September 11, 2011 ALP 8th Anniversary & Moon Cake Dice Game Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao

Last September 11, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) celebrated their 8th anniversary and mooncake dice game at Manila Planetarium,  Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty , Charito Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty , Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan and Iah Serna, Secretary Edgar Ang, PRO Armando Lee, Mia Lee and son Jason Lee, directors Rich Pijuan & Christopher Lee wirh Sandra Torita & Kyla Nicole Campos , Alberto Lao & Cynthia Lao, Bel Pabunan, Desiree del Rosario, Berenices Chan,   Arnel Campos & Michelle delos Santos-Campos, Dennis & Kristine Llante, Dennis Buenviaje, Cristelle Mariano, Adriano Sagun III,  Miguel Enrique Cajita and mom Melanie Cajita, Norman Marigza, Aileen Rose Sasot, Maria Cristina Gonzales with Ferdie Llorca.

ALPers started to arrive around 11:30am and at around 12:30pm, they started to have their lunch courtesy of each member's pot luck food.  More than 10 variety of foods were served to the members. At around 1:30pm, participants of the annual Mooncake Festival Dice Game prepare for the interesting game. ALP president James Kevin Ty and Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan  gave out instructions on how the game is played and also enumerated the equivalent prizes for the dice game rankings.

ALP PRO Armando Lee's son Jason leads the members in an opening prayer before they start their lunch and activity.

ALPers lined up to get their lunch on the various food viands brought along by members (pot luck) to share with fellow members.

ALPers Albert Lao and Armando Lee waited for their turn to get their lunch foods.

Happy 8th  Anniversary ALP !!!

(L-R) Michelle delos Santos Campos, Arnel Campos, Mia Lee, Armando Lee, James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao.

(L-R) Arnel Campos, Michelle delos Santos Campos , Mia Lee, Armando Lee, Bel Pabunan, Kendrick Cole KC Ty, Charito Ty, James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao.

ALP president James Kevin Ty gives out instruction on how the MoonCake Dice Game is played.

ALPers listen to the rules of the Moon Cake Dice Game.

ALP Moon Cake Dice Game Prizes for 2011

ALP President was the first to roll the dice to start the ball rolling for the dice game. Good luck everyone!

Sandra Torita throws the dice into the bowl to check her number combination while ALPers look on.

ALP President James Kevin Ty tries to pacify ALPer Rich Pijuan to wait for the table prizes to run out first as she rolls a good dice combination to bag the Chong Guan (1st Prize) !

At the end of the game,  ALPer Rich Pijuan proudly shows off  her  Chong Guan prize!  Congratulations Mam Rich!

Thank you Lord for letting me get the top prize!

Participants draw their number to determine who goes first to roll the dice and ALP director Rich Pijuan was so lucky that day that on her first roll of dice, he got the first prize combination already with a combination of 4-11 (4pcs of dice with 4 and 1 pc each of 5 and 6) which is to be honest a hard number combination to beat unless someone rolls a 5pcs of 4s or other numbers!  But since it was just the start of the game, Rich has to wait till all the prizes on the table are taken before another last round of players will try their luck to beat Rich's number combination.

But in the end after all the prizes are taken, Rich still comes out the winner of the Chong-Guan (first prize) with a beautiful 7" Generic Android Tablet!  Other big winners of the 2nd prize are ALP director Edgar Ang with a pair of binoculars and ALPer Berenice Chan taking the other 2nd prize with a green laser pointer!  Congratulations to this year's winners!  For the rest of the participants, better luck next year for all of them :)

After a short socializations after the game, the members called it a day and go home with a happy hear as the event was very fruitful and nice group bonding for the members of ALP!




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