For one, the topic of discussion could be more focused. We seemed to be running everywhere with the topics yesterday. It is probably okay as an introductory session since it touches a bit of everything. However, it would not be useful for noobs who are not familiar with the religion as yet. Therefore, it would be a good idea to have a 'topic of the day' discussion instead. That would benefit the noobs much more.
The singing sessions didn't really work quite well. I for one, have never found hymn singing of much use. It is not a technique that works for everyone. So, I certainly hope that we have less of that in the future. However, it seems that WeiShen likes the singing part quite a bit. He was shaking about and singing up front. I have a very nice picture of him doing that and is probably worth a bit of money!
The refreshments were more than good enough. I didn't expect it to be as well organised as that. Thank goodness for the seniors and gang. It was all fun and good to be part of the buddhist circle. There were a few awkward silences but overall, it went well for a first session. I do hope that the movement grows slowly.