Thursday, December 27, 2007

Early Christmas Present

If any of you complained of a bad Christmas, then you haven't heard about what happened to my neighbour.

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


As reward for all my hard work (and after convincing my mom) I am getting myself a brand new camera!! :D

I'm looking for something around 5 to 8 Megapixels because it's sufficient.
I don't need to zoom in and see my own pores thank you very much.

So anyway! My budget's around $250 and I've been scouting around for some mighty fine models :)

The first one which I've got my eyes on is

Canon IXUS 70

which is quite sexy though it's not the prettiest model around.

The other model that I've been eyeing is the

Nikon COOLPIX S200

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.

Don't they look all pretty and shiny? *O*

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!

But the pink one looks sooooo good :(

Damm it.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

twirly twirl twirl II

As you all know (comma) I've been given the opportunity to work at Jason's lab in the Waite over the summer!

Right now the group consists of mainly students doing their Masters.

To be honest it was harder to fit in than I thought!

They're all super smart (I'm not exaggerating. Most of them have gone overseas for a couple of months through prestigious scholarships that were offered to them) so it's no wonder that I feel stupid next to them +__+

Furthermore I get a bit anxious around them whenever they test me on things --- which leads to incorrect answers (and some stuttering) thus making me feel incompetent!!
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)
Also! Everyone plays 'Bridge' during lunch without fail.
It's pretty hard actually so I googled it and apparently it's a "thinker's game"

-___-'' why am I not surprised?
I hope it won't take too long for them to warm up to me but if doesn't then I'll just sit and enjoy the awkward silence every lunch. No one else seems to mind v__v''

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.
So he's probably the best mentor for me! Plus he has a sense of humour!
Unfortunately I don't seem to feel any warmth from the rest of the group except for Bill who's this real cool dude. He's a lot older but he's real cool and talks to me!
I guess everyone is just busy with their own research and can't be bothered to deal with a n00b
Ah well~

Anyho! I've got great news!!

I've been offered my Honours scholarship!!!
I've actually applied for two scholarships (Jason asked me to do so)
This was for $3000 from MPB CRC for the whole of my Honours year while the scholarship offered by the uni (should I be in the top 6 candidates) is worth $5000!!!
Think of me bathing in all that sexy money!!
Anyway Kelvin said that it's better to accept the scholarship from the MPB CRC as it is an independent body from the uni so it'll look very good on my resume! (which looks so empty at the mo)
I shall listen to him and take it! He seems to know what's best!


Aren't you proud of me?

Now I just have to make Jason proud +__+

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Biotech Beach Party

So we ended our final year of uni with a beach party!

BBQ, beer and the beach! What more could you ask for?

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 ;)

and CHIPS!

Huey Yeng nicked two of the chips!

Warning: Hot ladies! xD

Taught them the 'tupai' look
Shirley looks a bit lost though

My minions!


We went jet skiing!

We compared heights! I'm the 2nd tallest! :D

We mediated!

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!

But it was good fun! Real good fun :)

Like I said, it was awesomous!

Aww man I will miss everyone :(

Sunday, November 11, 2007

twirly twirl twirl

*does a mini-dance*
Oh yeah~ uh huh~


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

  1. MacBook x]
  2. MP3 player
  3. Clothes =D
  4. Shoes =]
  5. Jung Yunho (but I think I have to save up a little more)

But I should be a good girl and save the money!
After all I'm going to spend about $60/month
on the bus tickets alone T___T Nyahh

I am confused with Facebook! There are too many applications

Monday, November 05, 2007

Woo! Numbero Uno!

Wooo! I got into the top ten of the Santa game!
And that's my 3rd attempt too *smirks at you*
Okay, I know I should be studying but I was taking a break alright?
Don't me so hard on me! *Ignores glares of disapproval*

Anyway! Not only was I in top ten, I was number one!

Woooooooooooooo! *prances*

Okay if you weren't so distracted by that big purple thing that I drew at the corner
you would have noticed that my scores are far better than everyone else's!

How is this possible you ask?

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!
Well it lasted for like 10 minutes until someone else in the world (probably has insommia) played and beat me! Boo!! Hiss!
Ah well!
Back to studying!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

It's the season to be jolly!

OMG! Why do I always get addicted to things when exams are coming?

It's almost Christmas!!
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!


Look at my score on my 2nd attempt!

Not too shabby eh?? EH??
Unfortunately I'm no.1203 on the Weekly Highscores
It took ages to complete my first attempt!
By the end of it my contacts were drying out from staring at the screen too intensely!
In fact I started asking why Santa got rid of his reindeers when he obvious doesn't know his way? But most men are like that too I guess.
They don't ask for directions :p

Anyway! Sorry for the lack of updates!
I've been having too much fun with assignments and this mind-boogling project!
Also I've been sorting my life out :) And doing insane things like make a future for myself!!
So I'm definitely doing a summer scholarship project AND Honours next year with Dr. Jason Able!! *Shrieks*

It's all very scary but exciting at the same time! :)
So I won't be heading back to Brunei :(
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!


PS: I'm addicted to e-bay again!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I have succumb.....

......... to Facebook


Monday, October 22, 2007

Sushi Go Round

This game is uber cute!! :3

And very addictive! @__@

Sorry about the lack of posts!

Have been pretty busy lately (full stop)
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!!)

In other news (dot dot dot)
my tamagotchi finally died
I know (dot dot dot) most of you must be surprised for I am a great owner

and I bought a cute bikini!! :D
*is so happy*
*and still terribly sad about the tamagotchi of course*

Cute? ;)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Life without a full stop

I've lost my full stop

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?

The sad story

I went upstairs to have a shower and come down to find that my keyboard was going a little berserk
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 know
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?

  1. 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
  2. Remove all removable parts (eg battery)
  3. Tip the laptop over and give it a little shake in attempt to drain it
  4. Blow dry your laptop with a hair-dryer on the LOWEST or cool setting
  5. 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

Japanese creates see through-frog

One word: EW.
Not exactly see-through but *shudders*
I've lost my appetite -.-
The whole article is at the end of this blog entry but I'm sure not of you wouldn't be bothered to read it.
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.


Seeing through his eyes

I'm not sure about the rest of you but I get sick of looking at same desktop wallpaper for more than two weeks.

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!

His brilliance really shines through his art and the best thing is that he makes desktop wallpapers.
*does a mini spin*

Just a taste of his art

^I totally love the violin here. Cute alien housewife :]

^ it's actually quite nice when enlarged.

He does a lot of photo manipulations as well :)

However you can only save the lowest quality wallpapers as you'd have to subscribe and pay for the better quality ones.

Nonetheless, the low quality ones are perfectly just as they are.

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.

So cute!

A lot of them are thought-provoking and I'm sure you've never figured that it could rain umbrellas.

What an unusual but clever idea!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pretty cupcakes

If only more people can realize that everyone is just like a box of colourful sugar-coated cupcakes; we make look different but we're made up of the same ingredients.

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.

*** RANT ***

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

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian

bet most of you didn't know that.
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.
*determined face*

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.

*eye twitch*

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

I ish sick

I'm sick :(

It's the holidays and I'm unwell!


Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Impossible Quiz

This game is so totally addictive!!
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 is not the end

I wasn't having a good day in lab today.
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.

Hey, and I'm a better dancer now ;)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The insane freebies!


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...

My bag was so heavy that my shoulder was seriously hurting. Fortunately one of my friends offered to help me carry it! :D
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 :)

More freebies!

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!

I haven't played one of these in years!
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!


Moving on!

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!



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!

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