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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Singles Party

On Sunday I went to a singles party. Most of the people there were from IBM, but I think it was setup by the Software Park since there were people there from other companies too. Altogether there was about 90 to 100 people. We started at about 2:00 in the afternoon, and the bar was setup with about 10 large tables.in front of a stage.


Displaying all the guys

At each table there would be 5 or 6 girls, and about the same number of guys. Everyone was given cards that they could use to write down informatin about themselves, such as name, phone number, MSN id, age, company, etc... Everyone got about 10 to 15 minutes to talk to each other, exchange cards if they wanted to, and then there would be some form of entertainment for about 10 to 15 minutes.


One happy guy!

Sometimes the entertainment was provided by the staff of the bar, but most of the time it was provided by the guests. Some people sang songs, some people danced, someone even did some card tricks.


Guy with his lovely assistant doing a card trick

The silliest one though was when they asked each table to make clothes for a girl and a guy out of newspaper and then model them.


All of the newspaper dressed models

After the round of entertainment was over with the guys would all get up and go to the next table, where everything would repeated again. This went on until we had gone around to most of the tables.


The lovely Amber who was nice enough to help organize the party

I was the only foreigner there, so I was kind of a novelty. Luckily there were quite a few girls who could speak some English and I spoke a little Chinese, which really surprised a lot of them. I ended up getting about a dozen cards from various ladies.


Some foreigner getting ready to give a flower to Amber

Before the party started we were told that there would be a lot to eat, so most of us ate very little before the party. When we got there it turns out there was not much to eat. They provided some small snacks and pitchers of various drinks. The drinks were like coke, sprite, and orange drink with a little bit of alcohol.


Jessie and Candy looking wonderful

I guess they thought everyone would have a funner time if they were a little bit tipsy. A few of asked for water and just drank that. By the time the party ended at around 6:30pm we were all very hungry, so about 10 of us went out for hotpot. It was a rather enjoyable day.

1 Comments:

  • Haha, lucky guy.

    By Anonymous 贺龙, at 5:50 PM  

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