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Author: Hong De Administrator Created: Tuesday, 20 May 2008 10:58 PM
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L-R Robin n Cecilia (Hong De), Mr n Mrs Tan (KSK), Silvie n Denny, Mr Ben Fu (KSK), Mrs Siow and Master Siow (Wan Seng Hang), HB Siow (WSH) and Andy ChanHong De Lion has had a great brotherhood relationship with Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance (Muar as well as Indonesia). Our Committee members, Vincent and Cecilia met Denny Kurniawan for the first time in 2008 when we were there for the World Lion Dance Championship in Genting. A strong friendship has since developed with Hong De inviting members of Indonesia KSK to Melbourne to help during Chinese New Year in 2011. When Denny was here last year he mentioned that he was getting married this year and would like us to attend his wedding. The wedding was held on Friday 25th May in the Sands Ballroom, Jakarta. It was attended by Cecilia and Robin from Hong De, Master Siow and Mrs Siow from Wan Seng Hang, Malaysia, Mr and Mrs Tan Hing Choong from Muar KSK, Malaysia and senior representatives of Muar KSK, Singapore KSK, Indonesia KSK and Indonesia Kong Ha Hong. There were over 850 guests at the wedding reception with two lion dance performances by Kong Ha Hong and Indonesia KSK on jongs. Thank you to Denny for your kind hospitality for our short visit to your country. It was great to see some our our friends again from Malaysia as well as Indonesia. Congratulations Denny and Silvie!! We wish you all the best for the future!

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We were contacted in April last year for an Art project to be held for the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne. We were in constant communication with the organisers Abdul Abdullah and Nathan Beard until the launch of the project in Melbourne on 17th May. One of our lions was on display for the duration of the Exhibition in NGV Studio, Federation Square. We were invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the Exhibition on Friday 25th May. The exhibition is of a fictitious Asian Embassy with icons from Asian culture displayed within the Embassy. We were very excited to be part of this exhibition.

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Happy 4th Birtrhday Hong De!!We celebrated our fourth birthday on Saturday 5th May at Golden Chef Cooking in Moonee Ponds. The private function was held at one of our member's family Cooking School/Function Room. It was good to see all our members there in the one place with some of the parents in attendance. We also had a chance to watch the DVD from last year's Sentosa Lion Dance Championship which one of our members brought back from a recent trip to Singapore. We had lots of beautiful food followed by a birthday cake. Thank you to all our members for you support over the last four years, could not have done it all without you! Onto to the future and beyond! Keep up the great work!!

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PappaRich ChadstonePappaRich ChadstoneOn Sunday 6th May, our lion was present at the third PappaRich store to be opened in Australia at the famous Chadstone Shopping Centre. The store is located outside the centre and was very busy like all the other stores. Our lion entertained guests inside the restaurant as well as shoppers gathered outside the restaurant. We apologise for the quality of the photos as they were all taken on the iPhone (left the camera at home that day!) We wish the owners all the best and look forward to the next opening at Point Cook!

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RAAF SaleOn the weekend, a team of 11 headed off to Sale (about 3 hours drive out of Melbourne). We arrived at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in the afternoon. After going through security checks, we were led to the Air Traffic Control School. We were introduced to Commander Peter Cooper who then led us through a tour of the school. We learnt about how courses are conducted at RAAF and what skill sets are most suited to Air Traffic Controllers (left-handers, music players and artists). We were then taken through various areas with simulations of control towers. We were pretty impressed with all the hardware until we were taken into the first of two 360 degree simulation rooms! The installation cost over $9 million! Later that night, we came back to the base to perform at the Officers Mess Ball, with a Chinese theme of course. Our lions posed for photos with all the Officers and their partners beforehand. We would like to thank Mandi Castle for booking us in the first place and Commander Peter Cooper for kindly giving us a very informative tour of some great equipment! We stayed overnight in Sale and did a little bit of sightseeing the next day before heading back to Melbourne. It was so funny that we were asked so many times by the locals what we were doing there. We must have looked out of place!! 

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PappaRich DoncasterPappaRich DoncasterHong De Lion was at the opening of the second PappaRich restaurant in Australia yesterday. The lion dance performance began with the lighting of a string of firecrackers. The lion then performed inside for invited guests and staff. The lion presented the manager of the store with an auspicious 'cheng' to bless the opening of the the new business. Afterwards, our members enjoyed a nice meal inside. Thank you for booking us and we look forward to the opening of the third restaurant in Chadstone on Sunday 6th May!

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 China Bar Signature Opening in ChinatownChina Bar Signature Opening in ChinatownHong De Lions helped with opening celebrations of China Bar Signature Buffet restaurant in Chinatown last Wednesday. When we arrived, there were roving performers handing out discount vouchers to passers by. A small crowd had gathered outside by the time we started performing at 6:30pm. There were invited guests inside the restaurant as it was closed to the public for two hours during the opening.  We performed outside as well as inside the restaurant and ended the performance with a string of firecrackers. After a quick clean-up, a flash mob dance performed where we had just finished. Thank you Isabelle for booking us, we wish the restaurant every success!

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 Fiesta MalaysiaHong De Lion was present again at Fiesta Malaysia, being held for the first time in Argyle Square, Carlton. The event this year was a three day event with the finale performances held on Sunday 25th March. We had a small team there as we also were running a class in Fitzroy at the same time. Thank you to Alia for organising the event.

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Dragon Boat RegattaPappaRich QV OpeningWe had a very busy Labour Day weekend with performances on every day - 4 days in a row! It was almost like Chinese New Year again! We were of course very excited to be involved in the Mimco Dreamwrap launch for L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. We appeared on the Today Show on Channel Nine on Friday morning at 6:30am (Yes, a very early call), a 50th birthday party in Taylors Hill on Saturday night, back to the Docklands on Sunday for the Dragon Boat Regatta and finally on Monday we were at QV for the opening of the first PappaRich restaurant in Melbourne. Now that most of our performances are done, we start training this Sunday (18/3/2012) from 11am to 2pm at Fusion Dance.

Some VDO links to some of the performances:
- Dragon Boat Regatta at Victoria Harbour
- PappaRich Opening at QV

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Peter and Angela at Capri ReceptionsAndrew and Aimee at Aurora ReceptionsIt's been a while since Hong De has travelled to Geelong. We were booked last year to perform at a wedding reception in Geelong. After picking up everyone, we went to Ocean Grove and had dinner with one of our members at their beach house. Afterwards we peformed at the wedding venue in front of about 200 guests. The lions were well received by the guests at the wedding which was good to hear! Thank you and Congratulations to both Peter and Angela!

The following week, we were off to Brunswick for Aimee and Andrew's wedding at Aurora Receptions. We were very well received by the guests as the opening entertainment for the night. Congratulations to another lovely couple. Best wishes for the future!

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Darebin Kite FestivalCraigieburn FestivalTo capture the most of Melbourne's summer weather, there are usually a number of festivals in the month of February. We were asked again by the organisers of the Darebin Kite Festival and the Craigieburn Festival to be involved in entertainment two weekends in a row. On Sunday 19th, we were at the All Nations Park in Northcote. We have performed for this festival three years in a row now. It was an overcast day but very hot, so we cooled off in between performances with lots of water, juices and icy pops!We did some spot performances as well as the traditional parade around the park, joined by other performers and musicians. The following weekend we were at the DS Aitken Reserve in Craigieburn. The weather this year was much better than last year's (it rained). We had a little fan sitting at the front waiting for us to performed - she has followed us to three of our performances this month! It was good to see a familiar face in the crowd. Thank you to Emily from the City of Darebin and Alisha from the City of Hume for involving us again this year!

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Taoist Tai Chi Grand OpeningTaoist Tai Chi Grand OpeningOn Saturday 11th February, Hong De lions were present at the grand opening of the Taoist Tai Society school in Brunswick. The lions started after we lit a string of firecrackers in the doorway before heading upstairs to the Tai Chi studio. Our lions performed in front of a large crowd gathered for the opening. We would like to thank Rhonda for booking us and we wish you every success with the school!

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Camberwell Grammar SchoolBalwyn North Primary SchoolStudents were back at school after Chinese New Year this year. However, this did not stop some schools organising late CNY celebrations. We were able to perform at two of our regular schools in February this year. We were at Camberwell Grammar School on Monday 6/2, performing for students in Middle School during their lunch hour. We gathered a huge crowd including a lot of the teachers from the school. Afterwards, we posed for photos with teachers from the Chinese Department. On Thursday 23/2, we performed at Balwyn North Primary School at their CNY event after school. At the end of the performance, we lit a string of firecrackers as part of the performance. Thank you to both Mr Wei from Camberwell Grammar and Ms Shu from Balwyn North Primary School for inviting us to participate in their festivities this year!

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Federation Square performanceHong De lions helped celebrate Chinese New Year at Federation Square on Sunday 29th January. This is our second year at Fed Square and it was good to see so many tenants participating in traditional CNY celebrations. Our lions performed on the main stage with the lighting of two strings of firecrackers at the end of the performance. This was followed by shop blessings at most of the shops in Fed Square. It was a hot weekend, but it was great that we performed inside as well as under shade. Thank you to Roland for helping with all the logistics and paperwork involved - the results were well worth it at the end.

 

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Main Stage opening performanceCentre Stage Bench performanceHong De Lions performed at our fourth year of the Glen Waverley Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival. The weather forecast for the day was not very good as there was rain predicted in the afternoon. We managed to get most of our performances done before the rain came down on us late in the afternoon. Our day started with a stage performance for the opening of the festival for the VIP's with our two lions. Later, the CYSM dragon team performed on the Centre Stage while we watched on. Our team performed on the Centre Stage with several routines. Despite the really windy day, our lion did a remarkable bench routine. Our Buddha made an appearance entertaining the crowd before our four lions made an appearance for the finale. Afterwards, we performed shop blessings at several shops along Kingsway followed by two performances in City Century Walk. It started raining towards the endo of the shop blessings and lucky for us, the last performance was indoors where a lot of people were sheltering from the rain. Thank you to the team for a very busy day! Youtube link to our performances - Enjoy!
Main Stage performance
Centre Stage - Bench routine, Four lions 
Shop Blessings and CCW


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ACEC Chinese New Year Charity Ball at Crown PalladiumHong De Lions peformed at our third Chinese New Year Charity Ball this year, organised by the Australian Chinese Events Committee. The event was held again at the Crown Palladium. Our four lions were the opening act for the evening, collecting red packet donations from over 400 guests in the Ballroom. The 4 corporate sponsors (Central Equity, ANZ Bank, The Hour Glass and Masterlink) of the event offered lettuces for the lions. We donated the red packets ($700) and also a lion dance performance voucher for auction later in the night. A total of $1400 was raised by Hong De towards an neonatal incubator for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Well done team!!

Youtube link to the performance.

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