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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE GRADUATES 2017


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COVER STORY

FLAGS OF NATIONS

The cover is inspired by the nations represented in the IH Graduates community. All the flag elements are dissected and rearranged according to the shape and color and letters of “IH” are hidden in it. It represents IH as a community that embraces unity in diversity and harmony in multiformity. See if you can spot your flag and letters of “IH” in it. Cover design by Rena Li

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MESSAGE FROM THE YEARBOOK COORDINATOR

YEARBOOK TEAM

“...that the International House Graduate Student Association supports the initiative of establishing a yearbook committee, and having a Graduate Yearbook commencing from the year 2017”- Rachasak (Dave) Sachasiri “…we felt like pioneers entering uncharted territory. No one knew precisely what was to come” - Jack Cairns This is the very first yearbook produced and published by the Graduates at International House. It documents 2017, this eventful year, and the George Hicks graduates involved. I knew from the beginning that there would be challenges ahead. But at the moment I saw the number of hands had been raised to support the yearbook motion at the Special General Meeting, I realised our graduate community really appreciated the initiative of having our own yearbook, and this encouraged our team to overcome all the challenges. Now, looking back on this memorable experience, I was so grateful that I had a fantastic team who supported each other and undertook the tasks with selfless dedication. Rena, Tina, Lucy, Momi and Manisha: I am proud of all of you and what we have achieved. Thank you! You are the pioneers who made this yearbook marvellous. I would like to thank our graduate cohort for your participation in the production and hope you enjoy reading Graduate Yearbook 2017. Joey Junyi Zhang Graduate Yearbook Coordinator

Yearbook Coordinator: Joey Junyi Zhang

Designers: Rena Li

Editors: Lucy Luo

Manisha Pratap

Mohannad Al-Horub

Cover design: Rena Li Photographer: Tina Liu


GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

CONTENTS 2016-2017 President: Rachasak (Dave) Sachasiri Vice President: Joey Junyi Zhang Secretary: Srishti Chouhan Treasurer: Tsubasa Shiga Activity Officer: Yadanar Welfare Officer: Priya Dhawale Cultural Officer: Rena Li Sports Officer: Brandom Syiem

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Messages

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Faces

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... from Head of college ... from IHGSA President

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Graduates 2017 Who we are

Communication Officer: Sook Jhee Yoon

25 Snaps! 2017-2018 President: Hannah Bromley Vice President: Bresson Li Secretary: Bao Lam Nguyen Treasurer: Portia Tsoi Activity Officer: Anna Vaughan Cultural Officer: Duo Liu Sports Officer: Joaquin Kosegarten

26 Orientation week 27 Commencement Dinner 28-29 IH Family Trip 30 Christmas in July Iftar Night 31 Birthday Celebrations BBQ 32 Diwali night 33 Valedictory dinner 34 Academic Seminar 35 Intercollegiate event

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by Rachasak (Dave) Sachasiri Mr. President by Daniel Aleksandrov


MESSAGES

SECTION PAGE OF MESSAGE - USING GHB SNAPSHOTS e.g. WALL OF AWESOMENESS MESSAGES

The road less travelled leads to rewarding experiences Rachasak (Dave) Sachasiri


MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF COLLEGE

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF IHGSA

If we’re lucky, the places and people that can give our lives an aura of magic potential enter our experience at the right moment to sustain our dreams. One generation can give another that sustenance, not so much by what they say but by how they live, and how they include one within the life pattern they’ve created. Invariably, the magic is based on place –not theory but lived experience, part of ourselves. Often the magic is in a special house and its inhabitants’. These words are based on Jill Ker Conway’s writing. Jill grew up on an isolated property in outback Australia and went on to be President of Smith College in Massachusetts, USA. She found a real home there and speaks about this

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’, perhaps this is the best epitaph to describe the year 2017. We will look back and reminisce the ‘best of times’ that we had, and forget ‘the worst of times’ (hint: WiFi) that have gone by. I always found Dickens to be a bit dry, but he sure knows how to open a book with a memorable quote! 2015 was the year that graduate students moved into George Hicks Building (GHB), and at that time, we were unsure of how we would fit in, what would communal living be like, and what would our culture (if any) evolve to be. Now, three years passed, a culture of friendliness and a strong supportive community thrives within GHB. It is uncommon to walk past any of the common room and not hear laughter (and Joey’s loud

experience in such a wonderful way. I hope her words have rung true for all graduate students at IH this year. I hope that being at IH now has been the right moment in your lives to sustain your dreams and that the lived experience basedr on place

voice) or not to see a group of us playing board games. In a way, we are still early pioneers, and what we do today, will echo through time

here at IH becomes a special part of all of you.

and future IHGSA will look back and thrive in the culture that we today

Each of you has come with your own story, your own academic background, your own cultural understanding,

mould.

many with professional work experience and your own hopes for the future.

We have had a very eventful year, marked with several pioneering activities. This year is the first year that we

Our hope for you is to build knowledge to make a real difference in the future. Wherever be your home country,

formed a yearbook committee and decided to create an everlasting memento, or at least we hope it will be everlasting. For the first time in the history of IHGSA (although not a very long history) we organized a trip to Morn-

you will be the innovators, thinkers, researchers and creators in your professions of the future.

ington Peninsula where we discovered the importance of hot springs to our wellbeing. We hosted our second in-

By being at International House and studying at university, each one of you has invested in your own future and in doing so you are investing in your own country’s future. So many IHers before you have done this – excelled at University, made the most of the contacts here at IH, and then gone on then be professionals, leaders and innovators either here or abroad in their home countries.

tercollegiate event, with drinks from seven different countries, handpicked by the Vice President/Chairman Joey himself. The success of these events is evidence of a strong esprit de corps gained by communal living. Each one of us bring our own story, our own voice and our own culture and we become one in IH.

IH celebrated our 60th anniversary this year. IH has a great history and a great future and you have all added to the IH story this year. We hope that you will have done the very best that you can in your university studies. Thank you for taking part in College life, being with others, looking out for each other, learning about each other, doing things together, making friends and meeting people from countries you have never been to but might visit one day.

Being only the second president, it was a very rewarding experience to serve the IHGSA. I can truly say that the

To all IH graduate students, whether you are heading off to your professional career or returning to IH and study next year, thank you for being part of IH Fraternitas in 2017!

Thank you all.

DR Deborah F Seifert AM Head of College

IHGSA President 2016-2017

laughter we shared and the bonds of friendship formed will stand the test of time. When we leave IH, all we take with us are the fond memories and the bonds we have, and this is what lasts a lifetime. And remember we are all from different countries, this means free accommodation, worldwide. So, stay in touch!

Rachasak (Dave) Sachasiri

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FACES

SECTION PAGE OF “FACES” - USE SNAPS OF GHB BUILDING (the old Photo hung on hallway with Joey’s face) FACES FACES “My President” is an ballpoint pen portrait on a notebook paper by the Russian post-impressionist painter Daniel Aleksandrov. Painted in early 2017, it shows the painter’s appreciation and admiration towards the old president. 6


“An apple a day keep the doctor away, a glass of wine a day keep the gym away.”

Yadanar

Master of Public Health

“Full-Time Dog Aficionado. Also a sleeping and eating machine.”

Tanya

Master of Teaching

“(Stef fee lam) noun. 1) Eater of Timtams and beef pies 2) Lady of Winterfell 3) Friend and enemy of”

Stephie

Master of Marketing

Aisha

Master of Information Technology

ChaYing

“Full-time Chinese Cuisine Cook, Fake Instagram food and scenery blogger, Always traveling and never study (quote from Hrishikesh), Shopaholic”

Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Lucy

Monica

Juris Doctor

“Fake Canadian, Tsoi (the T is silent), Tsoichicken, PT the PT (physiotherapist), Citizen of HK, Taiwanese-blooded, Chinese Level-12, Master of Coins, Keeper of MCR, Victim of Trolls, Baby Sister, Life of a Sedentary Party, Commitment Issues, c:”

“Hot cook of GHB!!!” “Even as the seasons change, memories stay.”

“Please excuse Monica from this, she has a twisted liver and is unable to read, write or bathe, yours truly, the Doctor.”

Master of Teaching

Portia

Doctor of Physiotherapy

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“My life is just like Rihanna’s new song. Work, work, work, work, work and the rest of it, I can’t really understand. “

Honey

Doctor of Medicine

“Double core: That is the English meaning of Duo.”

Richard

Doctor of Physiotheraphy

Duo

Master of Engineering

“Everyone’s best friend and business partner, Defacto king of IH, Booollywood star, Uber Eats’s biggest customer, Angry Bird, WeChat account holder, Sworn brother of Tsoi

Hrishikesh

and Alibaba Joey, Promoter of Papa Jokes, Saviour of Monopoly losers, Knower of Accounting and Finance, Party Hard Doctor.”

Doctor of Commerce (Accounting)

“I think we can all agree that I’ve made the greatest contribution to the IH community.”

Karthik

Master of Engineering

Manisha

Master of Science

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Yohanna

Doctor of Philosophy

Emma

Master of Criminology

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“I don’t even live here, I just come to watch Game of Thrones.”

“You can’t make a circle of friends with a compass.” — Stanisław Jerzy Lec “Book Lover, Game Enthusiast, Mahjong Player, Mysterious Writer, Night Stalker, Quiet Walker, Ultimate Sleeper.”

Derek

Master of Publishing & Communications

Srishti

Master of Biotechnology

Jack

“deng de leng deng, deng deng deng.”

Doctor of Dentistry

Joey

Sophea

“computer scientist + programmer + mathematician, trying to use every nanosecond for science and technology”

“I’m not funny lol.”

Maryam

Juris Doctor

Master of Engineering

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Chu

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

Doctor of Medicine

“Ra-Pee & the invisibility cloak”

Ra-pee

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics & Commerce) 15


“Let’s play in 5 on 2nd floor!”

Daniel

“How come Porter, Bloomberg and Dell have something in common?”

Master of Nursing Science

Michael

“Tina, born in 1995. Crazy tyrant, Queen of Poker, warden of second floor alcoholics, Shareholder of Hrish’s shipping business hahah”

“lifting weights and peanut butter lover”

“always eating”

Master of Management

Somuya

Master of Human Resources

Hawra

“Drug dealer on board and it has a long duration of action”

Master of Engineering Management

“I survive my horrible cooking with lettuce.” <Insert a Funny Line Here>

Tina

Master of Marketing & Communications

Marvin

Doctor of Pharmacy

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Momi

Master of Marketing & Communications

Rena

Master of Architecture

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“Friendly but forgetful Dory”

“I feel sorry for people who don‘t know me.”

Nathan

Master of Engineering

Julia

Doctor of Arts

Alvin

Dave

Master of Information Systems

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“Mama Han, The Queen of IH.”

Master of Construction Management

“Hi, just so you remember, this is Bresson Li, aka. Youngest Son of George Hicks, Legal Owner of Multi-Purpose Room, Proven Master Chef, Hand at Queen’s Landing for 20172018, First Chinese Knight on the Round Table, Nerdy H1s Grabber, Once a Movie Star and Night Club King in Melbourne and a Civil Engineer.”

“PaPa of IH, Thai spy of India, Master of Alibaba talking, Old president with old arms, Learner of driving, Consumer of chicken, Big fan of Prayut, Redeemer of Google, Initiator of lay-in-low”

“Before coffee: annoyed by everything After coffee: annoyed by everything with the energy to complain about it”

Yoon

Master of Management

“Uncle Fred, H1 veteran.”

Bresson

Master of Engineering

Hannah

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine, Dentistry)

“•a newcomer from mid semester •“real typical Japanese”

• proud of being a crazy Pokemon trainer (and want to be the strongest in IH) • an animal lover • I cannot cook sushi.”

Tomoko

Master of Environment

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“while(sleeping) money++; (It’s a line of C++ code. :)”

Yijie

“ I only know my self as a blunt and direct person, that’s it”

Master of Information Technology

“ Look good, feel good bud”

Joseph

Doctor of Medicine

Ayu

Master of Public Policy & Management

Joaquin

“My name is ‘Lam’, rhymes with Gum, means Forest. Call me ‘Bao Lam’ for formality - if you want - but never ‘Bao’.”

Lam

“the student must become the master, so that he may become a student again. Dab!”

“Yes! Study hard, play even harderlove life & Texas Hold’em all night!!! ^^”

Master of Financial Analysis

Loris

Juris Doctor

“What time is it??.. it’s Tooth Hurty!”

“Bet you cannot pronounce my surname right (Dhawale).”

Juris Doctor

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Shangeetha

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Priya

Master of Biotechnology

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“Justine Rancy, 24, secretly Asian, stays up watching documentaries about squirrels, helps bestie chase mice out of room with broomstick, eats 6 inch subways outside of clubs, smells like milk, and is OG lentil queen.” “Yes, I’m an American. No, I didn’t vote for Trump. Yes, I know people who did. No, I don’t own a gun. Yes, I think Vegemite tastes yucky.”

Jeffrey

Doctor of Dentistry

Candice

Master of Clinical Neurophysics

Justine

Master of Management

Angela

Master of Applied Positive Psychology

“CARN THE TIGES!!! #2017Premiers #Cotchisbae #YELLOWANDBLACK” “Keep Calm and Debug” “Domino pizzas make my day. ”

Brandon

Master of Computer Science

Anna

Master of Earth Sciences

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Matt

Juris Doctor

Tsubasa

Master of Science

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Jerrell

Master of Management

Rory

Doctor of Pharmacy

SNAPS!

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ORIENTATION WEEK

COMMENCEMENT DINNER

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IH FAMILY TRIPS

MORNINGTON

EUREKA TOWER

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS & BBQ

IFTAR NIGHT

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ACADEMIC SEMINAR

DIWALI NIGHT

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VALEDICTORY DINNER

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INTERCOLLEGIATE EVENT

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This yearbook is a token of our time at IH - it is dedicated to the Graduate IH family for bringing a part of you to build a home away from home and making this year extraordinary.


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