• Flower Pots Decoration Workshop

    The DOGA Art Club hosted a morning and an afternoon flower pot decoration workshop on Jun 24. We were amazed by the creativity everyone demonstrated in decorating a set of large and small terracotta pots
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  • Macaron Baking Workshop (8 July, 2017)

    The macaron baking workshop was held on 8th July at The Mixing Bowl. It was a cozy fun-filled afternoon with 17 participants including some mothers and daughters behind the baking counter. They had a great
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  • Netball Festival 2017

    On September 16th, the DOGA Netball Team participated in the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary Establishment of the HKSAR - Netball Festival 2017 organised by the Hong Kong Netball Association. Despite the strong sun and a
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  • Membership Sub-Committee Interest Group Networking Events

    DOGA Legal Group held its inaugural networking event on 24th June. It was an occasion where alumnae working in different legal professions from the class of 1981 to 2016 had the unique opportunity to get
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  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Calligraphy Workshop

    On 13th May, the DOGA Art Club hosted Mother’s and Father’s Day calligraphy workshops featuring Kaye Shu from K’s Calligraphy 舒法. The two sessions attracted 62 alumnae and their families to attend. The morning session
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News Updates

  • 1 DOGA Art Club: Urban Sketching on 3 March
  • 2 Chinese Bakery on 10 March
  • 3 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 4 Events Calendar
  • Urban Sketching is an act of drawing while on location to document the world around you. The Urban Sketching community has skyrocketed in popularity in the past 10 years with sketchcrawls happening all over the world.

    The Art club will be organizing the very first sketchcrawl in our familiar 1 Jordan Road campus. Please come and join the fun and take this opportunity to capture the school campus with your own sketches.

    For details please refer to the link below:
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2018/art_club_event_mar2018.jpg

    Date: 3 March 2018 (Saturday)
    Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Cost: HK$50 for DOGA member or each of her immediate family
    HK$80 for non-DOGA member or each of her immediate family member
    Venue: DOGA room


    Registration will start at 9:00am on 11 February 2018 (Sunday)
    . DOGA membership number is required to qualify for the member price. Priority will be given to members. Spaces are limited and first come first serve, maximum of 30 participants only, so remember to sign up. See you there!

    Kindly follow below link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/Xl51kKkozZBB6bUN2

    Some reminders for the event:
    1. Each person can register for

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  • Welcome to the Year of the Dog! Are you still indulging in the mood of Chinese New Year with various kinds of traditional food? Want to try baking your own "Lo Por cake 老婆餅" and egg tart to cheer your family?

    The Social Committee has kindly arranged a baking workshop with a veteran Chinese Bakery Kee Wah in Hong Kong on March 10th. Two different workshops have been arranged for your choice. You could choose to bring your kid to join for the egg tart session in the afternoon.

    Date: 10 March 2018 (Saturday)
    Time:

    Workshop A: 10:00am - 12:30 pm; baking of Lo Por cake (for adult only);

    Workshop B: 3:30pm - 6:00pm; baking of egg tart (for adult / adult with a child under 12)

    Place: Kee Wah Studio Workshop, 2/F, 188 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, HK

    Cost: Workshop A: HK$300; Workshop B: HK$300 or HK$380 (with a child under 12)

    Language: Cantonese


    For registration of the workshop, please download the form and read the details from
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2018/circular031018.pdf

    As seats are limted, please act now to secure your registration. See you

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  • DOGA would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our alumna and DGS headmistress, Mrs Stella Lau JP, on her award of the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. The Silver Bauhinia Star is awarded to persons who have taken a leading part in public affairs and/or voluntary work over a long period of time. Mrs Lau is awarded the SBS for her distinguished public service, and in particular, her valuable contribution towards the promotion of interests and well-being of women in Hong Kong.

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  • Upcoming Events

    2018:
    March 3 DOGA Art Club: Urban Sketching
    March 5 Introduction of DOGA to S6 graduates
    March 10 Chinese Bakery
    March 24 Class Rep & New Members Tea Gathering
    March DOGA Netball League
    April 21 Support of DGS Career Fair
    April Inter-school Alumnae Badminton Competition
    May 5 Art Club Mother's & Father's Day Event
    May DOGA Netball Team in Festival of Sports
    Community Chest Dumplings-Making Workshop
    Social Sub-committee event
    June 16 Dr. Symons Scholarship Selection
    June DOGA AGM
    Finance Group drinks
    Visit to S6 Graduation Dinner
    July 5 Art Club Summer Event
    July Support of S5 Job Shadowing Programme
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"It's all about confidence" - Interview with Ms. Eva Cheng, '78

It was amid a bustling lunch hour in Central that we awaited the arrival of Eva Cheng, our alumna from the class of 1978 who at the time of interview was Hong Kong's Commissioner for Tourism (Eva has since moved to become the Permanent Secretary for Economic Development).

Within minutes, Eva strolled in and greeted us with a warm smile. In a no-nonsense manner, Eva wasted no time in introducing herself and started off by explaining the nature of her job as Commissioner. Eva joined the Hong Kong Government after graduating from HKU and has been working for the Hong Kong Government ever since. Being a member of the Administrative Officers grade, she had the chance to move around various departments and has found her job to be enjoyable and fulfilling, with a wide range of experience from negotiating tunnel franchises to planning large scale tourism projects.

Our conversation quickly shifted back to our good old school days at DGS. Besides being able to attain a high level of language and other skills, Eva found that the other valuable asset that she was able to acquire from her years of schooling at DGS was the development of self-confidence, which in Eva's words, is something 'intangible but important'. Eva noted that with this important asset in hand, one could face any difficulties in study, work and/or other aspects of life with ease. The power of this especially applies when one has to deal with changes and/or situations which require versatility, persistence and peace of mind.

There are many memorable moments from her happy school days. Eva remembers the moments of terror when handing letter excusing oneself from PE lessons to Miss Williams, from her primary school. She also recollects Mrs. Collier who had been a good role model for her and her classmates especially with her dedication and her commitment to teaching. Eva was also part of the school choir and one of their musicals that DGS produced in her years at school was 'Godspell', which was considered to be very sophisticated then. However, it was nothing like musicals nowadays, which is getting very professional and she is most impressed with 'The DGS Girl', which brought tears to her eyes when she was watching it as it was so touching. This musical reminded her of her days at school and heightened her pride of being a graduate of DGS, a school with long-standing tradition and history.

Eva said she has the blessing of her two daughters continuing the tradition of being educated at DGS.

The advice that Eva would like to share with all of us is that DGS has equipped us to face reality, be confident and always exercise positive thinking to adapt oneself to any situations. As Eva wisely concludes, one should not only be an observer but should also take the lead to get involved, contribute and build up others.

We thank Eva for her time and her sound advice to all of us as we learn a lesson about self-confidence, one of the most valuable attributes of being a DGS girl.


Audrey Chen / Winnie Kong / Eva Lau
Editorial Subcommittee

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