NorAlumni China’s Beijing Event Was a Wild Success!
Coming from credible first-hand feedbacks, NorAlumni China’s Beijing Christmas event held last Saturday was nothing short of an astounding success. The event was characterized by good food, an (perhaps over-) abundance of drinks and oh too many pleasant conversations.
After the opening address from the hosts from NorAlumni, the attendees feasted on the Japanese buffet dinner which was accompanied by a variety of freshly made cocktails. With a satisfied stomach and a semi-intoxicated mood, the organizers from NorAlumni selected 10 lucky members from the guest list, and they were given a special Christmas gift—artisan Chinese Jasmine tea. Shortly thereafter, the crowd engaged in a homey secret Santa session where the gifts that the attendees had brought themselves went into free and friendly exchange. Finally, the night culminated with the “surprise” visit of Santa, who charioted all the way from the North Pole to Beijing bearing a huge sack of red-packet chocolates for those who had been on his good kids’ list. Luckily, all our attendees seemed to have been quite dutiful in squandering away their mischief for the past year.
We thank the Lord Jesus Christ, for all he has taught humanity, we thank our talented organizers from NorAlumni China and the Norwegian Embassy Beijing, Fang, George, Cecilie, Ingrid and Lina, our beautiful attendees, and of course, our financier, NorAlumni China, our busy mixologists and chefs, for making our Christmas celebration, the most important occasion where we are reminded of who we are and must aspire to be, that much more festive, cheery and joyful. Long live the fond memories of friendly get-togethers, long live the spirits of Christmas and their religiosity, and long live the virtuous men and women!