This Moon festival, the Global MBA family came together to celebrate in a traditional Taiwanese Style. The event was organized by the Student Council of the Global MBA and a group of student volunteers.
Sixty-eight students, faculty, staff, and alumni, along with friends and family from 10 different nationalities gathered at Wenshan Farm Park in Xindian. We were blessed by pleasant weather, throughout the day.
Despite mild showers in the afternoon, everyone still put on traditional hats and baskets to try plucking tea leaves from the organic farm. The farm also provided a tea experience, where the nuances of making tea were explained.
A pomelo drawing competition grouped students into teams, who drew their collective ideas. From Rabbits and Swans to Manga characters, creativity and storytelling ability was in full display.
The funniest event might have been the pomelo peeling event where Taiwanese students proved that experience counts more than strength — if you want to quickly peel pomelos.
Prizes were sponsored by Celia Yang, Associate Director of the Global MBA and were distributed by the Chief Guest of the day, Dr. Chialin Chen, Director of the Global MBA program. Moon cakes were shared, together with stories about the Moon festival. The night ended with a huge spread of barbecue under the bright moon light.
Special thanks to: Brandwerk ltd, who sponsored Super Bock beverages for the event. Proceeds from the sales will support an orphanage. Also, Global MBA students Ester Li, Rufo Calderon, Jenny Phan, Letsiwe Kimuli Edwards, Sergii Naboichenko, Justin Hu, Danny Huang, Jason Hwang, R. Shyam Shankar and Philip Chang. With all your help makes this event a successful one!!