Buzzt… taboo wars & secret to good IEM BBQ

29 08 2005

Date: 28 August 2005
Part I — Venue: Ampang Room Holiday Villa, Event: The art of teamwork a.k.a Taboo Wars!!!

Guests outnumbered the members in attendance today, with special attendees of the Pro Tem Rotaract Club of Melawati and Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Melawati as well as some new faces (Joanne, Carol, Audrey, Anu… heya!!! if ur reading this 🙂 ). Kickin off things was the ice breaker where long lost shoe size/watch brand/ occupation twins were reunited. Some even went off to form a threesome despite the rules of choosing only one more partner…


Quick reports aside, it was off to form our armies, err i mean groups… (a bit of confusion here over numbers, alpha tango charlie delta etc… hey we had warfare strategy to think about!!!! ). If you don’t knoe what Taboo is, its a game where you havta describe a word to your teammates without using any other words that is printed on the card… (:P if you think that sounds easy peasy, try goin against an hourglass, annoying opposition armed with a farter/buzzer and worse, brain freeze…aaaaaaarrrrrgghhhh). Anyways, divided into two games as we had so many people, it was not only a war between the two groups in the game but an intergame war as well between who could make the most noise and drown out the other game! hahaha, i think Steven and Terrence deserve a well earned mention for this… Steven also wins the highest negative score of all!!! Was pretty cool seeing the rotarians come down to the floor and join us too… p/s Rotary President Doris has a mean grasp of vocab, be sure to catch her in your group next time 🙂


The winner of the games squared off in the finals, with much kacauing from the second best teams (losers lah!) who were even more determined in causing distracting ruckus in guerrila revenge… mwahahahahahahahahahaha!!! At the end of the day, team 4 won with second runner up from team 1, but in true rotaract spirit, everyone was a winner and got a bite of the yummy prizes…

Part II – – Event: IEM BBQ fellowship, Venue: Bukit OUG Condo poolside
The nite’s fellowship was by special invitation from our friends over at the G&S IEM to join them in a BBQ session. Yummy chicken wings, sausages and balls (hoi, dont think naughty naughty :P) were on the menu so who were we to refuse?
IEMbbq2 Chau Fong’s hands were dirty all nite, must be the secret to good BBQ… hehehe

Anyways, topics of the nite included weird email addresses, who’d we see in hell, as well as various attempts to practice swimming pool dunkin… Birthday Boy Suresh was the most successful target (serves the dude rite, posing next to the pool for a photo… sucker! 😉 and he got a birthday dunking just before blowing out his candles… The nite continued on with a game of Mafia!


What’s happenin??

29 08 2005

Merdeka Eve Celebrations
When? 8.30 pm onwards, 30 August 2005
Where? Alfred’s Kopitiam (next to Coffee Bean), Jalan Telawi 3 Bangsar. Followed by overnight stay at KL Hilton.
What to do? Generous alumni Alfred is providing free flow of coffee/tea and snacks, movie, games, fireworks, late night marathon of horror movies at Hilton & of course unlimited chats n fun!!!
Who to contact? Neeraj – 012 399 3314

Community service project : Turtle Sanctuary trip

When? 10-11th September 2005 (weekend)
Where? Padang Kemunting, Melaka
What to do? Padang Kemunting is the largest hawksbill turtle landing in West Malaysia yet the mortality rate of turtles at 75% compared to Ma Daerah’s 35% is worrying. Learn about this endangered species, help by cleaning the beach/hatchery, night patrol to search for nesting turtles and releasing baby turtles.
Who to contact? Kavita – 016 259 3818, Xin Ni – 012 627 7562

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, err wahts the fifth???

21 08 2005

Event: Rac Bangsar’s 5 elements Installation Dinner, Date: 20 August 2005, Venue: Shah’s Village Ballroom

Highlight of the day… Ganesh getting voted top three sexiest male for the night by (drumroll) IPDRR Brahma!!!! Check out how he tried to wow the audience for cheer votes with some eye-popping shaking and bumping 😉
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Bangsar talented singers certainly mesmerized the crowd with guest Sri Devi belting out “Vaseegara”, OC Jay Sindhu with “There You’ll Be” and of course, the cream of the evening (which certainly set most females hearts a-fluttering.. hehehe) was PD director Sanjay Naidu singing Joey McIntyre. Well, the boisterous RACKL table decided to take it a step further by adding candlelight salutes to the dude! 😀
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All in all, we just wanna wish newly installed Bangsar President Chandra & his BOD all the best in their term ahead!
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To Eden & Back

16 08 2005

Date: 13 August 2005, Venue: Hang Li Po Ballroom, MINES resort, What: Garden Of Eden 37th installation

So after much panic and moving of venue from beach back to ballroom, the stupid haze didnt show up. But i say it didnt matter whether we had sand between our toes or carpeting because the Garden of Eden rocked! And I must say, credit goes to the yin & yang – oreo Organising Chairpersons Ganesh n Mei Han who got us to Eden, lured us from temptation and now back safely to start moving on with an amazin term ahead of us! Although why Ganesh decided Caesar belonged in Eden is another story 😛

Yin&Yang OCs who brought us to Eden...

After rehearsals, goin crazy with flower petal sprinkling & apple arranging, the girls went to make themselves pretty while the guys did their own thing. Alas, the water supply got cut in the hotel after only four people managed to shower, but some extra dashes of perfume/cologne probably helped that situation… hehehe…

The VIPs arrived not only on time but early as well. So from the very start, the timing of the entire programme was perfect. The sound of a strangled elephant… erm I mean didgeridoo blown by Alumni VJ marked the start of the day followed by the usual speeches by the VIP. Datuk Abdul Razak, VP of our sponsoring Rotary club even shared a joke about how this guy who wished that his wife was 20 years younger got turned into someone 20 years older instead!! So be careful with what you wish for (but i think his point was more of how Rotaractors make the Rotarians feel younger or sumthin like that 🙂

Lonely Adam Irfan was not so lonely after the survivor-ish arrival of Eve Premila – the Emcees for the evening. But they were not the only Adam & Eve around. Apparently after getting thrown out of Eden, Adam discovered Appeton Weight Gain and Eve discovered L’Oreal Whitening cream and they (drumroll) became Chinese! Hehe.. dont shoot me yet… actually they became Steven & Irene the Adam & Eve of our sketch. From typical guy-girl scenarios that made the guys in the audience cheering on the macho adam as he pronounced “from this day forward, man shall not listen to woman”. To the girls who clapped a frustrated Eve on as she told Adam to “talk to the hand cos the head ain’t listening”. The scene ended with both of them getting busy… erm, we censored that part… although Steven’s tail wagging managed to escape the censors notice 😉

Dinner time saw a yummy buffet spread with guests and members alike going a few rounds to grab grilled lamb chops, crabs, roast chicken and of course the super desserts.

After a poignant speech from outgoing president Celestina and the members farewell gift to her in form of messages on a tree, President Shamini was installed. Playing a ‘best & worst’ montage of her incoming Board of Directors (Wonder if she noticed we were literally trying to crawl away unnoticed after all our “worsts” were on display?) , Prez Sham or as we affectionately know her Madam Dictator (nah, am just jokin… she knoes where i live) installed her female dominated BOD ready to face all the challenges in the term

The dancers who had been practising for weeks their ‘flying flamingo swaying bamboo’ moves wowed the audience so much, that even Datuk Mus (our beloved Rotarian who looks like the emperor in Mulan) was seen snapping shots…


Secret judges for the Adam & Natural Eve contest, Kala & VJ shared with us the rib-tickling ways of how to identify the perfect Adam…. he just needs to have a big, BULGING, round………….. Adam’s apple lah! What were you thinking… 😛 The chosen Adam from IEM & the Eve from RAC UTP of course couldnt just get the prize like that… they had to bite the forbidden fruit first! The prize? More forbidden fruits lah! we had to get rid of all that extra apples we had some way !! 😉

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The nite ended with some photo taking and then we were off to the longest mamak table session with our guests and IEM, RAC Bangsar, RAC Subang. Another half who weren’t too tired yet, decided to seek more temptation and last heard headed down for a night of clubbing with RAC Melaka.

Countdown is on…

6 08 2005

Only a whole week more to go…
That’s 7 days only mind you
So girls get your shopping done
And boys get your leaf of one
Cos Adam & Eve are gonna be rockin
By the MINES-side with sand stickin
What r ya waiting for??? Its the Garden of Eden people!!!

37th Installation
13 Aug 2005 (Sat)
Mines Beach Resort