I am excited to be the lead MC this weekend for the 2015 Springvale Lunar New Year Festival presented by Adviceline injury lawyers. I will also be singing the Australian National Anthem and “Let it go”. I would like to share with you my journey of reaching another life goal – being a professional Chinese and English MC. I am truly thankful for everyone that has played a positive role in me reaching this goal of mine.
Event Date and time: Sunday 15th February 10 am – 10pm
Address: Buckingham and Balmoral Avenues Springvale
My performance times: 10am – 4pm
Presenting Partners: Adviceline Injury Lawyers
Silver Partners: TVB Australia
Bronze Partners: Telstra Dandenong, Oriental Merchant, ANZ Springvale, Nan Yang Supermarkets, Commonwealth Bank Springvale, and Leyton Real Estate.
Festival supporters: Optus Springvale, Nitrolab, Central Equity and Medibank.
How I prepared for the 2015 Springvale Lunar New Year Festival
My friend MT Tsoi is passionate about politics and is a talented Chinese public speaker who also lectures Finance at Monash University. When I was offered the opportunity to MC in English and Chinese, I called MT to teach me how to talk formal Chinese. Being an Australian born Chinese, I can speak informally in Chinese and can read Australian standard VCE level Chinese, however MC-ing in front of our politicians and local Asian community is something I was not ready for yet.
After MT Tsoi helped me translate the run down into Chinese, it was time to type up a script and practise it while at the gym. Multi tasking is apart of my every day life.
The week leading up to the event is the most stressful. Many changes and updates to the run down, lots of rules and regulations to follow and many things to mention in between performances. Nevertheless, I have learnt so much from the event management team on how to organise a large community event like this.
On a final note, thank you for all the support so far in my music teaching and performance career. I hope you can come support our local talented performers this weekend at the 2015 Springvale Lunar New Year Festival! xoxo Lina