Thursday, October 30, 2008

We are the Project Trafford Winners!

A final bit of closure for everyone who participated (or followed) Project Trafford ever since it was announced in late May this year: Group C is the winner!

Initially, the cynic in me said it was almost impossible to beat the groups (led by Kennia Sia, ShaolinTiger and others), but head honcho Nicole provided the spark in Group C and led us to victory! And to teammates Chics, Aronil, Simon and Kif, if brainstorming was as cool that the one that we did, then we gotta try it again sometime. :P

And oh, one more thing...

Cheque's already in the mail, but we can't tell you how much it is! :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

2008 Penang Starwalk to be held on December 14


This year's Starwalk in Ipoh on June 15


Related news articles:
The Star - Biggest turnout at Ipoh Starwalk since inaugural event in 2004
The Star - Penang Starwalk back in December
(signup details in that article)

There will be two major stretches in the 10 km walk. First you'll have to go along the highway, pass through a forest on an uphill climb and only then will you reach the finishing point outisde PISA.

Some pointers for folks who are planning to have their first run this year:

Wear a cap or put on some sunscreen as the morning sun will be usually scorching (no thanks to the lack of trees alongside the highway).

How you keep yourself hydrated is up to you but I recommend you bring along a small bottle (500 ml) of water at least. Big guzzlers need 1.5 litres but running and carrying that will be a bit troublesome.

Signing up for the competitive category (RM12) is better than the non-competitive one (RM8). There's no difference in the route but at least you'll receive a nice certificate for your effort.

Keep your registration receipt stub safe with you and make sure to stick around until the end of the lucky draw ceremony. Last year there were a lot of unclaimed prizes when the numbers were announced. You don't want to lose a chance to win a motorcycle or a flat-screen television, do you?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Grand Coalition Government for Malaysia?

Well, well... The options are now laid out on the table.

In an interview arranged by The Nut Graph, constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas proposes this fourth option in charting Malaysia's political future:
The other thing I would like to suggest is, in times of crisis, [perhaps] it is a good time for the formation of a national government. A government of all parties — a grand coalition.

We have the example of the Barisan Nasional (BN). After the events of 13 May, Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak formed the BN in 1974 (by inviting opposition parties like Gerakan, the People's Progressive Party and PAS to join the Alliance; only DAP and Parti Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia refused to join the coalition).

A grand BN-PR coalition government? Hmmm, now that's food for thought.