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20th October 2013

What’s up, buttercup? I hope everyone’s had a good first week/is not dying from Freshers flu. But worry not! Regardless of how your week’s gone, it is now immediately better because look! A swanky CUMaSKini! (yay)

So first off, Nottingham Games sign-up sheets are up! Come join us in throwing the beat down (or frisbees if that’s more your thing) as we battle it out at this year’s Games. Oh, and remember to pay for your bus ride if you’ve signed up.

We’re also subsidising CUMaS entry at ABACUS’ Funkyard clubbing event this Tuesday, the best Oriental club night in town with all the other major Asian societies, so get excited!

MNight Auditions are also kicking off  next week. Whether you’re looking to act or dance, or just chill out as a tree, your Ents Officer has a message for you down below.

We’re also looking for volunteers (who eat for FREE by the way *wink wink* *subtle hint*) for our Malaysian Food Feast (MFF) next month!

Before that though, Teach For Malaysia will be visiting us next week to speak to fellow Malaysians (hey, that’s you!) about changing education inequalities back home.  More details below!

Lastly, the Cambridge University Chinese New Year Trust (CUCNY) will also be holding its Annual Charity Run next week.

Let’s have a good Michaelmas everybody!


Yang masih sihat,

CUMaS Committee 2013/2014



1. Nottingham Games Sign-Up

Price: £2.00 (players), £5.00 (supporters)

Date: 9 Nov 2013, Saturday

Time: 9.00am to 8.00pm

Venue: University of Nottingham

We’ve still got spaces for tons of events, guys. No previous experience necessary, just come along for fun! Plus, players pay less! *gasp* *more subtle hinting*


So we’re looking for players for the following events:

  1. Men’s Basketball
  2. Netball
  3. Mixed Volleyball
  4. Women’s Badminton Singles
  5. Mixed Table Tennis Doubles
  6. Men’s/Women’s Squash Singles
  7. Ultimate Frisbee (girls especially!)
  8. Lightning Chess
  9. Lightning Snooker
  10. Batu Seremban
  11. Carrom (Singles, Doubles)
  12. Checkers

There’s also plenty of space for supporters too if you just want to come along for the ride (but why do that when you could be playing Carrom!)

Sign-up (yes supporters should sign-up too!) sheet can be found at the CUMaS Sports Group on Facebook here:


2. ABACUS’ Funkyard Clubbing Event

Special CUMaS deal for Funkyard by ABACUS this Tuesday!

Facebook event:

Day/Date: Tuesday, 22nd October

Venue:  Vodka Revs (3-8 Downing Street)

Price:  £5 (at the door), £4 (internet banking payment to ABACUS), £3 (internet banking payment to CUMaS)

Sign up and pay below for your special CUMaS price and collect your wristbands at the door!




3. MNight Auditions

Date: 27th October, Sunday

Time: 1.30-5.30pm (15 minute timeslots)

Venue: Castlereagh Annexe, Fisher Building, St. John’s College

“Hi everybody! I hope your course has been kind to you so far. On the 27th of October, we’ll be having auditions for our highly anticipated M Night. We require people for: Acting, Dancing, Writing, Music, Backstage, and Preparatory work. Whichever role you decide to enter, PLEASE DO COME for the auditions anyways. THERE IS NO PREPARATION REQUIRED. The auditions will take place in Castlereagh Annexe, Fisher Building, St. John’s College. You may choose a 15 minute timeslot between 1.30 and 5.30 pm. Sign up at the link here: Hope to see you all there!”

– Your Ents Officer ( (note: If unable to attend the event, drop him an email to arrange separate auditions)

4. Malaysian Food Feast

Date: 30th November, Saturday

Already missing that Malaysian food? Wondering where you can find some home-town grub? Maybe you just still can’t accept that Ichiro is gone?

No I will not get over it.

Well, keep your heads up, guys, because in just under a month, CUMaS’ Annual Malaysian Food Feast hits the streets of Cambridge.

Want to show everyone how real Malaysian food’s done? Join our team to cook and serve up a storm for over a  two hundred people!

Oh, and did I mention volunteers eat for free? (yes I did)

ALSO… as much as we need your help, we need your rice-cookers/pots/tupperwares/containers/etc.


Alright, not as catchy as the Avengers, but equally as important. We’ll only need them for the event and we promise safe (clean) return of your babies after!

To volunteer/sign over your babies to us, click below!


5. Teach For Malaysia

Date/Day: 26th October, Saturday

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Christ/Emmanuel College (Details TBC, please check event page!

Now, a message from your External Officer, Victor Chang:

Teach For Malaysia will be coming to Cambridge to speak to fellow Malaysians about an opportunity to do as its name says, teach for Malaysia. For those of you who have not heard of TFM before, this an opportunity to learn about who they are. For those who have heard of it and want to learn more, or even consider joining the ranks of TFM, this is the chance for you to speak to TFM personnel face-to-face, to ask any questions you may have, and to clear your doubts as well. For those of you who are on scholarship but would still like to join TFM, come anyway because TFM might be able to work something out for you. If you’re Malaysian, think you have what it takes to teach our young, and you have a passion to do your part to turn our education around, we hope to see you there!


Teach for Malaysia is also now accepting applications to its 2015 Fellowship cohort, a unique, highly selective, and challenging two-year leadership development programme which focuses on addressing education inequity in Malaysia. They are recruiting in the UK to search for more passionate graduates who aspire to begin a career driving real impact and long-term change while developing themselves as leaders. Interested applicants may submit their applications online, from which shortlisted applicants will be invited to the final round of interviews.

Application form:
Application deadline: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Final interviews: Saturday, 2 November 2013 (London)


6. CUCNY Annual Charity Run

 The Cambridge University Chinese New Year Trust (CUCNY Trust) will be holding its Charity Run! All participants will receive a free specially designed T-shirt. There will also be lots of fantastic prizes such as

champagne and restaurant vouchers for the best runners and whoever raises the most money . It’s guaranteed to be an enjoyable afternoon, so sign up, get sponsored, and make a difference! DATE: 27th

October 2013 TIME: 2pm onwards LOCATION: Jesus Green DISTANCE: 2.5km casual route and 5km competitive route SIGN UP LINK: Don’t forget to create a JustGiving page

through and raise as much as you can for an important cause! All proceeds will go to CNYTrust, a charity which aims to support underprivileged children in China through

investing in small scale, high impact projects. If you have any questions or for more information, email us at


CUMaSKini 20/10/2013: Notts Games, ABACUS’ Funkyard, MNight Auditions, Teach for Malaysia, CUCNY Charity Run
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