Sunday, September 04, 2011

Where I was yesterday evening

In the Banker's Club, Kuala Lumpur.
This is the view from the window, an unusual look at Times Square (where you can still find a Borders Bookshop!) and the monorail down the middle of Imbi Road.
We were there at a reception given by the University of Western Australia (which is -- with the Australian National University in Canberra -- jointly considered to be Australia's top varsity). Below is the Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson giving his speech to the UWA Alumni Association.
And below is Prof. Robson presenting a Distinguished Alumnus Award To my husband.
 And here below is a group photograph of all the recipients.
 From the left: Dato'Sri Wong Soon Koh; Prof Emeritus Dr Hood Salleh; Dr Roland Dom Mattu; Prof.Robson; my husband; Ramli Ibrahim
The recipients were a real cross-section of UWA alumni representing ( from the left) politics, the social sciences, medicine, pure science and the arts.

Above is Ramli Ibrahim, dancer, choreographer and artistic director -- whom I first saw dance when he was a student in Perth -- and his sister, whom I met when she came to do engineering at UWA, and stayed in our house more years ago than I care to count -- with the two of us. 
It was lovely to see old friends from student days...

3 comments:

Seet Mei Ling said...

Congratulations! YOu're both looking good!

Jo said...

My congratulations too, nice to know Noramly is recognised for the work he does. Love the colour of your dress.

Helen V. said...

Congratulations to Noramly!