On the 20st of December, 2017, the members and alumni from MYD, #PowerShiftMsia and Kem Solusi met the Ganga Cafe, Bangsar for dinner and get together.
After a successful year, with plenty of achievements and milestones reached, including the sending delegates for COP23, the rendezvous was a relaxed and full-filled evening. The meet was
the first informal one to happen this year, i.e. with no talk hard-talk on UNFCCC or any policy related matters. ?
Starting with the cafe, the restaurant was an unique, yet an amazing choice for some sumptuous Indian cuisine. The cafe served both North and South Indian food, with the restaurant being one of my favoured places for Indian delicacies in KL. The location outside the restaurant was calmer in comparison to the hustle within the cafe.
The dinner event saw the attendees bringing their wrapped gifts, only to be shuffled and exchanged within the members. Initially each person needed to pick one random gift from a pile of gifts and then Thomas read out a mini-story that instructed us to pass on the gift in hand either to the left, right or the member on the opposite direction. Although not all seemed to grasp the story completely, it was unprecedented for many of them to be “passing games” in a long time. Nevertheless, the inquisitiveness made the shuffling much more intriguing, so kudos to Thomas!
A few other games were played on table- Edmund introduced the Reefcheck card game, which enthralled those who had participated and it increased their knowledge and awareness with respect to marine biology and ecosystem. Cards of humanity and Werewolf were other games played that evening with the latter being introduced to many of us for the first time.
The rendezvous was much needed to get to know of our fellow members even better. Having occasional meetups definitely facilitate the sharing of ideas and thoughts with each other. Once again, many thanks to all those from #PowerShiftMsia, MYD and KemSolusi who made the event possible. We wishes everyone good luck for the festive season!
Written and Edited by Varun