by Janet Donovan | on September 6th, 2013 | SOCIAL CHRONICLES
Photo credit: Neshan H. Naltchayan
Video credit: Janet Donovan
Scott Thuman, WJLA-ABC New’s hunky political reporter and anchor, didn’t take his shirt off at the Taiwan’s Civil Government‘s party at The Four Seasons, but he could have. Others did. We’ll explain.
Scott Thuman (second from right)
For two years, Washington’s D.C. office has been hosting a rather unusual party – more reminescent of the social scene of the 80′s when events were less buttoned up. This year it was hosted by Kensho Sone, M.D., Ph.D – Chairman TCG and Roger C.S. Lin, Ph.D, Secretary General, TCG.
“The group is as warm and welcoming as can be and really know how to put Taiwan on the map in Washington — no mean feat — with extraordinary hospitality to an exceptionally diverse group of guests from politics, media, diplomacy and business,” said Kevin Chaffee of Qorvis, the event organizer.
Scott Thuman, Kevin Chaffee and Marc Chafetz
The fact that we’re here three years later doing it once again is fantastic,” said Thuman as he opened the program. “I was here last year and saw what a great night was put together, so you’re in store for some real treats here. If this is your first time here, I welcome you. If you are returning, thanks for being here again.” His remarks were followed by a traditional aboritional performance. “That will wake you up if you weren’t paying attention and by the way they are giving free lessons in the lobby afterward,” he joked.
We were paying attention:
In between mountains of seafood, dim sum and speeches, guests chatted up Syria, the G2 Summit and the strained relationship between the US and Russia. It didn’t stop them from joining the animated crowd at the piano though.
The Piano Scene:
The Party Scene: