Thursday, March 31, 2011

Annual Dinner of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Unimas (University Malaysia Sarawak) 27th March 2011

Last week, the Persatuan Sains Sosial (PSS), Unimas has organized an annual dinner at Grand Continental Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak. It is kind of an annual event for the students at the end of their semester year as well as celebrating with the final year students who are going to graduate soon. 

This is also an occasion to see every student dressed up properly rather than t-shirt and jeans like attending their lecture.

The arrival of invited guests and the committee members.

With the former committee members

Colleagues and students

Haha, got a prize from the lucky draw session, presenting by Mdm Gill

With Nicholas (new colleague)

With the students

Presenting lucky draw gift to the student

With my student, Mary Fong

King and Queen of the Nite (Staff category)

All photos were taken by Malex Abdullah Rashid except the first one. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Look at Taiwan from a Tourist Eyes...

I just back from my Taiwan Trip, about 7 days, and would like to share my feeling about Taiwan as a tourist.

Like my other vacations, the first person I talked to when arrived at the airport was the airport staff who stationed at the information counter. I was totally impressed with Taiwanese manner which is really really polite. An exact opposite side of some other countries I have visited (Regina, u know what I mean). Even the hawker at the side of the road, as I asked this lady who were selling cloths in front of the bus station, where is the entrance of the MRT station. In a very polite manner, she showed me the way and asked me (with a smile), do you know how to use the MRT? 

To me, Taiwanese are really discipline, friendly and polite. Maybe Japan has a strong influence on them because of the occupancy before 1945. 

However, for those foreigners who can not read Chinese, it would be slightly difficult to shop especially at the night market, although most of the shopping centers and MRT Stations have English words on the information and direction board.   

The next thing to remind tourists is the toilet flushing system in Taiwan. Never ever throw the used toilet paper into the toilet bowl, yes even after your 'BIG Business'. There is a small bin in every toilet for you to throw away the used toilet paper. WHY? Because it will be blocking the bowl. It happens at most of the place where there are many tourists, even in the the airport. 

That's all what I wanna say... In fact I'm sitting in 1 Borneo now to write this blog and will be going back to Kuching on tomorrow. Photos are on the way, so stay tune... 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Penang Island - Tilt-shift Photos

Photos were taken from Prangin Mall Multi-story Car Park, Penang. Check my previous post on how to create tilt-shift photos.