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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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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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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Cultural Talk – Historical overview of Peranakan communities in South East Asia Part 2

Cultural Talk – Historical overview of Peranakan communities in Malaysia, Singapore, and tracing the origins and formation of Peranakan communities throughout Southeast Asia by Dr Marc Rerceretnam PART 2

About the speaker:

Dr Marc Rerceretnam is a freelance academic author and historian. He is the principal researcher at Yesteryear Heritage Researchers. He has taught at various universities and has a Ph.D. (Econ History) from the University of Sydney. He also served as an elected representative in Local Government from 2004 to 2012. He has a special interest in social and political trends and movements in colonial and present-day Singapore, Malaysia and Australia and has published a book and many academic journal articles on a variety of issues.

Buah Tangan – A Peranakan culture

What is Buah Tangan and what does it mean?  Buah is fruit, and Tangan is hand. Hence, it is interpreted as ‘fruit on the hands’. It means we would not go empty-handed to any invitation extended to us.  When visiting family or friends, we always bring along something, a small gift for the family such as some 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 everything 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.

Fried Bee Hoon will be served for afternoon tea

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: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/May2018PeranankanTalk

Date: Saturday, 19th May 2018
Time: 1 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: St Anthony’s Parish, 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122

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The benefits of Traditional Food – using Assam Laksa for example

At each month’s talk, PAA hopes to establish a forum that involves audience participation. This month, the focus is on Assam Laksa.

There are many ingredients used in Nonya cooking and apart from their nutritional value, we seldom query the benefits if any regarding the health aspects of some of these ingredients. More importantly, the relationship between Nonya dishes and many diets advocated as part of weight control has never been formally addressed. For instance, can we regularly consume our favorite Nonya dishes if we have high cholesterol, or high blood pressure or high HBA1c and what if we are also on medication for one or more of these disorders? Come and find out at this month’s makan event.

Speaker: Dr. James Chin, CEO The Wellness Focus

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a proven track record in clinical trials involving nutritional supplements and synbiotics (pre and probiotics) for maintaining health, wellness and fitness. Qualified practitioner in the use of Genetic Profiling for diagnostic analysis of risk factors that predispose individuals to chronic diseases of metabolism and aging. Skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Nutrition Education/Advice, Fitness Coaching & Use of Supplements for improved immune performance.

Penang Assam Laksa Made Simple

Assam Laksa demo by Peggy Lim, a nonya direct from Penang & you will get the chance to sample Assam Laksa after the demo.

Penang Assam Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Penang Assam Laksa is a sour, fish-based soup.

It is ranked at number 7 on World’s 50 Most Delicious Food complied by CNN Go in 2011. It is made with mackerel (ikan kembung) soup and its main distinguishing feature is the assam or tamarind which gives the soup a sour taste. The fish is poached and then flaked.

Other ingredients that give Penang Laksa its distinctive flavor include lemongrass, galangal (lengkuas) and chilli etc. It is served with cooked thick rice noodle and typical garnishes include: mint, pineapple slices, thinly sliced onion, cucumber, lettuce, cooked fish meat, Ha-Ko, a thick sweet prawn paste, and use of torch ginger flower.

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 of the hands. It means we never go empty-handed to any invitations extended to us.  When visiting family or friends, we always bring along something, a small gift for the family.  Just some fruits or cakes.  We are a Peranakan family so please bring a Buah Tangan next time you come to our Saturday Social. Article — from Bibi Teo, our Special Counsel and Guru.

PAA usually holds demonstration on different types of cuisine for your enjoyment and education.  PAA charges $5.00 only for members, and $8.00 for non-members for these demonstrations to help cover costs of ingredients and the use of our venue.  PAA NSW would truly appreciate your generosity.

We would like to advise everyone, that whilst PAA NSW plays host to these enjoyable social events, our Executive Committee extends its appreciation to all members and guests for their attendance to share and enjoy all things PERANAKAN.

Come join us for a time of fellowship and friendship on Saturday, 21st April 2018 and enjoy assam laksa for afternoon tea. Tea & coffee will be provided.

Please register for catering purposes.

AFTERNOON TEA: Assam Laksa
RSVP link: https://tinyurl.com/21AprilAssamLaksa
(Maximum 40 people for this event)

Cost: Member: $5 per person  Non members: $8 per person.
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.

LAST DAY OF REGO: Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Date: Saturday, 21st April 2018
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Payment method:
Cash deposit or internet transfer directly to:
PAA NSW – CBA account
BSB – 062-010, Account No. 1034-7340
OR mail cheque to PAA NSW Inc, P O Box 3810, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Reference: Your name/Assam Laksa

Kindly email your payment receipt with your Name/ Assam Laksa to: events.paansw@gmail.com

 

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