Saturday, 22 November 2014

Master Marinah Ng of Marinah Numerologist will be giving a talk at our event

We have another interesting program lined up for our Fine Dining Etiquette Talk & Dinner and we would like to announce that Master Marinah Ng of Marinah Numerologist will be giving an introduction to her numerology talk. Marinah Numerologist offers services in numerology consultancy. 

Marinah is a well known Malaysian numerologist who travels around the country to give talks on numerology. She has given seminars and talks at several corporate companies, Penang International Property Fair, roadshow and functions. She has also been invited to give talks overseas in countries like Australia and Hong Kong.


Master Marinah Ng of Marinah Numerologist

"Numerology is the study of Numbers and its symbols. It is basically the study of the mysterious hidden meaning that numbers can provide about a person, place or thing. It is used to determine a person’s personality, strength, talents, obstacles to be overcomed, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others. The roots of numerology can be traced back to some 10,000 years or more to the time Egypt and Babylonia.
By applying the principles of numerology and using birth date as the basic data, you can determine the frequencies of any individual. A numerological analysis of the calculated frequencies provides significant information on these people’s personalities and character." (source from Marinah Numerologist's website).


Marinah will be giving free numerology report analysis to the dining guests attending this event. Our guests  of this event are very lucky because Marinah Numerologist charges for their consultancy and usually give this report to the guests attending their seminar but for this event, Marinah is giving the report as a complimentary gift. Marinah will be analysing the numerology for each guest based on their name in their identity card, calling name (what the guest is fondly called by other people), chinese name, house number and car number. We appreciate Marinah's gifts to the guests of this event and would like to thank her for her generosity.

The guests of this event will also get to meet Marinah, up close and personal, as she is a dining guest of this event. If you would like to know more about Marinah and her numerology consultation, the details of Marinah Numerologist is as follows :

Address : 1-5-14, E-Gate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, 11700 Gelugor, Penang

Contact no: +6012-423 7383


Friday, 21 November 2014

Charity added value for our event - Introducing Befrienders Penang

We are bringing in a charity added value as part of this event and we are glad to have Befrienders Penang at our event. Befrienders Penang is a non-profit organisation that provides emotional support to those who are depressed.

Befrienders Penang will be giving a talk on "Introduction To Befrienders Penang" which will touch on who they are, what they do and how they provide emotional support and help alleviate feelings of distress in the hope to prevent suicide. Their chairperson, Ms. Chueng Kwan Leng, will be present during the event to deliver the talk.

Ms. Chueng Kwan Leng
Chairperson of Befrienders Penang

During this event, our guests get to network with each other and it would be good to meet new people and talk. Of course, this is provided the guests are comfortable with talking to others as we understand some might feel more comfortable observing the environment and listening to the talks instead. Most of the time, events will allow guests to meet new people apart from learning or eating together and it would not hurt to meet someone new for that person might become your friend for life. Do not worry though, if you prefer to observe instead, as you can enjoy the food served and there will be talks lined up in our event programme.

Every now and then, people might feel like they need someone to listen to them and find it difficult to speak to someone they trust, then this might lead to depression in some cases. Befrienders Penang can offer their service to listen confidentially to those who are depressed or have suicidal tendencies. If you would like to make a donation to Befrienders Penang you may donate to them directly at our event. We are also looking for kind companies and generous people to sponsor a booth and dinner tickets to their members who will be present at this event. For those who require tax exemption receipts, you may pay directly to Befrienders Penang who will issue you the receipt.

Befrienders Penang's contact details are as follows :

Address : PO Box 751, Georgetown, 10790 Penang, Malaysia
Contact number : +604-2815161 or +604-2811108
E-mail address : pat@befpen.org

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cultural dining etiquette - another valuable element for our event

In our previous blog post, we mentioned that one of the value for this event is the learning value as well as the reasonable pricing of tickets which includes dinner. Aside from these, another element that we would want to include is also the cultural value.

This event will include a talk which will be a sharing session of those from different cultures and what are their dining etiquette. Every culture will have different etiquette and unwritten set of rules when it comes to their dining events.

One of the most common formal dinner event held for every culture will be the wedding reception and even informal dinner events such as open houses can have different etiquette involved. It will be useful to know about other culture's dining etiquette so that when you are invited to a dining event held by another culture, you will avoid any mishaps in terms of mannerism so that you will not appear disrespectful to the host.

An example of an incident which we have experienced first hand was during an open house in a European country whereby a Muslim lady invited a group of her acquaintances to her open house during Hari Raya for lunch. One of the guests was a young, fine British gentleman who had impeccable manners and being a thoughtful guest, he brought along a bottle of wine as a gift to the host. He did not know that Muslims do not consume alcohol and when the bottle was presented to the host, the guests present at the lunch reception fell silent. The host quietly accepted the gift and someone standing nearby politely told the gentleman that the host in actual fact, does not consume alcohol due to religious reasons. The gentleman went red in the face and apologised to the host telling her that he did not know. It was actually good manners which lead him to bring a gift for the host. The host being her gracious self, told him it is fine, and she actually served the wine after lunch to the gentleman and her other guests that consume alcohol.

This is one good example why it would be useful to know about other culture's etiquette so that you are not put in a situation which might offend the host. At the end of the day, it is about being tolerant be it if you are the host or the guest at a dining event but a little knowledge on other culture's etiquette will help you go a long way to avoid any blunders. Living in a multicultural country like Malaysia, we are bound to be invited to dining events held by another culture. It would be good to attend our event and know a more about different cultures' dining etiquette.

Dining with chopsticks

Dining using fingers only
(Picture from http://www.kqed.org/)

Dining using fork and knife

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

About the Fine Dining Etiquette Talk & Dinner on 29 November 2014

When we created this Fine Dining Etiquette Talk & Dinner, what we had in mind was to create a talk which can educate people on the dining etiquette. We would actually want to bring in the educational value to this event aside from having a dinner event where people get to meet new people and have good food.

Dining etiquette includes table mannerism, how you conduct yourself at the table and the skill of using the correct utensils for the correct dining course. There are a lot of types of dining set courses, such as the mainly seen western 3 course meal, western 5 course meal and eastern 10 course meal, which is usually found at eastern wedding dinners. 

For this event, our talk is on the western fine dining etiquette talk. Why fine dining etiquette ? It is because the table setting for fine dining is more complex than an ala carte western meal (which would normally include the main dish served on a plate and the accompanying fork and knife/spoon) and we want our guests to learn the proper way to use those utensils. There are table mannerism (such as where to place your napkin when you leave the table) and also unwritten rules which comes with fine dining (such as observing the required dress code). These are useful information to be learnt so that people who attend fine dining events will know how to conduct themselves and this is a sign of respect for guests towards the host of the event and also to the other guests attending the event; and as for those who intend to host their own fine dining event, it will be beneficial for them to know how to conduct themselves.

There were many who had the perception that our event is just a fine dining dinner and that is not the case. It is actually a talk on fine dining etiquette and the dinner served is a 5 course western dinner. This does not mean that the dinner served is of sub-par quality and in fact, the 5 course dinner menu was put together and prepared by the chef at the 5 star hotel we are holding this event in. That is fine indeed. The ticket price charged for this event at RM200.00 is very affordable considering that the dinner served is a western 5 course meal at a 5 star hotel and it includes talks by amazing speakers. We have other talks arranged aside from the fine dining etiquette talk. We could have charged more but we wanted to make it affordable this time so that people can come to learn as well as have quality good food in a comfortable setting and meet new people if they want to.

Our ticket sales for this event is closing in 2 days' time in order for us to make the necessary food arrangements with the hotel involved. Please purchase your tickets before that if you are interested. We look forward to having you at our event.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Introducing our speaker for Fine Dining Etiquette Talk & Dinner

Our fine dining etiquette talk speaker for this event is Ms. Priscilla Jihen. Priscilla has had a vast amount of experience in giving training with over 10 years being a trainer. She is a trainer for personal grooming and dining etiquette is one of the modules under that.

Priscilla has a Master of Arts in Marketing and she is qualified to Train the Trainers under HRDF. She has worked as a trainer for Alpine Corporate Training in Sarawak and now known as Trailblazers Leadership & Motivation in the Kuala Lumpur branch. Her experience included being a business coach, leadership trainer, marketing communications director and lecturing with a long list of clientele such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, International Malaysian Education Centre, Country Heights Holdings Berhad and National Heart's Institute, Kuala Lumpur.

Priscilla is passionate about volunteering, with her experience in coaching and assisting members of the Single Mothers/Parents Club to be able to support themselves financially; and assisting in counselling the Seventh Day Adventist Community Services.

She is coming to Penang specially to give this talk on fine dining etiquette. Learn about fine dining etiquette and table mannerism so that you can dine comfortably without having to worry about making any etiquette mistakes. Do not miss this chance to meet Priscilla and speak to her in person.