Namiko Takahashi Chan-Lee ’97
Law School is proud to note that all three Senior Counsel appointed at the Opening of the Legal Year 2012 are our alumni – hearty congratulations to Professor Yeo Tiong Min SC ’90, Kannan Ramesh SC ’90 and Aedit Abdullah SC ’94!
Congratulations also to the following alumni on their recent promotions
- Nicholas Song ’96 is now a partner in Vinson & Elkins’ Beijing office; and Chua Tju Liang ’00 is now a partner in their Shanghai office.
- Jacqueline Chan ’98 was recently made a partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (resident in their Singapore office). Outside of her busy work schedule, Jacqueline still manages to find time to support charitable causes and spend time with her two young sons
- Jan K. Schafer LLM ’99 has joined the Frankfurt office of King & Spalding as a partner in their international arbitration practice.
- Lisa Lim ’90 is now Vice-President of Human Resources at multinational semiconductor manufacturer Kulicke & Soffa
Rani Singam ’94Following the successful launch of her sophomore album "Contentment", Rani Singam ’94, is making a rare club appearance at Blujaz Café on Bali Lane. Rani will perform songs from "Contentment" as well as some well-loved jazz standards with fellow law alumnus Kerong Chok ’08 (organ), Greg Lyons (saxophones) and Soh Wenming (drums). Rani and Kerong look forward to seeing you there!
Venue: Blujaz Cafe, Space (3rd floor) 11 Bali Lane.
Date: Thurs 16 Feb 2012
Time: 8.30pm & 9.45pm
Cover charge: $20
Namiko Takahashi Chan-Lee ’97 says “Aloha!” Not content to be an award-winning artist, Namiko has found a new creative form of expression: hula! She will be teaching Hawaiian hula technique classes, starting 6 February. She says that hula is great exercise, and lots of fun too! The studio at which she teaches, Dance On Us, is conveniently located near most of our alumni, at Hui Seng Building on Carpenter Street – classes are on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, just right for stressed Shenton Way lawyers to unwind after a hard day at the office. View videos of Namiko (and her hips and hands) in action on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Islandgals/206292956113157. To register for classes, do email Namiko at: email@example.com. She says “Mahalo (thank you) for your interest!”
Namiko Takahashi Chan-Lee ’97 and husband Aaron Lee ’97The MCL/LLM Classes of ’99 and ’00 are a tight bunch! Nguyen Que Tam ’MCL 99 (from Vietnam) writes to tell us what the classmates have been up to:
“Although we had only a year together in the LLM course, and come from all different cultures around the world, we became friends for life. I don’t think this happens to any other international postgraduate classes from NUS or even other universities in other countries!”
Tam explains that the classmates spent the first 10 years after leaving NUS busy getting back to work, getting married and starting families, but now they make it a point to meet up and even travel together at least once every year!
Tam says, “In 2008, Eileen Tumbocon LLM ’99 (from the Philippines) and I travelled together to Tokyo to visit Yasuhiro Fujie MCL ’00 (our Japanese pal).”
Eileen elaborates: “On June 28, 2008, Tam, Yasu and I met at Kansai International Airport and started our tour of Himeji Castle, Osaka, Nara and Uji for the next three days with Yasu as our host, tour guide/driver, and interpreter. We all again met up the following Saturday in Tokyo.”
Eileen Tumbocon LLM ’99, Nguyen Que Tam MCL ’99 and Yasuhiro Fujie MCL ’00Nguyen Que Tam MCL ’99 and Eileen Tumbocon LLM ’99
Inspired by the success of that meeting, in late 2008 the three classmates organised their own 10th anniversary reunion on Sentosa, for which alumni even flew in from all over the world, including:
Soren Borup Norgaard MCL ’99 from Denmark,
Stephan Senn LLM ’99 from Switzerland,
Wu Geng MCL ’99 from China,
Iming Maknawan Tesalonika MCL ’00 from Indonesia,
Chandru Ganesh LLM ’01 from India;
Also in attendance were Singapore-based Patrick Tay LLM ’99, Michelle Voo LLM ’99, Steven Lam LLM ’00, Pearline Teo LLM ’00.
Eileen says, “In November 2009, Yasu, Pearline and I visited Tam in Vietnam. We went to Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, and Hanoi. Then on July 2010, all four of us, with Sai Ram Nilgiri Grad.Dip.Law ’00 (from Australia), met up in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines for a weekend get together. In August 2011, Tam, Pearline and I, with our families, went to Singapore for a cruise to Redang Island and then brought our kids to Universal Studios.”
Tam adds: “We will be organizing another trip in 2012 and every year after that (hopefully). We hope to hear from the others in our batch!”
If you would like to get in touch with Tam and the gang, do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will put you all in touch with one another!
They are not the only classmates who travel together: Kevin Khoo ’04, Jennifer Koo ’04, Kenneth Lim ’04, Trina Gan ’04, Adrian Wong ’04, Madelaine Chan and their four kids recently went on a holiday together to Perth … and lived to talk about it! The trip started off with one family missing their flight (send your guesses to Trina!) but ended on a good note. The classmates have concurred that travelling with kids is more tiring than work, any day! The parents are planning a kid-free holiday next…
from L-R (Kenneth Lim ’04, Trina Gan ’04, Madelaine Chan, Adrian Wong ’04, Jennifer Koo ’04, Kevin Khoo ’04)
Jiang Keyue ’04 debuts the latest addition to his family - Joy! Keyue assures his boss that he is just as productive at work...
Jiang Keyue ’04 and family