Its the time of the academic year again to gather all Penangites chinese currently studying in USM Health Campus, most importantly to meet the new juniors originating from Penang. There were about 40-50 of us present, none of the 5th years attended, only 1 4th-year attended, while 3rd-years scored the highest attendance. Actually, usually, Penang gathering is meant for 1st years and 2nd years only, but I was so desperate to attend Penang gathering Lol that I persuaded one of the 2nd years to open the gathering for 3rd-years too and luckily they did or else 1st years+2nd years turn up would be kinda low.
6.30PM we boarded on the USM bus. About 7pm, we arrived at Sakura Chinese Thai “Zhu Char” restaurant, somewhere near Tesco.
There were 7 dishes in total: burger-like-tofu, dono-wat-Chicken, Oyster Omelette, Braised mix vegetables, Seaweed Soup, pork leg with Mantou, Steam Fish..along with white rice, tea and fruits. RM26 per pax.
Group pictures by table..After dinner, the juniors also rotated among tables to introduce themselves to seniors.
The highlight of the night, as a tradition, each and every 1st year junior would have to sportingly perform something, anything at all, to entertain the seniors. I laughed until my abdominal muscles ached, thanks to Ah Tiong and Jeslyn who were super hilarious and sporting in their demo, I am a fan of both of them now hehe
Final group pic from Hai Feng’s camera:
Brief recap of last year’s Penang gathering 2010 during my 2nd year: (click link)
Brief recap of Penang Gathering 2009 during my 1st year: (click link)