Posted by Kobe Club staff on 2011/7/15 21:50:00 (398 reads)
Sunday, April 24th
This year, Easter was celebrated late April. With the weather being cooler than years past, it felt much like any other year. Many children gathered to enjoy the festivity and their parents excitedly sat besides them at the tables. Each table had children’s favorite Easter coloring papers with plenty of crayons and the de rigueur brown paper tablecloth to give them some extra drawing space for ones with large imaginations.
This being Easter, there was a man dressed much like a bunny rabbit and indeed, he was dressed as one. A pink one that is. Naturally, he was none other than Nathan Bryan, the MC. With his call, everyone tried their hand at making origami rabbits which tested manual dexterity of many and patience of a few. Whilst we revelled in the paper folding activity, the buffet was readied.
The children had a menu of French fries, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, pasta with cream sauce and cheese pizza. The adults had a sumptuous faire of such delight with all the food groups available that tempted many to go for seconds and perhaps, thirds. For myself and Mr. Daniel, we pretended to gather food for our children when, in fact, we enjoyed ourselves by going after delicious children’s hamburgers piled with pate and avocado from the adult buffet.
After the meal, children were gathered by age for the spoon race by the stage. Younglings were confounded by the nature of the game, so with much help from the gallery, the parents in the end seemed to enjoy it just as much as the young ones. The older kids took to it, like the older kids do, bursting with excitement. Then, they enjoyed a round of musical chairs on the far side of the banquet hall. All the winners received goodies for their fine efforts.
Then it was time for the perennial Easter Egg Hunt in the garden. Many kids had been scouting beforehand through openings between the lace curtain while the staff placed the eggs under bush and hedges. So despite the efforts by the police Bunny to drive away children from the windows, when the time came, they all rushed out blazing to the fruits (eggs) of their recon work scouring the garden with lightning efficiency. In fact, a child was so good at finding eggs, she, even, found one left behind from the previous year and, you can imagine what that one was like. Stuffed in their bags were eggs of many colors; crack ‘em open and they were full of small egg-shaped chocolates. Delighted children hunted for more at the terrace and around the pools. I do believe some parents were, themselves, caught in the Easter Egg Hunt frenzy. Some older kids gave some of their eggs to little ones who were not lucky enough to find them on their own. All happy and done, we gathered back for dessert of cakes and ice cream in the banquet hall.
Children’s activities, such as this, are of great importance to families and guests of the Club. Our family became acquainted with the Club through such activities and led us to become a member. Many thanks are in order for Nathan and the Club Staff whose tireless efforts enrich our lives by offering our families the holiday activities we relish.
-Francis We-Jen Lin
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