May 1st, Happy Labour Day and it’s the start of Expo Milano 2015.


First of all, Happy Labour Day! Time to give yourself a much deserved break as the year is almost half way over. What’s better than enjoying four days of break continuously here in Malaysia. We have Labor Day today (Friday), then typical weekend on this Saturday and Sunday, and replacement holiday for Wesak Day on Monday since it falls on Sunday. A long break, and a perfect opportunity for you to maybe take a short vacation, go out for movies and relaxation, or simply just stay at home comfortably for a good rest.

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It looks like it’s going to be quite a short month. About less than 4 weeks of work this month compared to April when there is not a single holiday and there was like about 5 weeks of work. This is the month I’m not going to be stressed by work anymore as I think it should be the time for me to make the next step; take Master study abroad by middle of this year after three years of working in KL. Many of my friends have even graduated in Master already, and I should not be left behind.

On the other hand, today marks the start of the Expo Milano 2015. It is a universal exposition, held once in every five years in various developed cities across the world. The last edition of the expo is the highly publicized Shanghai 2010 World Expo. Remember that? So fast, that’s already half a decade ago. Now, world’s attention is on Milan, the host city of 2015 Expo from May 1st to October 31st (typical duration of 6 months). The central theme of the expo is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’.

EXPO 2015: AL VIA MEETING PARTECIPANTI CON SBANDIERATORI

Expo Milano 2015 will talk about the problems of nutrition and the resources of our planet. The idea is to open up a dialogue between international players, and to exchange views on these major challenges which impact everyone. Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.

A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries. One of the highlights of the expo is also the many interesting exhibition pavilions constructed temporarily for the expo. My country, Malaysia’s pavilion looks good (designed based on seed form) and much better this time compared to the traditional-looking structure back in Shanghai 2010 Expo.

In conjunction with the opening of this global event, Expo Milano 2015, my blog’s header of the month will be dedicated to introduce and promote this wonderful expo to the world, especially to those who have not even heard of it yet. It’s important to broaden and expand our knowledge and exposure to all parts of the world. If you are the lucky ones who will be visiting the expo, you can share your thoughts here.

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(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

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