28 November 2013
1. I am still alive Will update this blog regularly from now on.
2. I am settling into married life. Many thanks to all who attended our wedding receptions. In particular, I’d like to mention Mr Yeoh and family who came all the way from Penang to attend the wedding reception at my house.
It was raining (very heavily) during my wedding reception. Later on, my sister told me that it was raining during all of our siblings’ wedding receptions held at our house. Which reminds me of that Alanis Morisette song.
After our first wedding reception, we took a trip to Manchester. My wife used to live in Manchester and attended Abraham Moss primary school in the Crumpsall area, so trip was to reminisce part of her childhood. At Manchester, we met my student, Amir, who went to IMO in 2007 and 2008 and now doing his undergrad studies in engineering at University of Manchester. At Manchester, we had a minor emergency, so we had to return to London for an afternoon, before going to Edinburgh for a conference. After 4 nights at Edinburgh, we took a flight to Istanbul to spend the rest of our “honeymoon” there.
3. The IMO 2014 training camp is upcoming. I will post the update on PERSAMA website soon.
4. To all the top scorers in MCC 2013 (individual gold and silver medallists), you are invited to attend the MCO 2014 Training Camp on 21-22 December 2013. Details at http://ioimalaysia.org/mco-2014-training-camp/
5. The Kangaroo Math Competition 2014 registration will be open in January 2014. Stay tuned!
1 October 2013
I am getting married this month to Ms. Shazni Izana bt Shahruddin. She is currently a medical officer at UMMC.
Akad Nikah will be on 25th October followed by the bride’s family reception the next day. The reception on my family’s side will be on the 16th November at my parents’ house.
30 September 2013
Have good intention; God will fill the cup.
24 September 2013
Memories, memories. I visited this place in 2004 with a good friend (whose name I forgot already) who lived on the same floor in my college dorm. I don’t know what we were thinking.
The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory.
MOBA was founded in the fall of 1993 and presented its first show in March 1994. The response was overwhelming. Since then, MOBA’s collection and ambitions have grown exponentially.
Initially, MOBA was housed in the basement of a private home in Boston. This meager exhibition space limited the museum to being a regional cultural resource for the New England area.
As the only museum dedicated to bringing the worst of art to the widest of audiences we felt morally compelled to explore new, more creative ways of bringing this priceless collection of quality bad art to a global audience. Another Boston-area cultural institution, Dedham Community Theatre, generously allowed MOBA the use of their basement. Our first permanent gallery is now conveniently located just outside the men’s room in a 1927 movie theatre. The ambience created such a convivial atmosphere, that when we went looking for a second location, the only place that was up to our quality standards was another theatre basement. The Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Somerville MA is now our second gallery.
Enjoy the collection:
http://www.museumofbadart.org/coll6/ (has nudity)
15 September 2013
1. Run Run Shaw — the guy who founded Shaw Studios, which produced many P. Ramlee films.
2. Olivia de Havilland — Melanie from Gone With the Wind
3. Joan Fontaine — the main character in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. She is Olivia de Havilland’s sister, but they haven’t been talking for each other for a long time due to some age-old conflict. Which is a shame, to be living this long, but not able to talk to your own sister.
4. Zsa Zsa Gabor
5. Kirk Douglas
6. Betty White from The Golden Girls
12 September 2013
You just wasted 2 minutes of your life watching this to the end.