Friday, 27 February 2009


I twisted my ankle while playing badminton today. One moment I was hitting the shuttlecock back and another moment I was lying on the floor. It's the same lousy ankle that I always manage to get twisted.

So, I've been hobbling up and down the house and strangely, it seems to hurt more when I'm resting it. More so than when I'm putting pressure on it. That's not to say that it doesn't hurt when I walk. So I've got to limp a bit to keep minimal pressure on it.

All in all, it was a good game of badminton though.. :D And a good game of squash before that.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Pipette thieves

I don't see why certain people in the lab can't just find their own pipettes to use and stop taking what I had been using and would continue to use throughout the day. Even more annoying is why would they need two of the same pipettes?! Just change the volume on the single pipette like what everyone else is doing. What makes them so special that they need two pipettes? And to take the pipettes I've been using.

Even worse, changing my pipette for another one which is slightly faulty. Why can't you continue using that yourself?? Annoying people!!

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Earning a bit of money

I went for an Economics experiment yesterday, studying how people make decisions. Every point that you earn will get converted cash which would be calculated and given out at the end of the experiment.

I don't feel like going into the details of the experiment, but the maddening thing was that people can be so selfish at times. How is it they profit from other people's investments while not investing anything at all.... made me not get a lot of money!!

Well, all in all, I managed to accrue 8.90 pounds.. enough for dinner last night, which wasn't a good dinner. The company was good.. but the food was below par..

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


I'm long overdue for a post. But I haven't been doing much, so haven't had much to write about.

Have been doing lab work for the past 3 weeks and I'm quite enjoying it most of the time. Maybe because I've been generating results quickly, compared to others. I'm just wondering how to do my write-up at the end of it all. Most people have been doing literature review while I have no idea which literature I should be reading.

Another thing that has been occupying my time are classes. These classes are making me sleepy most of the time. I just wish the module convener would give us the essay titles sooner than later, just so that the classes that I'm attending would actually have some function to it.

I've been going more often for sports as well. Swimming, squash, badminton... Feel like going swimming this week, but.. I accidentally cut my hand on yoghurt packaging so better to keep away from public waters just to avoid some unknown infection.

Ah, nothing much to write... Just another dry post..

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Explanation of Life

I got this from somewhere in the internet..

On the first day God created the dog. God said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I'll give you back the other ten."

So God agreed.

On the second day God created the monkey. God said, "Entertain people, do monkey tricks and make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? I don't think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too, okay?"

And God agreed.

On the third day God created the cow. "You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves, and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and I'll give back the other forty."

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day God created man. God said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I'll give you twenty years."
Man said, "What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I'll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back, and the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?"

Okay," said God, "You've got a deal."

So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Snowy Nights

It has finally snowed in Nottingham. The previous times do not count as it was mostly sleet. But today was real snow! It was all fluffy and light and it has settled about half an inch on the ground.

So, the bunch of us who have never experienced much snow before rush out in our hoodies only to play around in the snow. Photos ahead..

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It was cold... I was wearing sandals.. and my toes were frozen.. Even by drenching them with hot water didn't really warm them up! Hope there's more snow tomorrow!