Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Faces behind Food Fair

Yes, it is over!!! After 2.67102 months of planning, 8.931 hours of meetings among the organizing committee, 46 emails flying between computer hubs, 156 phone incoming and outgoing telephone calls, over 50 student helpers' commitment and 13 hours of continuous sales over the course of two days, the end result is...

RM6212 raised for Taman Megah Handicapped & Disabled Children's Home.

A big round of applause to everybody from front-line sales team, decoration artists, vendor/food contributors (mainly parents, students, staff and friends) to the hundreds of supporters from Sun-U.

There are just way too many people I need to express my gratitude to, instead of putting them in words, I would like to unveil... the faces behind CIMP Charity Food Fair!!! Due to the limited availability of our talented photographer, Dr. Zdenek, some faces are not covered here but your dedication and involvement are much appreciated!

The many faces behind CIMP Charity Food Fair

Once again, we did it!!!

As a food lover, I always love to encapsulate the enticing pictures of the spread of food served during food fair, here are some to whet your appetite for the, well, next food fair... LOL!!!

Highlights from the sweet station--homemade muffins and chocolate chip cookies.Two of my favorite from savoury station--Puan Dzura's Asian-style macaroni and Korean kimchi pancake.The heart-shaped jam cookies (right bottom corner) are really awesome... Fadwa's parents made them... they are probably the best cookies I've tried. I wonder if I could get the recipe (hint! hint!) :P

Monday, April 14, 2008

CIMP Charity Food Fair

Yet another highlights of CIMP activities -- CIMP Charity Food Fair!

Thanks to the constant hard work and dedication of Ms Evelyn Wong, Dr. Sharlene Lee and Ms Janie Chan, CIMP parents, students and teachers are doing their bits of the community service by channeling their culinary interests into humanitarian work.

This has always been my favorite event of the semester not because of the spectacular spread of food featured, but more of the fact that charity unites people.

Indeed, in our ever so busy life that we tend to ignore the dire need of the unprevileged but focus on life's littlest flaws.

My first visit to the Taman Megah Handicapped and Disabled Children's Home was simply surreal. First, little boy opened the gate and welcomed me with a smile and slight shyness and then some of the children walked towards me wanting some companionship and attention.

There was a sudden emotion surge in my heart as I pondered why these children that had so little to be thankful for but have so much love and joy to cherish. It triggered my water works when the stories of these children's unfolded.

I left the Center with a lesson that we have so much more be thankful for if we could overlook some of the slightest imperfection in each of us.

CIMP Charity Food Fair benefits the Taman Megah Handicapped and Disabled Children's Home as the Center expands its capacity to shelter more underpriviledged children.

This charity event will be held at Sunway University College Cafeteria on 23rd and 24th April 2008, please share your bit of social philantrophy with us.