WAN Great Scientist

FRANKLY, AN ARTICLE entitled “How one resourceful team of scientists coordinated their attack on a chicken bug” wouldn’t grab my attention.

The Star Features, 24 September 2014

The Star Features, 24 September 2014

But a face like this would!

The Star Features, 24 September 2014

The Star Features, 24 September 2014

That’s WAN happy professor and understandably so, with a decade of research and hard work finally paid off and sowing results. This is no chicken feat and poultry farmers owe him (and the team) big time!

We are proud of this WAN great scientist, and that goes for the whole WAN siblings, all very terror WAN.

Besides a great scientist, this prof is also an avid photographer, seen here taking pictures of the WAN clan and their other halves… 25 Jan 2012 

Besides a great scientist, this prof is also an avid photographer, seen here taking pictures of the WAN clan and their other halves… 25 Jan 2012

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(L) Cousins got together in this CNY 2012 pix; (R) The ladies – including the wife and another terror WAN.

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(L) Even these little ones felt at home at the chicken coop but Little A didn’t think so (R)… 25 Jan 2012.

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Rare Cloud Phenomenon in Leeds, 1996

I FOUND THIS newspaper cutting dated 23rd February 1996 in my photo album recently.

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The caption says: “IT’S IN THE AIR: The rare cloud phenomenon that turned heads in Leeds last Friday. Motorists stopped and crowds gathered to admire the spectacular display of colours which is unlikely to be repeated during our lifetime. The nacreous, or mother-of-pearl, clouds are caused by diffraction of the sun’s light through clouds of dust and ice high in the stratosphere. (Pic: Pete Cotton; Words: David Adam).

Bravo Bonnie!

I WAS STILL up in the wee hours of Friday morning when a news article online caught my attention.

http://news.malaysia.msn.com/community/the-jewel-of-the-arctic-by-local-photographer-bonnie-yap

This is the Bonnie who became the first female photographer in The Star and survived the male-dominated Photo Room back in the early 90s; the same Bonnie with whom I earned my first front page byline along with her first front page photo byline on 27th June 1992; the same Bonnie who covered numerous assignments with me, including entertainment events involving local and Hong Kong celebrities.

This is the Bonnie who kindly became the photographer for the weddings of my brother, two sisters and eventually mine as well.

I was happy to read that she is finally having her first ever solo photo exhibition come 1 – 31 March at Traders Hotel, KL. Twenty four years of hard work that finally paid – a well-deserved recognition. Congrats Bonnie Yap!

Our first front page byline together (The Star, 27 Jun 1992)

Our first front page byline together (The Star, 27 Jun 1992).

(L-R) Bonnie and I out on assignment; Bonnie with the late Anita Mui; Bonnie at my wedding.

(L-R) Bonnie and I out on assignment; Bonnie with the late Anita Mui; Bonnie at my wedding.

Fond memories of our Star days between 1992-94.

Fond memories of our Star days between 1992-94.

Related post: Bonnie and I (link)

A Diplomat’s Deepavali Do, 1992

THE INDIAN High Commissioner to Malaysia, His Excellency Mr. RS Rathore, hosted a Deepavali open house on this date in 1992. That was my first encounter with members of the diplomatic corps… nope, I wasn’t an invited guest, my office sent me there to cover the event 🙂

The Rathores hosted the open house on Tuesday, 27 October 1992; My article in The Star published on Thursday, 29 October 1992, page 10.

I was eventually granted an interview with HE Mr. Rathore just before he completed his tour of duty here; this article was published in Sunday Star on 27 December 1992, page 10.

I was eventually granted an interview with HE Mr. Rathore just before he completed his tour of duty here; this article was published in Sunday Star on 27 December 1992, page 10.

Years later, I did get invited to such events…

In US, at the Commonwealth Women’s Association meeting and lunch hosted by Mrs. Lekha Sreenivasan (wife of Indian DCM) at her home in Bethesda, Maryland, 26 September 2000. Seated L-R: Datin Kamilah Abdullah (wife of Brunei Amb), Mrs. Joan Bolger (wife of NZ Amb and former first lady of NZ) and Mrs. Khaleeda Shehabuddin (wife of Bangladesh Amb); Standing L-R: Mrs. Lekha Sreenivasan, Mrs. Meheera Yakub (Bangladesh), Pn. Jameah Kholil (Malaysia), Mrs. Zakia Mansoor Hussain (Bangladesh) and Mrs. Yvonne Salina (wife of Malta Amb).

In HK at the HK Indian Women's Club Diwali Afternoon held on 30 September 2009.

In HK at the HK Indian Women’s Club Diwali Afternoon held on 30 September 2009.

(L) In HK, the “four musketeers” got together for a farewell meal (18 Jun 2010); (R) Farewell for CG of India, Mr. Ralte and Ziki, hosted by the Chief of Protocol, Mr. Tony Nguyen. (22 Jun 2010)