Thursday, December 30, 2010

cant believe i'm always sick when my overseas trip is coming to an end
but thankfully i'm recovered speedily this time round
must be the cold weather

mother nature,
do not defy

Saturday, December 25, 2010

These 2 days
I have been exploring places near my house
I am so happy that there is a wetland park at where I am staying
This wetland park is one of the RAMSAR sites
where birds are sighted to visit en route their migratory paths
I was also happy that I got student ticket by showing them my International Student Card ;D

I didnt get to see the black-face spoonbills though
The last time it was in the wetland was on 29 Nov 2010
They're not around for the whole of December!
I kinda enjoy the trip
Although I was alone
I really like the place
The indoor interactive gallery is awesome

& on another day
I went for the Ping Shan heritage trail
I entered the old village & passed by ancient historical buildings left 700 years ago

Upon seeing all these houses
They reminded me of my village in China
Even the smell of it is exactly similar
Ahhh... kinda missed being back

There's just another week to be back in Singapore
& I'm so gonna explore most of the rarely visited places
so that I can bring DarDar here the next time we are back! ;D

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I attended my first Christmas party on Tuesday!
My first ;p

It was really fun sharing the joy together
The food was nice

& the performance was great

Thanks Terence for being my secret Santa & got me a box of 3 hand creams
because he was concern with my dry hands from the excessive proteomics work
How thoughtful!

After the party
I went to Tsim Sha Tsui to look at the Christmas lightings to reminisce my childhood memories

Kinda disappointed actually
It wasnt that nice as it used to be 20 years ago!
That laser show was rubbish also
Waited for 30 mins to start but left 5 mins after it started
The lightings at East TST were nicer though

I hope everyone's Christmas are joyful
Merry Christmas ;)
Guess what?

From step 1 to step 10
From how I got so worried to so relieved
I am done!!!


My schedule had been properly planned
& i'm gonna return home in time
Just another week

Monday, December 20, 2010

good grief
I forgot I havent been drinking tea for a very long time
& the caffeine effect kicked in during my dinner
Making me unable to sleep NOW!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It is over

Whatever I have to do in Hong Kong had been done
I am so proud of myself that I am going to treat myself sushi tomorrow

These 3 months of work was worrying because I never get to know if I would be able to complete
or that I would get good data & results
or that I could have screw up everything since I know nuts about molecular work

But after this experience
I am sooooooooooooooooooo proud of myself because I've learnt something new

Also not forgetting fellow SWIMS labmates for their support
I think this is really useful
& how I wish I can get that back in Singapore :\

Oh anyway
Thank Dog it's over
& I am going to see Xmas lighting on Tuesday night

At my own time own pace


Saturday, December 18, 2010

In-promptu stay-in at SWIMS Day 2
It was a good sleep last night
Wasnt that cold until morning
Biological clock has been working very well
Get to wake up automatically at 730am
Before my alarm clock rings

Currently in the lab now
& it's so quiet that I expect someone to appear to keep me company
But my expectation had turned into slightly negative hallucination
& ok, i shall stop thinking about such things now

It's a nice morning
Sun's up
& wind's blowing gently
Unlike on Thursday when I really trembled while waiting for the train

Looking at the calendar
It's only 2 weeks left
Yet i've things not yet done still
Hopefully by the end of next Thursday
Everything is completed
& I will be on my way back home

Friday, December 17, 2010

my in-promptu decision to stay back in SWIMS over the weekend is going quite well
With almost all the students out in HKU campus enjoying the department's Xmas party
I will be hogging the 40" HD TV in SWIMS common room watching my TVB drama

Today's work wasnt that bad
I hope I'm getting better results this time
& seriously working on my analysis

I'm having sooooooooooo much backlogs & i have no idea how to clear
While thinking I should be able to settle
Procrastination & laziness set in


So tomorrow
I will try to complete 1 manuscript
& another on Sunday
& hopefully being able to send off to Prof on Monday for her vetting

This Xmas is busy
But I'm liking it

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just as I thought I've finished
I realised I needa re-do a part of it to re-confirm my data
Because this is qualitative work
It seriously depends much on the quality
As far as I'm closing one eye to analyse my data
I think the qualitative work affects quatitative work
So, I have to halt my analysis

& I am going to stay at SWIMS over the weekend
Cold weekend somemore

It's 8 degC this morning
- 2degC at rural areas
- another 2degC if you're next to the sea with strong winds blowing!!
& shit
It's gonna be 3degC tomorrow given the deciphered situation

Oh my goooooooodddddd

Please grant me miracles & complete my work asap
Love you, Dog
It is so cold (~6deg C) that wearing anything cute & furry didnt help!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I love my new specs
This is my first pair of plastic frame specs!
& it only costs me SGD$53 inclusive of lens I think I look cute

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This is the hell work that I've been working on

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday was fun
I went dolphin watching with my fellow friends ;)

I said dolphins
You think dolphins only exist in Dolphin Lagoon,Sentosa?

Here's a dorsal fin for you!

We also went up shore to Sha Chau

For more photos: here

Thursday, December 09, 2010

It's my birthday today ^_^
I didnt expect this year's birthday celebration to be a happy one
Although I'm here in Hong Kong
I'm receiving lotsa birthday wishes from friends in Singapore via Facebook
as well as a birthday cake from my Aunts here

& another one from the SWIMmers!

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

It's now less than 1 month
I'm all so excited to return home
To be back with my DarDar & furry boys

My hands on experiments is almost finished
Really cant waiiiiiiiitttttttt
These just took me way toooooooooooooooooo long!
So I'm so anticipating to start my analysis soon
& because after analysis
It is totally completed

Good bye proteomics
Done that, been there
& it will then be report-writing session
Which suckkkkkkkks to max because I hate to write report sooooooo much


Another reason why I cant wait is because
I'm going to KL & Bali!
For work (again)
Imagine that
Flying in & out 3 times in a month! >_<
Not sure if this is crazy or what

Oh anyway
Let it sail
Trying not to anticipate so much to avoid disappointment

I'm thinking of whatta eat when I'm back Singapore

Friday, December 03, 2010

I have been very busy seriously
Busy with my experiments
At some point of time
It was really pissing me off because it takes soooooooooooooo long to run one!
What's even more pissed off is that
I was being put aeroplane several times
Which caused a delay in running the experiment

So in the end
I devoted myself into it totally
& did it all by myself

I even decided to stay in SWIMS
Something which I'd never wanted to because of its seclusion
Well, actually
It isnt that bad afterall
Leaving the lab late at 10pm, sleep for as long as 8 hours, & reaching the lab early at 8am again
Beautiful morning scenery from the top (where the rooms are)

I was so naive to have rejected this idea
It was the food sources that disgust me
Because, there's simply no food!
I have to buy food in to eat
& frankly, I've been on high sodium diet for the past few days
Think my kidneys have been working too hard
& now, as of today
I'm desperate for veggies
I want greens!

Tonight will be my last night at SWIMS
This is gonna be 1) happy & 2) sad
1) happy because it means that my experiment is completed,other than having to repeat some others for qualitative confirmation
2) sad because I think I'd settled down in SWIMS

This trip back in HK is just so weird
Everything looks so familiar but at the same time, isolated
When I'm picking things up, I'm getting used to it
But when I've already gotten used to it, I have to learn new things
So probably, in the end, it is just memories rather than experience

Just another month
& I'll be home
I hope everything goes well & smooth
Cant ask for more, seriously

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It was awesome yesterday

Went to Macau to attend Solomon & Belinda's wedding ceremony

First time witnessing the event overseas in a different culture

After the ceremony
We went to Taipa
Snacks + lunch + The Venetian Macao

I'd always wanted to visit The Venetian Macao
Kinda disappoint me when I saw the dull exterior design
Once I stepped in
It gave me the 'Genting' feeling

It is sooooooooooooooo 'Genting' because of the interior decorations

Didnt impress me anymore after the visit
Nonetheless, we had fun taking photos & do a bit of shopping
& can you believe that I could almost buy the whole NaRaYa shop because the prices of the items are so much cheaper in Thailand? *jaw drops*

Shuttle bus services are perfect
Best of all it is free

So we took the advantage of it to travel to Sands
& took cab to the town area since it's of a shorter distance from there
Where we went to see the Ruínas de São Paulo & Fortaleza do Monte

It was first visit to Macau for some of our foreigner friends
So they were really enjoying it
Snacking, joking, laughing
The food we had was really really yummy

Macau had changed alot
Everywhere is building a casino
& guess what?
Even Banyan Trees is having a Galaxy Macau too!

I'm so gonna come back again with DarDar one day ;)

& thanks SWIMmers for this wonderful day

For more photos, please see here