Mata Ilmu has been operating for almost two years now. It started as a small group of friends teaching private courses to several students, and now we've grown to having twenty-ish teachers and fifteen-ish students. To celebrate this, we held our very first annual gathering on Sunday. Sadly, there were only several teachers who could come. We took pictures together, had a meeting talking about our progress so far and our plans for the next academic year, and then we had lunch. The gathering was actually a sort of picnic under a palm tree. There was also a stray cat joining us for the lunch!