Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, 17th November 2018

Our last Saturday Social Afternoon Tea for the year is on 17th November.  The Executive Committee and some members will be leaving for Jakarta in November to attend the 31st Baba Nyonya Convention.  The Executive Committee will be in recess in December 2018 into January 2019.  We will return to celebrate the Chinese New Year in February.

For this upcoming Saturday Social, we have invited Feng Shui Master Siou Foon Lee to give us a talk on The Year of the Earth Pig 2019.  What will 2019 be like? Join us and find out more!

In Australia, Master Siou Foon Lee is recognized for pioneering traditional Feng Shui and Chinese astrology. She has actively introduced the subject participating in festivals and shows popularizing the ancient tradition, appearing in TV interviews, introducing the subject to viewers on Channel 9 in the “Money Program” and Channel 7 in Sunrise & Morning Show. She has gained extensive exposure in the media over the years as well as appearing in a Business Review Weekly write up. Her consultancy and professional training is where Master Siou Foon Lee shares her values, integrity and dedication to the ancient art as practiced by traditional masters.

Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 4.00 pm
Cost: $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members

For us to cater a once-a-month event for the PAA Community, we do ask that you come and support your PAA community and enjoy a warm fellowship and snack session.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL for catering purposes. Kindly register and make payment to:
PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340
Reference: Nov 17th SS- your name
Deadline: Nov 13, 2018
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/FengShuiTalk17Nov

Buah Tangan – If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of snacks to add to our Afternoon Tea, you are very welcome to do so.

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com
To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

 

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Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, October 20th, 2018

An enjoyable Social Saturday afternoon tea was attended by about 40 people. Christina of Christina’s Gourmet did a very appetizing demonstration on preparing authentic Nyonya Mee Siam and everyone enjoyed this delicious Nyonya delicacy. Our members also brought a variety of kueh kueh to add to the afternoon tea.

Thereafter, members participated in a fun joget session. Those who are attending the 31st Baba Nyonya Convention 2018 to be held in Jakarta next month also practiced for a joget performance.

Our next and last Social Saturday Afternoon Tea for the year will be on 17th November 2018.

 

 

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Social Saturday October 20th, 2018

More activities are in the pipe line… we have our anniversary celebration on the 22nd September, followed by our 20th October Saturday Social Afternoon Tea!  Come and join us!

For our Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, we have invited Christina from Christina’s Gourmet to do a demonstration of preparing delicious authentic Mee Siam.  We will also have a ‘joget’ session.  A fun afternoon not to be missed!

Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 5.00pm
Cost: $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members
Tea & coffee will be provided.

For us to cater a once-a-month event for the PAA Community, we do ask that you come and support your PAA community and enjoy a warm fellowship and makan session. It will be an enjoyable afternoon of fun and laughter!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL for catering purposes. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340
Reference: Oct 20th SS- your name
Deadline: Oct 17th, 2018

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/paanswmeesiamoct

Buah Tangan – If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of snacks to add to our Afternoon Tea, you are very welcome to do so.

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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PAA NSW 7th Year Anniversary Dinner, 22 Sep 2018

We had a memorable evening on 22 Sep 2018. Taking this opportunity in thanking our members and guests who joined us for our anniversary dinner. As always, we had a fantastic time and it was wonderful to gather together to celebrate PAA NSW’s 7th!
A picture tells a thousand words!

More photos can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/pg/PAANSWINC/photos/

 

 

 

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PAANSW features Evelyn Tan, President of the Association

PAANSW has come a long way and joyfully, it is celebrating its 7th year anniversary on 22nd September 2018. This month, PAANSW is happy to feature one of the founding members  and President of the Association – Evelyn Tan.

For more information on our Anniversary Celebration and to make booking:                        http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/2018/08/13/2018-sep-22nd-pa…niversary-dinner/

Babas and Nyonyas in Sydney, make sure you enter this date in your diary!

Evelyn Tan, one of our founding members and President of Peranakan Association in Sydney is a natural leader and the live wire of the Association!

A very dedicated, committed and generous person who is always sparing a thought for others and puts her heart and soul in everything she does.  Needless to say, her love and time for the Association is her passion.

Evelyn loves to dance and cook. She loves to teach members how to joget (dance) and ikat sarong (wrap sarong). She is an inspiration to everyone who knows her.

The Association celebrates its 7th successful year on 22nd September 2018.  Evelyn and her Committee members are actively keeping the Peranakan culture alive through organizing interesting activities and events for the members.

Evelyn’s passion in cooking and dancing

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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Our ‘Make Merry’ Social Saturday, August 2018

A ‘make merry’ afternoon enjoyed by our members and friends.  An opportune time where you meet new people, savour Peranakan delicacies and get connected with Peranakan culture. Peggy did an interesting demonstration on how to prepare red bean glutinous rice balls, thereafter everyone had at least a delicious serving each.  As always, our afternoon tea provided a variety of Nyonya “kueh kueh” – ondeh, apom balek and kueh cucor ikan bilis, specially prepared by our fellow bibi and nyonyas. Our fellow members also brought durian sponge cake and chocolate cake, which were a bonus to the spread.

Glutinous rice balls in syrup is a dessert and is also called Kuih Ee or Tang Yuan. It is eaten as a symbol of unity and togetherness during Tang Chek (Winter Solstice festival), weddings, birthdays, and the Chinese New Year. The roundness of the balls signifies that the year will be a smooth one.  A dessert for everyone in the family to eat and enjoy together.

  

 

Our Social Saturday is usually held once a month. PAA NSW organizes cultural activities and events, which is a great way for Peranakan members to stay connected with their culture and non-Peranakans are warmly welcome to join in the community to enjoy fun and good fellowship and also to learn more about Peranakan culture.

Our upcoming event is PAA NSW 7th Anniversary Celebration on 22nd September 2018. Scroll down for more information. If you are interested to join us, do register and make payment by 15 September.

Date/Time: Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 6.00 pm
Venue: Crystal Seafood Restaurant, (Located in Strathfield Plaza)
Address: Shop 29, Strathfield Plaza, 14 Churchil Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135
Dress code:Sarong kebaya or evening cocktail (ladies), b
aju Cina or smart casual (men)

Price: Members – $60.00 per person and Non-members – $75.00 per person
Single table booking: 10 people to a table – $650.00 per table

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340

Reference: Anniv18/your name
Deadline: Pay by September 15th, 2018
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/paa2018anniversary

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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2018 Sep 22nd PAA NSW 7th Anniversary Dinner

Dear Members,

It’s time to celebrate our PAA’s 7th Anniversary Celebration with 11-course dinner at Crystal Seafood Restaurant, a sprawling establishment for Chinese specialties, and an evening of great entertainment and attractive prizes to be won.

Date/Time: Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 6.00 pm
Venue: Crystal Seafood Restaurant, (Located in Strathfield Plaza)
Address: Shop 29, Strathfield Plaza, 14 Churchil Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135
Dress code: Sarong Kebaya (Ladies or Evening Cocktails)/Baju Cina or Smart Casual (Men)

Featuring top artistes:
A 2-piece band by Guinn Ragel,
Connie Francis of South East Asia – Patricia Pestana – all the way from Perth
Our very own renown Eliza and her dancers.

Our annual Raffle with exciting and wonderful prizes to be won. Silent auction. Sarong Kebaya Parade, plenty of dancing to sweet memories of yesteryear, and many more entertainment. Karaoke for anyone who loves to sing.

Price: Members – $60.00 per person and Non-members – $75.00 per person
Single table booking: 10 people to a table – $650.00 per table

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340

Reference: Anniv18/your name
Deadline: Pay by September 15th, 2018
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/paa2018anniversary

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

Come join us for a memorable evening of delicious cuisine, and where great entertainment, fun and laughter awaits all those who join in our PAANSW anniversary celebration.

We look forward to an enjoyable time together!

Evelyn Tian
President, PAA NSW
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PAANSW features Bibi Teo in the month of August

PAANSW has come a long way and joyfully, it is celebrating its 7th year anniversary on 22nd September 2018. This month, PAANSW is happy to feature one of the founding members of the association – Bibi Teo.

More information on our Anniversary Celebration coming soon! Babas and Nyonyas in Sydney, make sure you enter this date in your diary!

One of our founding members and executive committee member of PAANSW is none other than Bibi Teo, who is also our counsel for food (of course!). Gardening and cooking are her passions. In her garden, she has more than 45 rose plants and many other plants including hydrangeas, hibiscus, azaleas and plenty of herbs for cooking. Most of all, she loves to cook for her family.

Bibi Teo, is an excellent cook but is modest about it, Generous at heart, she shares her cooking tips and mouth-watering Peranakan delicacies that she enjoys preparing for the Saturday Social afternoon tea.

Bibi has also done a few demonstrations on how to prepare Peranakan dishes during afternoon tea gatherings. She continues to inspire other members to learn, cook and share.

Hand crafted dishes by Bibi Teo

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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Social Saturday August 18th, 2018

Come and join us at our 18th August Saturday Social Afternoon Tea!

Enjoy delightful “kueh kueh” such as red bean glutinous rice ball and ondeh ondeh and watch a popular Peranakan theatre play.  A fun way to get in touch with our culture!.

 

There will be a demonstration on how to prepare Red bean glutinous rice ball by Peggy Lim.

Venue54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost$5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members
Tea & coffee will be provided.

In order for us to cater a once-a-month event for the PAA Community, we do ask that you come and support your PAA community and enjoy a warm fellowship and makan kueh2 session. It will be an enjoyable afternoon of fun and laughter!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL for catering purposes. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340
Reference: Aug 18th SS- your name
Deadline: August 15th, 2018

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/PAANSWRedBeanAug

Buah Tangan – If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of snacks to add to our Afternoon Tea, you are very welcome to do so.

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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Health and Pamper Day

Its Healthy Day for Saturday June 16, 2018. We are holding a Pamper Day for everyone! These sessions are a MUST know-all for those interested in a healthy lifestyle.

By Elvan Tong
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Elvan Tong, a member on the PAA Executive Committee, will do a 15 – 20 minutes demonstration on the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi. He has been practising this gentle exercise for 20 years.

Tai Chi is a ‘soft and passive’ art form as opposed to the ‘hard and aggressive’ kung fu martial art form. It consists of a series of 38 moves, accompanied by hand movements and constant shifting of body weight from one foot to the other. When these moves are done in a slow and continuous manner with steady breathing, it gives the impression of “meditation in motion”.

The most important benefit of Tai Chi is the strengthening of the spine, which in turn strengthens the internal vital organs and brain. Using muscles and joints in the exercise itself prevents arthritis, rheumatism and other skeletal ailments. Breathing and slowness promotes mental relaxation and emotional calmness.

With regular practice over time, chi (energy) is built up in the body that gives one much physical and mental well being.

Elvan is also a certified Swedish masseur. He will do neck and shoulder massage after his Tai Chi demo. Time permitting, he will also do Zone Therapy or Reflexology.

By James Chin
Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) is an ancient art pioneered and mastered by monks in the Shaolin temples in Southern China. Modern medical science refers to Trigger Points (TPs) as palpable points in taut bands of your muscle fibres beneath the myofascial sheath. TPT is different from acupuncture although it might appear that some of the TPs correspond with the meridian points that map acupuncture protocols. The best TPT practitioners are those who have natural skills that can search for the TPs to redistribute your “Chi”. With a skilled practitioner, TPT therapy is able to alleviate pain such as back and neck aches, stiff shoulders, tennis elbow etc in a non-invasive way and with about 50% of individuals, has an almost immediate effect in making you feel more “loose”, relaxed and painless.

Skin Care demonstration
Since it is a “Pamper” Saturday, there will also be a Skin Care demonstration for the Ladies and Men — as men do want to look good and feel good as well, regardless of age.

Buah Tangan – A Peranakan culture
What is Buah Tangan and what does it mean?  Buah meaning fruit, and Tangan means hand.  So it literally means – fruit on the hands. It is interpreted as, we do not go empty-handed to any invitation extended to us.  When visiting family or friends, we would always bring along something or a small gift such as fruits or cakes.  As we are a Peranakan family, if you could, do bring a Buah Tangan the next time you join us at our Saturday Social.  An interesting tip from Bibi Teo, our Special Counsel

Whilst PAANSW plays host to these enjoyable Social Saturdays, our Executive Committee extends its appreciation to all for their attendance to share and enjoy all thing PERANAKAN.

PAANSW provides tea and coffee. If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of “Kueh Kueh” you are welcome to do so.

To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link: http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/
Contact: events.paansw@gmail.com for more information about PAA NSW membership.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Reservation is required for catering purposes.
Deadline: Thursday, 14th June 2018

Registration:
Cost: Member: $5 per person  Non members: $8 per person.
Date: Saturday, 16th June 2018
Time: 1 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: St Anthony’s Parish, 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122

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