Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wonder Girls: Be My Baby

I have waited so long for Wonder Girls' comeback this year! They asked you to be their baby.

Be My Baby Wonder Girls

KOREAN version with English subs

ENGLISH version

CHINESE version

The Wonder Girls have been staying in the US for one year and faced numerous hardships. I'm glad that they came back stronger than ever!

I have supported them by purchasing their music on iTunes. Will you do your part to show your love?

NCG 2011 debate day 2

After watching debates on day 1 it's time for more fiery dose on day 2.

Malaysian students all around Australia flocked to Melbourne for both the debating competition and sporting events.

Gillian Gan
Gillian Gan as judge! She's National Chair of MASCA from Sydney.

To perform my job as a timekeeper effectvely, I brought my IPod touch.

First speaker of the proponent tabling a motion to be moved forward. They were given an interesting topic - should Malaysia go nuclear?

I was no ordinary timekeeper. I increased the competitiveness of the competition. It's fun watching fiery debates!

Yen Wei law student ANU
This is Yen Wei, a law student in Canberra. She packs a lot of punch!

It's nice to meet and network with interstate Malaysian students.

Are you interested to take part in future debates? Please contact your Malaysian students' association in your university for more details!

Friday, December 30, 2011

It's Graduation!

For three days in a row, I have been rushing to campus in the afternoon for graduation ceremonies.

university of melbourne graduation bear

Was expecting to graduate with my peers; that did not materialise because I wasn't able to graduate in time. I am cool with that, I am going to obtain my award eventually. I performed academically, as eyes are on me. I know who I am, with a scholarship award bestowed on me I cannot disappoint any of you.

Choosing to take Marine Phytoplankton of Australia has delayed my graduation but it was worth it. Learning a subject involving classification of living things took me to a different world from the usual medical based subjects in my third year; saving the subject for last really made the subject a memorable one.

I can graduate in time had I taken Marine Phytoplankton before I attempted my third year, but I would have felt clueless instead of brimming with confidence after going through thick and thin with tough biochemistry subjects.

There is no right or wrong time to take university subjects. Just make sure you know enough beforehand to handle it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

NCG 2011 debate day 1

It was the winter holidays between semesters! There were a fews events up so I took the opportunity to attend them. The first one was National Conference and Games 2011 Debating Competition organised by Malaysian Students' Council of Australia (MASCA).

It was held at Malaysian Melbourne Hall.

time placard
They needed timekeeper so I volunteered to be one.

tasmania debate Malaysia
The debates were run as Parliamentary debates. When a speaker is speaking, opponents can raise points of information. Proposer for the motion was named "Government".

Opponent to the motion was named "Opposition".

What was interesting was that whenever I became timekeeper for a match involving the Tasmania team, Tasmania would win. The opposite is true. LOL.

hi clarice chan from tasmania
Say hi to Malaysian students from other Australia states! This is Clarice Chan from University of Tasmania.

More happenings of NCG 2011 debate tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sharon Kwan 关诗敏 K-pop cuts

This cutie pie Sharon Kwan is doing well in Taiwanese singing show Chinese Million Star 华人星光大道. She's now in the final stage of the show - what a great achievement.

I'm a fan of her since discovering her cute antics in covering K-pop songs. Here are cuts for you to enjoy!

#1: Gee + Oh! + Mr. Taxi

#2: Gee during Chinese Million Star

She was 15 when she auditioned for Chinese Million Star.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dinner with Teresa Kok at Dragon Boat Melbourne

5 months ago, I attended a dinner with Teresa Kok, MP for Seputeh and State Assemblywoman for Kinrara. The dinner cost me 45 AUD (student price).

Teresa Kok was on a business trip to promote economic opportunities in Selangor. At the same time, she was also promoting job opportunities available as a result of development.

I met many Malaysians abroad in Melbourne, both students and migrants, eager to hear the promises and result of Selangor under administration of Democratic Action Party.

Selangor has prospered much since 2008. Opportunities exist in aerospace, automobile and biotechnology.

The dinner took place in Melbourne Chinatown.

At a restaurant I normally reserve for entertaining special guests.

Fried beef was my personal favourite. The beef was blended with black pepper, cooked with beans, with adequate taste.

And a pudding to finish off.

Teresa Kok biopolymath

It was nice of Teresa to come Down Under to see how we're doing :)

David Teoh melbourne biopolymath

Thanks to David Teoh, chairman of Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (Malaysian special interest group) for organising the dinner.

With Julian Yong and Imran, my active M'sian pals!

Interested to dine at this Chinese restaurant? Here you are:

Dragon Boat Restaurant
Little Bourke Street
Victoria 3000

Tel: +613 9662 2733
Open from 8 am to 11 pm daily
Supper from 11 pm till late on Fridays and Saturdays

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fateful Love + IU's "You and I"

I knew I am facing attraction. The girl is attached. I can only keep those feelings to myself. It's not wise to enter into a competition for the same girl.

When I woke up today, I recalled of a true story told by my mom. A woman wanted to be with the man of her dreams but the man was married. After some time the man's wife died. The woman got to marry the man of her dreams.

If I'm given an opportunity to be with the girl I want, so be it. I will be happy for the fact that I can be with her, I don't care whether she's first hand or second hand.

IU has recently comeback with a title track You and I. The music video is what I call inspiring.

I have no regrets.