Sunday, April 17, 2011


Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for the articles below.

Monday, April 11, 2011

FreeRice Group for USApps2011

To encourage Malaysians to improve on our English, particularly on vocabulary, a FreeRice group has been set up. This would be good practice for those who are planning to sit for SAT, in preparation for applications to US Universities.

Saturday, April 09, 2011


Thanks to Shu Wen and my loyal blog contributors for sharing the following articles.

How Great Entrepreneurs Think

Famous Graduates of Liberal Arts Colleges

Why Get a Liberal Arts Education? -

Liberal arts colleges :)

College That Change Lives :)

Deci$ion$: How One College Snags So Many Students

Hacking the curve: do less, but do it better

Hacks go on to Caltech, Berkeley and Stanford

2012-2013 Fulbright Malaysian Graduate Study & Research Program

2012-2013 Fulbright Malaysian Professional Exchange Program

2012-2013 Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Program

2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

2012 International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Students

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

UKECharisma - Volunteering Opportunities in Malaysia for all UK students

Received this from Angeline Lee, Director of UKECharisma. Great way to give back to the community and make a difference.


Looking to increase your employability?
Interested in volunteering this summer? 
Want to go somewhere exotic and completely new?
Wish you didn't have to pay so much to do community service?
Want a well organized project with expert support and advice?

Look no further, because we've got everything you want right here. 
UKECharisma is the project you're looking for, Malaysia is where you want to be going, accommodation and food is FREE, and we've got lots of expert spport to give you and your teammates advice and guidance on how to run a successful and sustainable project!

UKECharisma is an organization that provides opportunities for students studying in the UK to lead and volunteer in community service and leadership projects in Malaysia every summer. This opportunity is open to any student studying in the UK, whether Malaysian or non Malaysian, (twinning students also accepted) and UKECharisma will not only provide leadership training and project organization training, but also expert advice and sponsorship for accommodation and food for all the volunteers going for the projects. That's right, all you have to pay for is your flight and shopping, as well as fundraise a token amount to demonstrate your commitment to the cause!

We have confirmed that this year's projects are about Education and Health Awareness. They will run for two weeks each starting on the 16th July and the 31st July respectively, and are both set in the state of Selangor as well as the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. More details are as follows:

PROJECT 1: Education

16th July – 29th July, Kuala Lumpur.

Volunteers will be teaching English and encouraging reading and writing in English for primary school students in overpopulated regions of Kuala Lumpur. You will assist the class teacher in teaching students during classtime, and formulate lesson plans or activity plans for students with the teachers' approval. After school you will provide tuition and interactive workshops for children to attend to increase their interest in the language. You will recruit and have the help of secondary school students who will be your 'mentees', and part of your aim is to inspire the older students to set up a sustainable programme to teach the young children, even after your project is over, to ensure sustainability of your work.

PROJECT 2: Health Awareness

31st July -  13th August, Kuala Lumpur.

Volunteers will help out at the Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and the Federal Territory (SCASFT) where children born with spastic cerebral palsy go to learn and rehabilitate with various types of physiotherapy. You will assist staff at the center in their work with the children and their parents. You will also go to the city center and hold a small campaign to fundraise and raise awareness about spastic cerebral palsy and SCASFT targeted at members of public. You will also recruit and have the help of secondary school students who will be your 'mentees', and part of your aim is to inspire the older students to adopt SCASFT and spastic cerebral palsy as their charity to fundraise and hold events for, again to ensure sustainability of your work.

Applications are open for you to volunteer in our projects!
Also, we need two leaders each for both our projects, and there is a question in the application process for you to fill up if you're interested in doing so!

So what do you do after reading this email?
Step 1: Go to our website at, and explore UKECharisma - our goals, our motivations and our application process! There are some useful links along the side for you to look at as well, so don't forget those!
Step 2: Join our Facebook group at and add your friends!
Step 3: Apply to contribute to UKECharisma, either as a volunteer, a project leader, or a member of the executive committee!
Step 4: Tell your friends about us, and come help us make a huge difference in Malaysia this Summer!

UKECharisma. Find Your Passion. Lead. Live. Learn.

The UKECharisma Team!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Congratulations to the Students who made it!

Congratulations to all the students who made it to their dream universities. 

To all those who are on waiting list, Good Luck! Try your best to impress the universities!

To all those who didn't get into your dream university. Don't give up. Stay strong and work hard. Am sure there would be great opportunities around. 

Most important thing to all is make full use of your time in university. 

Pulling out a post that I wrote 2 years ago.