A charity concert held by a martial arts club excited staff and students at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South campus.
Ghibli night, night of dreams took a sell-out audience back to their childhood in a recent concert at the AB2 auditorium.
The concert sold out all 157 tickets in 22 hours.
The five million VND raised by the concert will be given to support 25 children and teenagers in Sunflower shelter (Mái ấm Hướng Dương) in District 6, Ho Chi Minh City.
RMIT Vietnam Student Nguyen Minh Tri, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club President, who was the main organiser, MC and pianist for the night, shared the making of this event from concept to execution.
"Being a musician and a big fan of music from Studio Ghibli's movies, I have nurtured the idea of producing a Ghibli concert for three years," Tri said.
"However, it wasn't until I found the cellist and violist, who are my friends from the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh city, could we actualise the charity concert."
Tri said the credit for the night's success goes to the MMA Club members' dedication and efforts.
"I'm glad the concert went well; it wouldn't have been that successful without great efforts from MMA Club members," Tri said.
"We didn't have enough people to work on such a big project so everyone had to try very hard to prepare the lottery session, refreshments, invitation cards and everything else.
"Despite the labour force issue, we strove to give our audience a memorable experience.
"We had to go as far as Tan Phu District to buy the seals for the invitation cards; everyone liked them so much they were reluctant to open the invitation cards, worrying that they would damage the seal."
Tri said he wanted to win over the audience through dedication and devotion.
"I thought that if we devoted ourselves into the concert we would receive the audience's appreciation," Tri said.
That is also the belief he inspired in every MMA Club member when they embarked on organising the concert.