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Sunday, May 14, 2006

No Coldplaying concert tickets... Boo hoo...

So this weekend went up in flames. Burn baby burn!

Saturday: Went for Connexions in Melbourne Uni, organised by Singapore International Foundation. Was impressed by the speakers that turned up:

Peggy Kek, Deputy Executive Director, SIF

Chua Kheng Hwa, Divisional Director, International Manpower Division (Contact Singapore), Ministry of Manpower

Eddie Teo, High Commisioner of the Republic of Singapore - Australia

We received heaps of information about employment in Singapore. Good to know that employment rate of NUS, NTU, SMU students are: 95%, 94%, 100% respectively. And the picture painted was that our economy is in one of it's better times.

Mr Eddie Teo mentioned about a programme by Channel News Asia CNA, that had a panel of young journalist and students hurtling audacious, ground-breaking questions at MM LKY. And that he answered most in his calmed composure, but almost lost it once. Too bad they dun have it online to d/l couldn't find it on CNA.

The food fare was food, Local delights: Nasi Lemak, Roti Prata, Curry Chicken, Tang Yuan, Ngou Hiang, Bubble Tea.

Sunday: Had brunch with Mr Chua Kheng Hwa, and it's on them. Haha. But it was interesting talking to him and me analysing him analysing our conversations. Spoke mainly about the issue of not enough HO places for overseas medical students to enter the system. Then about us thinking we will be more disadvantaged than NUS students when it comes to specialising, mainly due to us not being able to establish better relationships with our superiors and colleagues.

But well we were not in the system yet, and i think we still are really unsure of the system. At least i am.

On a lighter note, Happy 21st Birthday Ethan!! and also to my dear friend Edwin, wished i was there for your party. Sadly, I couldn't get tickets of Coldplay concert, because i didn't even know they were coming till the tickets were long sold out. SAD!!!

The Saga continues for Critique of Aussie Med Education: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19106686-23289,00.html

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