Sunday, January 1, 2017

STBL Dinner with Australian Bear Artists, Brian and Kay Cooper!

Back Row L-R: Brian, Paula, Esther, Winnie, Valerie and Wayne
Front Row L-R: Kay, Su Ling, Philip and Chio S.K
The Singapore Teddy Bear Lovers group met up with Australian Bear Artists Brian & Kay Cooper last Friday night!

As they had a layover in Singapore before their connecting flight to Hong Kong the next day, they specially met up with us for dinner!

Everyone was excited to meet them again as the last time they visited Singapore was 2 years ago. Both of them were also the judges for our very first Christmas Bear Competition organised in 2015!

Wayne specially reserved a table for 10 people at Paradise Dynasty at Changi Airport Terminal 3. We were glad that most people were able to make it for meetup with Brian & Kay Cooper and have dinner together!

As soon as everyone arrived, Brian & Kay generously gave each of us a Cooper Bear Calendar 2017 as gifts. After welcoming them, we took out our bears to share with them.

Kay receives a handmade bracelet from Winnie!
Brian excitedly took out his latest toy, a 360 degrees viewing camera similar to Philip's, and we took a photo together! Some of us quickly "bear-napped" Kay's bear Bucket to take a picture with him as he is a celebrity in the Bear scene!

We were all slightly anxious before the dinner as we were unsure whether the Chinese dishes were to their liking. Thankfully, we were relieved to hear that they both enjoyed the dinner!

Wayne also ordered a birthday cake specially to celebrate the birthdays of both Su Ling and Philip! After dinner, Brian & Kay shared their plans for 2017 and we also discussed the possibility of having another Cooper Bear Competition again!

It was a great meetup with Brian & Kay Cooper and we look forward to meeting them again soon!


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