Community Service Project @ Ti-Ratana Home

30 07 2006

Starting from August, we would be having weekly classes of Yoga and English for the kids at the Ti-Ratana home in Desa Petaling. If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with community service director Jennifer ASAP!

Yoga Classes involve kids aged 7-15 years and is led by a professional instructor. Among the highlights later on is a yoga session at the zoo! Classes are on Tuesday (3.30pm-4.30pm) and Wednesday (10.30am-11.30am).

The Mentor Mantic classes run by our volunteers of guests & members are aimed at improving the proficiency of English amongst the children through creative activities. The classes which started in July (a continuation of our last term’s “We Love English” project) run every Sunday from 3.00pm-4.30pm and involve children in primary 4 & 5.


Anti Ageing

22 07 2006

When? 22 July 2006, Where? Holiday Villa KL
Report by Yap Mei Han

Anti-ageing. Ouch… this would be the last word I ever want to hear. As much as we all want to stay in our youthfulness forever, no one can deny ageing is part of our growing process. You may want to consider investing in a jar of La Mer that obviously will burn a hole in your pocket but what is anti-ageing all about without proper body food?

Eat your way to a healthier and hotter body. Choosing the right foods can help you burn kilojoules for longer. Thanks to Mr Joseph Christie who gave us an insightful talk on how to do this.

Mr Christie and his business partners of 4 when came fully charged to educate us RACKLians on how to revamp our food plan to support anti-ageing.

After listening to his talk, I seriously consider going on a detox. Protein as quoted by him, is one misunderstood kid. All over everywhere, people claim that it will make us fat and harm our body – and yet many high-protein foods are extremely low in saturated fat. Protein enriched foods also help keep us full longer, which helps curb savings and rev our metabolism.

So kick-start your metabolism! The following are proven to speed up metabolism and improve digestion.

* Milk, wholegrain, cereals, oats: Complex carbs and fiber pump up metabolism, helping the body to maintain steady insulin levels.
* Salmon, Tuna, Sardines : Omega 3 fatty acids in these fish affects the level of the hormone leptin, which in turn influences metabolism
* Green tea : Protects liver, lower blood sugar and boosts immunity

Say YES to :
1. Drink plenty of water
2. Do Something active every day, even if its only walking
3. Sleep well and exercise at least 3x a week
4. Be positive, cheerful and maintain a great smile a whole day long
5. Join clubs that promote friendship such as RACKL! 🙂

Say NO to:
1. Caffeine and alcohol. Bad! Bad! Bad!
2. Nasi lemak, pisang goreng and roti canai for breakfast. High cholosterol…
3. Refined sugars found in cakes, pastry and biscuits
4. Saturated fats, found in fast food
5. Late nights which contribute to eye bags and dry skin
6. Anger, hatred and greed

Be happy and enjoy your life to the fullest!

World Cup Fiesta & Farewell

10 07 2006

What? 1st meeting & Fellowship of 06/07, When? 8 July 2006, Where? Holiday Villa Jalan Ampang & Fellowship at Pizza Hut Ampang Park.
Report by Sri Ganesh

Dear Friends,
Just wanted to share our last weekend meeting & 1st fellowship for the term picture for those esp who could not make it. Although there was no formal programme, we were introduced to the International Service Avenue’s theme-of-the-day which was World Cup Fiesta. Everyone was asked to come dressed in their favorite team’s colors and the walls were plastered with various info on the two finalists – Italy & France.

The fellowship too carried this theme as we went Italian (Ed: err, well we couldn’t find a place that served French Fries & Pizza so we had to choose lah!). It was fun as it has been ages that we ate pizza or maybe i missed it before. Our 1st fellowship got a good turnout, 16 members and guests, (not bad Xinni esp in your first fellowship).

The fellowship turn out to be a blast as we celebrated two events which is our July babies and Venga Boy’s farewell. Our July babies was no other than our oldest but sexy queen Fam Li Sun (oops ), and our Macho President Kim Kek Seong. How sweet that our very own birthday boy bought his own cake but was too excited until he forget to pack the canddles.. But, nevertherless, wit his brilliant creativity, he cut the cake using his mouth… I wonder who later actually cut up the cake into pieces 🙂 Hmm…

As KL culture to cut cost in everything we do, we in the spirit of nature, recycle the cake to celebrate Venga Boy’s farewell. (One done, 2 more farewell to go, maybe 3 ). As usual, wit his usual humour, he thanked the members and guest of the club and wish to keep in touch wit all of them. Pres Kim represented the club to handover a small token of appreciation by the club to him which is a card with all the messages from the members as well as a few pictures of events that he attended during his tenure as a guest of RACKL. Definitely we are going to miss a young, talented, motivated, jovial and a good friend.

Our fellowship continued as some of us ‘flew’ to KLCC to catch Superman Returns… All in all, it was a great start to a new term. Looking forward for more exciting and happening event…

Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja – 79th Installation Banquet

2 07 2006

Beautiful ladies in gorgeous evening wear and handsomely dressed men in fine suits graced the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja’s 79th Installation Banquet. Held at Shangril-la on the 1st of July 2006, the event was one of gLitZ and gLaMouR !!!

Themed, Lead the Way, the ballroom was decorated with lovely colorful ribbons and flowers. As always, we, rotaractors were assigned to man the registration counter, informing the guest on which table to sit at.

The event started at around 8.00pm when the guest of honour, Y.B Dato Seri Haji Azmi Bin Khalid arrived. We entered the hall, sat at our assigned tables and pretended to be on our best behavior. After a speech and a few toasts’, dinner was served. It was not your regular buffet dinner but instead we feasted on “beautiful food”. First, the “Flower Salad” then Bread & Soup and finally the main course, which was Chicken. It was fine dining by the way… so there were quite a number of utensils on the table ( big fork, small fork, blunt knife, sharp knife)… but we took our queue from our fine dining connoisseur for the night , Michael.(“Move Outside-In”, he says).

Half way through dinner, 3 of us (Kavita, Lai Peng & I), were ushered through the kitchen to the backstage where we would perform our task as the “Dulang Girls” during the Installation ceremony. Incoming President, David Teh picked up the regalia’s as he installed his board:-

President : Rtn David Teh
Vice President : Rtn Yeo Ing King
Honorary Secretary : Rtn Freddy Chan
Honorary Treasurer : Rtn Peter Tham
International Service : Rtn Paul Ravelli
Club Service : Rtn Francis Chan Hooi Wah
Community Service : Rtn Justine Teoh
Vocational Service : Rtn Mohd Nor Halim
New Generations : Rtn Andy Khoo
Fellowship : Rtn Dr. Kenneth Chin
President Elect : Rtn Dato’ Abdul Razak Hashim
Immediate Past President : Rtn Low Kok Hwa

After the installation, several Rotarians from other clubs exchanged gifts with President David Teh. The event went smoothly (FYI, No one fell of the stage !!!), the entertainment was soothing (blues and jazz) and for us rotaractors, the night ended with the mandatory “photo” session.