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Echo Eats: Malaysian Childhood Snacks You Miss

First and foremost, we, from Sunway Echo Media, would like to wish every Malaysian a Happy Independence Day! For this month’s Echo Eats, we thought of taking you, our dear readers, on a trip down memory lane; reminiscing on the wide array of savoury, sweet and cooling snacks you enjoyed whilst growing up in Malaysia (hopefully, spurring you to go on a hunt for them). Without further ado, let’s begin!

Hush

Moonlight seeps in through the gaps between the clouds, a welcome luminosity against the sky, dark and dreary as per usual. A chilling breeze grazes past Maria’s cheek, and she digs her nails into her palms to stop herself from shuddering, leaving little, crescent-shaped indents in them.

Fun Mathematics Camp

Mathematics has been known as the mother of all sciences as its applications are endless. Despite its importance in solving daily problems, Mathematics has not been appreciated by most students as it is a robust and challenging subject. With the goal of bringing Mathematics to the community and ignite the interest of Mathematics among young minds, Sunway’s School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) hosted a One-Day Fun Mathematics Camp on the 8th of March for participants from age 11 to 15. However, having to consider the COVID-19 pandemic, the camp had to be postponed. Hence, the camp turned into a two-months camp where the Dean of SMS, Professor Ho Chee Kit, organized daily classes with his participants to prepare them for the grand final of the camp on the 9th of August.

IR 4.0

“Will robots take my job?” A question on many people’s minds every time new advancements in technology are rolled out. On Saturday, 8th of August, an event was held over Zoom by Sunway’s Accounting and Commerce Society (ACS) on the topic of IR 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, and what it means for the future of accounting. The event featured a guest speaker, Mr. M.G.Ong who is a chief advisor at 6Biz, a company striving to upskill and reskill working professionals in areas like big data and analytics. Mr. Ong explained what IR 4.0 is, its significance, its different components, and finally, answered the attendees’ questions on the topic.

Independence Day Celebrations Across the World

“Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!” The echoes of our forefathers, who were vocally opposed to the treacherous prospects of a Malayan Union. The 31st of August serves as a reminder that we are no longer subjects of the British. To this day (certainly before 2020), Malaysians gather in places such as the Putra Square and their respective living rooms to commemorate national sovereignty.

Relationship Skills 101 – Listening

Looking for a healthy relationship with an existing partner? Or looking for ways to develop a lasting relationship with said partner? Look no further than a helping hand from Dr. Faith Drew, a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) specialist in Gottman Marathon Couples Therapy, Certified Gottman Therapist and a presenter of The Art and Science of Love Workshop. On 5/8 (Wednesday), Dr. Drew hosted a skill-building workshop, “Relationship Skills 101 – Listening” through Zoom. This workshop was a sold-out event and had participants from all around the world.

Relationship Reset

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic going on, along with the worries and commotion that comes with it, not only has the world been affected financially and economically, a great number of relationships have also been affected. But not to worry, Relationship Reset is here to amend and maintain relationships especially in this time of need. On 1 August, 6 pm EDT, which is 2 August, 6 am MYT, Kingdom Dominion Church went live on YouTube to share what it takes to complete a relationship based on the bible’s context. The speakers were Dr. J. Calvin Tibbs and his wife, Kimberly.

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