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									    M ARC H 20 06                                                 PAGE                                                 Page 1

                                      BERITA CLUB SING APUR A
                                      MARCH 20 06                  F OU N D E D I N 19 82                  IS S U E   1 /0 6

                                    2006 YEAR OF THE DOG
                                                                          We celebrated the new year with
                                                                          a bang - lion dancers from San
                                                                          Francisco’s best troupe.

                                                                          The traditional event, held at
                                                                          Canton Seafood Restaurant
                                                                          was well supported by over
                                                                          160 members and friends of
                                                                          SCNC , NUS students, and
                                                                          SEA (S’pore Expats of

 Lion charging table for Ang Pows
 Outgoing Pres.

                                                             Lucky new
                                                             Stella Tan
                                                             her Grand
                                                             round trip
                                                             ticket to
                                                             on SQ from
                                                             SQ VP K C
                                                             MC Remi &
                                                             his son
                                                             future MC
   Rosey Wong leading the Yam Sengs with S’pore Con. General in the
Jai Sohan & SCNC board                                       making!

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                               M E M B E RS H IP U P DAT E S

NEW M EM BE RS                                       LifeTime Membership
YuLing, Chua                        Wendell Fields & Joan Lim                       Rocklin
100 View Street
Mountain View, CA 94041             Winnie, Lu                                      Union City
Work: 650-967-4770                  Suresh & Vatheni, Menon                         Sunnyvale                   Joan & Edwin, Tay                               Belmont
Yang Bin, Kwok                      Shirley & Dave, Willmore                        San Ramon
100 View Street, Suite 102
Mountain View, CA 94041                          2006 Membership Renewals
Cell: 650-714-9042
                                    Maurice & Mary, Chee
Lennon, Liao                               Child: Malcolm                           Daly City
1423 Maxwell Way                    Lucas & Winifred, Chen                          San Leandro
San Jose, CA 95131                  David & Lily, Cheng
Home: 206-890-6624                         Children: Jason, Justin & Shauna         Fremont
                                    Kailas & Sandra, Chidambaram
Nikhil Hedge, Nagarajan
100 View Street, Suite 102                 Children: Michael                        Los Gatos
Mountain View, CA 94041             Bee & Lee, Hamilton
                                           Children: Sian                           San Jose
Benny Tan & Agnes Ngu               Angelica, Hugh                                  El Granada
Child Mynn-I                        Chiau Beng & Boon Yuen, Ng                      Santa Ana
4304 Valley Ave Apt D
                                    Joan & Boon Liang, Pang
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Home: 925-249-1596                         Children: Douglas, Yvonne                Belmont
Cell: 510-367-6748                  Bob, Reidelberger                               Moraga                  David & Elaine, Shen
                                           Child: Kelly                             Atherton
Kam Giap & Kim Seow, Soh            Sharon & Daniel Sim-Krause                      San Francisco
Children: Aik Hao & Pei Ying
                                    Mike & Cindy, Yip
469 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563                           Children: Brandon, Megan                 San Leandro
Home: 925-631-7915
Work: 510-272-7207

Shiva & Joanne, Suresh
2807 Monte Vista Street                          2006 Calendar of Events
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Cell: 510-220-1923                  Beach Blanket Babylon         - April 30

Stella, Tan                              National Day                  - August 5
One Front St. Ste 300
San Francisco, CA 94111                  Mooncake Festival             - Sep/Oct TBA
Home: 415-395-4950                      San Francisco Ballet          - December

Warren, Woo
340 Lorton Ave. #214
Burlingame, CA 94010
Work: 650 401-7633

    M ARC H 20 06                                            PAGE                                             Page 3


The wet, cold weather really energized the giant seals, who migrate here from thousands of miles away. They were
present in record numbers this year. We were able to observe them cavorting on the beach, the bulls fighting for the
leadership of the herds, seemingly oblivious to our presence. We had to stay at a cautious distance for safety—as large
as they are, they can still move faster than we can run! The ranger led walking tours were very informative.

Credit must go to Ivy Tjia, event chair, who suggested having the event. She did a great job. Through the driving rain
she somehow kept our two groups well fed with breakfast and a hot spicy Indonesian lunch plus chendoh.

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Issue           Copy Deadline
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     Please make checks payable to:
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        Walnut Creek, CA 94596
      (with camera ready artwork)

Board of Directors 2006-2007
     Herbert Tan 510-604-9181
   Mei Lin Fung 650-328-1589
    Remi Tan 650-291-3097

 Rosey Tan-Wong 925-939-9188
         Membership                                        Member’s Corner
   Wee Peng Loy 415-221-8402                    Hi Rosey,
     K.L. Wong 510-272-7552              Thanks again for the chance to enroll into the Singapore club!                 Most certainly, I have enjoyed the dinner and great company.
               Web                       It is a big win for a newbie for me and a great way to start my
      Mark Sin 408-974-9581
                                         new life in the bay area.
               Historian                 Looking forward to seeing all again.
    Ivy Tjia 415-650-992-7653               Thanks again to you and the board members!
     Student Representative              Stella Tan new member
   Karen Wong 415-310-3602

            Activities                   THANKS FOR A NICE PARTY LAST NIGHT. GOOD
Siang Chow Foo 415-627-2200              RESTAURANT/LION DANCING/PROGRAM ETC...- ALL                          OF US HAD FUN!
Hoy Chan          510-643-8680                   SEE YOU GUYS SOON.
Joon Tan          510-643-8680                        MIKE LEONG

    M ARC H 20 06                                            PAGE                                                 Page 5

                               New Year
                              We were treated to the
                              best lion dance troupe
                              we have seen in many
   Immediate two term Past    years, thanks to our
President Rosey Wong          CNY Chair Foo Siang
received appreciation award   Chow
from SCNC

                                                           SEA leaders Michael Ang, AiHui Ong, Desmond Tan at the mike

                                                                                           Ang Pows for all children present

                                                         Dancing the night away afterwards

     Event brings out the best Chinamen & Women in all of us

    M ARC H 20 06                                                       PAGE                                                     Page 6

A Tale of Two Cows
TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM. You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them
and retire on the income.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION. You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised
when the cow drops dead.

A FRENCH CORPORATION. You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION. You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty
times the milk. You then create clever cow cartoon images called 'Cowkimon' and market them worldwide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION. You have two cows. You reengineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

A BRITISH CORPORATION. You have two cows. Both are mad.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION. You have two cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.

A SWISS CORPORATION. You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION. You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment and high bovine
productivity. You have the newsman who reported on the numbers arrested.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION. You have two cows. You worship them.

A MALAYSIAN CORPORATION. You have two cows. You signed a 40-year contract to supply milk at 0.06 per lit. Then midway you raised
the price to 0.60 or you cut supply. When the buyer agrees to the new price, you change your mind again and now want 1.20. The buyer decided
you can keep the milk and they go look for milk that comes from recycled cows. Your two cows retire together with the PM.

A SINGAPOREAN CORPORATION. You have two cows: One "cow-peh" and one "cow-bu". Both are owned by a government linked

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    Alila Presentation & Cocktail Party
    Date: March 11 2006 (Sat)
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Venue: Keller Williams Realty- Cupertino, 20230 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite E, Cupertino, CA
    Phone: Pls call KC Goik at (415) 279-5452 to RSVP and questions

  M ARC H 20 06                                             PAGE                                          Page 7

SEA-NUSEA Host-Student Program
In conjunction with the NUSEA's own buddy system, a new program will be offered to NUSEA students: SEA-
NUSEA Host-Student Program. The objectives of the newly formed program are:

To provide voluntary support and resources to young Singaporean students pursuing education and careers in the
Bay Area, allowing them to integrate quickly to the different culture in America.

To establish strong friendship and connections between the professional network of Singaporeans living and work-
ing in Bay Area with the young Singaporean students.

Possible things the host could do

Be proactive in assisting pre-internship preparation like giving advice on settling in America and accustoming to
new living environment

Welcome the students by having a family dinner together when they first arrive, making the students feel at home

Help to lead the students into finding their own accommodation, car, phone, etc

Let the student to join you in various social events that you organize or attending

Help the student build up a network with Singaporeans/Americans in Bay Area

establish friendship through regular social interaction

Possible things the student could do

Be proactive in consulting the Host regarding issues such as settling in US

Inform the host on various activities organized by NUSEA, such as networking sessions, mixers

Introduce the host to the rest of the NUSEA crowd, such as having a dinner with your host and a few friends, orga-
nizing travel trips together, etc.

If you would like to join the Host program, please email Rosey Wong at

                                        Outgoing President’s Message
  Fellow SCNC Members,

  I have enjoyed leading this club for the past 3 years and I am delighted to hand over the baton to Herbert Tan.
  Please continue to support the club by attending the events organized by your Board of Directors and remember
  this is your club. You can make a difference if you want to volunteer and assist the Board. SCNC Board consists
  of volunteers without compensation. You do not need to join the board to help. You can help at your favorite
  event. In 2005 we had Chinese New Dinner, Mystery Spot & Chen’s Mansion, National Day Celebration, Moon-
  cake Festival, Christmas Party and Elephant Seals. In 2006 we have planned another exciting year for you. I will
  continue to be on the board as the Treasurer and I look forward to have fellowship with you in 2006. Warm
  wishes for another great year!


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