Friday, March 12, 2010

US Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage to Malaysia 's Ambiga Sreenevasan

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama
12 Mar 2009, 0853 hrs IST

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama present give away Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage to Malaysia 's Ambiga Sreenevasan (Malaysian Bar Council) at the State Department in Washington , DC (AFP)

This is exactly one year old. I just read it from an email buried down in my inbox. Yes, I haven't got time to clear my inbox for a while.

Apparently it didn't made it as a big news in Malaysia (those who were in Malaysia this time last year can tell me if you knew this). So I think we should all be proud.

Here's the transcript of the event - transcript of remarks by Clinton and Ambiga Sreenevasan

Ambiga's speech is towards the end.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hail storm


It's very cold. but very cool! :)
Taken with my phone at the front of my office.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Malaysian taste in MasterChef Australia

I'm excited and proud to see Poh (Poh Ling Yeow), a chinese Malaysian who moved to Australia at the age of 9 getting the runner up in the first MasterChef Australia realisty tv show. The thing I admire about her is her passion to show the Australian community the food she grew up with, the century egg, roti prata, hainanese chicken rice, petai, sambal, curry.... She took great risk in choosing to cook those Malaysian dishes that are very unfamiliar to the food critics tastebuds. But she took those risk to give the show a real piece of her cultural heritage. I salute her for that be-true-to-yourself spirit.

Poh's bio
Malaysian dish Challenge

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Google Earth in browser!

Need to install one plugin, then you can tour Google Earth with 3D buildings in the web browser.
UWA School of Physics

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Minority Report gadget come to live

It is so so cool!!

sixth sense - a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 13 on a positive note

Yesterday is May 13, a date that has been stabbed into Malaysia history 40 years ago and demonised by politicians over and over.

However, I found this refreshing school of thoughts by zubedy to have a positive note on May 13.

I’d like to recolor May 13th. I would like to breathe new spirit into the date, to dilute and eventually erase the negative aspects and memories and replace them with positive meanings and values. I want our future generation to see this date with kind and loving recollections. We can always change things, if we so willed it.

The article is well written and touches my heart. I think every Malaysian should read it, maybe the book too.
A book to unite Malaysians

His company looks very interesting too.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Graduation on April 1

How would you feel if your graduation is on April 1?
Many of my friend got this honour. Actually in early 2008, my plan was to attend this ceremony myself. But things got delayed and eventually I missed out on this one and will attend the one in September.
Anyhow, because of that, my parents got another chance to travel to Perth since they already got the tickets long before anything is really confirmed. So we had a great time in the whole March when they were here in Perth and they will come in September again for the ceremony.

I attended the ceremony for my housemate DeRong - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).

Caught up with many friends.

Jingyu from China - Mining Engineer

Danno and Tone whom we spent our phd years together - Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.

Jayvis from Spore- Mechanical Engineer

Chris from Mauritius, Stuart and Kaysen from Msia - all engineers

James from Msia - a student I tutored in his first year Computing for Engineers & Scientists. OMG!

Peter, my PhD supervisor who came for Danno's ceremony. I got hassled for my correction. :P Yes, I would get it done real soon.

Du, Danno's another supervisor who is also in the visvis group I belong.

And the big group of friends who came for Derong's ceremony:
Zheng, KokSoon (my friends who's visiting Perth), Yeeting, Derong and Minli.

I also test out my 12x zoom with ISO800 for some long range photos in Winthrop Hall.

PhD recipients get to sit up on the stage (showcasing the variety in hairstyles).

Honorary Doctorate recipient - Michael Fitzpatrick. (caught Peter in the background)

Daniel who did CS honours in our lab. He now got his EE/CS double degree.

Evgeni my fellow modeller.

Fred I met through ShihChing and Jason's church.

Derong looking smart


Tone contemplating the moment

Danno's name and shortest ever thesis title read out by Robyn, who was my supervisor for a year and used to be in visvis group before she became the Dean of graduate research school.

Danno shaking hand with Chancellor.

I'm pretty happy with the zoomed results given that indoor stage that's very far away generally is very hard to photograph.

The ceremony was great. The food afterwards are delicious too. And I found a new word I don't know how to pronounce -- ENGINEERNG.