Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama
12 Mar 2009, 0853 hrs ISTUS 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)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
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.
Malaysian dish Challenge
Written by Tzu Yen at 12:30 AM
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
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 zubedy.com looks very interesting too.
Written by Tzu Yen at 12:08 AM
Thursday, April 02, 2009
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.
Written by Tzu Yen at 10:22 PM