The desire to excel. The passion to dedicate. The determination to see it through.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


What's funnier is Yy's reaction to Big Grace in the back!
That's one weird sign.

Yep, it's all NeWater.

Went NeWater plant today!!! Excursion!!!

Watched movie with Sandra this evening! Watched "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and it had great entertainment value!

We had drunken prawns, spicy spaghetti with prawns and durian fried rice! The food was reasonably priced and GOOD! The durian fried rice is DAMN DAMN nice. There's bits of durian in it yet the rice stay separate as it should be! Ate at Pin Si Cafe at AMK Hub!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Thesis submission.. TODAY! I survived.

(an extension of the acknowledgments written in my thesis)

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to several persons for the support that was given to me. I would like to thank all my FST coursemates, and lab technician, Xiao Hui, for the generous food supply and always feeding me when I'm dying of starvation or when I'm eating something that they think I shouldn't be eating (e.g. bread); Mr HHY, for pleasantly surprising lunch/dinner deliveries; my father, for a constant supply of snacks (sausage/fishballs/pisang goreng) every night from the pasa malam; Jan & Pat for constantly checking on my sanity level and everyone else who has wished me well on my FYP.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Animal Husbandry.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Managed to figure out how to use ChemSketch in the first instant. I had the program since Year 2 but never figured out how to use it. Recently, I was supposed to use it for some lab report but I still didn't know how to get it to work. This time I needed it for FYP and the moment I opened it, I started using it like I was farmiliar with it. Gosh. I was amazed. By God's grace really. If not for that, I'd spend half a lifetime figuring that out. I was all ready with my IE window open to an online tutorial for ChemSketch which I didn't have to use at all!

Friday, March 27, 2009


I like the twigs... I'd like to see the branches of a tree in winter.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Have I shown you the machine I used for FYP? I can't remember but.. here it is! The stopped flow!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Haha, made a pledge for erm.. moderate drinking (alcoholic drinks of course) with the Get Your Sexy Back (GYSB) campaign thingy! Made the pledge cos the people at the bazaar asked me to so.. yeah..!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Attended the most entertaining (at least for duty personnel) AWC bazaar ever. Got to play shooting games with the PS2! Fun. Feels great to unlock more games and get high scores!

Monday, March 23, 2009


Ever since I watched American Beauty, I occasionally have this vision of a plastic bag dancing in the wind. It's so captivating and mesmerizing to witness this. It's.. beautiful.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


There's a pasa malam at my place! Visited it yesterday! Nowadays they include games at the pasa malam! Felt like playing but did not do so since (1) I feel a bit old for this; (2) it's a little awkward if you play the games alone and (3) felt that it was a waste of $$$. I like the food there though!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Attended Ivy's wedding this evening. Nice! I love weddings (mostly)! It's like the fairytale beginning of some sort!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Can't remember which day this was.. But.. Ate at The White Dog Cafe! Nice food!!! At foie gras. WAHH. To die for. And I love the way they serve iced water!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Had no mood to bake today. It was the most fun lab this entire academic year but I just have no mood to bake amidst the stress from FYP. So I was mainly walking between the food and non food-grade labs, toggling between baking and the experiment in the lab on chemical leavening agents. My group had 5 people so I was not really needed! LOL.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dream-of-the-Day or maybe.. Night

Dreams... are my reality.

I keep dreaming about the same thing every night for the past few days. Keep dreaming about Titus.. Dreamt that he never died just that I thought he died. Dreamt of him over and over. So weird.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Went to school for an experiment on membrane separation using ultrafiltration! What a waste of the apple juice! I wanted to drink!!! Haha. Oh well!

Monday, March 16, 2009


All I need is the air I breathe and a place to rest my head...

Sunday, March 15, 2009


So much trivia?? I basically do my FYP everyday and almost every moment I'm awake so.. pretty boring to report that! Therefore, MORE TRIVIA!

Today's trivia's on the famous coke and mentos thing!

If you drop a tube of Mentos into a two litre bottle of diet Coke, you get a fountain of diet Coke!

Well, this happens as Mentos have lots of little ridges on the surface (even though it SEEMS to be visually smooth). These act as nucleation points where the carbon dioxide dissolved in the Coke can rapidly form bubbles. As the Mentos sinks, these bubbles rise through the liquid and agitate the Coke which creates more bubbles.

Why diet? Diet Coke has a lower surface tension than Coke which is filled with sugar. The lower surface tension allows the bubbles to grow more rapidly. Gum arabic which coats the Mentos acts as a surfactant, lowering the surface tension of the liquid further.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Shot for Singapore Universities Meet (SUM) this morning. Yawnz. So early. Gosh. Erm, 352/400.

Attended JF's chocolate factory thingy this evening. Nice food & entertainment! Niiice.

Friday, March 13, 2009


It's Friday the 13th! Some APW kids hung out at my place this evening. Ate home-cooked food! Best food I've eaten all week (except for Sakae)! Tried the red wine Moscato! Nice! There was enough people to share the wine with so it was drunk in very good portion! A rather relaxing evening in contrast with the hectic week(s)!! Weird thought.. But I felt that I was in safe company. Hmm.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


More on beer!

Why is the colour of the beer head white when beer is golden brown?!

Well, it's due to the way that light travels through the beer head. The foam is composed of many bubbles in close proximity and each bubble is a pocket of gas (the bubbles ain't air.. they form due to lower vapour pressure as compared with the surrounding parts of the beer) surrounded by a thin layer of beer. Light is scattered, reflected and refracted in various directions as it travels through the mass of bubbles. Light that exits the foam and enters your eyes is a mix of all different wavelengths and therefore appears white.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Did you know?

The beer head usually disappears faster when a lady consumes beer than when a guy drinks it! This is due to ladies wear lipstick which has oil in it and upon contact with the bubbles in the beer head, it destabilizes the foam! This happens for any kind of oil, which upon contact with the foam will cause punctures in the protein layer surrounding and stabilising the bubbles in the foam.

Try to observe this phenomenon the next time you're at a pub!

And yes, I learned this in a food science class!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Wow, seems like the table I share with Big Grace is the centre for food! All the peeps in my Hons class place their food at this centre for everyone to share! There's so much variety! The best things about doing my FYP is that everyone's in it together and the communal sharing of food.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Ate some nicer food at Sakae with HY this evening! Hmm. Surimi (fish cake) is expensive!!! Then again, you need fresh and good quality fish to make surimi.. so... fair enough!

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Just so you know!

There are seven groups of plastic polymers and each group may be identified by its Plastic Identification code (PIC) which is the triangle thing at the bottom of your plastic container with a number in the middle!

1: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE)
2: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
3: Polyvinyl Chloride (V)
4: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
5: Polypropylene (PP) >> microwaveable ware!
6: Polystyrene (PS)
7: Other

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Watched "He's Just Not That Into You" with Sandra this evening! Nice show!

Found MOSCATO at NTUC/Cold Storage! Finally! Didn't buy though.. Not the time for it!

Friday, March 06, 2009


Training was quite shiok today. Nice.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


I ended lab late today but we got to submit the report on the spot! Took an hour to do it there but would take an average of 6H on a report.. So I saved 5h! YEAH. Proposal to prof went through. Then, had to do another lab for another module so stayed till 7+pm. Hmm. And made some stranger wait for me for an hour. Gosh.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I duno what to say about today. School and training! Well, I guess each day's the present and.. I appreciate it. No matter how routine or repetitive.. Satisfixation.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Lethargy (n.)

Pronunciation: \ˈle-thər-jē\

1 : abnormal drowsiness
2 : the quality or state of being lazy, sluggish, or indifferent

Today's the first day of the rest of your life!

Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer (I like this band's name)

Monday, March 02, 2009


Once in a monastery two monks walked about doing their morning duties. As they passed a small bowl, filled with rain, they saw a scorpion was drowning in the water. One monk reached in to save the creature. As soon as his fingers touched the panicking Scorpion, it stung him and the monk dropped the Scorpion back into the water. The monk sighed, and reached back in. This time he got his grip a little firmer, but still dropped the Scorpion when he was stung. He kept reaching in, as his friend looked on in confusion. After dozens of attempts, the other monk spoke up saying “Brother, why do you keep trying to save that scorpion? It stings you every time you come near it” the monk paused before reaching in again. As another sting bit into his hand, he smiled “Because it is his nature to sting, and my nature to save. Don’t forget brother, soon either I’ll stop feeling the pain of the sting and he will be saved, or he will stop being afraid and be saved. Compassion cannot be stopped so easily.’

You don't have to alter your nature according to external influences. "If a devil can't change it's nature, it's needless for an angel to do it."

Nice guys finish last.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Shot HTNS Monthly Shoot today. 355/400. Food is very important. Very. Noisy stomach again. So embarrassing! Heh. I ate. I ate.... I just don't know how much I have to eat to keep it quiet. Darn. I need the chicken rice diet again.

Slowly, but surely.