Monday, 12 November 2007

Xmas Ball

Another Corporate Sponsor!

- Dragon Page Media

Saturday, 10 November 2007


Q. Are there any benefits to those who paid for tickets earlier?

A. Yes, the best tables are allocated acording to first-paid, first-served.

Q. What corporate sponsors are on board so far?

A. So far we have
---Chan-Neill Solicitors
-Bank of East Asia
-Gordon Leighton Accountants
-Mode 1 Architects
-Vantage Properties
-Yi Ban Restaurant

Xmas Ball FAQ

Q. If we book a large group together, will we be seated together?

A. Absolutely. We will in no way split groups us unless there are more than 10 in the group (the capacity of each table). Also if you wish to be seated with another group of friends, please say so when you submit your ticket application.


I've just been dragged out of my bed by my nephews running the BCS and told to post up a few "Frequently Asked Questions" on my blog because people have been asking loads of questions and they need an FAQ section so they can spend less time handling queries and spend more time making this the best event since Sun Yat Sen proclaimed the Republic of China (and that WAS a party, believe me).

Where was I? Oh yes, FAQs......

Q. Why is the ticket deadline so early?

A. Oh come on, these people are spending loads and loads of their free time in order to organise a great event for the benefit of the British Chinese community and to raise lots of money for Chinese related charities. Forsaking a bit of bank interest for a few weeks is nothing really considering what hard work these people are putting in for no financial reward.....

Q. I really want to attend but I'm not sure if I need to work or be sent overseas on 15th Dec

A. Some of you Doctors, Accountants, Lawyers and IT professionals (did I miss any professions? Thought not.....) have busy lives and cannot always commit to dates. We appreciate that (I used to work in a Chinese pharmacy in Fanling and it was even more stressful!!!). You can still buy and pay for tickets now, but when you book ask if it is OK to cancel and get a 100% refund as long as you give us a reasonable refund deadline that we are able to agree upon.

Q. Is there parking near the venue?

A. Is the Pope catholic? (Yes he is, and yes there are single yellows nearby, or failing that London is full of Car Parks where you can pay for the pleasure)

Q. What if I miss the ticket deadline but I still really want to attend?

A. Tough one that. You can still write a begging email to but we make no promises. It depends on how much hassle it creates for us to squeeze you in, and if it's too much hassle (remember nobody is making an money from spending our free-time organising this) then so sorry mate..........

Friday, 2 November 2007

BCS AGM 2007

The BCS held their Annual General Meeting on 21st October. As well as discussing how the prevous year's events went and making plans for what to do in the forthcoming year, the society elected a new member onto the executive committee, Mr Son Ly.

Now, Son's been a very enthusiastic supporter and volunteer for the BCS for a few years now, and everyone cheered in the meeting when Son was officially made an executive member! I hear he's already made a big impression with the rest of the exec with the level of enthusiasm he's brought with him!

The BCS strives to be run by a committee that's composed of both youthful evergy/vigour and accumulated wisdom and knowledge, and Son's just the injection of new blood the committee will really benefit from. Welcome aboard my son!

Thursday, 4 October 2007

BCS Recruitment Campaign

My nephew tells me I have been too lazy and not updating the blog. Young people these days are so full of energy. I've only just come back from a trip from the New Territories and lazing on the top floor of our 3 storey ding uk, so as they say in Eastenders "gimme a break!"

As you know the BCS have been running a recruitment campaign over the summer, that seems to be running into October and beyond (they tell me it's global warming, but it's still far too cold over here in England). And I've been asked to provide some background to the campaign.

Obviously the BCS want to recruit more volunteers to help them maintain a full social calendar throughout the year, but there's slightly more to it than that, and to fully understand, you need to know the history of the BCS and why it was set up.

To cut a long story short (another expression I learnt from "telly", do I sound like a real Eastender now?), the BCS was formed way back in 2001 by people who wanted to set up a formal yet non-commercial society with an elected committee, pooled funds, and rules and constitution for the benefit people of Chinese descent living in Britain. As far as we know there is no other formal society of its kind and run in this manner for our particular community. With a proper set-up in place from the very start the intention is that the society will continue to run and prosper even after the original fouding members move on with their lives and get busier and busier with career and family life.

This recruitment campaign is self-recognition that the time has come to start looking for the next generation of people who could possibly be helping to run the society in the future, so if you are interested in getting involved, getting to know more people, and learning a few more life skills such as project management and organisation, networking, social skills, and how to order a great meal in Chinatown, get in touch with my nephews and nieces that run the BCS. Their email is

Tuesday, 25 September 2007


Hello people

There are a few BCS events lined up in the coming months, including Dimsum, Karaoke and there's an AGM to be held on Sunday 21st October (they're still deciding the venue for that one)

However what I've been told to tell you is that there is going to be a big Christmas Charity Ball this year, and what's more, it's going to be held around Christmas Time!

My BCS nephews and nieces have been asked to help organise this year's annual Christmas Ball. Apparently there's a bunch of people out there who have been organising these event every year (at around Christmas Time apparently). Anyway this year the BCS are helping to organise this event and they're very busy right now putting the event together.

The theme of the event is "Angels and Demons" and you're invited to attend in fancy dress or in formal wear. There is even an official website for the event

Why don't you have a look now? It must have taken them months and months to set it up.