Only for the second time in five years I could not make it but the Old China Hands lunch 3 August went ahead anyway, with David keeping an eye on the lunch attendants.
This time a pretty low turnout, must be hot weather, holidays and so on: 16 total.
See here a small clip done by David (click on it to play):
I was afraid that Beijing’s sauna weather would scare away many for our Old China Hands lunch 6 July. I was wrong, with 33 attendants in total.
Old China Hands lunch 6 July
Our next lunch
Be ready for the upcoming lunch on Friday 3 August on what will probably be the real “Beijing sauna” day! Reminds me of ten years ago when we were heading to the Summer Olympics.
Exceptionally I will not be able to attend myself. I have a full day at CCTV, related to a movie I am part of. Curious of what we will see and hear that day. Our friend David (Mr. Railways) has kindly accepted to replace me as the host. Be nice to him!
Everybody back to work so the Old China Hands lunch 1 June saw some 22 participants “only”.
Nevertheless everybody was happily chatting with each other.
We are now looking at the hot summer months when attendance could be rather low but yes, we keep it on.
Our next lunch
Be ready for the upcoming lunch on Friday 6 July, then later on Friday 3 August on what will probably be a “Beijing sauna” day!
This time a very special occasion: the Old China Hands lunch 4 May was our fifth anniversary! We also beat our attendance record with far over forty people. On top of that, the birthday of our friend Raja who is one of the OCH with the longest history here. Click the link to watch Raja’s celebration:
It was a fun lunch with people pretty happy and excited. Even for once I was pictured!
The “member” list is now just under 100, it is always kept up to date. Some people leave Beijing, some new people join and – yes – some people are removed if they don’t show up or don’t RSVP.
This time, more pics than the usual!
Our Old China Hands lunch 6 April saw again a “normal” attendance level with 26 people present, despite the fact it was an official holiday, Tomb Sweeping Day, but then again no excuses that one had to work. As usual many people traveling, for holidays or work.
We also had a surprise visitor: the Belgian Consul General in Shanghai, with his family. He actually happens to be an OCH!
Another very relaxing lunch with good food.
The next lunch will on Friday 4 May and it will be a special date: our 5th anniversary of OCH!
I can’t believe how time flies, we have never missed one lunch in those six years and always at the same location, Morel’s Restaurant.