u still see problems, drag all the pictures way pass all the wordings at the bottom and adjust the words again.

keep on previewing it till the words are alright and then drag the photos back to its original place again. lots of preview, drag photos way to the bottom and re-drag.

jason - ok ok, i'll invite yr family along next time. i was not around till the last minute so i wasn't able to get anything done

wan - hey ...... its never too late and i do accept it with open arms.... thks

29 December, 2008 18:26  
Blogger Tikno said...

Looks everyone happy and enjoy

30 December, 2008 17:25  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

tikno - bcuz it was a good weather that day

31 December, 2008 22:25  

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