Spirit of thanksgiving at Christmas gathering

The annual WOU Christmas high tea had a tinge of bitter sweetness and yet reverberated with feelings of thanksgiving as staff gathered for the celebration at the main campus today.

STAFF GATHERED AT THE CAFETERIA FOR THE CHRISTMAS EVENT.

Everyone was greeted with a delightful door gift of a rabbit-shaped wooden phone holder of varied colours. The event then commenced on a rather sombre note as the venue for the high tea, the cafeteria, recently lost ‘Mami’ the chief cook, whose birthday falls on Christmas Day.  

JASMINE SPEAKS ABOUT THE INSPIRING QUALITIES OF ‘MAMI’ WHO PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 27TH.

Event organising chairperson Jasmine Emmanuel drew everyone’s thoughts to Mami, a “loving, friendly and cute” person and led in observing a minute of silence. “Her dedication made her very special in our WOU family.  She was an inspiration to all of us who knew her and her life and work resonate with a truth expressed by Mother Teresa who once said: ‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love,’” she said.

PROF HO PRESENTS A FRAMED POEM AND A THUMB DRIVE CONTAINING A RECENT BRIEF INTERVIEW BY ETP STAFF WITH MAMI.

The event was bittersweet also because it would be the last WOU festive gathering for Vice Chancellor Prof Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye.  Jasmine declared, “Through your compassionate heart and support, you have put smiles on many faces. Your leadership has made working in this university a memorable one. You have instilled in us values, such as determination, tolerance, equity, kindness, honesty, patience, and professional skills that are needed to get on with the job even in your absence.”  

PROF HO CALLED STAFF TO EMBRACE A SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING.

Prof Ho spoke of gratitude and thanksgiving for what WOU has achieved, with a message to staff to continue to persevere and work hard for the University. “Christmas is a merry season for thanksgiving, a time for gratitude. “ He said despite the tough times, WOU has managed to survive. “We should be thankful for what we have. I maintain we have a great team at WOU.”  He called for staff to pool their resources together and to put more effort to ride on the accomplishments to consolidate the position of the University.

PROF HO HOLDS THE WRAPPED WOODEN PLAQUE GIFT PRESENTED BY KEVIN TAN (RIGHT).

Lecturer Kevin Tan presented a gift to Prof Ho on behalf of the organising committee. It was a framed wooden plaque with the wordings, “Having somewhere to go is a Home; having someone to love is a Family; and having both is a Blessing”.

The staff mingled and feasted on chicken spaghetti bolognaise, sausage puff pastry, chicken ham sandwich, jam tarts, cheese sandwich, and an array of cakes and cookies complemented by coffee, tea and juice.

TEMPTING AND DELICIOUS HELPINGS AT THE CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published.

On Key

Related Posts

Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
May 19, 2022

Unlocking Career Opportunities with DiGiT

The School of Digital Technology (DiGiT) Senior Lecturers...

Read More
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
May 17, 2022

Develop your Personal Branding for Greater Reach on LinkedIn

You should know your Social Selling Index (SSI)...

Read More
admin@wou
Posted by admin@wou
May 10, 2022

VC: Make Lifelong Connections at University

Making lifelong friendships and lifelong networks are very...

Read More
admin@wou
Posted by admin@wou
May 9, 2022

WOU Donates Computers to Phor Tay High School for Education

WOU donated 10 refurbished desktop computers to Phor...

Read More
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
May 5, 2022

Making Meaningful Connections: Foundation of Successful Sales

Understanding what is important for your clientele and...

Read More
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
April 25, 2022

Increase your market value as a Certified Project Manager

Employers around the world are looking for certified...

Read More
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
April 14, 2022

Achieve Your Web Developer Dream with a WOU Degree

Web development is an important facet of any...

Read More
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
April 11, 2022

Education is Key to Understand and Support People with HIV/AIDS

Inadequate knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS is an...

Read More
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
April 11, 2022

Applying Literature to Engage Learners with Creative Activities

For students to be motivated to participate in...

Read More
admin@wou
Posted by admin@wou
April 11, 2022

Becoming a Sought-after Technical Expert, after WOU

The technical skills and qualifications derived from WOU’s...

Read More
admin@wou
Posted by admin@wou
April 8, 2022
Natasha Goh
Posted by Natasha Goh
March 24, 2022

Understanding Children with Learning Disability in Mathematics

Dyscalculia is not as well-known as dyslexia, and...

Read More
We use cookies to give you the best experience.