Friday, March 28, 2008
A picture is worth a thousand words and through Ai Ling's lens... her pictures definitely had more than a thousand words to say. See for yourself .... visit Ling Photography and her blog.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Peepocalypse Now: Destroying Marshmallows for Science
March 23, 2008 at 01:44 pm
If you want to get kids into a museum, destroying squidgy marshmallow candy seems to be the way to go. At the Rochester Museum asn Science Center, staff have taken that very approach. Leveraging kids' love of sweets and their curiosity towards blowing stuff up, Tim Cawley and company have devised a novel antidote for science apathy.
The Peeps became huge. Then Cawley let air back into the jar. The Peeps shrunk instantaneously, to the crowd's delight.
"They really taste nasty without the air in them. I don't know what it is," Cawley said, holding up a shriveled Peep. "But should you eat your science experiments?"
"No!" the children replied.
Jesse King, 11, of Lyons, Wayne County, watched the presentation with his parents and sister.
"It was good, but there were no explosions," he said. "Me and my dad were hoping."
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5th - Michele Tan
10th - Alex Beasley, Trevor Torcello, Mindy Loo May Lee
12th - Tam Nguyen
13th - Kymmy Gauger
15th - Jana Richtrova
16th - Tai Boon Tan
17th - Karyadi Kusumo
19th - Mei Peng Cheong, Steven Chandra
20th - Kerry Chan
23rd - Ashley Chew Chi Yit, Yin Yin Yew
24th - Laurence Nash
25th - Lynn May Ewe
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31st - Esther Cheah
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
BBC News - Asia Pacific
The Malaysian state of Penang says it will no longer follow a controversial central government policy favouring ethnic Malays above other citizens.
Penang is one of five states now controlled by the opposition, after elections on Saturday saw big losses for the governing coalition.
Malaysia has had a policy of favouring ethnic Malays in jobs and education for almost four decades. The large Chinese and Indian minorities have become increasingly angry. Correspondents say it was largely this anger that led to the dramatic election results over the weekend.
Many voters were angry about the pro-Malay policy
Lim Guan Eng was sworn into office as head of state in Penang, after his Democratic Action Party (DAP) won a convincing election victory.
As soon as he was appointed, he immediately targeted the central government's long-standing New Economic Policy favouring ethnic Malays.
"We want to run the state government administration free from the New Economic Policy that only breeds cronyism, corruption and systematic inefficiency," he told reporters.
"This is also a government that believes in equal opportunity and social economic justice. We are here to build a dynamic Penang for all," he said.
The policy was started in the early 1970s, to increase opportunities for the often poverty-stricken ethnic Malays - giving them preference in jobs, university seats and access to services. But many Malaysians - even some Malays - say that it has only benefited an elite few.
Election upheaval The country's large Chinese and Indian minorities - who make up more than a third of the population - have become increasingly critical of what they regard as blatant racial discrimination. Ethnic Indians held a large protest rally in November which attracted more than 80,000 people.
Street protests in November highlighted discontent
Mr Abdullah's National Front coalition suffered its worst election result in five decades in Saturday's elections. It won more than half of all seats in parliament, but still suffered unprecedented losses.
An alliance of opposition parties won seats in the states of Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor, and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) retained control of Kelantan, leaving the governing coalition in control of just eight states.
Are you in Penang? What do you think about the move to drop the pro-Malay policy?
We were happy to see Jerry's parents, Roger & Fifie Dejean again and first time meeting Andrea's parents, the Herreras' and the rest of the family members and friends. One of the bridesmaid's was Anna, whom I have not seen since our undergraduate years. Anna flew in from London for the wedding. I met Anna through Jerry and Andrea. Jerry's one of my oldest friend since I arrived in NY and he's the sweetest, most darling friend ever! :P
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At the reception, one of Jerry's long time friend Chris serenaded the newlyweds with a song... I managed to capture most of the song with my point&shoot camera but you can't see Chris's face. However, you can hear him sing crystal clear and what an amazing voice he has!! If he has an album/single out... I am buying it!! Check his singing out....
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