After a two-week winter break, HACO members met up at the Walker House to catch up on each other and watch a movie together. Before starting the movie, all members who were able to come participated in a game called “What”. The game requires papers, pencils, and humor. It starts off with one player reading the question on the drawn card and everyone writing an answer down. The player that drew the card would then pick the answer that he likes the best and everyone guesses who wrote that answer down. The humor comes to play because a lot of the answers were pretty hilarious. For example, one of the questions was “What is the last thing you would want to hear as you jump off the airplane for skydiving?” Some of the answers were: “The parachute is not working”, “That’s my backpack”, and “Bye bye.” This game became a game of guessing and laughing at each other’s humor or lack of humor.
After playing “What”, we continued working on our mouth’s muscles as we die of laughing from watching “Bridesmaids”, a terribly entertaining, comedy movie. Once the movie was over, it was already midnight and everyone left to their dorms.
The next gathering was on Saturday, January 19. HACO’s two activity coordinators planned an event for club members to come and enjoy a home-cooked Hmong soup and a three-legged race inside Beck Hall. The soup is called kow pia, a thick noodle soup mixed with chicken pieces and additional green onions and sauces if you prefer them. Nowadays, the soup is cooked at anytime but is especially enjoyable during a cold day like today. After finishing the soup, members were put in teams of two to participate in a three-legged race. Some teams strategized what they were going to do, some just went along with the flow, and some just tripped and fell. It was intense but amusing seeing each team in sync, fall, and struggle to the finish line. Luckily, no one got hurt and went back with every bone intact.