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  • The Second UUM Incursion
    I love tabletop games. I have started to incorporate more tabletop games into my teaching and learning. Suddenly, my friend Shanizan invited me to be a jury member for the
  • The First UUM Incursion
    Last month, all of the sudden, I was tasked with writing a script for a short play for an English Language Carnival to be held at UUM. Not just that, but I had to coach th
  • Teaching Without Power
    This semester I have to help teach another English course to a class of professionals in another learning institution. Today, during my class in which I have prepared a to
  • Symposium Gift Artwork
    At the language symposium last week , besides the two assignments I wrote about I also had a third task: Which was to sketch some artwork to be printed and presented as gi
  • My First Language Symposium
    Another new experience I underwent was the language symposium I attended this weekend. The language symposium was an annual collaboration between three universities, two o
  • Enhancement Workshop at Langkawi
    If you had asked me 10 years ago or so, I would say my new experiences will be declining gradually the older I grew. There would be less chances for me to do new things. I
  • Tabletop Games Expo at UniMAP
    After almost two years in Perlis, there arose an opportunity to host a tabletop game exhibition here at the university. Gray and Ben both gamers I knew and interacted with
  • Some Sort of Translation Workshop
    Then it came to pass that I have to present a talk at the department's inaugural Basic Translation Workshop. Public speaking is not something that comes to me easily. Desp
  • Lost in Translation
    We had two weeks to spend in Kuala Lumpur because of my course. Let's get the unpleasantness out of the way first: I had the flu for two days in the first week, then three
  • Set Course For The City
    And so it was that the workplace booked me on a two week course. The course was to be held back in Kuala Lumpur. You know the city: Irfan's kampung. We drove southbound an
  • Hi New New Office
    After a week or so of having no office while hardware transportation was being carried out, I have finally moved into the new new office out in the boonies. It is a bit wa
  • Bye Old New Office
    This was the office I was assigned to in the last 8 months or so. Now it has been cleared out - no more books and RPGs on the shelves - as the entire department is moving
  • What? A Nasyid?
    Way, way out from the left field comes a blog post about nasyid . I was assigned to sing in the department's nasyid group for an interdepartmental nasyid competition despi
  • 82 Months
    82 months of Yaya! * Mouse over the pictures for captions I'm feeling pretty proud of myself in that it's not yet the middle of July (only the end of June) when I'm writin
  • Scenic Silver Springs
    While we were in Ocala, Florida on a work trip, the local colleagues recommended that we visit Silver Springs , Florida and try out the glass bottom boats. So that is what
  • Rafe - 37 Months
    Adik is 37 months old! * Mouse over the pictures for captions As mentioned in last month's entry, we are now moving to the smaller entry for Adik, where we just round up h
  • 78 Months
    And so, the girl is six and a half years old! 78 months of Yaya!   * Mouse over the pictures for captions January turned out to be a crazy busy month! I started a new proj
  • 76 Months
    76 months of Yaya!   * Mouse over the pictures for captions OK since it is almost January as I sit to write this entry, I feel like I can barely remember what November was
  • Halloween 2014 Spooktacular
    So since dressing up in costumes is one of Yaya's favorite things to do, Halloween is something she has been looking forward to for a while. Despite the non-candy-eating c
  • Rafe's 34 Month Birthday
    Two more months until Adik turns 3! He is now at his 34th month! Whee! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Adik's reading skills just seem to keep improving. He is reta
  • 75 Months
    75 months of the girl!   * Mouse over the pictures for captions October has been pretty action packed. We have been back and forth to and from the new gig (Tampa, Florida)
  • Rafe's 31 Month Birthday
    And the boy is 31 months old! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Like Yaya's 6th birthday, we were in Minneapolis for Adik's 31-month birthday. It has definitely been
  • 72 Months (a.k.a the sixth birthday!)
    And so the girl is now six years old! 72 months old! Hurrah!! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Apparently we are feast or famine type people. After the end of June (
  • Rafe's 28 Month Birthday
    28 months old! Caveat: this entry (for April) was written in June. Thank goodness for backdated entries! Also, we kind of forgot to take pictures of the boy to document hi
  • 69 Months
    Here are the 69 month photos! * Mouse over the pictures for captions So here's the deal. This entry was written practically in June. So I will try to be brief and let the
  • Rafe's 27 Month Birthday
    Twenty-seven months old now! * Mouse over the pictures for comments Speech status: There is nothing this child can't say. He does have trouble with Malay or Spanish though
  • 68 Months
    68 months now! Five and 2/3 years old! Whee! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Food status: nothing new. She is still eating our homemade bread. I am thinking I shoul
  • First Snowfall of the Winter
    So we actually missed the first snowfall in Ohio (in November) this year while we were away at work in Pennsylvania. But when we were in Pennsylvania (again, for work) in
  • 65 Months
    65 months! Five years and five months have passed. * Mouse over pictures for captions Food status: A few new tastes! Yaya tried hot chocolate (during the snow adventures),
  • Amusements at the New Ducky Hotel
    So we have spent many days at the new Ducky Hotel in the past three months. We played in the snow , and amused ourselves in all kinds of ways. This entry is just a bunch o
  • 64 Months
    So we are now at 64 months! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Food status: Yaya tried one new food this month! Honey. She finger tasted it. I have hopefully convinced
  • 63 Months
    Sixty-three months now! * Mouse over the pictures for captions So this month, Yaya had some adventures in trying new foods! First, there was the disastrous attempt at eati
  • 59 Months
    One more month till Yaya hits the half decade mark! Woohooo! Note: Mouse over the pictures for captions It has been a busy month of June. We started off at the end of May
  • Rafe's 17 Month Birthday
    And so, another month has passed by and the little guy is now 17 months old. He'll be a year and a half soon! Wheeee! * Mouse over the pictures for captions Adik can now p
  • 56 Months
    Yaya is now four months away from her first half decade! 56 months now! Where did all that time go? * Mouse over the pictures for captions Food status: something weird hap
  • Rafe's 14 Month Birthday
    And here it is not even a third of the way through March and Adik's 14 month entry is here! As always, thanks to the gods of backdated entries! Adik has at least seven tee
  • gMalaysia Conference
    Earlier today I attended an event organised by Google Malaysia called the gMalaysia conference. It would be great to learn more about how Google products can help with my
  • 38 Months
    So Yaya had her 38 month birthday while we were in New Jersey. Another quick and fun month has gone by, and here is the girl lounging on the bed in the hotel while Papa ca
  • 34 Months
    This might be a new record in the tardiness of the monthly blog entry. The same excuses and the same apologies, but here she is our 34 month old Yaya. In less than two mon
  • 32 Months
    Well, this month I am (yet again) late with the entry. The girl is now 2 years and 8 months old - she's 2 and 2/3 years old! Not long to the big 3! She's quite the charact
  • Makan-makan with Jen
    So before Jen and Mike set off for their awesome vacation (one of the legs included dinner with Hisham's family ), we had a warm up makan session at the newly discovered P
  • Allie's 14 Month Birthday
    I know - I am delinquent. It's been over two weeks since Allie's 14 month birthday and I am only finally putting together this entry. I'm terrible. I blame it on a) going
  • Selamat Hari Raya from NJ(??)
    Eid Mubarak, and selamat hari raya to all! Vin, Allie and I were out of town for the holidays due to work commitments, but coincidentally, we had a work-related party to g
  • A Night Out In The City...
    ... and the city is known as Tehran. Last week I spent a better part of a week (for work purposes) in Iran. The first photo of the entry two days ago showed Azadi Tower of
  • Where Have I Been?
    The last week or so, I have been on a trip. Any guesses as to where? It's in the Middle East, populated by friendly folk, and the food is fantastic. Here are four photos a
  • The Last Time...
    ... I saw my phone was when I powered it down before getting on the flight at Gate 316, Stuttgart Airport. So long, faithful communication device. That ought to teach me t
  • The Mercedes-Benz Museum
    After the second day of training, we were all brought on a bus through the cold but sunny afternoon weather from our training centre out near Hausen to the city of Stuttga
  • Kehren Sie Nach Deutschland Zurück
    It was a cold Sunday morning when we arrived in Germany. It wasn't as cold as it was two Februaries ago when snow surrounded Munich airport, but it was chilly enough for a
  • Time To Get To Work. Oh, and Photos!
    Let's take advantage of the free wifi some more and post new pictures of work. Just like other entries of business trip photos on this blog, there are lots of exhibition b
  • I Was Last At Langkawi 17 Years Ago
    The best thing ever that could happen is the discovery that this hotel I've staying at has a free wi-fi connection. This discovery is nothing less than imbuing me with the
  • Why It's Been Quiet Around Here Lately
    It's been a busy month, even since before Aidilfitri. The reason of it all will now be shown as a series of photographs for the event that took place at Shangri-La Hotel o
  • On The Way To Work At Bangalore
    From the hotel to Yelahanka Air Force Station , I took a cab. For three days I took the same cab. It was a four wheel drive vehicle. The driver's name was Mallesh. I had h
  • What Transpired In Pakistan
    Like DSA 2006 back in April, we were at another defence exhibition only this time in Karachi, Pakistan. My apprehension was soon laid to rest as the local organisers as we
  • Karachi is Sunny but Cool
    Today Hikam and I took a drive around town with a tour guide / taxicab driver. The idea was that we'd tell him what we needed to buy on a souvenir hunt and he'll know the
  • So There We We Were At Jinnah International
    Hikam and I arrived at about 2025 local time via the Pakistan International Airlines flight. It was enjoyable. I think I slept four out of the six hours airborne. The infl
  • Next Week I Fly To...
    ...Karachi, Pakistan. The journey will be nested between the coming two Saturdays. Since the company is small I have to run around getting stuff done in preparation for th
  • Job Done - Heading Home
    I forgot to mention in the previous post that Sam and I spent the night at Ambhara hotel. It was quite a comfortable place to stay, with a shopping mall (whose name escape
  • Meanwhile In Indonesia
    Greetings from Jakarta , the capital of Indonesia. Arrived this morning, I'll be here until tomorrow for a presentation concerning work and work-related work stuff. The go
  • Asian Aerospace 2006
    While I was at work at the Asian Aerospace 2006 exhibition way down in Singapore, I took photos of some of the exhibits. Walking around the corridors, I realised that I ne
  • Stuttgart Pics
    As promised here are some images from my weekend walkabout in Stuttgart. I thought I didn't take a lot of good photos there because of my need to walk quickly to cover a l
  • Outbreak
    It was all over the news when I was in Germany. The H5N1 had been detected in dead wild swans at the northern coast of the country. The H5N1 virus, as all but those hiding
  • Hotel Ochsen Post
    I got back from the airport today from a training in Germany. While there I stayed at Ochsen Post Hotel in the village of Tiefenbronn not too far from Hausen, where I had
  • It's Been Awhile Since I Saw...
    ...SNOW! Thirteen years. Here we are again. Damn it's cold. And the Autobahn is jammed up. And Hausen seems to be a really nice, quaint litle hamlet. Pictures will be up w
  • Returning to Form, but Slowly
    I still can't believe it. I'm getting my passport renewed. I'm buying cold weather gear and one of those new-fangled bags with wheels and a retractable handle (which is pr

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