Working adults hammed it up to the tunes of the 60’s and the disco sound of the 80’s.
It was an evening of nostalgia, a G.O.D. event as some 400 working adults under the care of one of CHC’s district pastor, Wu Yuzhuang came together to relive the good old days, decked in a mish-mash of yesteryear’s fashion and self-styled hippy garb.
Held on March 19 at the EDB Learning Centre, the mood was relaxed and members were tickled by the distinctive Afro wigs donned by the several emcees who worked the crowd with their lively banter on stage. Participants did not lag behind in style either as they wore everything synonymous with the hippie fashion of the 60’s, right up to the disco era of the 80’s. Besides the amazing turnout of individuals dressed to the nines, the two hour session was filled with games, including: “Guess the Oldies” and an SMS shootout contest—a show of “fastest fingers first”—where the audience whipped out their mobile phones to type several set text messages. Familiar tunes from the Beatles, a British Invasion band, to Hong Kong’s veteran pop group Grasshopper and evergreen artistes such as Aaron Kwok and Teresa Teng rocked the scene.
|PHOTO: George Tan|
Since 2008, the zone comprising working professionals and young families has organized several seminars and events, such as “The Enriching Life,” “Financial Literacy” and “Property Outlook.” The objective is to equip members with sound knowledge on how to lead a fulfilling life. Celebrating the “Good Old Days” was no different, as Wu delivered an insightful talk on “living a stress-free life.” He shared four important keys to overcoming modern-day stress and having faith and belief over doubt and undue worries.
Michael Tan, 24, a graduating student at Nanyang Business School, was initially hesitant to dress up for the occasion. The fear of being the odd ball soon dissolved when he “felt he had nothing to lose.” Turning up as a dorky nerd in big, round, black glasses like Harry Potter eventually won him the coveted prize of the evening—the Best-Dressed award.
Fredy Tjendana, 25, a consulting associate hailing from Medan, Indonesia, was another nominee for the Best-Dressed competition. Fashionably decked in a charming checkered shirt and topping the outfit with a retro style beret made him a sight that was hard to miss. He said, “I had lots of laughter after a long stressful week at work and tonight’s event was just awesome.”
The three-piece live band that performed on stage provided the right setting to make the night undoubtedly one to remember.