Posted on February 22, 2009 by Creatrix Tiara
OMG. I’ve been waiting MY WHOLE LIFE for such a festival or fair – and then the one time I decide to move overseas (possibly for good) it HAPPENS. Boo for me, but YAY for the rest of you, because it means that the Malaysian public’s starting to take alternative careers seriously and that there are people willing to provide resources.
The Live Your Passion fair is for people who are curious about the performing arts – dance, theatre, music, and visual art (even though that’s not exactly performancey) – and want to know more about it from a career and creative perspective. Leave behind the Hollywood stereotypes – here, you hear from the real deal.
Among the speakers are Sean Ghazi (singer, actor, Fame Awards winner), Jit Murad (actor and playwright of contemporary Malaysian English theatre), Yasmin Ahmad (she of the Orked trilogy and all the Petronas ads), and a whole host of creative people. There will also be people from public and private universities, such as Universiti Malaysia (UM) and Sunway College, presenting their arts courses on offer.
Live Your Passion will be held at The Annexe Gallery at Jalan Hang Kasturi, KL from 28th February to 1st March, 11am – 6pm. For more information, follow this Facebook event. And then tell me about it!
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Posted on January 10, 2009 by Creatrix Tiara
And the ten minutes striking up a conversation with that strange kid in homeroom sometimes matters more than every other part of high school combined.
It’s not too far off from the truth.
Filed under: Musings | Tagged: career, comic, education, success, truth in art | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 11, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
This excerpt comes from Wikipedia but references a Bernama article, which doesn’t seem to be working at the moment:
On July 2008, Regent of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah said that getting a string of As is meaningless if students fail to understand, appreciate and practice good values, and describing that excellent results as mere pakaian luaran (external appearance), there would be uneven development of human capital if students failed to inculcate good morals. “This will lead to society and the country to suffer”. He also said that people with good moral values always hold firm to life principles especially in defending truth and justice. Students should be taught not to lie or rely on leaked examination papers just to obtain higher grades. He noted that while positions and posts could give one power, one would be judged by the people. “There are many people who obtained positions and posts but there are not many who die with a good name.”
I wish school administration officers had his common sense!
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Posted on November 18, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
The Star’s college youth pull-out R.AGE is organising The March Forward, a workshop-packed day aimed at helping final year students transition into the working world.
The workshops will feature talks by various industry experts on what employers seek in the workforce, developing your resume, branding yourself, and managing interviews. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions about careers and job-seeking.
The workshops will be held at Menara Star, 15 Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia on the 23rd of November 2008 from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Registration is RM20 and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Goodies from Clinique and Parkson are provided.
Download their registration form and contact Nelsen at 03-7967 1388 ext. 1456 or Leong at 03-7967 1388 ext. 1432 for more information.
Filed under: Events, Opportunities, Resources, Specific Programs, Youth Initiative | Tagged: careers, education, jobs, malaysia, Opportunities, tertiary, youth | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 10, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
EDIT: Tony has been released and was able to appear in Parliament today.
Tony Pua, founder of one of the first Malaysian education blogs, Education in Malaysia, as well as a Member of Parliament, has been arrested and jailed following his involvement in an anti-ISA peaceful protest.
It’s not immediately clear whether the arrest was purely due to his involvement in the protest, or whether other factors – such as his blog or his involvement with the Opposition parties – also played a part. After major arrests on bloggers mainly for what they wrote, it’s not entirely surprising if they thought his blog was potentially dangerous.
This does not bode well for anyone. After RPK’s release and the ruling of his arrest as “unlawful”, I figured that it was safe to comment on the Government’s education and youth policies, and was about to analyse some laws related to education and young people. But if Tony Pua – who hasn’t even done anything remotely criminal, and indeed is part of the Government now – could get thrown in jail, what hope does a Lain-Lain (racial “other” or minority) permanent resident have?
Good luck Tony; hopefully justice will prevail and you’ll be free soon.
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Posted on July 16, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
I just came back from 5 days of the Brightest Young Minds summit in Sydney. The general idea of the summit is to get motivated and passionate young people together to learn about creating initiatives, while also developing actual workable projects to be pitched to potential sponsors.
It started in South Africa and it’s now that country’s most prestigious and well-known youth-based development initiative. It recently arrived in Australia and within the two years has created a lot of good.
I love the idea and I think it should be more widely available. I was wondering if people were interested in doing a BYM in Malaysia.
While there are people trying to encourage young people to form initiatives, such as BarCamp and Young Entrepreneur summits, there isn’t really any clear support and education system that’s comprehensive. Also, information on actually STARTING and getting legal/financial support for your project is pretty low. There are plenty of youngsters with ideas…just no idea how to get them off the ground.
Having 100 other energetic young people, plus the support and knowledge of people in their field (we had Hugh Evans, who is pretty much THE MAN when it comes to youth development in Australia) would go very far in getting these ideas into reality. There would also be actual opportunities for delegates to create and develop those ideas before they leave – thereby avoiding the common youth conference problem where people are so motivated to crate change during the conference, but afterwards their energy drops and nothing gets done.
To get BYM in Malaysia we need to know the following:
- Legal aspects of using the BYM name and concept – is there some sort of “franchise kit”?
- Finding and recruiting young people to be part of BYM(M) 1
- Partnerships and sponsorships with companies and organizations
- Convincing people that BYM as a structure can work in Malaysia
- Getting BYM(M) off the ground and sustainable
- Creating a team of people interested in getting involved with BYM(M) behind the scenes
- Connecting BYM(M) to BYMs in SA and Australia
- Timelines – when do we start work, and when do we have our first BYM(M)?
If you’re interested, or know other people who are, leave me a comment or message.
Filed under: Events, Opportunities, Personal Experiences, Specific Programs, Youth Initiative | Tagged: australia, brightest young minds, conferences, education, initiatives, malaysia, projects, south africa, youth | 6 Comments »