Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Yasmin Ahmad Doodle


The Google doodle – The Malaysian Insider, January 07, 2014

Search engine Google today paid tribute to renowned Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter, the late Yasmin Ahmad, with a doodle on its homepage logo to commemorate her birthday and achievements. 

In a statement, public relations officer Rene Leow said Google had chosen today to commemorate Yasmin, who had sought to bring together Malaysians of every gender, ethnicity and persuasion through her work. Google doodles have been produced to celebrate international holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of noted artists and scientists. 

A special team of doodlers at Google design the doodles based on the suggestions of Googlers and its users. It is visible to users who visit the www.google.com website. 

Yasmin, who died in 2009, produced many commercials and films, which were well known for their humor, heartwarming message and love which cut across cultural barriers. Her commercials for national oil giant Petronas for the festive seasons, were eagerly awaited and talked about and they won multiple awards both locally and internationally. She also directed award-winning movies such as Sepet, Gubra, Mukhsin, Muallaf and Talentime 

Although it has been four-and-a-half years since her death, Yasmin's work still touches Malaysian hearts and she is still fondly remembered. Thank you Yasmin! 

I was at Puchong’s Bandar Puteri yesterday to take on the role of General Evaluator for the Puchong English Toastmasters meeting. The meeting room was overflowing with members and guests and when you have that, you know you can expect a rousing meeting. That is so true and I had a really good time. Moreover, the meeting kept to time and I can readily confess that generally-speaking, the quality of the meeting was above-average. Surely, the club deserves a score of an 8 over 10 insofar as this meeting is concerned. 

Oh yes, I forgot to mention there was a contingent of Sunway University Toastmasters who came to the meeting as well.

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