Have you ever experienced the taste of being alive?
                                                               Everything that has a beginning has an end.
                                                                      To discover the wisdom of death is to open the door to aliveness! 
 
               

            "As a bee gathering nectar
does not harm or disturb the colour and fragrance of the flower;
            so do the wise move through the world. - the Buddha"

The Path                                    
    
                              towards Aliveness

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Achievement in Academy & Professional
Academy
 
1984 - 1989 Elementary Education at S.R.J.K(C) Yuk Choy
National Primary School Examination (UPSR)
Passed with 6A s 1B
1990-1993 Secondary Education at S.M.J.K(C) Yuk Choy
National Middle School Examination (PMR)
Passed with all subjects, 8A s
1994-1995 Secondary Education at S.M.J.K(C) Yuk Choy
National High School Examination (SPM)
Passed with 7A s 3B s
1995
    Passed the examination of English Language 1119 (O Level) by University of Cambridge with Grade Five
1996-1997 Pre-university Education at S.M.J.K Sam Tet
National Higher School Certificate (STPM)
Passed with 2A s, 1B, 2C s
1998 - 2001
    Graduated with an honour degree in
     Bachelor of Computer Science from
     Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2001
  Passed with second class with CGPA 3.11
May 2004
   Study Diploma in Buddhism at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University (ITBMU), Yangon, Myanmar
October 2004 - June 2009
   Graduated with Samatha and Vipassana full training in Pha Auk International Meditation Center, Mawlamyine, Myanmar
August 2012 - January 2013
Various Online Coursera Courses at Coursera.org 
  • Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning    by University of California, Irvine 
graduated at 14 January 2013, earned 96.9% with distinction.

  • Principles of Obesity Economics                           by Johns Hopkins University 
graduated at 22 October, 2012, earned 92.8% with distinction.

    • Introduction to Sustainability                                by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated at 27 August, 2012, earned 68.4%.

    Projects and Jobs
    December 1997 - March 1998
       As a kindergarten teacher at Tadika Taman Cempaka, Ipoh, Perak
     
    December 1999 - August 2000 Undergone internship as Programmer
    Hitachi Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Bipolar Department:

    Programming using Visual Basic 3.0, Foxpro 2.6, Oracle 73 and SQL *Plus 3.3
      - Bipolar Assembly Gold Wire Inventory Manager (BAGWIM)
      - Biplolar Transistor Dicing System  (BITDAC)
      - HISEM Database Query System
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    Managepay Systems Bhd. (then Multimedia Prospect Sdn. Bhd.)
    Aug 2001 - January 2002
       Served as Software Engineer
    E-commerce Web Portal Design & Development - Membership User and Classified Modules with Java, Javascript, MYSQL, hardware installation and configuration, database and project backup  - Web Portal Catalogue Module

    January 2002 - July 2002
       Promoted as Application Consultant
    Customer service and maintenance, road show, technical sales, prepare proposals & presentations to prospects,  closing new opportunities, telemarketing, hardware server remote control and on site maintenance - Hardware server remote control and on site maintenance
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    Health Information Research Group, University Sains Malaysia


    July 2002 – May 2004

    Served as Research Officer —
    - Develop Web-based UMLS Thesauri and Semantic Search Engine.
    - Assisting students of Master Degree in project development, debugging, testing and thesis writing. 
    Teaching tutorial in School of Computer Science
    - Preparing and present white paper. A white paper was presented in CITA ’03, Sarawak, Malaysia
    entitled: Internet Mediated, Multi Layer Medical Terminologies Retriever: Towards Web-based UMLS Thesauri and Semantic Search Engine. CITA 2003: 106-111 (see below: Publication)

    May 2004 - May 2014 serves as a Buddhist Nun

    Pha Auk International Meditation Center, Mawlamyine, Myanmar
    Meditation Practitioner and Disciple - volunteer
    May 2004 – June 2009
    •    Complete 7 purification, 16 levels of Samatha and Vipassana training
    •    Translator in English and Chinese for meditation interview sessions
    •    Record, edit and produce Dhamma talks in DVDs and CDs
    •    Transcript talks into books
    •    Edit books.
    •    Teaching computer skill to the local Burmese, for admin and transcript typing and books publishing purposes.
    •    Served as peer supporter in meditation and teacher in Abhidhamma.
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    International Community in Malaysia, Taiwan, Norway, Germany, England, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark & U.S.A
    Meditation & Abhidhamma Teacher - volunteer
    June 2009 – May 2014
    •    Wandering in Asia and Europe, learning from and serving potential communities i.e. Buddhists monasteries, local non-Buddhist meditation practitioners, elderly, orphan and disable mental care, Courchsurfing communities, Wake Up communities and many more.
    •    Organise and guide meditation retreat, spontaneous meditation sessions, weekly group meditation, seminar, lunch offering, chanting ceremony, campaign and house visit.
    •    Continue support via internet through Skype, gTalk, Facebook or email
    (kindly check the right column for further details)    

    Meditation and Well Being Catalyst - volunteer
    May 2004 - present (when invited)
    • continue to serve international community as Meditation Retreat Teacher
    • served as Healing and Mental / Body Health well being catalyst

    Languages
    1. Native Language :
         Mandarin (spoken, written)
         English (spoken, written)
         Cantonese (spoken)
    2. Good :
          Malay / Indonesian (spoken, written)
    3. Intermediate :
         Burmese (Myanmar Language) (spoken)
    4. Beginner (am learning):
         Japanese (spoken, written)
         Pali / Sanskrit (written)
         German (spoken, written)    
    Certifications
    1991 - 1997 at St. John Ambulance Malaysia
         - passed the First-Aid Re-examination (Annually) for six years consecutively 
    1995 - at Yuk Choy High School
         - Certified by University of Cambridge in 1119
    (O Level) English with Grade Five
    1996 - 1997 at Sam Tet High School, Ipoh, Perak
         - certified Peer Counselor and a Committee for The Guidance and Counseling Club
         - passed the 33rd World-wide UN Information Test at International Level
         - certified as a member of National Youth of Red Crescent Malaysia 
    1999 at Universiti Sains Malaysia
         - Bronze Medallion (Sijil Gangsa) qualified
            Life Guards for 2 years
         - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) qualified
            LIfe Saving for 2 years
    Leadership / Committee / Organisation
    St. John Ambulance Malaysia
     1992 - Lance Corporal in Nursing Cadet Division 11
     1995 - Lance Corporal in Nursing Adult Division 11
     1996
              - Corporal in Nursing Adult Division 11
              - Qualified Trainer in First Aid
    Red Crescent Malaysia (Red Cross International)
      1997 - member in Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) 7
    University Sains Malaysia, Persatuan Pelajar Buddhist
    (Student Buddhist Association)

      1998-1999 - Assistant Exco in Choir
      1999-2001
             - Leader in Dhamma Study Group
             - Qualified Life Guards in Swimming Pool 
    Courses / Competition / Conference
    1988
      - represented primary school in Malay Language Essays Writing Competition
      - represented primary school in Drawing Competition
      - represented primary school in Mathematic Competition
    1989 - represented primary school in Three Languages (English, Malay, Chinese) Essays Writing Competition (entry prize)
    1991 - represented St. John Ambulance team in Forest-style Cooking Competition
    1992 - 1993
         - participated annually in Cadet Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) Course for St John Ambulance in State Level
    1992 - 1993
         - represented St. John Ambulance team in Flag Signaling Competition in State Level
    1994
        - learned 1st level Kendo Martial Art organised by Rakan Muda Youth Programme in State Level
        - represented high school in Chinese Current News General Knowledge Quiz in National Level
         - represented St. John Ambulance team in First Aid, Foot Drill and Home Nursing Competition in State Level.
    1995
       - representing high school in National Science Quiz organised by Prime Minister Award.
        - represented St. John Ambulance team in First Aid, Foot Drill and Home Nursing Competition in State Level (First Runner Up Champion).
    1997 - represented St. John Ambulance team in First-Aid Quiz in State Level.
    2000 - organising the 7th World Buddhist Chinese Sangha Council at Penang, Malaysia.
    2003 - presented white paper in International Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA '03) Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    2010 - participate in Huayen 7th General Conference of World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY) in Taipei, Taiwan
    Publication
    2003 July White Paper
    Selvakumar Manickam, Leong Wan Sun, Tan Poh Suan:
    Internet Mediated, Multi Layer Medical Terminologies Retriever: Towards Web-based UMLS Thesauri and Semantic Search Engine. CITA 2003: 106-111
    ABSTRACT In this paper, we propose a system that will play a role as a search engine within UMLS database. The system is intended to facilitate users ranging from common users to advanced users such as physician, biomedical domain expert or medical caregivers to employ and retrieve useful information especially biomedical terminologies from system which apply and integrate with information technology encompassing internet and database technologies. Besides providing basic information, such as definition of particular terminology, this system applies terminological synonyms, and most preferred term used in multilanguages as well, which displays the visualization in a user friendly graphical interface. The system incorporates multidimensional and multi-layer relationships between terminologies, from top-down relation such as parent-child relationship, horizontal relation such as sibling relationship, expanded or diminish relationship included as well. A semantic network search incorporates the various semantic types of each concept in search, and the semantic relationship between two semantic types, thus enabled the retrieved of concepts related to the pertaining semantic type. The system endeavors to complement health experts by helping them deal with disparate medical term standards used worldwide.

    Link to the research paper: White Paper

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     2012 Books Editing (as an editor)
    The Flavour of Liberation Volume One & Two
    by Guy Burgs
    A new series of books containing the collected teachings that Burgs has to share on the Buddha's Dhamma and the practice of meditatio.
     
    Volume One : Healing Transformation through Meditation
    - the basics of establishing your practice
    - pointing out for the various cul-de-sacs that meditators might find themselves
    - clarifying a variety of meditation techniques
    - explaining the connection between the mind and body and how the healing process can be engaged
    - explaining the energetics of what is going on whilst you are meditating

    Volume Two : The Practice of Jhana
    - developing deeper states of concentration
    - explanation of the five jhana factors
    - introduction to the kasina meditations
    - guides into various meditation techniques
     
    2012 Books Editing (as an editor)
    The Flavour of Liberation Volume Three
    by Guy Burgs
    Practice of Vipassana and the Path to the Deathless State
     

    Volume Three : The Practice of Vipassana and the Path to the Deathless State

    - why practice vipassana?
    - introduction to vipassana practice
    - clearly discerning the stages of the path
    - looking beyond vipassana