Women are from MARS, Men are in love with VENUS and I like to eat sneakers!

30 09 2005

Mysteries of mysteries….

A forum on MARS and VENUS…no it’s not astronomy nor about greek gods…… it’s a little forum cum discussion curteosy of the former Professional Development director me! I’ve always told my friends…..the key to understanding women is to not try to understand them…

The results of our discussion proved me partially right. Our forum had men and women grouped amongts their own gender to share ideas, suggestions and experience in attempting to figure out the opposite sex…… though i doubt either sex got any sex after…….

The questions were a mixture of heavy and light questions allowing our Martians and Venusians to take intellectual breathers now and then. Both parties got tips on flirting and pick-up lines…… the decent ones and the ones to avoid… although my personal favourite definitely is “Is the flight fully booked????”

After the discussion the martians and venusians proceeded to Bujang Lapok cafe for dinner to continue enjoying each others company while practising our national past time!

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New Ninja Turtles – RACKL goes turtle rescuing!!

12 09 2005

Date: 10 & 11 September 2005, Venue: Padang Kemunting, Melaka. Event: Trip to turtle sanctuary organized by professional devt & community service avenues. Report by President Shamini Nadarajah.

“Not sure who was the OC, but an excellent trip!
Educational, fun, sweaty and a cost efficient budget trip. Think I have also
successfully completed my annual exercise!”

~ Words from a wise well-satisfied volunteer!


It was indeed a great event; a total educational opportunity to many – eye opening and mind stirring and definitely brought up the biologist and nature lover in us!

Run baby run!! Releasing baby turtles

* Did you know that the sex of a turtle is determined by the temperature of the surroundings where the eggs are laid?
* Did you know that the same turtles that hatch out at a particular place come back to the EXACT spot after 25 years to lay its eggs?
* Did you know that the chance of a newly hatched turtle to live is 1 to 1000? Some say 1 to 10000!!!
Well, I did not know but now I do!

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We helped pull out the weeds, grass, wild plants and dug trenches working with the fisheries department and the WWF. We also did our parts by doing night shift along the beach to look out for mother turtles while enjoying the clear star-sparkling sky and the calm sounds of the waves. Well, apart from the education, we had a great time just hanging out with each other at meal times and yakking over the spicy-licious dinner of ikan bakar, nasi lemak, sotong sambal, clams, and sweet sirap limau!

Great stuff Irfan (Professional Development Director) & Xin Ni (Community Service Director) and OC Kavita (who figured that she was already too wise to attend 😉 well, the pain in her mouth with the popping out of wisdom tooth)! Thank you members and guests who made the journey to Padang Kemuniting, Melaka on Saturday and the trip back enjoyable and memorable. Special mention to the ever dependable photographers Kong & Wilson who even the colours of the shoes and the tiniest of the turtle were not left without being snapped!

For more photos, check out http://photos.yahoo.com/rotaract_kl

By the way, the Sanctuary is looking for a continuous flow of volunteers to help with their activities…Team RACKL would like to forward their request to the rest of the Clubs in the district to consider this as a project. For further info, do contact Irene (RACKL’s mother nature who helps run the volunteer program) at 012 3180062.





Tanggal tiga puluh satu…

2 09 2005

Date: 30/31 August 2005, Event: Merdeka Sleepover
Stopover One: Room 1512, Kuala Lumpur Hilton

Checked into KL Hilton after work/college (special thanks to our Miss HSBC Mei Han). Was immediately wowed by all the facilities in the room and this was followed by a frenzy of photo taking of everything from the bathroom, the tv, the beds right up to the RM4000 weighing scale and japanese robes. Then we found out there were no locks on the bathroom or toilet (including a very close call with exposure :P) .

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The breathtaking view of KL city from our room

Stopover Two: Alfred’s Kopitiam@Bangsar
Walked over to KL Sentral which was jam packed to take the lrt. Luckily we were going in the opposite direction than the crowd. Reached Bangsar and went over to Alfred’s Kopitiam for dinner where we were joined by PDRR Brahma, Prez Dinesh from Gombak, IEM dudes and other medley of guests. Yummylicious food including finger licking chicken wings and some sorta otak-otak stuff and free flow of drinks.
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Some of the more “desperate” of us rushed off at 10.30 to Li Sun’s office across the road to watch Desperate Housewives. At 12, joined the crowd on Bangsar street for the countdown and looking out for fireworks (which were delayed for some reason).
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Stopover Three: Back to Hilton
Highlight of watching a burning motorcycle on the way back. Indulged in a round of Taboo but was quickly hushed by the appearence of two security personnel. Also, had some fun when one of the IEM dudes (sorry man, i forgot ur name) was greatly surprised when he accidentally switched on the butt washer instead of the flush… Hahahhaaha….
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Apparently someone complained that we were making too much noise. The rest of the night was spent talking in whispers. Mikey arrives around 2am with the horror movie DVDS and our plan for a marathon turned into marathon sleeping as the movie “Poltergeist” put half of us to sleep.
merdekahilton2 What happens when u go to sleep watching a cute little possessed girl. 😉

And if you’re wondering what happened when we woke up… it was a round of exploring and more hilton photo taking as well as a show of plasma tv Phantom of The Opera (and the phrase let’s just watch them sing one more song that made us extend our check out until 1.30pm… hehehe)