Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sometimes it's ridiculous, but it just works! Haha. Just finished an online meeting. Was discussing about the name of the event. and say what? Yeah, we got it! Thanks to Sawako! Your somehow spontaneous idea gave us a great name!
For this moment, I shall keep the name secret. ^^
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Okay, this is what happened. I received an email this morning.
Hi Rhu Yann,
Below is a suggestion from our advisor..Can you make some changes?? Just a little change....
Nice ...would suggest leave out the stero type formal men and women..and replace it with the logo of the World Volunteers Web (just google)..perhaps the logo within a large heart
..love in the air ..big heart...
From Dato' I-am-advisor (To protect privacy)So you know what he's trying to ask me to do huh? He's so good to make use of technology and kind enough to provide me the source where to plagiarize. Awesome. You see the word "Replace"? I know why we have Proton Inspira now. And what the heck? Stereotype?! I can't believe this word coming out from his mouth. Shit!
I just can't understand what's rolling inside your mind, Mr. Dato. If you think that WVW is doing a great job and you wish to be like them, that's not that way. They had branded themselves so well, please lah, don't be copycat. That's the stupidest thing to do. Do your own branding lah.
If you just need the logo from the website, you can just ask anyone to "copy" that instead of complimenting me "Nice..." and asking me to replace my design with something else which is already existing and being the flagship logo for that organization. If this is the case, we don't need designer. That's totally bullshit. When I saw this, I could foresee our future. If this doesn't change now, we will be in big time problem.
Our world now is a Right Brain-Oriented World. Knowledge workers like doctors, lawyers, accountants, managers etc. are the persons who could apply the theory into practice and put things into order. But Right Brains outside there who are able to create things out of nothing are doing the revolution and transformation. If you are attentive enough, you could notice the change.
Conclusion: Advisor's advice may be sound but may not be right (and sometimes ridiculous), even if he's a Dato.
And what did I do after this? ^^ I won't do a single amendment on my design.
Child abuse or sexual crimes against children cases could be seen almost everyday on newspaper. This has come to a what-I-call-beast-like stage. According to YB Chong Eng's blog, sexual crimes including rape, sodomy and incest had increased from 2427 cases in 2005 to 4238 cases in 2009. The increase is about 100% and half of the victims were children under 16 years. And what heats me up is that only 4% of the rape suspects are found guilty by court.
Full article of YB Chong Eng, please go here.
Two months ago, a campaign called Kempen Rakyat Pulau Pinang had been launched in Penang to raise the awareness on sexual crimes against children. It aims to bring about a safe society for our children, free from sexual crimes.
What you can do?
1) Register yourself as a volunteer. Go here
2) Support and join their activities. Maybe gotta sacrifice your sleeping. If no one's moving, don't expect change.
3) Volunteer to help in their campaigns or activities if you have time.
4) Help distribute their awareness-building materials.
5) Report abuse case. To where, of course police lah.
6) Spread the words to your friends and family.
They deserve a wonderful childhood.
No more cases we wish to see and hear.
Enough is enough.
Your extra attention helps stop all these.
Kempen Rakyat Pulau Pinang
c/o 9th floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall Building,
22 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling,
10200 Georgetown, Penang.
What I had contributed? I helped design their logo and T-shirts *wink*
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
My crude intention joining such campaign was that I felt the calling to do something for the society and our future. Social interest always comes first. Yup, that's always true when we're to serve the society. But as time goes by, especially when you are holding the steer of an organization, I realized that overemphasizing social interest (or neglecting self interest) will create an unbalanced phenomenon in the long run- sustainability problem. Let me explain this.
For most of the NGOs or voluntary organizations like us, we are much dependent on external funding. Every time when we are to initiate a program or activity, we would scratch our ass so hard figuring out where to look for the money. Money money money~always the root of troubles. But is this the only model that we could survive on? Showing our palm and waiting for good mood?
Idealism is good but unrealistic. If you don't take care of yourself, how are you going to take care of the rest. Let's take a very simple example. When you're aboard, during the safety demo, you are advised to put on the oxygen mask first before your kids. The reason I think you know very well.
I'm not saying going to extreme, but finding a pivot between self interest and social interest. To name one f**king bad example. Once in a circumstance, I found out that the top management officials had misappropriated the profit while each department were only given a very tight budget to work on. I don't want to say more. One word, shit! That's definitely not the "self interest" I'm talking about. Transparency rules.
What I mean is do not take other people's time for granted. Let's say, a voluntary work. Volunteers volunteer themselves to help out, yet somehow sometimes we need to show our gratitude in a tangible way, not just "thank you". This is the self interest of the volunteers.
Next the self interest of the committee members. Passion is passion. But if you want to sustain an organization, passion is not bread. Please do buy their time. Or else you are worse than any capitalist.
To a bigger picture, the self interest of the organization. Most of the time, they like to claim themselves as non-PROFIT organizations. C'mon, how are you going to survive without money? Unless you find yourself a big pipe which channels in the money forever, then you can be Mother Teresa. Mind you, not many Mother Teresa in this world. Only one. Still one day the petroleum will go drought too. So how to make your organization's activities profitable is extremely important to support its survival, to the least extent the management still could operate optimally. Therefore revenue stream should be included in the strategic planning. If not, you are not strategic enough.
Cut short, for advocates, if you want to keep your social impact alive, please balance yourself between self interest and social interest or in other words, idealism and reality. Period.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
|I'm a drug expert|
|MyPSA, our identity|
|Pharmacist in the making|
I do help do freelance to earn some pocket money. All sorta designing works including T-shirts, logos, brochures, booklets, posters, name cards and so on.
If you need a design and don't know where to go, come to me..Haha..
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
First and the last exam in Kelantan.
Left one paper. *ngek ngek*
Be in offline mode until 19th to update the rest.
What to update next?
1) My last YLA experience - we won the prize!
2) Things I saw in Korea - I love Korea!
3) The upcoming plan of mine - something big's going on....
I'll be back soon.
Anyway there is an event on this coming Saturday (20 Nov) that you might want to find it out - TEDxYouth@KL. But I'm not sure whether they are still giving out the tickets.
Check it out on their Facebook to find out more.
Friday, November 5, 2010
|Kimchi Rice Cake and Fish Cake - My first breakfast|
|Dongdaemun shopping malls|
|Dongdaemun Flee Market|
Deadline: 19th November
Visit his blog - LeX Paradise and join the contest.As simple as that!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
|Iced Chocholate Cream Chip|
Having the same chocholate cream chip.
Seeing the same interior.
Same cup, same straw.
Same table, same chairs.
But it's different.
Because I'm blogging moer than 4000km from Malaysia - Seoul!! kaka...
|Menu in Korean|
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Food poisoning at midnight. Freaking painful. Was sent to hospital. Almost half dead I was. Lying on the bed, a doctor approached me and look at my profile, said,"Are you a Korean?" (What kinda F question at this moment?)
"Nope, I'm Malaysian."
Completed my assignment. Going to present in front of professor through viva (aka oral presentation). Professor browsed through our names. "ABC, what a nice name you have" (It's a she)
"Ho Rhu Yann. Are you a Korean?"
"Nope, I'm Malaysian." (what the =.=)
Next, "XYZ, you definitely are Malaysian."
Press conference. Reporter asked, "May I have your name?"
"Ho Rhu Yann"
"How to spell?"
"H..O...R...H...U...Y...A...N...N..." He's busy jotting it down.
"Oooo.....Are you a Korean?"
"Nope, I'm Malaysian."
Last 2 days. Clerkship at TDM Department. Preceptor requested us to introduce ourselves.
"I'm Rhu Yann."
"Yang mana?" Scrolling down the list. "Oooo...Ho-Rhu-Yann."
"Yes I am."
"Your name looks like Korean name."
"Is it? Haha." o.O (OS: I'm Malaysian)
Ho-Rhu-Yann with my look.
Does it make you feel that I'm a Korean? o.O
Friday, October 8, 2010
On 21 Sept 2010 around 1.30pm. I got back to my room to refresh myself a little bit after oncology ward. Three spicy calls inspired my day.
First call from USM HEP.
Spicy level: Mild
|4th AFHC 2010|
Second call from Pusat Racun Negara.
Spicy level: Hot
En Nazri asked if I could go down to KL and talk to UKM Green Lung. That would be definitely fantastic for me! I couldn't find a reason for myself to say no anyway. One, I could free myself from Kelantan for at least 3 days. Haha. And two, I'm glad that I could not only have the opportunity to share with more greenlungers, but also have the chance to motivate and inspire myself through talking to them. It's a motivating week for me! Even though I had to finish up my assignment at MidValley's McD and send to my group leader within 1 hour before my laptop battery's out.
Third call from New Straits Times.
Spicy level: Super Hot
Around 1.45pm when I was about to take a quick bath after the two calls, another call came in. Roz on the line, calling from NST. She asked if she could interview me for a column called "Inspiring Youth Malaysian". I was super excited about this though I know it might be something big for me at this moment. That's not the reason I should turn down the offer. Perhaps this would be the driving force to spur and motivate me to be a better me in the future especially this was done publicly.This had indeed spiced up my day!
p/s: This interview was not done face-to-face as she thought that I'm in KL, but through email.
|I never knew that they will crop my face just fit enough to be placed in the box|
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Friday, September 17, 2010
11.45pm. Messaged them. "Could you let me know where and when to fetch you tomorrow?"
Message replied. "We're now on the way to Penang from Malacca. Would be reaching Penang at 5.30am."
My instant response. "What? 5.30am?" Meaning to say I needed to wake up at 4am and drive to Penang by latest 5am. Gosh, this shouldn't be happening. I only had 4 hours left to sleep in fact during this break, I normally slept at 2am. Quite impossible for me to sleep at 12am and wake up at 4am. But what to do? Promise is a promise. I wasn't not happy. Just that I felt it's a sorrow not to sleep more than 8 hours. At the end of the day I'd been the tour guide and driver for around 18 hours from 6.30am to 12.00am though, it's a pleasure journey.
Met two new friends from Bangladesh, Rajiv and Siam from Pharmacy Students' Society for Bangladesh.
|Rajiv and Siam|
|Nasi Beryani. Something that could be found in their country too|
|The first mosque that I entered in Malaysia|
Again, it's a way to get myself closer to Malaysian culture and understand more about our national religion.
After that brought them to a Malay seafood restaurant to try out some Malay cuisine - Ikan bakar with Su Ee. That called a day off and it's already 12.00am. T.T I still had to drive back home. Haih~
And yeah, BlogFest Asia is finally satu-satu kalinya held in Georgetown this time and it's FREE! Totally free including free lunch, free dinner, free workshop. Walao, what a big frog hopping on the street. The FREE dinner is going to be held at QE II somemore. It's too much! My experience. This is seriously a great restaurant with great ambience and great food.
|QEII, a 360 degree restaurant on the sea|
Nevermind, still this kinda "kap la" I have to share with you. Penang deserves more excitement. Please go and let me know what happen there. Click the link to know more.
|BlogFest Asia 2010|
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
|From the Star|
|Scene behind PC|
|I did talking|
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Does an apple taste sweet?
you say yes, I say no.
I say, apple tastes sour.
No, you say. Apple tastes sweet.
I say, no, apple tastes sour.
You say, but most of the people say apple tastes sweet.
I say, true, most of the people, but not me. I'm not most of the people.
You can't use most of the people's judgement to judge me.
I can't prove you wrong, but it doesn't mean you're right.
Because you can't prove me wrong too.
If I'm not wrong, then I might be right.
Many people are afraid of doing something different.
and they think that what most people are doing is always right, and they don't challenge it.
in fact, even if you do something different, as long as it is not proved right or wrong.
so no one could say that it's right or wrong.
when something is not right or wrong until the end of the day,
what are you afraid of?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I don't feel like blogging when I'm free..
but I feel to blog when tomorrow I have a quiz followed by another one on friday..
reason? my skin's gatal loh...
Okay. Some updates about my life..
My last post talked about my first experience as a backpacker in Hong Kong..
(Erm..not really talking about the experience anyway..just allow me to say so, ok?)
|APPS in ice sculpture|
This time i did bring a mission too..which is to present Green Lung to my dear friends from different countries..
but the story didn't go that well...
I was informed that i would be having 40 minutes to do my presentation...
i was supposed to present after the regional meeting..
so i did prepare up to 70 colorful slides with so much of my brain juice inside..
Ok..i mean that's perfectly fine to me...in fact i was excited for being given such a long time..
i joined the boring regional meeting (If I wouldn't have to present, I wouldn't be there since morning until evening)
opps..the meeting was over time..(supposedly should be ended at let's say 7pm, it's now 8.20pm)
The participants' faces were filled with vengeance (because they should have enjoyed their free night right now out there in this dynamic night city)...and now they passed the time to me..
The chairperson told me, "can you finish this within 10 min?"
"Erm..I try lah"
"Cannot ler..must be within 10 min"
That's how I cut down a 40-minute presentation to exactly 10-minute presentation..
Seriously, it's kinda tough to talk short..
I only had a couple of minutes to prioritize my whole presentation framework..
but luckily I supposed it ended well..I treasured this 10 minutes in hope of passing through my messages and passion at my very best..
Feedback I got:
1) You're a good speaker (I hope so..haha..even though that time I spoke f*ckingly fast)
2) Your presentation was inspiring (This is much more inspiring for me..hehe)
3) I'd like to invite you to Japan to present in the future (OK, this is what I like the most..haha...)
And the following outcomes after my presentation are (a) APRO had decided to place the collaboration between IPSF-APRO and Green Lung as one of their projects of priority (b) A guy from India talked to me saying that he wishes to set up Green Lung in India (That's exciting)
How about my life in Seoul?
I like the city honestly...It's simply great..
|Group photo in front of their ancient court|
|Korean traditional festive dance|
|Typical Korean meal|
|Night scene at dunno-what-gang (river)|
|With Thai girls during International Night|
I did try some new stuffs in Korea too..
1) I drank beer and their traditional alcohols
|Koreans love beer!|
|Korean rice alcohol. It's nice|
|Choon Fu and I were mabuk already|
|T-Express at Everland|
|Silk worms they are. Put into your mouth.|
|Great view with blue sky and greenery|
Okay, so what's next in my life..
I'm going to Kelantan next Monday to do my clerkship...
In this coming October, I'm going to..guess what...Korea again!!!
(What for i'm doing there again? hehehe....to attend another conference..it's called The 4th Global Conference of Alliance for Healthy Cities....since USM sponsored me...why not? Haha)
Catch up with you guys soon...back to my notes then..