HISSOC Chinese New Year 2015

On the 17/02/2015, the History Society organized a Chinese New Year celebration for the professors and students. It was a day filled with laughter and joy, with stronger bonds formed among the History and European Studies faculty.

It was a fine weather in the morning for the HISSOC members to distribute the mandarin oranges to our dearest professors and staff of the History Department. Besides being part of the Chinese New Year tradition, the oranges also represented a small token of appreciation for the professors’ and staff’’s hard work and dedications by giving them a boost of Vitamin C at the start of the day! Did you know that oranges help to fight against viral infections and boost heart health? It is no wonder the professors and staffs were happy to receive them. :)

Our Welfare Director, Suru, giving mandarin oranges to Assoc. Prof. Albert Lau
Vice President, Hui Shan, and Dr Lee *thumbs up*
Suru giving mandarin oranges to Dr. Llobet
Our President, Sebastian, giving mandarin oranges to Miss Eileen Shen
Suru giving mandarin oranges to Miss Rona Foo
Assoc. Prof. Peter Borschberg all smiles when receiving mandarin oranges from our Secretary, Zhi Wei

As the sun began to set, the HISSOC members started to prepare for the feast of the night. There was a buffet spread, alongside with Yu Sheng and a Sushi Platter as well. The dinner started at 6pm with the mixing of the Yu Sheng, where everyone expressed their hopes and wishes for the upcoming lunar new year.

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With the holiday mood setting in together at the end of mixing the Yu Sheng, everyone eagerly moved to the buffet tables to start digging in. At the same time, students and staff struck up conversations with each other while eating. In addition to the familiar faces that we usually see in lectures and tutorials, there were freshmen and friends from the European Studies Department as well.

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And what is a gathering without games? Zhi Wei, the secretary of the History Society, decided to spice things up with an impromptu Wasabi Challenge with the remaining students

Results? Let’s just say some things are better left unchallenged. :)

Good company and delicious food make a good combination for a promising and hopeful start to the new year.

We would like to thank everyone who came down to this special event. We sincerely hope that you had as much fun as we did. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page and this space for more upcoming activities!

HISSOC wishes all a very Happy Chinese New Year!

Published by hissocnus

The National University of Singapore (NUS) History Society is a student-run organization that aims to encourage an interest for history among NUS students and members of the public. Its members include all History majors and other NUS students interested in history. Regular projects that aim to engage NUS students include writing and editorial opportunities at the Society’s publication Mnemozine, career development programmes as well as welfare activities. NUS History Society is a student society under the Office of Student Affairs, National University of Singapore.

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