Sunday, January 25, 2009

Selamat Tahun Baru Cina !

Happy Chinese New Year people!

新年快乐 万事如意

:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama and his family's secret!

Today is President Obama's inauguration day! He is now officially the president of the world! I am just kidding! I meant the United States of America. Because of that, I think we should get to know this country's president a bit better. And guess what I found out from Matt about his family. His brother in law was born to Chinese Malaysian parents!!! Let me repeat: Chinese Malaysian parents! He, however, was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. So, not totally Malaysian la. But, I thought it is really nice to see the word Malaysia on Wikipedia in Obama's Family section.

Here's what you can see on wikipedia:
Konrad NgBrother-in-law of Barack Obama, born 1974. A Canadian whose parents are Malaysian Chinese immigrants, he is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii's Academy of Creative Media. His parents are from Kudat and Sandakan, two small towns in Sabah, Malaysia, and he was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario.He married Maya Soetoro-Ng at the end of 2003 in Hawaii. They have one daughter, Suhaila.

That's all I want to say. Happy Obama day!!

PS: I wonder why he named his daughter Suhaila. Any thoughts?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Davis Rojak has a new look!

Thanks to Faris and Khalis (and me chipping here and there <-- nak jugak credit HAHA), our blog has received a significant upgrade in the aesthetics department.

Not only is it prettier, it is also more patriotic now!

The birds in the banner represent the four colors of our national flag: blue, yellow, red and white.
Blue represents unity;
Yellow represents royalty;
Red represents bravery;
And white represents purity.



And the birds themselves represent the free spirit that each Malaysian embodies withi-- haha just kidding - I just made that up.

Anyway, the birds, the tree and the swirly thing are strictly for design purposes. Just wanted to bring that up, because we were thinking it could potentially be misunderstood that the birds were for Animal Biotech people, the tree for Plant Biotech people and the swirly thing could be a flagellum to represent the Microbe Biotech people. Hahahahahahahaha! No lah, we know there are engineers (and a vet, landscape architect, chemist, etc!) among us :).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Its 2009; What's your resolutions?

Hello peeps,

I know Yao Hua mentioned how we have inactive authors for this blog (such as myself), so I decided to randomly blog a post on and about the new year...

So yes, we have stepped into the new year by 10 days already... and today, as I was looking at some Youtube videos, I realized that I haven't made any resolutions for the new year. I never really believe in new year's resolutions, or even the fact that a new year gives a new beginning. It's not because I am a pessimist, but because I believe that every new moment or day or hour can be a new fresh start. Anytime one wants it to be.

So here I am, wondering why would people celebrate new year's anyway. I always take advantage of the night of New Year's eve as a night to let loose and be joyful and enjoy some good fireworks. But I guess the society likes to celebrate the new year because it is generally an "appropriate" time for change. And what better way to change than to change together with your closed ones?

So, I had this inkling (after watching the Youtube videos) that it actually might be good and fun to make a fresh start and create resolutions... and share them. Hahaha. Hopefully, it'll inspire those who haven't made resolutions to make them, and to support those who have made them (giving them comfort that they're not the only ones in the boat) and to entertain those who comes to this blog for a good laugh or a good reason to blackmail me. Hoho~

So here goes, a part of me, and my resolutions:

1) To be more brave at applying for a job or internship. I get stuck and become very, very nervous at applying for those, or even writing a resume - like those who are scared of public talking get stage fright. I get... erm, application-terrified?

2) To write more in this blog, so that it keeps the Malaysians together in sharing thoughts, random rambles and other stuff. (And giving Yao Hua a small relief). Btw, it doesn't mean I'm going to write that regularly either! Hehe..

3) To limit the number of classes I allow myself to miss every quarter. (Yes, I used to miss class a lot) but although its best to not miss any... Sometimes, circumstances do occur. So maybe I can allow myself 1 or 2 missed classes per month, what do u guys think? Hoho..

Alright, that was fun and very spontaneous. It's also a good way to kill time when you don't want to do some reading assignments.. hehehe. Have a good week guys, and maybe share the rest of us your resolutions too. For the heck of it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

a rare movie suggestion from yh

people, please go watch

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

it's now showing in the Varsity Theater downtown.

believe me, you won't regret watching it.
*even if you don't like Atonement*

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter Quarter 2009 classes officially start tomorrow!

I wish you all a smooth and happy first week of school.

I look forward to more fun activities with MASA (and hopefully no more unproductive sessions like sitting around watching the Game Show Network ~_~). Yay!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year!