Monday, December 26, 2011

This Christmas holiday is long
4 days in a row
Everyone's getting back to work tomorrow
Needless to say, so am I
Although I dont really have a schedule to follow
I must be disciplined enough to get slightly something working


Kinda sad to think about tomorrow when it's not yet tomorrow!

Another 3 more days
We're going overseas again

Haha? Dont laugh that soon
It's 2012 already!
What have you achieved?

Saturday, December 24, 2011


i just went to seek treatment for my ankle
The pain comes & goes so frequently that I thought it was just minor
However, recently, the pain got more intense & unbearable that i couldnt walk long
so i'd decided to go for tuina

Tuina is a form of therapy performed by chinese physicians
Briefly, it is massage that target accupunture points
I'd also recently appreciated chinese medicine after i saw the improved health conditions during my post-surgery recovery
& i believe that TCM is more effective in curing an aligment from the 'roots' rather than from the surface
so now & then i'd rather seek treatment from TCM than western medicine

At the clinic
The chinese physician asked me to locate the points which hurt
however, as I'd mentioned that the pain comes & goes, i was unable to pinpoint that particular spot
so he started pressing my right foot & confirmed the injury spots according to the painful look of my face & my cries!!

yes i cried
the doctor teased that i was one of the gentle patients who didnt scream!

so after he'd located my injury points, he diagnosed it as an old injury of accumulated tension on the ankle ligament, which luckily, isnt a really bad injury
however he mentioned if i dont seek treatment, i wont be able to walk far & long when i reach 40+!!

As he spoke to me
i was there crying in pain
& i swore i really looked ugly
Dardar was beside me having his tuina on his tight, an injury that he's gotten from playing golf
His injury was fresh so he got cured almost instantly
& he was up to listen to the doc for me

it was too painful to pay attention to get myself distracted

After a half an hour session
I was 'released'
The doctor requires me to return for 5 more times to completely '斷根'
Because i wasnt paying attention
i asked the doctor this instead
"huh? so 斷根 already means cannot walk anymore?"
The doctor, the nurse & Dardar laughed out loud loud loud loud loud

now come to think about it
it was indeed funny

My foot feels kinda swollen now
That's because of the tension released from the inserted pressure
& in chinese medicine terms, the more painful the treatment, the faster the wound heals

keeping my fingers crossed
hope my ankle heals
& to further enhance recovery
i have to avoid iced water, english tea, preserved veggies, glutinous rice,rtc
These food in TCM terms are 'cooling' food which actually in the first place arent suitable for me because i belong to the 'weak' health

oh well
this gives me extra reason to stay well & recover soon


Friday, December 23, 2011

I'm not so sure about my foot
It kinda hurts whenever the floor is cold & sky's pouring 
Signs of rheumatism?

Damn gotta get this injury heal asap


I believe everyone's particularly in holiday mood
How I love Xmas
Although I have an important task to complete
I know I still needa take time to breathe
I'm just going to enjoy the coming 3 days over the weekend
& then full speed ahead for 2012

Everybody cheers!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Last Friday
I did a short jog
& then my right foot hurt again
 Old injury
Cant I even exercise to lose some fats?

Friday, December 16, 2011

This is really funny
While I thought this could clear the misunderstanding
It brought more misunderstanding

I guess I've been way too helpful
Sorry I'm stepping down my role as a good Samaritan
If I've been helping everyone, who's helping me?

It's good to know little
Just listen by ears
& not by heart

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Please do not put me up on the table 
I prefer to stay low

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Do you know that I have 3 other friends whom we called ourselves 'The Coyotes'?
We named ourselves that after we watched the movie 'The Coyotes' somewhere in 2001
(Goodness, that was like 10 years ago?!)
& we've been celebrating one another's birthday after our graduation
What may amaze everyone is that
Our birthdays fall in March, June, September & December
Which means we got to meet one another 4 times a year

Since I'd just returned blogginer
& it happened in December
I'm gonna blogged about my birthday gathering!

This time
We went to Grandma's at Paragon
It's a restaurant that sells local cuisine
& just by looking at the menu
Every dish looks appetising
We ordered the curry fish head, fried  tofu, beef rendang & HK kailan
The fish head curry is their signature dish but we all agreed that the beef rendang was the best
Camera. snap!
Christmas lightings are all up this month
The blue lights lit up the whole Orchard road like it's in Fantasyland
Trying very hard to capture ourselves with the beautiful Xmas tree in the background
Kinda hard to capture a more perfect photo using iphone without many attempts of exposure adjustment
Though it was a short meet-up
I love the girls so much
We watch one another grow up 
& share joy & sorrow which made our friendship even stronger

I love you girls
Friends forever

Monday, December 12, 2011

I really dont understand

If we can settle the issue ourselves
Why still involve you when all the while you're never available?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I just passed my birthday yesterday
Arent really proud of it coz now I'm officially 28

I tried to enjoy my day by going out for a movie
& had pizza with the family
As simple as that
Never had I gone out to celebrate like wild monkeys getting drunk on the streets
But I think what I had is enough ;)

So having my soul & mind freed for1 day
Here's back to reality

I am getting really sick of my work
Probably coz of the way that I'm treated 
Making me feel like the dumbest dumb-ass despite the effort I'd put in
The series of !!!!!!!! exaggerated the severity of the situation
Bringing the tension from level 0.1 to level 10
Not exactly how this is helping to improve anything when the moral has already been hit down
way HELL down

I see things very open
But sometimes it's too much for me to take
Or should I just say
I have had enough?

Everyone has a limit
I think my tolerance limit has been reached
& stretched
I'd reluctantly let this to affect me as a person nor in my mind
But this came on & on like crashing waves

This is not really something to be proud of if you can take things like this
I used to be able to & now, I want to surrender
Because my life is not about you & yours

From now onwards
I will fight for myself (which I have always been, or fight harder)
& be myself
The passion in me is still alive
& I must not give up my favourite past times just because of this shit

For this
I promise I will go diving 6 times next year!
Provided I'm physically fit to do so

What a wonderful post-birth day having to pour all sour words early in the morning

Thursday, December 08, 2011

It's another disappointment

In a scientist's point of view
If you follow the protocol accurately at the correct timing, correct amount of ingredient, correct procedures
you should harvest a positive result with no doubt

No matter how I try
It doesnt work

Can I say that it's nature?
& is it possible to defy nature?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Just got back from watching The PhD movie
Thanks J for registering for me

The story was short but beautifully illustrated in 5 chapters
& what was shown reflects exactly on us, students
like how the Prof being forgetful about names
how the Prof declared good news - next conference is at Hawaii
followed by bad news - the abstract deadline is tonight & only 1 person is to do it
how Prof disregard the students issue as his problem
etc etc

These are all so happening right in your face!!

Although it was short
the story managed to get this point straight across
Research is not about work; but is about finding your true self

Cant agree more
Go & do the things you still want to do
Have your own life still

You'll achieve it

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

S & I went for a spa session
She wanted to do a therapeutic spa & I happened to have a promotional offer
So we went together to try it out

It was at Spa Symphony located at 313@Somerset
This was my first time to visit a spa salon in Singapore

The staff were friendly
& soon after we filled up our particulars
We were served to our therapists
who then brought us to our individual spa room

I was served by a lady named Karen
& she was very nice
She told how to get properly dressed for the massage
& also lit up the scented candles for aromatherapy
She told me to close my eyes
Inhale deeply & exhale slowly
Clapped the something-that-looks-like-cymbal-but produces-ting-sound three times above my forehead
Played Balinese cultural music followed by forest music & other relaxation music
Her method of bringing me into trance worked very efficiently
I started to feel myself at Bali!
She was also very experienced
She told me that I have a habit of sleeping on my left side
& that was true!
She said she felt this coagulated lymph node on my left shoulder
My stiff neck was also associated with my bad sleeping habit
She then recommended me to sleep on my back to release the neck tension

After the shoulder & the neck
She moved on to the limbs & back
I felt asleep for the 1st time during massage
I always stayed fully awake during other massages, esp. in Thailand
Because I'd heard stories about how the therapists broke the clients' back during the body twist
But this time at Spa Symphony
I totally gave my trust to Karen

After an hour
I reluctantly moved myself up from the bench
It was so!
I felt afresh!

& of course
For every first time customer
The staff will do their usual thing which is to sell the package
Both S & I were very satisfied with our massages that we bought the package

This is also the first time I bought spa package in Singapore

I wouldnt doubt its service for Spa Symphony
It is really wonderful
But as a student
I know I could only enjoy it for as much as I could afford
The benefits of the package is that
It is selling at 50% off during this festive season + opening ceremony
& the package doesnt have expiry (which means you can use for as long as the company is still running)
Plus, they have qualified & certified  pre- & post-natal therapists
So why not decide for the future & take it now?
I'd seen pre- & post-natal massage packages selling at $700+ for 5 sessions
Now, this only cost me $700+ for 10 sessions
Well of course, the massage package needs not be a certain massage but can be a mixture of massages available for you to choose from

I'd said,
This is a good deal
& I do not mind paying that affordable amount to receive this good quality service

Thank you
S & I enjoyed it ;)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Yesterday night
My fellow colleagues celebrated K's & my birthday together at Level 33

It is called LeVeL 33, located at level 33 in Marina Bay Financial Centre

It was very crowded when we got in
We almost couldnt get a reservation
But luckily we managed to get one just before our scheduled meeting time

The place is famous for its very own crafted beer
Thus, needless to say, it's full of white-collars who dropped by for alcohols after work
We had our orders soon after we had our first round of catching-up chats

It is a fine-dining restuarant
& portion is just perfect for 1 person
But we shared among one another to taste the different dishes
Here're just some photos I'd taken with hype
I was already too hungry to even take my camera to snap at every dish

Dutch Veal
Seafood Medley

The food was not bad
Except for the seafood medley which came as such without expectations
We thought it'd be like fish & chips
But turned out to be Scandinavian finger foods, best consumed with beer
Only gotta blame ourselves for not reading the menu properly
& that also blamed the hunger pangs

What was fulfiling at the end of the night is this spectacular view overlooking the highly developed Singapore River
Marina Bay Sands was having a laser & fountain show at that point of time (~ 2133hrs)
It was a really wonderful experience to be up here at LeVeL 33
Plus the wonderful company who made my 2011 birthday (though 2 weeks earlier) an unforgettable memory
Thank you my friends
It's a fortune to know you guys <3

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My blog skin had been this since 5 years ago

You think I should do something about it?

Monday, November 28, 2011

After a week's work
I went on a roadtrip to Port Dickson with my in-laws & family

The journey was good
I always love roadtrips

DarDar & I have been planning a one-week roadtrip from Singapore to Phuket one day
Let's see when that will be

Back to reality
& clear work before Xmas holidays!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I havent been that commited in work for a very long time
For 12 hours to be exact
Somemore, it wasnt my work
It was work of my two juniors
At the end of the day
We all had done our very best
So now, it's GOOD LUCK, GIRLS!

I had also finally submitted my manuscript
Of course I'm happy
After all the hard work
But I still have to wait for it to get past stage 1 - if it is going to be accepted into the journal
& then stage 2- reviewers
Stage 3 - accepted for publication
Final stage - publication

God bless me

& also everyone around
Because of one another, we live happily

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Being too strong isnt helping
It just adds more loads on the shoulder
Making you feel heavier & heavier
You collapse

No one around will pity you though
Because humans are selfish
Moreover, it is your life
"Who are you to care what I want to do?"


So just let things flow
It will flow smooth itself

Everything happens for an unknown reason
Everyone meets one another by chance
This is fate
We cant control fate
What is yours is yours

No matter how nasty it looks like
This is nature
You just have to accept it even if it fails the null hypothesis

Just take & move
Take care & move on

Monday, November 21, 2011

a probably 1 hour editing took 1 month to reply
someone please define efficiency

Sunday, November 20, 2011

guess what
i think i am gettin back to blogging
i'd stopped blogging coz somehow facebook had taken over the media to rant
but apparently that doesnt work for me
because, although i'd like to rant i do not wish to have my 600 friends to read about it
somemore i dont wish others to know too much of my life

i now need to rant because i really feel bad
very very bad
i have been ranting about how my work is being held up to fellow mates
how i forsee that i am unlikely to graduate smoothly
how dark my future is
all because of someone something

but nowi think i should let their ears free
& maybe talk to myself?

i hate saying the same old things
does anyone even care about how being cheated feels?
i must strongly admit that it's nothing about my marriage, but more of career

few days ago
i was really on the verge of breaking down
kept looking at my Tibetan name that Dalai Lama gave me
kept hesitating having it inked on myself
to remind myself to lead a positive life

why i had such thoughts is coz
whenever i feel depressed
i tried to cut myself
& i did that ever

it is unhealthy
yes i know
so each time i think of cutting myself
i remind myself not to do so
but if someone can learn to be more efficient & thoughtful & care about others
i may actually feel better

maybe my life is really that bad that i just have to comply to it
i can just never get out of this shit

Monday, September 26, 2011

I know it's been a pretty long time that I last blogged
My life is still the same
Nothing nice really happened
Other than my trip to Russia, Germany & Salzburg
Which was eye-opening

So here I'm back in Singapore
Rushing to finish my experiments
In order to concentrate on writing
& so much so that I thought I was on the last set of experiment

The same thing happened for my previous experiment
Did half way then realise 'oh wtf i needa have a control'
This time round
Also the same thing

Worse of all is
It is a set of experiment having Part 1 & 2
So apparently what happened in Part 2 should follow that of Part 1
Since I'd forgotten to do the control for Part 1
It didnt register that I have to do for Part 2
Now half way through
I have to 're-do' it again!!!


I am also depressed that
At the same time
I'm writing up my manuscripts
Which by right could be able to finish soon
I'd halted writing for 2 weeks to do this experiment
but now?

I dont wanna drag anymore
I must have it out soon

The one up there
Please grant me calmness & patience
Clear mind & thinking brains

You know I love you
& I know you love me

Thank you

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I have been working on my powerpoint slides for the whole 7 hours
& I am only 3/4 done
My speech has yet prepared, only slides!!
I'm feeling so tired & stressed now
Feel like going for a swim

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's better not to know too much
The more your know
The more afraid you get to know that the person could be
1) a jerk
2) an ass
3) an idiot
4) all of the above

What a waste of life

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I had a 1.5hr chat with Prof A.T.
I always like talking to him
He is almost my friend!!

Although I only worked with him for 1-2 days
We seem to have know each other for a very long time
This is because both of us like shells!

His love is the abalone
& mine are normal spiral shells
But we discuss shells from the scientific point of views
like the mineral composition, shell formation, etc
& then tell each other's experiences from overseas
Informing each other where this species can be found and so on

The more we talk, the more we get to find out about each other
Like, he loves fishing & i love diving
Then we'll spring into another topic
E.g., can he join me to diving trips so that he can go get shells for collection?


I feel ease chatting with him
There is no authority-threat in our conversations

I felt that this is a very good bonding spark between student & professor
I also like how he'd love to join me in trips in search for shells
Which are just out of passion & fun
Instead of for the main purpose of a research!!

Like how many Prof are like this?

He is soooooooooooo fun, really
& I like talking to him

I hope that I can stay where I am now after graduation
& do collaborations with other Professors who'd like to study topics of our same interest

Friday, July 01, 2011

I wonder if anyone is still reading this

Facebook had totally taken over the meaning to blog because everyone can just get updated via statuses
However,if one wants to vent like me, planning to write a whole chunk of words, i bet a blog is still needed

Pardon me for not updating
Although you may have read from my Facebook statuses
I think I shall also talk something here

Had been really busy for the past month
Was rushing 3 sets of experiments
& finally
I got to rest before i am going to start again

In 3 weeks time
i'm heading to Russia for my conference
Which sounds exciting & not-exciting at the same time

It'd always been a dream to visit such far & exotic places
& I'm glad I've finally gotten the chance
But as I am preparing the trip
Alot of hiccups are occuring
All because of the stupid VISA
The Embassy has this Express VISA service which I can get it within 3 days, at a charge doubled the normal

I think I shouldnt care so much about the cost now for if I even get stingy about just a $140
I'm forging an entire trip of $3000
As well as an opportunity of a lifetime


I still have 20 days to work things out

& hopefully the courier doesnt screw things up!!

I am going insane
To say
I still thought I can sit down & do some writing
But with my frantic piece of mind
This is unlikely
What the hell

Peace be with me, Please

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

It's been a realllllly long time that I'd last blogged
Everyday is filled with work & more work

My labmates have gone to Hawaii for a conference
& I'm currently alone with 2 FYP students
My snails are my companions now
See them more than I see my mother ;\

Heading to Russia in 2 months time
yet abit worried coz I've not prepared anything for it!!!
Needa go take photos for my presentation slides one day


When someone has high expectations of you, it's best that you dont fall flat on your face
& that's what I'm doing
Kicking myself up at the surface daily


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For the past few days
I had been very busy

I was trying to test out the protocols for my experiments but failed at the very end of it
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo demoralised that i took the weekend off to really free my mind


Imagine that
i'd spent 10 hours working on that everyday for 1 week
70hours gone only to get NO results


I will work harder, again

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I've been escaping
Away from all the shits happening around

I have enough of all those rubbish
It's none of my business
Why should I bother?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I'm backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!
From the gorgeous island of Malaysia

I love love love it

Well, activities are pretty much the same
But I still enjoy it
The clear blue sea is really enticing
Saliva-stimulating as well

Tell me about it >_<

Went snorkeling alone
Saw this damn huge titan triggerfish feeding from the fingers of dumb visitors

I said dumb because I'd already warned them dont finger-feed that triggerfish
But they ignored me
Until one of them went OUCH real loud

I left slightly later anyway because I didnt wanna risk my life being charged by it
I wished all those dumb people return home with hands

Dives were great too!
Water temperature was at 28deg C
& I did not see any coral bleaching

Enjoyed myself much (not very, but still ok)
Tried to unload all worries & relax
The past 3 months were really exhausting
This is a good rest ;)

Hope everyone had a good Easter holiday too!

*more photos at here

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Havent been updating posts lately
Coz for the whole of last week
I was away back on my rocky shore
It was fun
Seeing how my snails are

Tomorrow is the eve of Good Easter
& I've got plans over the long weekend

As much as I can say
I'm going away
Far far away up north

Till next week
We shall see

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I have finally finished my book - Eat Pray Love
I love the Bali part most
Probably coz I was able to visualise since I've been to Bali twice
After reading the book
I feel like going to Bali even more

Bali just has this mystical feel
This, I cant agree more
I was in a total devastated state last year due to the many unfortunate events that occurred
After a short trip to Bali
I found myself, afresh

So did Liz Gilbert!

Having read about this palm-reader who unleashed Liz her sorrows
I am so eager to look for him
Many readers and tourists had looked for him (according to search results in Google)
With or without a purpose
But for me
I am going for a purpose

But goddamn
I'm so packed this year
I dont know if I'm able to make a week for my spiritual trip

I'm so in love with Bali

Some may call me crazy for I can talk about Bali non-stop
Some may call me the 'Bali advertiser' (hey, no, i wasnt paid by the tourism board of Indonesia to do this part) for I keep promoting Bali when asked which destination is nice to travel

This time round
I am just going there to find myself
& relax

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The recent man-made disaster arose from Japan has become a more major concern than the deathtoll from tsunami

Yes, although it's saddening to know that so many lives are gone
It's even more saddening how this secondary disaster is causing a world-wide disaster

I'm talking about the nuclear radiation

The radioactive elements that leaked from the damaged plants
are now invading every environment
Be it just next or furthest to the plant
As far as North America

Shocking isnt it?

I'd all these expected

I studied geography
I understand how Coriolos effect works
So it's expected that radioactive particles will eventually reach the other side across the ocean

While it can reach the other side
It must have affected Pacific Ocean some way or another
The marine environment as deep as 40m
All animals affected

I'm not exaggerating!
You know how tiny molecules are
Small surface area:volume has large impact on absorption!

My dad still said he is going to visit Jeju, Korea
He said the particles only reach USA
That the wind blow over to the East
& not to West

Fancy my Dad spoke with wisdom when I was young

I told him that it will affect world-wide
It will keep on blowing in a signle direction
Until all unaffected area be affected
Because the Earth is round

This kinda thing works like diffusion
From a medium of high concentration of particles to a medium of low concentration of particles

It really pissed me off when my Dad insisted his Korea trip
Until a week later (which is now)
News broadcast that Korea & Asia are affected


I admit I'm not modern Nostradamus
But this is by pure science knowledge
It sucks seeing people disagreeing & disapproving my effort to warn them about the possible harm that can occur
Challenged me to becoming an idiot

I then find further supporting evidence to prove that this radiation leak is more disastrous than any other natural disaster

Look at the half-life, everybody

Nope, not the game
I mean, half-life of the radioactive particles
The time taken for the radioactive particles to decay, to become less harmful

There were several types of radioactive elements that had been leaked
Several because no one except the Japanese themselves knows the the exact number of the types of elements they had
They only announced 2 initially
namely Iodine-131 & caesium-137

Luckily, Iodine-131's half-life is only 8 days
& thus, we can all assume that most of it have been decayed, unless there're still storage of this Iodine-131 left 'un-leaked'
Then we have caesium-137
This is more severe because it's half-life is 30years
So by the time a present 5 years old child turns 35
Japan is considered caesium-137 free

The more shocking news came
News showed Japanese nuclear plant's officers bowing non-stop for apology
& announced that other more severe radioactive elements are leaked
such as Plutonium

& Plutonium's half-life is a FUCKING 241000 years!

Given any long-lived person around the world surviving generations & generations
It simply means that the Earth is still gonna be contaminated until 241000 years later

Even the most healthy guy around will just get affected
No matter where he is
Or maybe
Would Earth still exist by then?

I understand how governments are trying their very best to assure everyone that we are safe
& that a little radiation wont hurt

But then everything can be explained by biology
That totally depends if your body is efficient enough to disintegrate & excrete the absorbed particles
If the rate of excretion is slower than the rate of absorption
This promotes bioconcentration
While we gain energy from food sources
The affected food further leads to bioaccumulation
Our whole system is simply imbalanced

Frankly speaking
I'm resigning to this
There's nothing we can do now
Simply cant escape in all manners
Not that I'm awaiting death to fall upon me
But it's time for us to get our ass kicking to do more meaningful things

Since we're in this fate
We shall just go ahead & live

The Japanese affected by tsunami are picking up their lives
So had the Indonesians & Thais since 2007
Nothing is gonna stop us

It would however be good that we all learn from these incidents to be a stronger person
& be grateful for everyday you live

& hope Earth be saved (& safe) soon

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am just giving myself 10 minutes to blog
Because I'd already used up 2 hours since I woke up to do grocery & all sorts
After 12pm
I shall work on my report

My lab is getting more & more rowdy
& I looooooooooove it
Compared to the status of lab 3 years ago
It was dead silent
But now I have labmates (& friends) to talk rubbish to
At least I'm no longer talking to my snails
& problem-solve together

So great fun!

One of our labmates is not entirely participating
While we shared thoughts about how to do good experiments
She couldnt accept what we told her about the inaccurate, illogical & irrelevant procedures in her experiments
She accused us for being racist
& obstracised herself from us
I didnt really care much about what she thought to do this
But I was uneasy initially because that means I'm losing a friend

The next few days came
& surprisingly
I was no longer her friend
She 'unfriend'ed me & the other labmates in Facebook


Other labmates & I discussed the probable issues we could have done to anger her
& thought of trying to 'make friends instead of enemy'
But then we realised that
She is all about herself
Her subconscious mind was telling her that we were against her

& since then
She really treated us like enemy
Never say 'Hello' never say 'Bye'
Only talked to us when she has problems
But so far think she's (i) doing well or (ii) didnt know she is doing everything wrongly because she hasnt talked to us for long

Frankly speaking
I like to help people
& I like to ask people why they do things like that because I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU WANNA DO THINGS LIKE THAT
I asked because I really do not understand & expect you to enlighten me, not that I want to rebuke
Some people do not think this way
As such
I believe that's why I was also included in the 'unfriend' list even though I dont chat much with her

I am innocent

But seriously
I just shall not put in effort to help such nonsensical person
Only waste my all sorts of cells

I must really agree
Her experiments cannot make it


Friday, March 25, 2011

It's been almost 2 weeks of NO updates
What is new
Facebook has totally taken over any forms of 'broadcast'
I will still try my very best to say something

How about this?



*p/s: no hard feelings. just sharing the joy. ;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Something is wrong with me today

Early morning
Sent Dardar to work
& then bring Chili to VICOM for IU unit inspection

Got along the way
But took the wrong turn

After IU unit was fixed
Went back home
After I'd parked Chili
I realised I have to update my new IU unit # to HDB
So I drove off again

After the update
Returned home
Parked nicely in carpark
Off engine
Locked doors


Felt totally tok-gong
Because I have never been so tok-gong before!

So I went to DarDar's aunt's place to chit chat for a while
Before I return the car to DarDar for his afternoon lesson

I was quite pleased with today's traffic
Not sure if it is because I'm driving (pretty girls on road has advantages. BWAHHAHAHA)
or everyone was being nice
I got to honk at others because this cockster was not turning right when the green arrow was up!
& imagine that
I was 4 cars behind
4 honks at that cockster, the car behind the cockster, the car behind behind the cockster & the car in front of me
One honk to each

I think what causes accidents nowadays is the driver's failure to signal
In fact
I almost kissed twice
1 on the ass of an Estima
& another of a mini van
Not signalling at junction
Thought they are heading straight!
It's not smart to stop within 3 seconds before turning when the car behind is picking up speed, dont they know that?

Thank Dog I was safe

Monday, March 07, 2011

My 2nd insomnia since I'm back
& I can foresee it's gonna be get frequent when my deadlines are here

It was really irritating not being able to sleep
Not because of panic attack but thoughts kept running through my mind
& the next day
I woke up with heavy head + intense headache

I hope this will be gone soon
& NEVER return
Must try to manage my tasks better than before

I'm so desperate that I'm calling up tour agent for quotations to Phuket
A short relaxation getaway right after my submission of report
But apparently the phone operator was pissing me off
For every word I said
She was unable to listen properly
A 'F' can be heard as 'T'
'Cynthia' as 'Jennifer'
These alphabet/name have entirely different syllabus!
How on Earth could she have done that?!

Can I call her amazing?

Wah biang
Wanna kill myself further

I sometimes hope that people can be much smarter
So unnecessary & nonsensical issues can be avoided

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In a blink of an eye
It''s now March


Jan was busy
Feb was fun
March is hell, with lotsa assignments to rush before April

Why does Earth have to spin this fast?

Feb was fabulous
I enjoyed it
Chinese New Year was exciting this year
Since we had invited the lion dance troop to celebrate at DarDar's house
& then I went to Universal Studio Singapore with DarDar to celebrate Valentine's day

Oh this V-day trip is all planned by DarDar
In fact
I'd totally forgotten what's so special about 14 Feb until he showed me the face

USS was fun
Amazingly it was crowded with people even on a weekday
Most of the rides were however too adventurous
Only the brave hearts could take it
DarDar went on Galactica Battlestar TWICE!!

The next Feb week was followed by our Desaru roadtrip
I bought this Pulai Desaru Beach package online at SGD80 for 2d1n
The room was enormously huge!

Although it said garden view, we could still see the sea!

My parents came along too
& they were having fun as well
That's very nice since it had been years I last took them out for short fun
We went go-karting, fishing @ kelong, firefly cruise & seafood dinner

The durians we bought from the Desaru Fruit Farm was gorgeoooooooooussssss
It's so fragrant I could almost died of over-satisfaction

Following this Desaru trip
I had a lab outing to Pulau Hantu
Because one of our fellow labmates is to do her research on that secluded island
& we all accompanied her for a recee trip

As usual
I always wandered off to the lagoon & mangroves to look at corals & snails ;)

The last week of Feb
I indulged myself into field & labwork
My labwork didnt seem to be successful
& that I lack specimens & equipment isnt helping me to complete them in time


I have yet analyse my stupid proteomics data
Feel like dying in one corner so people wont hunt me for my report

Thursday, February 24, 2011

These 2 weeks had been crazily busy

I was back on track to work
Spent the whole of last week attending lectures (which I actually just sat in)
& had been spending time re-thinking my data analysis
& sighing at the fact that I needa re-do most of them (whatta fuck)
Spent some time with the monkeys (aka DarDar, Mong Mong & Toby)after dinner
& dropped dead at night

DarDar has started work
He is now teaching students about multimedia
& I think he is having fun

I'm getting out to Ubin as usual for my snails
& back school for my research
Now we hardly have time to each other
Probably only a mere 3 hours before bed time

That's working life, isnt it?
I think this is horrible
Imagine we're gonna have kids in the future?
How would working 14 hours a day (for me) help in family bonding?

Mom thought we went out to play & skip dinner every night coz we returned home together
But little did she know DarDar picked me up from school

I think we just need to adjust life alittle to make the world go round

Also, in the past 2 weeks
I had fun-filled activities
But I didnt have time to blog about it
Gimme another few more days


Sunday, February 13, 2011

sooooooooooooooooo funny I can kill myself to laugh again

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It seems abit hard to get work started
I have a whole list of tasks waiting to be accomplished

But the moment I sit down at my table (at home) or at my bench (in school)
I am doing other things or simply chatting with whoever is available to entertain me


2 more months to submission of annual report
5 more months to ISOLBE
7 more months to graudation

3 manuscripts outstanding
3 experiments on hold
5 analyses re-doing
1 messy thesis in hard disk
1 mad scientist/ ecologist in the making

May February be a good month
Although filled with lotsa fun-filling mind-distracting activities
Provide me the force to work!

Bless everyone

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Nothing is more exciting than being sick non-stop since the day I'm back in Singapore

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I almost forgot about this
I have really been busy that I'm adopting to my new daily routine
Wake up -> school -> home -> dinner -> sleep -> repeats

Can you see there's no time for something fun?
There goes my loklok supper

But I am glad too that I'd achieved my goals
Completed lotsa things
& making tasks done before deadlines
Now that Chinese New Year is approaching
I may finally have some rest with peace in mind
Before my rush to do up the annual report

I went for a short break over the last weekend
It was not that fantastic nor that bad
At least I was able to get out
& really snooze my own time

Time passed incredibly slow somewhere down the Southern Hemisphere
We returned to hotel at 8pm
Watched an hour of documentary on Discovery Channel
But that hour felt like it was 3 hours

We also managed to visit my desired tourist spot

& it was happening because DarDar had a terriorist (monkey) attack
His RayBan specs was snatched & the locals had to lure him to return using sweets
The monkey knew its stuff! RayBan, comon!

We also had seafood dinner at the same place we went previously
But at a different restuarant
The food was fabulously delicious

Good thing I didnt grow fat after that meal

Beach activity on the last day

Relaxing & thrilling
Coz we went jet-skiing!

Oh anyway
I'm in lab working on my experiment
So quiet coz there's no one in the lab except me
& yesterday
Everyone was in lab -_-


Friday, January 21, 2011

I thought it would be just great to take a short break from my 3-months overseas proteomics work
little did I know that 2011 is so filled with more work!

I am going to 2 major conferences this year
& their deadlines were pushy
One of them has a deadline for registration on 31 Jan 2011

That I'd done & sent to Prof for inspection
Who knows
In return
I was given another big problem to solve because my manuscript was rejected without giving us any chance to rebute!
Prof was damn pissed about it
I was not happy about it
I followed the same methods that other researchers did
If he meant that my methods were inappropriate
Then I think the whole history of this particular methodology is gonna be revised

So anyway
Prof was eager to help to fight back
Asking me to give her a list of papers which mentioned that particular methods
& I rushed within an hour to give her that, before I left for dinner last night

& just now
I opened an email from from ISOLBE
One of the meetings which I'd attended 3 years ago & am going this year
& was told that the deadline for the application of travel grant ends on 31 Jan 2011


Why such short notice?
I'm so tensed up
Because I'm going to enjoy with my DarDar

I am those weirdos who would prefer to work hard before relax
So all these issues had gotten me worried! panicking! vexed!
Fearing that I cant do a good job when I'm back on Sunday

& next week
It is Chinese New Year
Another holiday to waste time on
& I really wish I can settle down
& do my work wholeheartedly

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I realised I just cant sit down properly & do my work!
I'm still settling my backlogs
Having gatherings with friends
Settle this settle that
Going away over weekends
& that was my 2 weeks gone

Sounds ok for slacking 2 weeks
but NOT when you have millions of deadlines by 31 Jan!!!
I have to vomit out a manuscript, 2 abstracts, data analysis, 1 report asap
Furthermore i still needa work on my experiments

I hope i can finally get to do it next week when i'm back from __________

I really need a break!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

i realised i haven been updating
because i sorta realised i had been really busy
& i really meant i was busy as in busy

it's hard to describe what i'm trying to mean about being busy
you know
some people would just love to give excuses by saying they are busy when they are in fact, not?

but me
i really was

it'd been 2 weeks since i'm back
yet started anything about what i'm to do next
that's coz i've been clearing backlogs!


Thursday, January 06, 2011

Back in Singapore
So hot
Almost died of heat stress

I was serious!

Had my sharing session today again
& celebrated Prof's birthday
Had pizzas again

& it's time for more work soon

Sunday, January 02, 2011

After two days of liquid diet
Slept through 31 Dec 2010
I'm all better for the new year!


I got to eat my favourite stir-fried beef noodles
& my stomach didnt churn! woooooooooo~

I am coming home tomorrow
Resting my Sunday watching TV
Enjoying the last moment of super cold weather

That's HK life for me again
But this time round
I pretty much enjoy it