Over 200 people from YK Zone, comprising cell group members and new friends, went for an afternoon of bonding, good food and music at Roland Seafood Restaurant on 19 May 2009.
Popular and highly recommended, Mr Roland Lim, Managing Director of Roland Seafood Restaurant, dons a motto, which is to offer his customers a culinary experience that they will never forget. Truly, Mr Lim did not disappoint.
The fun-filled afternoon kicked off with an exhilarating game, titled “City Harvest Church”. Each table was required to spell out “City Harvest Church” with the first letters of individuals’ names, or objects within their possession. The table that achieved this in the shortest time would attain a $50 Coffee Bean Voucher for themselves. The game promptly brought the house down through the squeals of excitement and laughter generated.
Whilst nibbling away at the tantalizing entrees, the audience was treated to a live jazz performance comprising a trio on the bongos, electric guitar and tenor sax. Rousing applause filled the air as the trio showcased compelling renditions of classic oldies such as “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong and “La Bamba”, a famous Venezualen folk song. Other notable genres included a good mix of jazz, such as “Sway” by Michael Buble, pop rock, such as “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley, bossanova and reggae.
Appetites were whetted as the aroma of exquisitely prepared dishes wafted through the air. Each specialty, impeccably crafted, represented a gem of ingenuity. The diners rated stewed Shiitake Mushroom with Leafy Vegetables and Teochew Style Steam Fish the best amongst all the courses.
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the appearance of Taiwanese Pop Star, Wing. He shared that his life was heading down nowhere before accepting Christ into his life. However, his life took a turn for the better when he gave his heart to Jesus at New Life Church, a local Taiwanese church. Under the mentorship of Liu Geng Hong and close friend JJ Lin, he found confidence in himself to pursue his passion in making music for God and people. Wing’s personable and friendly nature wooed and won the audience as he performed some of his famous hits such as “Good Day” and “Ai Qing”.
NSF Terence Lee, 19, sums up our reflections on the event, “I think that these follow-up programs are a good way to build relationships with the new friends and to help them feel at home”. Indeed, both members and friends alike shared an enjoyable and memorable session of feasting, laughing and singing together.