Rotary Orientation and District Conference

On 18-20 March 2011, the Rotary Scholar’s Orientation was held at Bay Plaza, Wellington. Attending the orientation were scholars from France, Austria, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand. The scholars from overseas were all Ambassadorial Scholars whereas the Kiwi contingent were Peace Fellows (Mary Stanley and myself) and Vocational Scholars.  It was a real pleasure brainstorming … Continue reading

Chinese recipes online!

I know I know, how typical of a Malaysian to talk about food, but I just COULDNT HELP IT!!! I was just searching for ideas online and this one sets out the typical chinese recipes. So if you are a ‘banana’ like me, this should spark your memory of all the homemade meals mum cooked … Continue reading

Bangkok’s Maeklong Market

The occupational safety people at the Department of Labour would have a fit if they saw this!!! If you havent been to Bangkok before, CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!     Bangkok’s Maeklong Market has been in existence for decades and remained even when the Maeklong Railway was built! The Maeklong Railway line passes through Maeklong – 8 … Continue reading

Another take on cultural identity

Here is another article I wrote on “the Kiwi Face” and briefly distinguishes between New Zealand’s individualistic culture from other more community focused cultures like in Asia- click to read : The Kiwi Face As mentioned in that article, Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension research (commissioned by IBM) is one well-known longitudinal study that examines cultural differences. He suggests … Continue reading