The International Trivia Showdown

28 02 2009

When? 28 Feb, Where? Kelantan Room, Shangri-la KL

Games host a.k.a IS Director Neeraj gleefully threw out questions that tested our trivia knowledge – everything from countries, language, geography and movies as the “human” pieces moved on and out of the board.  If the questions were tough, the challenges were tougher! If two “pieces” fell on the same square of the giant snake & ladder styled board, they had to compete in wacky things like arm wrestle, chug down a glass of water, ask the hotel staff for their nametags, impersonate michael jackson and dance to sexy back.

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Movie Outing: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

28 02 2009

When?  28 February 2009, Where? Suria KLCC
Report by Rtr David Lee

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After finish playing the IS Snake and Ladder game, we head down to KLCC for food and movie. We have our dinner at Suria KLCC’s Food Court, there’s plenty of food to choose from. Most of the people in the group ate Italian pasta, they might have same taste or same hobby, lol.

Later, the group split into two, one group went shopping to baby cloths for Anu’s colleague’s baby and another group went checking out the electronics products before we all headed to TGV for the movie.

We really enjoyed watching the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. And the girls in the group drool over Brad Pit youthful looks in the film…Lol. The main theme of the film is enjoy your life to fullest as life is short, never afraid of old age and cherish the friends and relative around you. The movie deserves to be nominated as the Best Pictures in Oscar with it’s funny wit and good storytelling plot. On the day after I finish watching the movie, I recommend the movie to friends and my family to watch it.





CSI Hunt

21 02 2009

When? 21 February 2009, Where? Flag-off at Global Indian School, Brickfields.
Report by Rtr David Lee

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RAC Bangsar recently organized a charity event with support from Purple Ants (an event company who conducts treasure hunts) called the CSI Treasure Hunt. Five of us from RACKL woke up in the wee hours of a Saturday morning and signed up to take up the challenge; Anu, Kavita, Nas, Kuhan, and me. Since it was four to a group, my group is consists of Anu, Kavita, Nas and me while Kuhan teamed up with some of the Bangsar members.

Armed with brains, eyes and a little blue Perodua Kelisa, we started our little treasure hunt adventure. We really need to focus on the small clues on the shops’ signboards to answer the hunt tests. The crossword puzzle in the game is quite easy, the only challenge was to get the nearest internet access to look for the answers online which Kavita & Anu ended up doing at Starbucks Midvalley while Nas and me searched for the secret treasure items at the supermarket. We were the second group to finish the race! But unfortunately that’s not the main reason to win the race. Nas stayed back to check on how we did in our clue hunt. At the end, we didn’t even achieve overall top 10 but that’s ok as this is a charity event and we had a blast. Thumbs up to RAC Bangsar who took the initiative to organize this fun event.





English Language Carnival

14 02 2009

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Waking up at an ungodly hour to venture to a kampung in the depths of Hulu Langat on Valentine’s Day no less, certainly didn’t faze our 20-odd members and guests (many of whom were first timers to a Rotaract project!).  But it was all for a good cause – we were at Kampung Sungai Lui to introduce English to its kids and residents through a fun carnival.

A joint effort with our Rotary Club KL Diraja and the Persatuan Penduduk Kampung Sg Lui, we were surprised at the registration desk when close to 150+ children swarmed the table to sign up for the various activities such as Story Telling & Public Speaking, Taboo Word Game, Spelling Bee, Scrabble, Drawing, Essay Writing and a Family Treasure Hunt.

The rather hot day passed by in a blink (probably because we were having such a good time ourselves mingling with the kids) but by the end of it, we could all say that it was an eye-opener for us – especially the level of literacy (some Std 3 kids still couldn’t write their own names!) and not to mention, English in rural villages in our country.