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My Hatch Quarter event, by Jenny Huynh

01 Jun 2017

Colourful city lights blink at me as I take deep, long breaths of fresh cold air that has blanketed Melbourne city.

As my bike whizzes down LaTrobe St towards Peppers Hotel, a rush of adrenaline courses through my veins. I am sure this event will be a glamorous night to remember.

Arriving at the launch of Hatch Quarter, my mind is in a cloud of bliss. I soak in the sites and simply appreciate the fabulous architecture.

Peppers Hotel has a comfort that envelopes all those who enter. With gorgeous home décor and pot plants sitting aesthetically on tables, it is difficult to not feel right at home.

The people. My attraction to the event. Young, middle-aged, older and retired individuals have all travelled to toast to the future success of Hatch Quarter.

Talking to attendees in the crowd, I completely immerse myself in the world of business with the occasional drink and canapes being offered by caterers who gracefully weave in and out of the crowd.

My passion and determination is boosted as I talk to strangers animatedly about my aspirations and goals. It is amazing to be the recipient of enormous amounts of support that people have provided. Everyone only has words of encouragement and advice that is highly valued and appreciated.

Members of the public wander in and out of the building, either sitting down to dine in or leaving their luggage with eager staff members at the front.

We attract curious looks. An amazing event is most certainly unfolding.

Aromas of alcohol and wine linger around us, people are speaking openly to each other and I listen in, fascinated by the vibrant energy rolling off every individual.

Aiman Hamdouna, the co-founder of Hatch Quarter brings us all together for an empowering speech. He speaks with energy about his visions for the future and is full of gratefulness for the path that has led him to where he is today.

An amazing number of prizes are up for grabs at the end of the speech, generating a vibe of anticipation to ripple through the crowd. Those fortunate enough to beat the odds walk away with vouchers and prizes.

We are all looking to transform the world and create a positive impact. There’s no doubt about that.

I admire the fancy suits and formal dress code everyone has adorned. I realise that I am proud to show up in my school uniform to represent the younger generation. I am optimistic as to what the future will bring and truly believe we are in the safe hands of those who continually work tirelessly towards improving our way of life every day with a fiery passion.

On my way out, my eyes follow the yellow lights lining the roof. They weave in and around the room, creating a network and ambiance I’ve been looking for. Giving myself a small smile, I know I have the power and ability to change the world.

With positivity, a drive to create change and a willingness to go out there and just do it, I know I am well equipped to reach my throne of success.

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