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Reading Malaysian Night

And finally came our turn. Reading Malaysian Night was yesterday and I’m glad to have been part of it ‘cos it very well turned out just like we imagined. We can’t really be compared to other theatre-like productions but for a decent sized Malaysian society, I think the team did a great job. Even better at being natural comedians!

A glimpse of the night.

Our MNight was called “Malaysia, I’m home!” and it comprised of a mash up of 3 scenes;  A malay (which I was part of) chinese and indian scene – all involving a character who’s just returned home to face their family and in that course they go through a certain problem which brings them to re-embrace their true traditional values. In a way it provided as a simple introduction to Malaysian traditional values, especially for those non-Malaysians who came. So surprised to see quite a number of British/non-Malaysians last night!

And 4 pounds for a decent show, nasi lemak and soya milk? Come on, that is such a good deal! Was so impressed and excited when I found out we were getting nasi lemak (extras for the crew! hehe)

Pui Shan excited to get nasi lemak

with Jolyn and Sher Hann (last year’s MNight director!)

and after all that, I went out for desserts to my favourite place with my favourite people who came to watch the show!

 Cherry on top to a good night :)

Few pictures here cos some were blur. Can’t wait for the professional pictures to come out!

The thing about raising money for volunteering

Lately, my facebook has been filled with posts by friends asking for support to help fund their volunteering project. It always impresses and amazes me what my friends are willing to do to contribute their part in making a difference (even more so impressive because they’re raising their own money and not using their parents’) So I’m always glad to donate a few pounds when I can. Though I tend to do so more for the people who make an extra effort in raising money.

If you think about it, a lot of people take up their time to volunteer here and there and all efforts are amazing and praise worthy. But another friend of mine also raised a point that we are all students living (overseas) on a budget. Of course we have to think twice before simply giving away our pocket money.

So what wins me over the most is when I see people doing things or selling things in order to raise the money. To me, that’s praise worthy effort right there because he/she is making that extra effort to make something i.e cookies/biscuits/whatever else to sell and  reaching out to whoever is interested in buying.

My friend is raising money to volunteer to teach school kids in Africa so she’s selling home made cookies and hand made cards (she’s great at art and cooking!) Seeing her post on facebook I thought, why not? She’s making all this extra effort and I’d really like to see her fulfill her wish. Plus, I want chocolate cookies!

So I bought them, and they taste really good! So to me that’s a nice exchange as it puts a smile on her face knowing people are buying her things to help her out (and because they’re good too!) and it puts a smile on my face because well, i love chocolate chip cookies!