Movie Outing: Max Payne

26 10 2008

When? 25 October 2008

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Just like many other guys who had grown up playing the ultra-hip shoot em’ game Max Payne on their PCs, the RACKL boys were brimming with excitement while the girls… well, we tagged along to the promise of a buffed up Mark Wahlberg (and secretly plotting to get back by making them watch a chick-flick in the future… lol).

For those who haven’t had a chance to get acquainted with the plot via the game, here it is –Mark Wahlberg (THE DEPARTED) plays the titular cop who is still trying to get over the death of his family while investigating several murders, while Mila Kunis (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL) costars as an assassin desperate for her own revenge. To sum it up, it’s basically a stylish bang-bang shoot-shoot cop & crook movie with a supernatural twist.





Issue one of The Oracle is now out!

24 10 2008

Chronicling all of our adventures and activities from july – sept 08, grab your first issue of the Oracle today by dropping us a mail at rotaract_kl@yahoo.com.sg!

Update: Thanks to all those who reported the broken link earlier. We’re still figuring out the kinks, so bear with us ya!





Spanish hotness at La Bodega

12 10 2008

When?  11 October 2008, Where? La Bodega, Telawi Street Bangsar
Report by Rtr David Lee

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The ad of celebration of Spain National Day at La Bodega caught our President Kavita’s eye. So, we decided to give restaurant a try. I got lucky to get the parking space at Telawi early and I’m the first one to arrive at La Bodega. After a few minutes, Kavita, Nas and Firas, a visiting Rotarian from Lebanon, arrived to the restaurant. This is my first time I dine in a Spanish restaurant. The famous Spanish appetizer; Tapas is a must have in our meal. We have our extrovert guy; Firas to entertain us with his life stories and his jokes (Ed Note: He was even teaching our shy boys on tips to pick up girls) while awaiting our meal to arrive.

Later in the evening the Spanish National Day celebration began with fire-eating man performance and Spanish dance. It’s an awesome experience to witness the fire-eating display as I can feel the heat from the fire from a distance. Meanwhile, Firas was making eye contact with two Philippines ladies beside our table. He took this chance to approach them and occupy the empty chair on their place for a chat. Oh yea! About the Spanish dishes at La Bodega, it’s satisfactory but mind you about the price tag on the meals.





The Power Of Public Speaking

12 10 2008

When? 11 October 2008, Where? The usual hangout – Shangri-la KL

Being able to speak in public is important whether you’re a student (class presentations) or a career person (having to pitch to a client, do reports to your bosses). People like Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Al Gore and yes, even our own Tun Mahathir, have shown how influential being a powerful and confident public speaker can be.

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The first thing Mr Haridas shared with us was how far (all the way to Sri Lanka) training people on public speaking has taken him (and how much you can make from it!). Peppering his talk with funny anecdotes, he kept the audience captivated while sharing insightful tips and tricks to boost our confidence in speaking in front of a large audience.

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Then, he swapped places with us by proposing a competition – the best team would get a prize. The chosen topic – Smoking. I guess the earlier part of the session was greatly helpful as everyone gamely took part to speak for, against or on the fence. The highlight was Naren trying to impersonate Rajnikanth’s infamous ciggie flip (albeit not too successfully) and Bonnie’s cool speech (in contrast with her actions – what a way to sell the point!).

At the end of the day, Mr Haridas and the other judge Mr Ravindran surprised us all by declaring everyone winners and donating the cash prize to our community service project.