CUMaSKini 22/01/13: Upcoming Lent Formal, CNY Dinner, Football Tournament, Raja Petra and more!

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22nd January 2013

Winter! Hope you’re feeling warm and cozy in your rooms! This week’s CUMaSKini is packed full of goodies.

First up are a load of CUMaS related events: a reminder of the Lent Formal this Saturday, the CNY Dinner coming up in mid-February, and a Football Tournament in late February! Don’t forget to check out the updated term card for the remaining events of the term.

Then a host of other announcements: a guide on registering for postal votes for the upcoming Malaysian election; CUSEAF’s upcoming talk featuring Raja Petra Kamarudin, CUMSA’s upcoming musical and finally, iCUSU recruiting country ambassadors.

Yang sejuk,
CUMaS Committee 2012/2013

1. CUMaS 2013 Lent Formal

Just a friendly reminder that the Lent formal is coming up this weekend! Unfortunately, we ran out of places extremely quickly. Details below; if you have already registered, please read carefully.

Date: Saturday, 26th January 2013
Time: 7:20pm (Doors open at 7:45pm but please arrive well beforehand in order for us to sit together)
Venue: Trinity College
Cost: £7 for CUMaS members, £10 for CUMSA members, £12 for non-members (Wine is not included, and needs to be purchased from the Trinity College bar at 7.10pm.)
Dress code: Formal

2. Save the Date: CNY Dinner

Chinese New Year is around the corner! To welcome to year of the SNAKE, CUMaS will be organising a CNY dinner for our family here in Cambridge :). The details are as follows:

Venue: SESAME Restaurant, 17 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 1NW
Day/Date: Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 (confirmed)
Time: 7-10pm
Price: TBC

Note: we will try to confirm this as soon as we can, once we finalise the menu 🙂 So please bear with us and save the date for now! We will do our best to choose yummy food! The sign up sheets and payment details will be posted once everything’s finalised.

3. Football Tournament

CUMaS will be taking part in a indoor football tournament against Chisoc, ABACUS and CCS soon. The details are:

Date: 23 February 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Kelsey Kerridge

We are looking for at least five players to join the team and carry us to victory. If you interested, please contact Amirul Hakim at

4. Updated Term Card

The CUMaS term card has been updated. Please check it out at to see the confirmed dates of the rest of the events this Lent term.

5. [Info] Malaysian Overseas Postal Votes

The Election Commission of Malaysia has recently released a guide on how to register yourself for postal votes. If you plan to vote in the upcoming Malaysian election, the following link should be of immense interest to you:

6. [CUSEAF] RPK: "For God, King, and Racism"

The Cambridge University South East Asia Forum is proud to host RPK: "For God, King, and Racism".

Religion, Race and Royalty are the ‘three Rs’ of Malaysian politics. Both sides of the political divide have played up the issue of race, religion and royalty to the hilt for more than 55 years since independence or Merdeka.

The March 8 general elections was hailed as a watershed. Fast forward 5 years, and we are once again anticipating another general election. How has Malaysia changed, if at all? Raja Petra Kamarudin will speak on the upcoming general election expected over the next two months or so, and on whether Malaysians are finally beginning to shift away from race and religion to focus on other substantive issues.

Raja Petra is a Malaysian blogger known for his controversially no-holds-barred attitude in speaking truth to power. He is the chief editor of Malaysia Today, a Malaysian blog for political news and commentaries.

Date: 30 January 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Room 4
FB event page:

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an exciting discussion.

7. [CUMSA] Musical – The Pawnshop of Dreams

Hey guys!

CUMSA is having their annual musical on the 3rd of Feb. Please come down and support!

CUMSA Musical 2013 – The Pawnshop of Dreams 梦之当铺

Rumour has it The Pawnshop of Dreams lurks in the shadows of our everyday lives. As long as you can give up something of equal value, you can get anything your heart desires from the Pawnshop of Dreams. Watch the drama unfold as the Lee siblings, Jiahui (Stacey-Ann Lee) and Jiahao (Tay Shi Huan) encounter the fabled pawnshop and discover what consequences their actions have on their family. But more importantly, what does Qian Youlin (Brandon Kwan), owner of the Pawnshop of Dreams, seek to achieve out of it all?

民间长久谣传着“梦之当铺”的存在。在“梦之当铺”里,只要能付 出等值的典当,你想要什么,就能得到什么!李家兄妹佳慧(李宛珮  饰)和家豪(郑世焕 饰)先后拜访了这家当铺,究竟他们想换取什么?他们的举动又将如 何影响他们的家人?而在这一切混乱之中,“梦之当铺”的老板钱优 灵(关炜源 饰)又有何居心?

The musical is a chinese production (but english subtitles will be shown) and will be held on the 3rd of Feb, 3.30pm at Wolfson Hall, Churchill College. Tickets are sold at a price of 6 pounds for CUMSA members, 7 pounds for CUMaS members and 8 pounds for non-members. So, what are you waiting for? Mark down the date on your calendar and click on the link below to check out our facebook page and purchase your tickets! ProjectMusical13 tickets/?page_id=17&ee=1

8. [iCUSU] iCUSU Ambassadors

Our biggest idea yet… We’re trying to inspire young people globally about studying in Cambridge! Come on board!! We are now recruiting iCUSU Ambassadors for your home country! The ambassadors will have the opportunities to work on national and international access projects with consultants from top consulting firms.

iCUSU Ambassadors’ Intro Reception on Saturday, 26 Jan – 
RSVP here: events/146189148871948/

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