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Monday, February 23, 2009

Breaking News: Slumdog Millionaire has won 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Score (AR Rahman), Song (AR Rahman & Gulzar). Congratulations!

Slumdog Millionaire @ Cathay – 21st February 2009
Last Saturday, we had an excellent movie event at Grand Cathay. The 20+ of us met at the Cathay Lounge at 9pm for Coffee, Tea and Snacks, sponsored by Cathay Group, with arrangements made by Ahmad Juan (our EMBA student who works for Cathay). Thanks Ahmad!
We then proceeded to the cinema hall at 9.30pm. As expected the movie was excellent and we were seated in the last 3 rows in a full cinema hall. After the movie, we said our goodbyes and departed. All agreed it was an excellent movie and made memorable by the gathering prior to the movie. Be on the lookout for announcements as we’ll have more such events.

Pulau Ubin Trip - 15th February 2009
The previous Sunday, we had our 2nd trip to Pulau Ubin. This time, we chartered a bus, and as expected left campus late – this time by only 15 minutes. We reached Changi Village at 9.35pm, and everyone split up to have breakfast, buy snacks and visit the Sri Ramar temple. And surprise, surprise! Everyone had gathered by 10.15am to take the boat to Pulau Ubin. We reached the island at 10:40am, proceeded to rent out bicycles and hit the road. It was an excellent ride around the island with most of the island having paved roads now. A new addition that was challenging was the Ketam Mountain Bike Park. We hiked up (by foot) to get a clear view of the beautiful Ubin Quarry Lagoon. Part of the group returned at 2pm, while the others explored the island by cycle and foot with the juniors returning at 3.30pm and the seniors much later.


Visit to Man Fatt Lam Home for the Aged - Leadership Club @ Singapore

This is a brief report on our first visit to Man Fatt Lam Home for the Aged. Man Fatt Lam Home for the Aged is a non-profit organisation that began operating since 1996 and takes in needy elderly above 60 years old regardless of race and religion. The Home also caters to middle and lower class families who are unable to care for their elders. Their aims are to provide shelter & a good living environment for needy elderly, Help to maintain them in a healthy lifestyle and organise activities for them.

A group of us visited the home on Wednesday, 11th February. We arrived a little late and all the elderly were already seated in the dining room. We started with a few songs in Hindi and English led by Srishtiraj and Kumar on the guitar. Most of the elderly responded to the songs by clapping hands and one even came to dance with our girls! After the songs, a dance was performed by Arunima, Chaitra, Maria, Namrata, Payal and Shreya to “Rasa Sayang”. Not to be left out, the sole representative of the December batch, Kamal, performed an excellent dance partnering with Namrata.

Then, we sat down and chatted with some of the elderly, A few spoke English and a few more spoke Malay. Many of them thanked us for visiting and for an excellent performance. Then, we snapped some group photos. As we were leaving, the lady who was most excited by our arrival waved goodbye and said in Malay,” Thank you coming. Your performance was very good. Please come again and Don’t forget us!” It didn’t hit me then, but later I realised how lonely they must be…

Thank you Anilavo, Arunima, Chaitra, Kamal, Kumar, Maria, Namrata, Payal, Priya, Shreya, Srishtiraj, Saumya, Upendra, Vinod, and Eda for making this visit a success. We look forward to organising more visits to the home.


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