Sunday, 20 January 2013

City of Perth and Nedlands

Is it good to study in Nedlands? Yes, definitely. Is it good to make a second home in Perth/Nedlands? Yes, definitely. What is the living standard like in Perth/Nedlands? High. You can check the rental rates of hostels, apartments, colleges, and hotels just to get an idea. There are also bed and breakfast rental units @ AUD110-AUD120/night. Budget hostels are AUD547 for 5 nights. Residential colleges are AUD50-AUD65/night. There are exclusive homes for short-term rental.

Perth skyline 3 Oct 2012. Photo by Muhammad Ibrahim Adzim.

100 on 100

The University of Western Australia (UWA) will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary on 8-10 February 2013. I am flying on the 9th February and reaching on the 10th Feb. I will be there on the last day. I saw the red lights on Winthrop Hall in photos and I asked Affandi why they painted that hall pink. Affandi said the hall stays the same colour except they have coloured lights on at night. And there will be special display of lights (peacock colours) when it celebrates its 100th anniversary. I am thrilled about lights and that was how I landed myself in physics and coloured lasers in my undergraduate days.
The UWA Crawley campus is widely acknowledged as the most beautiful university campus in Australia and one of the most beautiful in the world. - UWA 2013

Meet Daisy Yvette Jansz

She is the youngest of 4 sisters and the daughter of Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos, an early Malay doctor. I last met Daisy Yvette in Perth in 1989, then we lost touch after that. In October 2012 last year, we managed to locate her again with the help of my cousins. Affandi then went to Western Australia to meet her. I called her on the phone to get her father's story - his car in Port Dickson and posting to Singapore. She said he returned with a big car and a baby boy. I'm going again to Perth in February 2013 to meet her and give her my books on The Early Malay Doctors. I'm also giving her a pack of photo albums which I'm putting together now. She's thrilled. Hopefully, these will help bring back stories from the past and we can have better stories for the books on The Early Malay Doctors next time.

Daisy Yvette 10 September 2012. Photos by Muhammad Ibrahim Adzim.
Daisy's family
Daisy's father: Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos (born 10 December 1903 in Penang), an early Malay doctor, a third generation Tamil Muslim in Malaya. Portrait was probably just after graduation from the King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore, aged 27 circa 1930-31, before he married his first wife Catherine.
Daisy's mother: Catherine Daisy de Coursey Bulner (born 5 March 1911 at Kandy, Ceylon), a third generation Burgher Catholic, 1952 (aged 41)
Daisy's 3 sisters (Tamil-Burgher) and adopted brother (Danish-Chinese). Daisy (15) is leftmost. 1952
Daisy Yvette (23), fourth generation Tamil-Burgher (born 17 July 1935). circa 1958
Daisy Yvette's (24) marriage to Robert Jansz at St Mary's Church, Kuala Lumpur. 1959