Monthly Archives: April 2007

the AMMY V journey – FOOD!

Go ahead. Go ahead and mock that I look fat in the photos. (That’s you, Eng Teck, I am referring to) But the food, was marvelous!

Imagine. An event for the ASEAN ministers and delegates. How could Singapore, as the organizer, scrooge on the food?

By the way, I just looked fat in the photos. I did not gain any weight. Fortunately. It’s just the photos.

Here’s the food list we had.

Tuesday Evening: Buffet at MOS
Great pasta. Great Mutton Kebab. Great Sushi. Great Chocolate-hazelnut Cake. Great Mango Pudding.

10am break, 12 noon lunch, 3pm break.
Great cheesecake. Great chocolate cake.

Wednesday social program:
Dinner at Shiraz @ Clarke Quay. Wonderful Persian food. Great Grilled Meat.
There’s belly dancing with the dinner too! One of the NYC staff commented that the dance is better than the ‘Dance Floor’!

Lunch with the ASEAN ministers and delegates. Wonderful 5 course meal. Did not manage to take the pictures.
One of the dessert they served during tea.
Look at the array of chocolates on display! My favorite (the almond covered in chocolate) is there too!

Thursday Evening:
ASEAN night. Buffet at Legends @ Fort Canning Park. Do I need to mention more on the food?
We did a very ‘Uniquely Singapore’ behavior. We put a tissue to ‘chope’ our seat! Ha ha! No lah. It’s just for fun. We are assigned tables anyway.
Lunch again with the ASEAN ministers and delegates.
Appetizer:Salmon and avocado thingy. But the sesame crust is great and fragrant!
Soup: Sweet & Sour summer vegetable soup. We just call it ‘tom yum’. ha ha.
Main course: Grilled chicken breast with asparagus with sweet potato mash. And with a wonderful sauce on it.

Dessert: Warm chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream.

Oei, Eng Teck, with all these temptation around, how can I not ‘looked’ fat in the photos and yet, manage not to gain any weight? *lol*

the AMMY V journey

I guess many of you would have known what I had been up to during the past few days based on my previous entries.


I like this photo of mine. Ok, Jack the Intern has a great flair in his photography skills. Of course, the person has to be great in order for the photo to look great too. Ha ha!

Volunteering as a Liaison Officer for AMMY V5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting On Youth, that is. This is the first time Singapore is hosting this meeting, and this meeting, marks the first time where the +3 countries, namely, China, Japan and Korea joins in the meeting to discuss about issues relating to youth. I am assigned to be the liaison officer for the delegations from Thailand.
So this is Jack, in the middle. And that’s Atiqah on the right. He is the LO for Cambodia and Atiqah, Indonesia. And yes, he is the one who took the photo on our ID card.

Our duties, as Youth LO, is to assist the Staff LO (who is the staff in NYC/MCYS) in ensuring that the delegations needs are taken care into.
Our staff LO, is Samantha, which I say, was a great Staff LO! She take cares of us very well, and she is very ‘steady’ in her duties. Some other Youth LOs sang praises of her too!

Shall continue tomorrow. It took me half an hour just for this entry! *exhausted*

Withdrawal Symptons

Mary told me that what I suffered yesterday night was just withdrawal symptons.


I don’t deny that. Yes. I think I am suffering from AMMY Withdrawal Syndrome.


This is just a preview. Would do a detailed entry soon. Definitely. Since I have a tons of 美国时间 to do it now. Ha ha.

AMMY Preview

This is just an AMMY Preview.

Before you get confused, AMMY is ASEAN Ministerial Meeting for the Youth, which is currently held from 24 August to 27 August.

Today is the Opening Ceremony, where PM Lee was the Guest of Honour of the ceremony. I guess many heard about the $5 million Singapore ASEAN Youth Fund through the news.

Anyway, today is the ASEAN night dinner where Dr Vivian Balakrishnan was the guest of honour. We had great fun taking photos all around man!


Of course, Mr Teo Ser Luck is there as he is the Parliament Secretary to Dr Vivian. A lot of the gals are ga-ga-ing over him. *lol*

Well, I managed to take a picture with my idol, Dr Vivian, of course!


Jane! This photo is for you! She is Ms Park Youn Ok, Heidi, the Deputy Director (International Exchange Team, Youth Policy Bureau), National Youth Commission, Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea. Her costume is very beautiful!

That’s all about it for now currently. More to be updated after my duties are over!



Wanted to take tons of pictures today during my FYP (Final Year Project) presentation, but in the end, we were too busy throwing smoke bomb that I totally forgotten about it. So… ladies and gentlemen, what I can present is the pictures of our group and some screen shot of our project.

Anyway, it was a wonderful presentation, although a lot of smoke bomb been thrown, however, unlike my other modules, these smoke were thrown reasonably and logically. Apparently, the professors were IMPRESSED by our presentation, AND our work. Which was wonderful.

It was an unexpected turn of events, since it was just 2.5 weeks ago when the whole group was damn demoralized because our evaluators mentioned that our project was ‘not up to standard’. However, as we mentioned during the presentation today, CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT. Things happened and with a strange twist in event, we managed to climb up from our dump and emerge VICTORY today!

Guess it is the rule of the underdog wins. YET AGAIN.

Everyone is a Foto Whore

Everyone is a photo whore.


Therefore, here I am, ‘trying’ to be one.

Although the photos are very outdated (photos of my December holiday).


Hopefully I can take tons of photos during the AMMY V or (ASEAN Ministerial Meeting for Youth for the uninitiated) , where I would be volunteering myself as a liaison officers for the ministers and the delegates. Would there be any limitations on the photos I can take or posted?


Anyway, all the photos are contains just me. ‘Cos it’s my blog. You don’t want to see Wendy in Dawn’s blog, unless they are bitching about each other, tearing each other hairs off, don ya?