Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Festival Of Nations

Just a rough update.

Festival Of Nations (FoN) was held on last Saturday, 17 October 2009, at Minden Field B, USM. It was organized by Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPS) with collaboration from AIESEC in USM. I was part of the organizing committee from AIESEC in running the event.

A simple summary on what is FoN is about. FoN is a festival where students from all around the globe opened booths to showcase their home countries' specialties and delicacies and stuffs. There's also cultural performances by both students and the professionals such as Chinese intrumental performances, salsa dancing, and so on. It's like traveling around the world in just one afternoon.

It was a rather successful event, to say the least. Everyone presented had fun and their stomachs filled with free food 'cause there's an open house of sort at the festival in conjunction with the Deepavali celebration. Would love to take part again next time, be it as an organizing committee or not. Hopefully, there'll be another FoN next year.

Bangladesh's rice (dunno what is it though...)
A popular drink from Jordan
Some handicrafts from Somalia
Kung Fu performances by USM Kung Fu Club...Choy Fong so ying...

For more photos of the event, click here and here.

14 comments:

manglish said...

the bangladeshi fried rice like our only? and the somali thing also like from sarawak...if u didnt write anything,i would tot tat they r from sarawak...and the kung fu..hmmmm...how come i am so bitchy suddenly :)

成亿 said...

someone woke up on the wrong side of bed, apparently...but the somali things do look like those handicrafts from sarawak...XD

kpy said...

Eh!! You didn't tell me Choy Fong was performing...I would've come to see! The Bavaria drink thing looks nice...do they sell it here?

成亿 said...

what la, wasted...you should come along for the free food and also, Choy Fong's performances...yea, they do sell the drinks here...you know of the Middle East stall near the mosque??? there's all kind of stuffs there...

kpy said...

Free food?? Ishhhh you didn't tell me there was free food! OoOo...that store. How much is a bottle of peach malt?

成亿 said...

hmm...didn't i invite you to come???

the bottle cost 3 buck...

erictbk said...

wah, choy fong....

Medie007 said...

ooo you're in AISEC! AWESOMENESS... i've always wanted to join, especially when i read about the student exchange programme.. but it's hard enough to juggle what i've got in hand... poor me..

i'm boosting ur comment. kakaka. read your jealousy on mr. manglish's post. lol

成亿 said...

eric: haha, she's so busy le, so hard to find her to sit down and yum cha...

medie: yup, im an AIESECer, though a rather passive kind...haha...yea, being a med student is enough to handle already...unless you like to further increase your burden, AIESEC is a no-no though if you want to join the student exchange program, you don't have to be a full-pledge member to take part...go ask the AIESECers in UM for further info la...and thanks for the boosting...XD

kpy said...

When did you send an invite? oOoO...over there. Next time I'll go buy ^_^ Um what does it taste like?

Auds said...

CHOY FOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGG !!!!!
=D

成亿 said...

kpy: ok la, i din reali send invite la but u shud hv noe of d event...i mean, the posters r pasted everywhere...err, like carbonated drink with peach flavor...

Auds: AUDREYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! haha...

kpy said...

=_=" Ishh lazy...yes I DID know about it, but I didn't know there was gonna be Choy Fong + free food... =/

成亿 said...

choy fong ans free food i onli noe last minute onli oso...