Thursday, December 27, 2007
It wasn't too long ago when I came back home to find that someone had defecated over my neighbour's garage door!!!!
*shudders in disgust*
There was a huge smear of brown muck over the door with a massive pile of poop underneath it.
I wanted to take a picture of it (as proof of course! I'm not sick ok!) but I was in a hurry and had only returned home to get something.
When I came back a couple hours later, I saw my neighbour scrubbing at the wall.
The poor dude!!!
Well the wall isn't completely clean so maybe I might get a picture of it.
Er... hope you had a great christmas and wishing you a happy new year :D
Friday, December 21, 2007
which is prettier and slightly cheaper than the Canon IXUS.
I'm not too big of a fan of the Pentax Optio T20 but it's pretty cheap too.
The Sony cybershot cameras are dead sexy with the range of pretty colours but after playing with a friend's Sony DSC-T70 Cybershot camera I realized that the cameras themselves aren't really that good!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I must look like some dumb fresh-meat who has got no real lab skills (which is quite true for most uni graduates anyway - we don't have hands-on experience on a lot of stuff)
It's pretty hard actually so I googled it and apparently it's a "thinker's game"
-___-'' why am I not surprised?
Anyway I've been placed under Kelvin's wing and he's a great guy who is rather patient with me :)
He's a Malaysian who has just finished his Honours and is pursuing his Masters.
It's safe to say that the apple of Jason's eye.
Anyho! I've got great news!!
I've been offered my Honours scholarship!!!
Aren't you proud of me?
Now I just have to make Jason proud +__+
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sausages, steak, seafood and chicken for all them meat-eaters!
Not-fish burgers for me!! Don't worry I had vodka to keep me happy!
Ahh alcohol and red bull! :)
Shhh.... but we had tequilla too ;)
Huey Yeng nicked two of the chips!
Warning: Hot ladies! xD
Shirley looks a bit lost though
We went jet skiing!
We compared heights! I'm the 2nd tallest! :D
Sat on each other
Carried people around
and try to flush them down the loo
gave each other 'wet willies' (not literally you perv!)
cam-whored like there was no tomorrow
dragged each other into the sea
Poor Zenah! She was dumped into the sea first!
Before I knew it I was next!! ARGH!
I ran like mad but there were TWO big caucasian boys after me.
Damm them and their long legs =__=''
"Hmm.. I hope we don't have any sharks around this time of the year" commented Dougal right before dunking me into the sea
I lost count of how many times I've been dumped into the sea!
In the end all the tumbling in the sand got my legs scratched and I have a nasty grazed knee.
I stood up from the sea and the blood just ran down my leg!
It stung so bad!
If there weren't any sharks lurking around before, there would be now!
Like I said, it was awesomous!
Aww man I will miss everyone :(
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I'm getting paid for the summer scholarship research at Jason's lab!
It's not a measly $50 or anything! It's actually $2000!!
Am so tempted to spend a bit of the money on a list of things I want
- MacBook x]
- MP3 player
- Clothes =D
- Shoes =]
- Jung Yunho (but I think I have to save up a little more)
After all I'm going to spend about $60/month
on the bus tickets alone T___T Nyahh
I AM ADDICTED TO THE FLUFF FRIENDS THINGY IN FACEBOOK!
I am confused with Facebook! There are too many applications (TT__TT)
Monday, November 05, 2007
And that's my 3rd attempt too *smirks at you*
Don't me so hard on me! *Ignores glares of disapproval*
you would have noticed that my scores are far better than everyone else's!
WHY NOT? AM I NOT SKILLFUL ENOUGH?!! *angry face*
Cause I'm in Australia where we're head of everyone else (time-wise)
So while everyone else in the entire world is asleep or in America where it's still yesterday, I had a chance of snagging first place with my L33T snow drawing skills of course!
Back to studying!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Okay it's not "almost" Christmas but this game is addictiveeeeeee!
Help Santa by drawing lines to guide him to the presents in time for Christmas!
It's even more addictive than the Sushi game!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Look at my score on my 2nd attempt!
Unfortunately I'm no.1203 on the Weekly Highscores
By the end of it my contacts were drying out from staring at the screen too intensely!
They don't ask for directions :p
I will go back in March for a week or so before coming back to Adelaide with me parents for my graduation!! Can you believe that? Moi? Graduate??
Now let's just hope I get through this semester or I'll just have to hang myself by my thumbs!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
And very addictive! @__@
Lots of October babies! Happy birthday big bro (comma) Joshua (comma) Seng Kheng (comma) Emma (comma) Debra (comma) Lauren and Daddy!!
Am bogged down by a huge project (comma) meeting Dr Able to discuss the whole Honours thing (EEK!) and upcoming quizzes & FINALS EXAMS (EEEEEKKKK!!)
my tamagotchi finally died
I know (dot dot dot) most of you must be surprised for I am a great owner
*is so happy*
*and still terribly sad about the tamagotchi of course*
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I'm not going all emo on you guys
I really have lost my full stop
and my comma
do you not notice the missing punctuations by now?
Typing a letter gave me another letter or number and sometimes even nothing!!
I wasn't really that panicky because 'someone' else was doing it for me
Which is odd enough because I'm actually very protective of my laptop as Sharon would know
Nonetheless I called up SK and asked him if he knew what the problem was
We spent over half an hour on the phone but nothing worked
Then after I hung up
that 'someone' made a confession
Now I'm not pointing fingers or anything but it wasn't me who spilled a little drink over the keyboard
I wish that 'someone' had told me earlier instead of letting me agonize over my laptop trying to fix settings when I could have shut it down and dry it
Liquids and electronics should never go together!!
But it's an accident and accidents do happen
Yes I'm a wonderful and forgiving person LOL~!!
Apparently laptop keyboards are major sensitive
a little moisture and it goes insane
Kinda reminds me of that Gremlins movie
keep them away from water or you're in big trouble
So what if YOU (omg) spilled a little drink over your beloved previous laptop's innocent lil keyboard?
- The laptop must be TURNED OFF!
No don't waste precious seconds to 'shut down' your laptop
TURN THE MAIN POWER SWITCH OFF! PULL THE CORD! Anything that will save you valuable time before the liquid seeps into your laptop and KILLS it
- Remove all removable parts (eg battery)
- Tip the laptop over and give it a little shake in attempt to drain it
- Blow dry your laptop with a hair-dryer on the LOWEST or cool setting
- DO NOT TURN ON YOUR LAPTOP FOR 48 HOURS to ensure that it's completely dry
I'm not mad or anything
I just wished I had known earlier so I could react to it and save my full stop and comma
Everything else seems alright
A couple other keys such as backspace home and end can be stubborn at times but they still work with a little patience
For now Microsoft Word will have to be my best friend
It's quite hard to type out a URL without a full stop
If I really can't take it I'll just get one of those external keyboards
Though it's been only like 2 hours since I turned on my lappy and I'm already feeling a little annoyed
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I've lost my appetite -.-
Basically, they've mated two frogs with recessive genes that cause paleness (much like albinos in a way) to give offsprings which are then mated with one another to give SUPER pale froggies.
This is so that they can study the internal structures of the drog without dissecting them :)
But these little frog's grandfroggies would die right after birth due to too many defects in them resulting from all the recessive genes :(
Sounds like playing God, you say?
Exactly. And this is what I'm capable of doing with my degree.
That's why I'm leaning towards plants instead. At least they don't look at you with sad eyes when you're about to kill them.
September 27, 2007 - 5:29PM
Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing see-through frogs, letting them observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections.
"You can see through the skin how organs grow, how cancer starts and develops," said the lead researcher Masayuki Sumida, professor at the Institute for Amphibian Biology of state-run Hiroshima University.
"You can watch organs of the same frog over its entire life as you don't have to dissect it. The researcher can also observe how toxins affect bones, livers and other organs at lower costs," he said.
Dissections have become increasingly controversial in much of the world, particularly in schools where animal rights activists have pressed for humane alternatives such as using computer simulations.
Sumida said his team, which announced the research last week at an academic conference, had created the first transparent four-legged creature, although some small fish are also see-through.
The researchers produced the creature from rare mutants of the Japanese brown frog, or Rena japonica, whose backs are usually ochre or brown.
Two kinds of recessive genes have been known to cause the frog to be pale.
Sumida's team crossed two frogs with recessive genes through artificial insemination and the offspring looked normal due to the presence of more powerful genes. But crossing the offspring led to a frog whose skin is transparent from the tadpole stage.
"You can see dramatic changes of organs when tadpoles mutate into frogs," said Sumida, whose team is seeking a patent.
Such frogs could theoretically exist in the wild but it is "virtually impossible" they would naturally inherit so many recessive genes, Sumida said.
The transparent frogs can also reproduce, with their offspring inheriting their parents' traits, but their grandchildren die shortly after birth.
"As they have two sets of recessive genes, something wrong must kick in and kill them," Sumida said.
While the researchers relied on artificial insemination, they said that genetic engineering could also produce transparent and even illuminating frogs.
Sumida said researchers could also inject into the transparent frogs an illuminating protein attached to a gene, which would light up the gene once it manifests -- for example, showing at what stage cancer starts.
Sumida said it would be unrealistic to apply the same method to mammals such as mice as their skin structure is different.
And I've used almost every wallpaper in my collection. I usually collect tons in advance and use them till I'm sick and tired of each one.
Fortunately I'm not like that anything else. Except maybe for one other thing. . . hehehe.
Lately I've been looking at a lot of art... (there's always something intriguing about seeing something through the eyes of the artist)
so I set out to look for some minimalistic abstract art for my wallpapers. I actually don't fancy abstract art too much but anything doesn't look too overwhelming is fine by me.
So I stubled across this artist and I am so in love with him!
*does a mini spin*
^I totally love the violin here. Cute alien housewife :]
^ it's actually quite nice when enlarged.
I want to use each and everyone of them all at once! I adore the Alice in Wonderland series the best. They're slightly brighter and more colourful than the rest.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I want to rant today but before that, I just wanted to say that Soo Hui and I have a new housemate now. Her name's Elean and she's from China.
Having a Chinese housemate makes me feel more like that banana that I am.
Today's one of those days when I just get up with a sigh.
It's a beautiful day though. I haven't had so much light entering my windows in a while and it was good to see my room bathed with sunlight. Shame about the mess though.
I'm such a avid collector of junk. I always have problems throwing out things, thinking that they might come handy one day.
Perhaps I should do some house cleaning today.
Oh wait. Someone has borrowed my vacuum cleaner .__.
Well, that's out the window for now.
Right now, I'm feeling a little lost.
I've been doing nothing but enjoy myself for the past week and a half. I only have less than half a week of my break left and a lot of work to catch up on.
Now there's nothing wrong with having fun, right? But I do feel this tinge of guilt at times. I'm in my final year.. my final semester and it's not exactly an easy one.
There are so many things I should be worrying about.
Extending my visa. Reading up some summer scholarship offers.
Finding out a little more about Dr. Able (my potential supervisor) and insurance and all that crap that comes along with working with a supervisor over the summer.
Bioinformatics test and the ASX presentation; both I'm having trouble with.
On top of that, instead of ripping through my notes frantically trying to catch up, I'm sitting in front of my laptop, blogging!!
I've got so many thoughts running through my head, I'm taking ages just to blog.
I hate being semi-depressed. I'm not all that depressed today.
The sun's shining and that makes me feel like taking a stroll outside.
In fact I have this sudden urge to grab my sketchbook and head towards Torrents River and sketch!!
Ooo!!! I know why! I've woken up as an angsty struggling artist today; just like how most artists are.
Hmm.. I've decided to unleash my wrath on paper for now :)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Or maybe you do and I just didn't.
Okay, long story short, someone stole my shirt >=(
And I really really really really really like that shirt. A lot.
Anyway, I needed that shirt. It goes well with almost everything.
So I went shopping for the exact same shirt.
While doing so, I bumped into an old friend and an acquaintance.
She looked rather surprise upon seeing me going, "You look different!"
then she went, ".... older."
*falls down from chair*
"but prettier!" corrected the acquaintance.
I say it's make up. It makes you look older but somewhat flawless.
Anyho. She went on to say that I sound different. She said I don't sound so squeaky anymore.
I said that I was sick and that I was still squeaky.
She then went, "oh, but you seem more mature anyway."
It's the make up .__.
Then I asked why she was criticising me so much when we haven't seen each other for a while.
She just looked at me innocently.
PS: I found the shirt that I liked. There was only one left and it was a large =(
But I bought it anyway.
Because I like it THAT much.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
I've been playing for the past few days and I was stuck on question 42 for a bit but fortunately me brain still works so I got through that. *mini dance*
I've gotten to question 66 . . I really want to see what happens in the end.
If you get through all of that, congratulations. . . and also there's also a sequeal to it ;)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
It was hectic and as usual it involves a lot of running around trying to get everything organize without tripping over myself.
Then I get this text message. It was from my cousin.
"Hey I've got bad news for you. Read calmly okay. Your grandma passed away at 3 am this morning."
The first thing that came into my mind was, "Ha. That can't be true."
My lab partner Huey Yeng turned to me and asked me what was wrong. I turned to her wanting to laugh it off because it couldn't be true, it was all a sick joke but I couldn't say a word, instead I found myself crying :(
Mom had called me on Monday and I haven't spoken to her in weeks.
I asked how grandma was. Mom said that she was officially bed-ridden and that the doctor said that she was waiting for death.
She also said that grandma asked for me the other day which brought tears to my eyes.
I kinda cried when I heard this because it's just so ironic you know. .
My grandmother was someone who needed constant attention and was always ill. She always wound up in the hospital, wailing in bed, telling me that her time is up.
She always made me cry because I believed her :'(
As I grew older, I realized that she was just saying that to get sympathy from others. Everyone knew her tricks but I still love her anyway.
She may be grumpy, unreasonable and bitter but she was my grandma and no one's perfect, hey? I will miss her . . .
As I grew, I've learnt to tell her to not say such things and to believe that she'd get better.
Everyone tells me to take care of what I say to her because she takes everything personally. But I don't care what they say. I said and did whatever I wanted.
Despite what they say, I've never gotten into trouble with her :)
When I went back in July, she had been admitted into the hospital. Before I came back to Adelaide, she wailed and said that she would not get the chance to see me again. Once again, I told her that she will. I strongly believed that because it's always been that way... I would always see her again.
But I was wrong this time.
I've always thought the reason why she's bitter was because she's old and lonely. As long as I could remember, I've vowed never to grow to be like her. If I'm 60 and alone, I'll just buy myself a cute dog and pamper it.
She was such an unhappy person, always dwelling on negativity. . . constantly tortured herself with miserable thoughts and self-pity.
I want to be like my dad though. In the sense of filial piety . . . he may not be the best dad in the world but he was a damm great son.
He has lost both parents now. I can't imagine how that must feel.
My dad is the fourth child out of seven kids. And yet, everyone says my dad is the only one who truly cares for his parents and I believe that. Even grandma finally admitted that my dad was a good son.
She doesn't compliment people very often you know.
Dad is a workaholic and he's a busy man but he always made time.
He isn't a very affectionate man but when the two of us visited grandma in the hospital, he would fluff her pillows, feed her and stroke her hair.
He says that one should be filial and care for one's parents when they're old.
If there's one thing that my dad's done right, it's being a good son.
Sometimes I feel like he's slowly becoming like my grandma which isn't a very good thing but that wouldn't change anything. I'd still love him and I'd show him the same love that he has given to his parents.
She's only 68.
But she's always been weak and frail. Mom said that it was best this way.
She's in a better place now.
And I truly believe that she is.
Death is not the end of everything.
I remember being five or six at least at the time and we were visiting grandma.
Mom sitting on the edge of the bed and I was dancing around to the radio when my grandma came in.
She laughed at me and said I was silly but I just gave her a big grin and continued doing my thing.
She shook her head as she sat down next to my mom and watched me prance on.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
LOTS OF PICTURES AHEAD!
Who would have thought that going to a Biotech Careers' Night would be so fun?!
It's the freebies, I'm telling you! And the free drinks! *hic*
Anyway, it happened on Wednesday night, right after spending half the day in the lab . . which by the way went pretty good :D something finally worked! Go Lish!!
Anyway, it was held by AusBiotech and there were like 20 different biotech companies there.
Look at the number of brochures and leaflets I brought back! Insaneeeeeeee...
I don't think he reads my blog but THANK YOU!!!
UniSA was one of the major sponsors! Look at this door-knob hanger!
flip it around, you get . .
If I am the only person who laughs at that, then I am a serious dork.
Look at the neat freebies they handed out!
I didn't drink anything alcoholic alright! I had a fanta and diet coke :)
A bottle opener! A stress ball (YAY!) and a mini calculator! :O
stress ball + Lish = ball stuck on face but smiling!
Not only that! They gave out yoyos!
My guy friends were like, "You can play the yoyo?" with their eyebrows arched at me.
Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!! What a sexist thing to say!
So I tried to prove to them that I can play. It's just up and down right?
What's so hard about that?? Well, it hit my shoe and . .
I'm vertically challenged okay! It doesn't mean I can't play the yoyo!
The best freebies are these puzzles by Novozymes!
They won best booth. No surprise there with these babies that they were handing out!
The pink puzzle is about getting the cone out of the box without touching the box.
The purple puzzle requires you to take the pieces apart.
There's a little trick to it but then it comes all apart and it takes me ages to put them back together :(
But the best freebie has to be this mini book. I love the bright orange colour.
It really makes me happy just by looking at it!!
The crazy thing about it is that if you touch it, you leave your fingerprint on it!
^ CAN YOU SEE MY HAND PRINT?!
how do they do it?!
The whole function was held in this German club which has this HUGE clock!
Now... that is one sexy clock!