This year, the STF Old Girls decided to hold their Rumah Terbuka gathering at my mother’s house (Mum is a first batch Srikandi). But it is not just because her son is a Starian that this event qualifies as STAR-related for the purpose of this blog. The more compelling reason is another Starian lives there permanently (my father, to be specific). So there I was assigned with general duties as a member of the tuan rumah team, for the gathering that took place on Saturday 17 November 2007.
In my opinion, having the party done pot luck was a good idea: not only did it allow for a variety of food to be served but it made the event financially sustainable. I’m not sure though whether it would be a good idea for Staroba to organise pot luck parties as I could imagine that we would only be inundated with delicacies from KFC and Pizza Hut. Organisers did well in sorting out who was to bring what as evidenced on their blog.
The party started off with Srikandis arriving with their goodies. With the alumni filled with so many enthusiastic cuisiniers, the cup definitely spilleth over.
As expected, there was a noticeable Staroba presence due to the many Starian-STFian mergers.
However there were other Starians who attended the event too. Staroba committee members were also invited (rent for using a Starian-provided venue?).
As you can see, the guests were all spoilt for choice. I could even hear grumblings of diets being spoilt – something you won’t hear in Staroba makan-makan events.
The party got into full swing very quickly, with cries of delight amongst reunited long lost friends and generally warm chatter.
There were even opportunities for a little bit of fund raising. Such an industrious alumni.
The Staroba representative looked to be enjoying himself very much. It’s not always that the male-female ratio at a party works in his favour.
In high spirits and seizing the moment, the girls even broke into song to wrap up the event. Their school song, of course.
Way to go sistahs! Already looking forward to next year’s event.
Of Pot luck and some tips
Srikandi belated Raya tea party