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October Newsletter
 

01.

Spotlight


Every month, one of our colleagues will be put under this Spotlight for us to get to know them a little better. You might be surprised at some of the things featured here..

Derick Chu Kok Wai
Nickname: 
Chu Chu, Ah Wai

City of Residence:
Petaling Jaya

Start date and current position with Stampede: 
June 2017, DevOps Level 1, Asterisk Expert

What I like best about working for Stampede: 
The people, the flexibility, the atmosphere and the opportunities

Favourite place to live: 
 
Petaling Jaya

Motto or Personal Mantra:
Treat others as how you want to be treated.
Nothing worth having in life ever comes easy.
Everyone is living a life as vivid as your own, populated with their own problems and ambitions and we are all characters in each other’s epic movie. (Basically don’t care what others think of you as they are probably wondering what others are thinking of them instead)

I am happiest when:
 I succeed in what I aim to do
I am with my loved ones
 
 
What I fear most:
 Failure
Vomit
 
I’m proudest of:
 What I have achieved thus far
 
Favourite sports or pastimes:
 Badminton
Mindless games
Favourite

Song:
Linkin Park – Waiting for the end

Movie:
Kick-Ass

Book:
Sun Tzu – Art of War

Best Vacation:
Japan
 
Favorite Vehicle:

Toyota 86

The Top 3 Highlights of my Life:
1.     Finding a girlfriend
2.     Self-taught most of what I know now
3.    Able to afford things I couldn't before
People would be surprised to know:
1.    That I am not as what I appear to be
2. That I am a selective introvert

If I could do it all over again, I would: 
 
Go back in time and tell my younger self that it will get better.
 Choose my field of study properly. Because I wasted 2 years in The One Academy pursuing digital animation


Before I die, I would love to: 
Earn a comfortable enough living to not have to worry about my future

What I wish to get for this year’s Xmas Gift exchange: 
ON Serious Mass cookies and cream/vanilla flavour
02.

New Family
Chee Kuan Lee
Operation Manager

My favourite hobby

 Swimming, gardening, baking with my two children too.

I look up to
Michelle Obama. She is an elegant, brave and awesome speaker.

  A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is…
I was swimming non-stop in the pool for nearly 40 minutes. During the rest time, a very old uncle swim to me and say "hi". He shared with me he has been watching me since I was in the pool, he feels impressed on my determination and strength for swimming nonstop. He feel he should encourage me to continue that as it will be good for the baby in my tummy. As soon as I told him, that is the leftover from my two babies, we laugh out as we don't know how to proceed with that conversation.  LOL. We make a friend as we stay nearby and we always come for swimming. 

  I’m afraid of
Leech

 I am the way I am because…
people love the way I am. LOLS
Lim Hui Teng
Intern

My favourite hobby

watching drama

I look up to
sky........

  A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is…
hmmm a lot 

  I’m afraid of
assignment, midterm, final exam

 I am the way I am because…
everyone is different
Choong Ren Jun
Intern, Voice

My favorite hobby

looking at communist memes and making some of my own to share with the glorious community.

I look up to
Xi Jinping (a.k.a. Winnie the Pooh).

  A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is…
when I made a communist joke that not everyone gets.

  I’m afraid of
capitalist pigs (and Hong Kong rioters)

 I am the way I am because…
America's global conglomerate of capitalist economics sucks.
Eric Daniel
Intern

My favourite hobby is…
Playing chess, reading articles about technology, economics, politics, watching movies and football games.

 I look up to…
My dad

A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is…
During high school, I went into the wrong classroom and sat down but only realized afterwards. 

I’m afraid of…
Bees

I am the way I am because…

My dad, he is good at everything, especially engineering.
 
Lim Wei Sean
Intern

My favorite hobby is…
coding, exploring technologies, playing electronic games and watching アニメ just like a typical nerd.

 I look up to…
Guido van Rossum for his contribution to the open source community, education and the world in general. I also look up to Bill Gates for his contribution to the tech industry and his help to the needs and poor as well as important projects that can save the world.

A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is…

when I accidentally violated any social norms and/or cultures as I feel unethical because of it.


I’m afraid of…
being asked to join any social events and trips as I’m still very dependent on my parents financially

I am the way I am because…
of the influence of my parents and my personal interest. Being born into a technologically influenced family, it is also my intent to push the boundaries of technology. Another aspect that influenced my growth to the current self is partly because of the education and environment provided by my secondary school, Chong Hwa Independent High School, KL, to me. Thanks to a teacher there that have introduced me to programming and thanks to the teachers there who taught me the crucial basics of every subject.
03.

Happenings In The Office!

Shorter is better?

Saw a new colleague? You're wrong! It's Nana!
Call him. *wink3000

 

 Birthday celebration and Townhhall

First of all, CK, Sean, Eric, Ren Jun and Hui Teng,  Welcome to Stampede! 
Hope you're not scared of us, we just want to know more about you. 

Also, happy birthday to Kris, Jin Siang and Catreen! Those who aren't around - Raymond, Max and Rochelle please eat more cake in the upcoming townhall!

We have a new gig in Townhall for October 2019 onwards, 2 teams(by department) will randomly be selected and compete in a game challenge, the team that obtain the most points will win the 'ULTIMATE CHALLENGE', stay tuned for the prize. 

if you've missed our townhall, you may re-watch the streaming here.

 

The Baby Prince has arrived

Congratulations to Azreen! 
Woohoo, baby healthy, mommy healthy, daddy happy. :) 
 

03.

Gag Reel
04.

Happy Work Anniversary!

  1 October  

Happy 1st-year Anniversary William!
Feels that you've been here longer? That's normal, you've made so many memories other than just work. 
😜 Many many more ahead.

 

2 October

Happy 2nd-year Anniversary Arsalan!
Congratulations on your 2nd year work anniversary! You’ve accomplished a lot in the past years, and we can’t wait to see what you do in the future.


 
 
2 October  


Happy 2nd-year Anniversary Athirah!
Woooo, you got girl powaaa! Congratulation on being 2 years older here, hope you can continue to grow in Stampede and collect more Christmas presents!

 
 
10 October 

Happy 3rd-year Anniversary Alexandra!
From getting married to getting your firstborn, you've definitely achieved 'much more' in life with us at your side. Hopeful for 'more b....s' to come.


 
05.

Coming Birthdays!
November Babies  
Finally, it's their turn to be awkward during birthday cake blowing. 
Take note of these Stampedians, make them feel special ok?
6 November - Alex
11 November - Jenny
13 November - To Thi Thu Thuy
30 November - Issac & CS
06.

What's Halloween?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2019 occurs on Thursday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.
 
Ancient Origins of Halloween

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.

This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.

When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

Sources: https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween


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