By Richard Wong
It was a great day for the OSCA student barbeque. Held at Woodhaugh Gardens, everyone who attended was treated to fine weather and good food. The barbeque is a great chance for students to catch up with each other and for new members to get to know other Chinese studying at the university. Approximately 50 students attended and around 15 new members had the chance to meet new friends.
After lunch, everyone was separated into different groups and had to undergo various mental and physical challenges around the park. There were some old favourites such as walking blind through an obstacle course in the bush, eating dry weet-bix, spoon and string, and throwing water bombs in a bucket while avoiding your team mates. New events were thrown in such as a water obstacle course, charades and dancing to “The Thong Song”. There were many antics at the water bombs station. I would like to express great concern for the U21 men’s basketball team for the upcoming Easter Tournament. Boris ‘Magnum’ Ma, who fancies himself as a shooter, could not get a single water balloon in a bucket four feet away. Although he did manage to directly hit his team mates in the face on several occasions and drenched Darren Joe to everyone’s delight.
After the activities there was plenty of entertainment for everyone at the losing team’s expense. The unfortunate team who managed to total the least amount of points were left in the hands of the OSCA Wheel of Fate. Yi Deng was brave enough to get his first OSCA tattoo. Newbie Joel suffered the pain of a wax strip on his leg (although there was not much to work with), Sheila gave her rendition of ‘I’m a Little Tea Pot’ and finally Deborah Ngan was lucky enough to get the opportunity to give Patrick Truong a peck on the cheek (or was it the other way around?). We personally think the OSCA Wheel of Fate broke the ice between these two. Overall it was a successful first event, of many to come, organized by the youth committee. Special thanks to Sin and Susan, Linus and Lee and Colin for helping the youth committee run the event smoothly.