Hosting Rtr Srinidhi

17 02 2005

Rtr Shrinidhi from RAC Thane City, India was down in Malaysia recently and Irfan & Kav got the opportunity to host him during his two days in KL. By the time he had gotten to KL, Shri was already well versed with the Malaysian lifestyle, having spent time in Malacca, Teluk Intan and Penang before making his way down to the heart of Malaysia 🙂

Shri has been nice enough to write about his awesome experience in our country and the sights and stuff he saw and did during his stay. Do check out his site at
Shri has also taken some amazing pictures worth the look see…


Welcomin Uncle Rooster

12 02 2005

Originally uploaded by Kavangel.

After the long 5 day break, we finally regrouped together to head on down for the customary RACKL open house tours.
First stop: Our IPP Elyse’s new house where yummy chicken curry awaited us. Weirdly enough, the gambling session started a bit slow and rather quiet too, almost as if we were erm, gambling at the headmistress’s house 😉 To quote sumwan, “Think if we played Snap there might be more noise” Quick picture taking later, and it was off to the next stop, but not before we manage to get some angpows from the new Mr&Mrs. hehe.
Stop 2: Loong looong journey into the depths of Sungai Buloh in the blistering hot sun to our dear Belle’s house. Luckily, warned Belle ahead of our dire need for cold cold drinks. Another round of lunch and chats with alumni Soon Kheong & Alfred hanging around too. This time though, the gambling session seemed to be taking off… wonder who got big $$$ and who emptied their pockets? Anyone?

Reaching Out in the spirit of warmth…

5 02 2005

Originally uploaded by Kavangel.

It was a long overdue duty to finally purchase the blankets we had pledged since early January. Of course, also through the generous donations of blankets and $$$ from our friends, family and public, the bulk total of blankets collected through Project Reach Out was sumwhere around 600 pieces…

Only problem was 600 blankets, are huge… in fact, as we found out last Friday and Saturday, it takes 28 odd sized boxes (sourced out thru some late night rummaging in dumpsters, i hear :O ) and i don’t even want to know how much all those blankets weighed… judging from our freight bill…

But it was great fun (discussing the proper techniques of sitting and compressing a boxful of blankets – do fat bums, skinny bums or punching with ur bare knuckles work better… hmm? as well as the techniques of magically folding blankets into teeny tiny pieces to fit the boxes… bye bye that Smartshop device, just call RACKL instead… haha!), and am sure the blanket packing team of Amran, Premila, Li Sun, Sham, Irfan and Kavita enjoyed themselves more or less till they were ready to erm… sleep on the blankets. Judging by the pictures that is!

So u may ask where are the blankets headed. Well, our good friends, the Rotaract Club of Katugastota (frm Kandy, Sri Langka) will be picking them up from Colombo and distributing it to the tsunami aid areas. For more info on their ongoing tsunami project, you can check out