Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DUAL Newsletter

For my blog readers from Singapore.

1.  Thurs 18th September, 7:00pm - 9:00pm - DUAL Drinks
2.  Fri 19th September, 7:30pm - Dinner at Original Sin with the Cornell Club's Restaurant Club
3.  Sun 21st September, 3:30pm - Cornell Cinema comes to Singapore and Invites Prospective Freshmen - "Cornell University - The Founding of an American University"
4.  Sat 18th October, 10:00am - 12 noon - DUAL talk on "If I apply to .... University now, will I get in?....."
1.  DUAL Drinks

Do come down and join us for DUAL Drinks every third Thursday of the Month!  It will be a great time to relax, catch up with old friends, and meet new people!

Date:    Thursday, September 18th, 2008
Time:    7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue:  Brewerkz Restaurant & Microbrewery
            30 Merchant Road #01-05/06 Riverside Point
            Singapore 058282
            Tel: (65) 6438 7438
Cost:    $5 for 2 soft drinks
            $15 for 2 beer


2.  Dinner at Original Sin with Cornell Club's Restaurant Club


*Guilt-free dining this September*
Cornell Club's Restaurant Club goes to Original Sin this September. A mainstay on our local culinary scene, Original Sin is the first and only Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant in Singapore and a sister restaurant of the Michelangelo's Group of Restaurants. Ever wondered how unique, creative and delicious vegetarian food can be? Let's find out :

On the menu

Mezze plate
A selection of Middle Eastern dips served with falafel patties and pitabread
Koresh (Pumpkin and Carrot infused with Caraway and fennel seed)
Baba Ghanoush (Pureed Eggplant blended with garlic, lemon juice and tahini)
Tzatziki (Yogurt, Cucumber and Mint)
Hummus (Pureed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice)
Principessa Salad
Avocado, grilled asparagus, portobello mushroom, tomato, bocconcini, frenchbeans, roasted pumpkin
served with leafy greens and croutons, drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette
Bosco Misto
Spinach, feta and tofu patties coated with crushed almonds and sesame seeds,
served with sauteed button mushrooms, marbled with a plum sauce and topped with Asparagus


Oven baked layers of char-grilled eggplant potato and aromatic tomato and
lentils, infused with Middle Eastern spices, topped with bechamel sauce


Penne with asparagus, button mushroom, spinach, capsicum and onion, flamed
with absolut vodka, sauteed in a pink sauce topped with shaved parmesan

Walnut cheesecake


Chocolate Brownie
$60 nett

Date: Friday, September 19
Time: 7.30pm
Venue:Original Sin
Blk 43 #01-62 Jalan Merah Saga Holland Village
Chip Bee Gardens

Look forward to seeing you there! RSVP Sonia Ong latest Tuesday 16th.  Minimum 10 people for this dinner to proceed
3.  Cornell Cinema comes to Singapore and Invites Prospective Freshmen - "Cornell University - The Founding of an American University"
Cornell Cinema, that iconic institution of Cornell University which introduced so many students to films from Kurusawa, Truffault, Antonioni, Weir, etc. now comes to Singapore!  Bring your friends for an easy-going Sunday afternoon independent film viewing, in a private screening movie theatre at the beautiful Arts House.

 1 hour film on who Ezra Cornell was, why he founded Cornell and why Cornell University changed higher education in the US, by Emmy-award winning producer Brian Frey.  Do you know your Cornell history?  Find out how progressive Cornell really is!
To be followed by fun quiz and Cornell prizes.  Open to Prospective Students who want to meet alumni and learn more about Cornell.
Saunter afterwards down the quay and choose among the many delicious restaurants to have dinner or drinks with your friends.
Date:  Sunday, 21 September 2008
Time:  3:30pm
Venue:  The Arts House
            1 Parliament Lane
  • Free to Prospective Students and their Parents.  Student discussion with Alumni after movie.

RSVP by 17 September 2008.  If student, please specify which school you are currently attending.


4.  DUAL talk on "If I apply to .... University now, will I get in?....."


Are you wondering how the US college and university application process has changed since you applied?  Today's college application process is more in-depth and competitive than in previous years, due to the increased number of high school graduates and international applicants. DUAL invites you to attend a talk by Ms. Caroline B. Faris, a certified college counselor. She will discuss the many aspects of applying to US colleges and universities, including how to research "good fit" schools, make the most of your child's high school curriculum, prepare for college tours and interviews, brainstorm distinctive college essay topics, and project your student's unique voice throughout the entire application. Come ready to learn about today's application process and have your questions answered by a certified college counselor.  It is never too early to prepare for your child's college and university application process.


Date:  Saturday, 18th October 2008

Time:  10:00am - 12 noon

Venue: The American Club

           Colonial Room, 3rd Floor

           10 Claymore Hill

Cost:   $10 per person for DUAL members & family

           $15 per person for non members


Light breakfast will be served.


Please RSVP by Friday 10th October to Ms. Ng Hau Yee at



DUAL is the Distinguished Universities Alumni League, an umbrella organization comprising members from the following 18 alumni clubs - Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Cornell University Hoteliers, Dartmouth College, INSEAD, Johns Hopkins University, London Business School, London School of Economics, MIT, NUS MBA, Oxbridge Society, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University



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