Foreword from the Club President
The year 2007 has
been a very fruitful year. We have three babies born to three
families from the club members. Another auspicious event was the
wedding of Johannes and Sarah. Our good wishes go to all of them.
Chinese New Year 2008 is just around the corner. May the year of
the Rat bring us all good luck, good health and good fortune. And
like every year, we pray for a blessed and successful year ahead.
July 26: Stammtisch
We gathered at Rajasthan Restaurant in Unterhaching on this bright and
warm Thursday evening at the recommendation from Aine. A big
group of us turned up for the Indian food which was very good but was a
little on the pricey range.
At the end of the meal, there were some “problems” with one of the
waiter concerning the bill and so we demanded for the manager in order
to settle it. After the whole affair was sorted out, we were all
presented with a cup of espresso on the house to smoothen out any
likelihood of dissatisfaction.
Contributed by: Christine
September 16: Merdeka Celebration
Celebration was held once again at Westpark. It’s
becoming almost a tradition. It was unfortunate that only a
handful of people turned up as the weather was very much in our
We brought disposable grills but it did not work out like how we
imagined a grill should. Berthold says that next time, we will
have to use a real grill but how we are going to manage that really
interests me to know. Whatever it was, we managed to grill some
rather tough but edible meat and sausages. We had that with
homemade potato salad and some green salads together with
Then Shirlyn went to the café and bought each of us a piece of
cake for dessert. Just as we were about to cut into them, Jeya
and Hans came and they brought her homemade apple cake with them.
And so it became from grilling event into a cake feast.
Contributed by: Christine
October 13: Stammtisch
Somebody wanted to eat Dim Sum so somebody else suggested Jade
Restaurant and that’s where we went. We took up two big round
tables. I suppose I could safely assume that the food was as
authentic as it could get, what with chicken feet, livers and
such. And for that, we had to fork a little bit deeper into our
There we met Pearl, who was here on a short business trip and Ronnie’s
colleague, Siva. As usual, we talked and we joked. It was
still early when we finished our food, and we would have gone for
ice-cream if it had been available in that area but there was
none. So we ordered cappuccino from the restaurant. Well,
all I can say to that is: Never order Italian style coffee in a
Chinese Restaurant! Next time, stick to Plum Wine or Jasmine tea!
November 24th: Malaysian Club Bayern’s Annual Dinner
This year marks the 9th Anniversary of the Malaysian club. The club,
started with a vision to foster friendships among fellow Malaysians and
it’s ‘extended’ families/friends, has grown in numbers over the years.
Thanks in no small part to the club president, Shirlyn Meyer!
The dinner was held at Fuh-Guei restaurant in Boschetsrieder
Straße 5, Obersendling, where the entire winter garden was
occupied by our presence and noise!
An opening speech was presented by Shirlyn. She thanked all club
members’ support on M.C’s activities over the year(s). She further
emphasized her wish for Malaysian Club’s peaceful and successful year
Amongst the endless chit chats and eating from the wide selection of
Chinese buffets, the usual ‘tombola’ was the ‘highlight’ of the night,
though casually held, but definitely not less significant as everyone
got excited over their ‘luck’ for the night.
In Chinese, the digit ‘9’ symbolizes ‘longevity’. Here’s a toast and
wish to Malaysia Club Bayern a blessed and longevity 9th Anniversary!
Contributed by: Valerie
December 09: Trip to Nürnberg
On Sunday, December 9th, we met at München Hauptbahnhof at 8:30
a.m. to visit the Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg. We were 7
adults and 4 children who were willing to get up early that cold winter
morning to enjoy the time together. The ride took about 2 hours
which went by very fast with chatting and catching up on news.
The Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg is very famous and is one of
the biggest in Germany. The Nürnberger Lebkuchen is as
traditional as the Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg. After
looking around a bit we decided to stop for lunch before the children
fill up their tummies with too much sweets and fast food as all the
smells were getting to be too tempting for our hungry stomachs.
So we ended in a German Gasthaus where we had Nürnberger Bratwurst
and “Schäufele”, a Frankish specialty.
After that we continued our visit to the Frauenkirche, a Catholic
church that turned Lutheran and later purchased by the Catholic
congregation. It is famous for its carved Madonna figure as well
as its beautiful paintings.
Later on, we did some shopping and bought sweets, Lebkuchen,
Früchtebrot, angel figurines and so on. The Lorenz Kirche
was attracting us with its beautiful coloured glass windows so we went
in to take a look.
Rain and cold wind sent us looking for a coffee shop to warm up.
On the way there we met a group of Romanian nuns of the Orthodox Church
with a very unusual but nice habit. Our train back to Munich
departed at 5:08. Although it was very crowded we managed to get
seats for ourselves. Everybody enjoyed this trip and the effort
was worth it.
Contributed by: Jeya
Geraldine and Florian Greiner became proud parents to
Matthew on the 6th of July 2007.
Berthold welcomed their third bundle of
joy, Leona Catharina Dambacher on the 5th of November 2007.
Johannes Borchart and Sarah Mayer
Hans and Jeya’s eldest son Johannes and Sarah Mayer got married at St.
Karl Borromäus in an oecumenic wedding ceremony on the 20th of
Jan 20 : Zoo excursion
Feb 09 : Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 24 : Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck
Mar 28 : Easter Celebration