Monday, March 14, 2011

Battle of the Giants

The excitement is almost like the regatta sequence in the Social Network movie. Although the Winklevoss twins in the movie are so hot, I still prefer the preppy and shy Cambridge men!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Boat Race

Oxford vs. Cambridge

I just watched the video of the Boat Race 2010. Despite lagging behind Oxford in the beginning, having to compete against 2 Olympiad rowers (the Winklevoss twins rowed for Oxford) and manoeuvring difficult bends, the Cambridge team didn't give up. Our rowers pushed hard and emerged as the champion. Such is Cambridge's staying power!

I know which boat I'll be rooting for come 26 March 2011 :)

Friday, March 04, 2011

From Beirut to Jerusalem

I finally met Dr Ang Swee Chai at Trinity College, Cambridge last night!
Dr Radiah Salim told me about Dr Ang's medical relief efforts in Palestine. We are inspired by her, surgeon and humanitarian extraordinaire.

With her her husband Francis Khoo and some friends, Dr Ang helped to form the British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), following the 1982 Sabra-Shatilla massacres. In 1987, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat awarded Dr Ang the "Star of Palestine", the highest award for the service to the Palestinians.

Meeting Dr Ang rekindles my childhood dream. If it's meant to be, God willing, medical school will happen at some point in my life. If it doesn't, I will try to help Dr Ang and Dr Radiah in whatever ways I can.