Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daddy's Day!!

Helppp...gimme a break~!! Itz 1am already and I'm still updating my blog...arghh!! I've been caught up with so many things to do lately...don't even have time to update my blog. Study life back here is not fun at all...especially for AFA2 & ACCA exams!! Day and nite...I need to study and study and study.....and still can't finish everything! But last weekend, I still decided to make a trip back home to celebrate Father's Day. Dad came back from Netherlands just in time to celebrate Father's Day so big bro gave us all a treat...yeah!! :)

Father's Day dinner with family!

Happy Daddy's Day....love y'all!!

My lovely family!! :)

Yum yum...the food was good!!

Went house shopping with bro & Eileen...saw some nice houses!!

Wish I can own my own house soon too!!

Time Flies...

20 June 2009: ShuLing's 22nd B'day & Gathering with High School Classmates

Wow...one more year passed by already?!?! I was looking back at my older blog posts and realized that our last high school gathering was exactly a year ago! Phaik San asked me about organizing a gathering again this year, and since Shu Ling was having her birthday party back in Penang...we decided to meet up at her house...'killing two birds with one stone'...for 'busy' and lazy people like me...hehehe!! :p

5C1 pretty gals...hehe!! :p

It has been 5 years since we graduated from Jit Sin High School...time flies!! So far we've managed to organize a gathering at least once a year...but the number of people had never exceeded 10...and it's always all gals...haha!! Don't get me wrong...Jit Sin is a co-ed school...but coz I was in commerce class....there were only '3 musketeers' out of 41 students in our class!

Clockwise from left: Yong Shi, Pei Leng, Ying Hui, Shu Ling, & Phaik San

Only 6 of us met up this time around but we all had a good time catching up. Shu Ling came back from University of Southern California about a month ago...she's studying business in NUS but went to US for a semester of exchange. We both had the same experience so talked a lot about life in US...brought back lotsa nice memories in US. Yong Shi came back from London just in time for the party...she's studying in the best university among us all...majoring in economics in UCL...cool huh!! Phaik San...one of my besties in high school...studying law in UM...future lawyer...she's still as sweet as usual...hehe!! Ying Hui & Pei Leng...both studying accountancy in UM...they are both interning in EY now.

Compare & contrast...OMG...5 years!!

Of course, how can I miss out mentioning about the 'Americanized' girl's big day! She 'imported' the drinking+party culture from US...haha!! She still managed to retain her 'ang moh'-tized characteristics. As compared to me, even though I was there for a year...I was 'Malaysianized' pretty fast by people in TAR College...haha!! Most of us didn't drink so itz still not as crazy as the parties in US. Anyway, all of us had lotsa fun that night...thanks Shu Ling for being a great host! :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The American Dream Come True!!

Malaysian 2008/2009 Global UGRAD Debriefing Session
Venue: Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)
Date : 12 June 2009 (Fri)

~2008/2009 Global UGRAD Malaysian Scholars~
1. Tang Khai Shing
2. Tang Khai Sheng
3. Rachel Thum Wen Huey
4. Ong Yu Han
5. Megat Affendi
6. Lee Pui Thing
7. Rina Cheah

We were the 7 Malaysian pioneers to be selected to participate in this Global UGRAD Exchange Program, funded by the US Department of State. A year ago, all 7 of us gathered at MACEE for the very first time for the Pre-Departure Orientation Briefing before we all departed to different states in the US.

This time, upon completion of our UGRAD journey in the US, all of us got together once again at the same place to share about each of our amazing experiences in America! Of course, 1.5 hours was definitely not enough for all of us to talk about all our experiences...it would take forever for us to relate all the experiences that we've had throughout this program!

We are the first batch of Malaysian Global UGRAD Alumni!!

Presenting about our UGRAD experiences in US

To many of us, we've never imagined that we would ever have the opportunity to study abroad, especially in the US; but this Global UGRAD program had made this far away dream come true!!

Our 'valuable' certificates given by the US Department of State & World Learning...mailed all the way from Washington DC.

I truly appreciate having this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience all these and meet so many wonderful people from all over the world!

We lived the American Dream!! :)

Even though our journey had ended, I'm sure we'll always carry all these amazing experiences that we've had throughout this journey for the rest of our lives!

Lunch at Pavilion with fellow UGRADers...including 2 new scholars...Sean & Yeong Ru.

A million thanks to:
1. World Learning
2. U.S. Department of State
3. UAH Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS)
4. Malaysian U.S. Embasyy

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Welcome to the World Of Sony

Suddenly thought of uploading the group project presentation that I did for my MGT499 Competitive Strategy class in UAH. My groupmates were Erica, Jun, & Joshua. Well...since I enjoy doin' all these, I volunteered to do the presentation slides. This entire Powerpoint...including majority of the contents (except for the 5 forces)...was done by me alone. Well...I actually enjoyed 'designing' all these though. I created the background with a photo software...cool huh!! All the 'illustrations' were also designed by me. It might not be perfect but I'm satisfied with the end result...hehe!! :p Feel free to comment. ;)