CUMaSKini 09/10/12: Freshers’ Formal, MFF Volunteers, MNight Scriptwriting

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9th October 2012

Hello CUMaSians! We have some exciting stuff coming up!

First up is the Freshers’ Formal on the 16th of October. It’s in Homerton, it’ll have tons of people and it’ll be amazing! We’re also looking for volunteers for the Malaysian Food Feast, World Food Festival, and for the Malaysian Night Scriptwriting Team.

Yang selalu sibuk,

CUMaS Committee 2012/2013

  1. Freshers’ Formal
  2. Malaysian Food Feast Volunteers
  3. Malaysian Night Scriptwriting Recruitment
  4. World Food Festival Volunteers
  • Ongoing: CUMaS Online Jumble Sale

1. Freshers’ Formal

Q: What do Malaysians do best?
A: Arrive late.
Q: …ok, what do Malaysians do second best?
A: Eat!

It’s time for our termly formal! Come enjoy the delicacies of the deep south as we journey to Homerton to escape from supervision work for a few hours.

Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2012
Time: 7pm (Formal starts at 7.30pm, please come early as seats are first come, first serve)
Venue: Homerton College
Cost: £10 for CUMaS members, £13 for CUMSA members, £15 (unsubsidised) for non-CUMaS members.
Dress code: Formal (gown not required, but highly encouraged to enjoy Cambridge properly)
Booking deadline: Saturday, 13th October 2012
Sign-up here:
Facebook event:

Please book early to avoid disappointment as we have a very limited number of places available. And please check the above Facebook event for updates! More details will be sent to participants close to the date.

The menu is:

  • STARTER: Saffron & cauliflower soup
  • MAIN: Roasted rib of beef with Guinness sauce
    [VEGETARIAN MAIN: Broccoli & three cheese soufflé]
    with: Roast parsnip, Braised cannellini bean with red chard Lyonnais potato
  • DESSERT: White chocolate crème brulee with cherry shortbread.
  • (note that some wine is included in the cost of the formal)

Payment Methods: (Please pay as you confirm)

Cheques: made payable to Cambridge University Malaysia Society. Please deliver to Charmaine Tan of Christ’s College.


Bank transfer:

Sort code: 40-16-08
Account number: 12549263
Please state your name and "FFormal" in the reference field.


2. Malaysian Food Feast Volunteers

We’re proud to announce we’ll have the Malaysian Food Feast on the 18th of November! We’ll send more details on this in the future. However, we do need volunteers to help with the cooking, transporting food and serving on the day itself.

If you would like help volunteer for the event, please register here: will be a fun opportunity to cook Malaysian food, meet new people, have loads and loads of fun, and wash dishes! As a bonus, you get to eat for free 🙂 More details will be sent to volunteers closer to the event.


3. Malaysian Night Scriptwriting Recruitment

Every year, CUMaS produces a play for our Malaysian Night. We are now looking for CUMaS members interested in helping write a script for the play. If you are interested in acting, dancing or back-stage production, keep an eye out for e-mails in the future.

Scriptwriting: The director, Tan Jiann Meng, is looking for people to help write an original script for the play. The scriptwriting team would probably meet up about once a week in Michaelmas to discuss the script. Please send an email to if you are interested.


4. World Food Festival Volunteers

We also need volunteers for to help with the CUMaS stall at the iCUSU World Food Festival (3rd November). This event is separate from the Malaysian Food Feast. We are planning to make a few dishes, which shouldn’t cost over £2 per serving. If you are interested in volunteering to cook a dish (or more), please send an email to not grab a few friends and prepare the dishes together?

Note the dishes do not have to be finalised yet, so do sign up if you’re interested but have not yet decided on what to cook, or if you simply wish to help cook!


A. CUMaS Online Jumble Sale

Too many things? Are you finding ways to get rid of your belongings/pass them on? Well, here’s your chance! The long awaited CUMaS "Online" Jumble Sale 2012 is now on! This is a great opportunity to sell anything* you have but do not really want! (*in good condition) Leavers, you might want to make full use of this opportunity to get rid of some belongings piling over the years.

So here’s how it works:

  • Interested sellers, please sign up and register your items at These items will be updated in this spreadsheet:
  • Interested buyers, you will be able to view the updated version of the spreadsheet here: You are to contact the sellers directly via the contact details provided. CUMaS only acts a platform to bring interested sellers and buyers together.

The rest is self explanatory. But if you do have any queries, feel free to contact our Welfare Officer, Stephanie, at


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