Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 Lord Mayor's Masquerade Ball

Yesterday, Brisbane International Student Ambassadors attended
2011 Lord Mayor's Masquerade Ball
Multicultural Business Dinner
at Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex
Event Sponsor: Singapore Airlines, Brisbane, Enable 2011, Kenmore Baptist Church, Treasury Casino, Pine Lodge; Beverage Sponsors: BAW, Oktoberfest, Yellow tail, Schweppes, Witches Fall; Entertainment Partners: Natural Groove, Sheldon College

Elsa (Indonesia) and Su-jin (Malaysia)

Eden (Taiwan) and myself (Singapore)

This fund-raiser dinner was attended by many business owners in Brisbane
Matt (USA) entertains one of the guests

We got Table 20! YAY!

Traditional Vietnamese Performance
Check out Han (Vietnam) in green!

Everyone was in fancy glamorous costumes and epic masks

It was a good exposure to meet-and-greet successful people

Anticipating the good food..

Performance tonight was FIRST-CLASS!
Above is Queensland Dance School of Excellence
established in 1982, operating in partnership with Queensland Ballet and Kelvin Grove State College

1. Poached Salmon with pear and sage crumble
2. Smoked Chicken, manchego - red apple salad (gf)

Andrew from SaXy Duo enchants the guests

Awesome cover of Toto's Africa
one of my favourite song of all time

안녕하세요 Grace (Korea) in Hanbok
Hanbok of Joseon Dynasty is worn during traditional festivals and celebrations

Graham Quirk (Lord Mayor, Brisbane) greets his distinguished guests

"As we work together to help our city's future leaders reach their full potential and contribute to building a better Brisbane..."
Lord Mayor's address followed by announcement of winners for
1. 2011 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Entrepreneur Award
2. Singapore Airlines major prize

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Scott with Manpreet (India)

more from Queensland Dance School of Excellence

1. Roasted Chicken Breast with puree of sweet potato, braised artichokes and carbernet sauvignon vinaigrette
2. Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet with truffle mash and brocollini

I like to be fed.. Om nom nom..

Lord Mayor picks the Best Mask of the night

Magic Show Performance by Joshua Huang

watch video here

Guests looks through the Silent Auction items

Groovy Jazz and Blues performances
by Natural Groove
feat. Kristina Kelman (vocal), David Adelt (drums) , David Freeman (keys), Lachlan Bell (guitar), Shelly Bishop (sax), Glen Minto (trumpet) and Kirsten Baade (bass)

Everybody get on the dance floor!
Doris Zhang (China)

We got our photo taken with Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk
Graham Quirk was appointed Lord Mayor of Brisbane, in April 2011
served as Deputy Mayor alongside Campbell Newman for the past three years
and 26 years as local Councillo

Photography: Mohammad Badiul Islam
Insert: Deiter (Philippines), Pardeep (Pakisatan), Cherry (Hong Kong), Julie (Ukraine), Sam (Australia), Nimal (Sri Lanka)

Our lovely Ambassador ladies tonight

Photos for Sale

1. Strawberry Pannacotta, strawberry salad and strawberry mousse (gf)
2. Chocolate and candied ginger creme brulee with chocolate stick (gf)

Cheese Platter

Dancing all night long...

We enjoyed ourselves very much
Proceeds from the night will provide business scholarships to eligible members of Brisbane's multicultural community.

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