CUMaSKini 6/2/2014: CNY Lunch Reminder, CUMaS Speaker Series, MNight Trailer, CUMaS Stash, Committee Manifestos, MIT Skype, Malaysia In.Spires, Welcome the Horse, LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum

CUMaSKini 6/2/2014: CNY Lunch Reminder, CUMaS Speaker Series, MNight Trailer, CUMaS Stash, Committee Manifestos, MIT Skype, Malaysia In.Spires, Welcome the Horse, LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum

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6th February 2014

So what’s the deal, banana peel?

Happy belated Chinese New Year!

“Didn’t we just have New Year’s?”

“Yes, but what about second New Year’s?”

And what better way to rein in the Year of the Horse than reading this glorious newsletter. Recommended by four out of five dentists.

To get the figurative, imaginary ball rolling, a quick reminder for those who have signed up and paid: the CNY Lunch+Karaoke is this Saturday. CUMaS will also be launching its Speaker Series later this month and our MNight Trailer will also be airing soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Also, for those of you who ordered CUMaS stash, these snazzy blue jackets are now available for collection, complete with that new jacket smell! Mmm, cotton-polyester blend…

And speaking of new things that smell (lovely, I’m sure), we’re now accepting Manifestos for a new shiny CUMaS Committee!

We are also surveying interest/questions for an MIT Skype Session for members interested in applying to the States for Graduate Masters/PhD programs. Let us know what you want to know!

Also, our friends from ABACUS are having a Welcome the Horse Funkyard @ Lola Lo. Gee, I don’t know who this horse is but he must be pretty special! Get your tickets below!

A little further away from the ‘Bridge, our good buddy ol’ pals from Oxford University Malaysian Club are hosting Malaysia In.Spires 2014, an exciting  conference featuring current prominent Malaysian personalities. If you’re interested in attending, check out the proposal attached.

Spires not really your thing? Why not try some emerging markets? More interesting than submerged markets! LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum registrations are now open. Check below for more details.


Busy, busy start to the Year of the Horse, huh?

Saddle up, you’re in for ride!


Yang berkuda sekeliling,

CUMaS Committee 2013/2014

 1. CNY Lunch+Karaoke Reminder

“Ughh, I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.”

“Er. How about some duck?”

Managed to secure a place for the CNY Lunch? Don’t forget that it’s this Saturday!

Venue: The Orchid Oriental Cuisine (70 Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8DZ)
Date: 8th of Feb 2014
Time: 12.30pm

1) Cantonese Roast Duck
2) Peking Duck (served with Hoisin sauce, salad and wraps)
3) Triple-diced Rib Eye Beef
4) Malaysian Chicken Curry
5) Baby ‘Bak Choi’ (V)
6) Bi Pai To Fu in Oyster Sauce (V)
7) Pan Fried King Prawns in Special XO Sauce
8) House Special Soup

and guest starring UNLIMITED STEAMED RICE!

ALSO, enjoy 3 complimentary karaoke rooms running from 2-5pm.

“Ughh, I’m not sure I can sing. I’m still a little hoarse.”

“Don’t be silly. You’re not a pony.”


 2. CUMaS Speaker Series

Join us as we embark on our latest initiative: CUMaS Speaker Series 2014, launching this February with two highly successful Malaysians in their respective fields.

I. Education
Our first speaker is Mr. Dzameer Dzulkifli, Teach For Malaysia CEO, who will be speaking on the topic of Education in Malaysia.

Facebook event:
 Tuesday, 18th February
Time: 5-6 pm
Venue: TBA

II. Entrepreneurship
The second speaker is Mr. Tan Thiam Hock, founder of the international cosmetics brand SilkyGirl. He will be sharing about ‘Entrepreneurship in Malaysia in the face of increasing government intervention’.

Facebook event:
Date: Friday, 21st February
Time: 4-5.30 pm
Venue: Harrods Room, Emmanuel College



3. MNight Trailer

Coming soon, to a single theatre near you/maybe not so near you!

Join us again this year for a night of excitement, adventure, dance and drama.

Guest starring…
That grumpy, bossy girl from last year!
Her boyfriend who is apparently not her boyfriend in this play!
And the angry father who kept on shouting!

Cambridge MNight 2014: May I Crash?

Date: Saturday, March 8th
Venue: Fitzwilliam Auditorium

Catch our exclusive trailer which goes live sometime next week!

4. Collecting CUMaS Stash

As much as your CUMaS President would like to own 40 identical jackets, regrettably, this will not be happening.

So if you’ve ordered one, you can either:
i) Pay a presidential visit to Fitzwilliam to pick up your stash OR
ii) Collect them at the CNY Lunch+Karaoke on the 8th February in Orchid

If you’re feeling reallly lazy, you could always ask a friend to pick it up for you. Just be sure to let Mr President know beforehand!

5. Committee Manifestos

This is it, guys. Your chance to finally get a funnier, more entertaining but probably less good-looking Publicity Officer (wink)

We are now accepting Manifestos for CUMaS Committee positions!

Click here for details on how to apply!

Make sure your manifestos are in the week before the AGM, details just below:

Date: 10th March 2014 (Monday)
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Venue: Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College

6. Malaysia In.Spires 2014

A message from OUMC (I call them Oomphs) –

Dear Supreme Council Members & Student Leaders,

We are a coalition of Malaysian Societies, consisting of the Oxford University Malaysia Club (OUMC), Malaysian Accounting & Finance Society (MACFIS) and the Warwick Malaysian Students’ Association (WMSA).

We will be hosting a conference – Malaysia In.Spires 2014 – consisting of 4 panel discussions involving prominent Malaysian personalities on the topics of Malaysian: Competitiveness, Politics, Education and Identity & Culture.

It will be hosted in an Oxford College the weekend of the 1st of March and, given sufficient sponsorship, will be accompanied by a formal dinner in an Oxford dining hall. We aim for sponsorship to cover all costs, including transport costs for students.

We will be sending out a round of invitations closer to the date.

Nevertheless, at this stage, we invite you to join us as Affiliate Student Societies and enjoy benefits such as publicity in our communications with sponsors/speakers & access to our databases of sponsor/speaker contacts (as well as a slight possibility of limited funding). Attached is our Two-Page Brief summarizing these benefits.

Also attached is our full proposal for your perusal.

If you’d like to join us, please refer to Next Steps on page 10 of the proposal.  I will be available to discuss this over Skype or telephone. Do drop me an e-mail if you’d like to chat about Malaysia In.Spires 2014 (a “hey bro, chat sometime?” will do).

I invite you to join us in promoting frank discussion of Malaysia’s future as well as youth participation in nation-building via Malaysia In.Spires 2014.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Shaun Kua Keng Hian

OUMC Representative
Malaysia In.Spires 2014
+447930001996 / +60166268573


7. MIT Skype Session

MIT Malaysian Society has agreed to run a Skype session with CUMaS members who are considering applying to the States for Graduate Masters/PhD programs.

So far, they have representatives for the following degrees:
1) Master of Business Administration
2) Masters in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
3) PhDs in Mech Eng, Chem Eng, Material Science, Operations Research

Have a question you want to ask? Drop em’ like a hot oven biscuit  here!

8. Welcome to the Horse Funkyard

Facebook Event:

A message from ABACUS:

1. Cambridge University Chinese Society | ♞♞ W.T.H. – Welcome The Horse ♞♞ | 7 FEB 2014 *GET YOUR TICKETS NOW*

Adventurous, CUCS, HK Fusion Jointly Present:
♞♞ W.T.H. – Welcome The Horse ♞♞


Had a good year of the snake? Well what better to begin your celebrations of the new year at the biggest and most extravagant CNY party in town at Lola Lo, Cambridge!

We guarantee a night of amazing fun and plenty of surprises for you that’ll make this an incredibly memorable night. Tickets are limited so get yours as soon as possible from your hosts below!!


Event Details:

Location: Lola Lo, Cambridge (1st floor exclusive only to W.T.H. ticket holders)

Date: Feb 7, 2014

Time: 10:30 – 03:00

Dress code: Dress to impress

Tickets: £7

Large tables £180:
♞ 10 VIP tickets
♞ Queue jump
♞ Complimentary bottle of CNY Belvedere RED (costs £120 at Lola Lo)

Regular tables £120 :
♞ 6 VIP tickets
♞ Queue jump
♞ Complimentary bottle of Belvedere (costs £120 at Lola Lo)

Remaining tables are extremely limited so please contact your host as soon as possible to secure yours! And please purchase your tickets in advance as the sale of W.T.H. door tickets are strictly prohibited.

N.B. Please note that all ticket holders must bring their IDs for club entry and that no torn jeans, sandals, or flipflops will be allowed.


Danny Wang ✆ 07763848813


HK Fusion
Jason Wong ✆ 07947355761

Cambridge University Chinese Society
Vincent Ko ✆ 07526930969
Pearson Poon ✆ 07723808888

Collaborating universities/societies/schools:

CU Chinese Cultural Society
Christina Ye ✆ 07445225217

ABACUS Cambridge
Vincent Cheung ✆ 07585091492

Effie Meow ✆ 07761494219

Anglia Ruskin University
Kay ✆ 07512250096

Cats College
Ethan ✆ 07447158877
Jas ✆ 07859990010

Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Art
Poca ✆ 07453654085

Bellerbys College, Cambridge
Panda ✆ 07925454863

St Andrews College
Grace ✆ 07450573635

Cambridge Regional College
Paul ✆ 07557097720


9. LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum

A message from LSE Student’s Union:

LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum– Registration Now Open
We are delighted to open registration for our 5th annual conference, the LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum 2014. The Forum is one of the world’s most reputed two-day student conferences dedicated to discussing  the most topical themes in emerging markets; ranging from politics, economics and finance to natural resources, entrepreneurship and social development.
Over 200 top industry leading experts have spoken at the Forum in the past four years; including CEOs, Central Bank Governors, world-famous investors and academics. The conference also attracts widespread media coverage from TIME Magazine, The Economist, BBC News, The WSJ, Bloomberg and The FT.
The Forum will be hosted at the 5-star Millennium Mayfair Hotel, Mayfair on 3rd and 4th of March 2014.
Top speakers include:
– Mohammed Dewji – Founder, METL Group & Tanzanian CCM Politician and MP
– Carl-Henric Svanberg – Chairman of BP and Volvo
– Mick Davis – Founder, X2 Partners & Former CEO of Xstrata
– Periso Arida – Founder, BTG Pactual & Former Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
– Alawi Al-Zawawi – Founder, ZR Energies & Chairman, Good Earth Power
– Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Lamb – Special Advisor, G3 & Director, Aegis Defence Services
– Segun Agbaje – CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank & World Finance Banker of the Year 2013
– Leila de Vos van Steenwijk – European Head of Chinese Art, Christie’s
– John Huw Jenkins – Board Member, BTG Pactual & Former CEO of UBS
– David Landsman – CEO, Tata Ltd UK
– Richard Butland – Managing Director & Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs
We strongly encourage any student from any degree or discipline to apply to attend this educational event.  Please visit for the full agenda and to register soon.