Thursday, 26 March 2009


Four years we had as comrade in arms,

Tackling together the problems of Pharm,

Growing to know our strength and weakness,

And all the achievements to be witnessed.


The people I’ve met are very varied,

And the classes I took were oh so harried,

And through all that I’ve learned to evolve,

Into a person with strength and resolve.


This has been the experience of life,

With some who I would like to stab with a knife,

But there are others who always stay true,

And comfort me when I’m feeling blue.


So thank you my friends I’ll always say,

From this moment forward to my dying day,

For holding me up and getting me past,

this wonderful yet horrible course at last.


We will not know what the future might bring,

but if in doubt, just give me a ring,

I’ll try to be there as you have been,

And remind you of the fun we’ve seen.


Good luck to all for your future,

And remember all you’ve learnt in lectures,

Forget all phys, pharm and the rest.

But that you can always count on the best.


Here’s my foray into the world of creative writing again…. I hope it’s not too bad, or too cheesy…

Monday, 23 March 2009

Heights of Abraham

Considering the fact that I am not far away from the Peak District, today is the first time I’ve been there. We made a trip to Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath. What was supposed to be a trip for 5 of us turned out to be a big group trip of 12, which wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be, although there were some weird stuff going on sometimes.

The weather wasn’t as good as it should’ve been, but it was all right. It alternated between drizzling, sun, and rain. Most of the rain fell during the earlier parts of our trip which is a good thing as afterwards we go to enjoy the scenery a bit more!

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Because of the lousy weather while we were travelling up to Heights of Abraham by cable car, the photos I took of the outside from inside the cable car are all dotted with rain drops.

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The following few photos are of the rocks in the cave which are lit up by different lights.. pretty….

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Here’s a photo of Matlock Bath town centre. It’s a quiet place with not much people around. I wonder how this sleepy town survives.DSC04796

Well, just going to end my post with some comments for the day. It was entirely enjoyable apart from some awkward moments when we didn’t know what to talk about and also some irritating moments.

We had dinner at Pretty Orchid which serves Malaysian and Thai cuisine. For some reason, they gave us the set menu, which consisted of yucky food. Verdict? The interior is bad, there’s a weird smell around and the food is not good. Will not go there anymore..

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Labs, reports and dying computers.

It’s again long overdue for a post.

I’ve finished with my labs and it’s a bit sad that it has come to an end. Lab was lots of fun. Chatting and laughing with friends, doing research with expensive materials, and finding out unpredictable results. Been thinking over this week whether I want to pursue a career in pharmacology and do research, instead of working as a pharmacist. Pharmacology seems so much fun when you’re doing research.

Well, here comes the hard part of this semester – write-up. An e-abstract to do, a poster to defend and a 8000-word report to write. Not forgetting all the journals that need to be read in order to write part of the report. Need to start doing soon.

My computer nearly died today. I was trying to download a statistical program and got a malware instead. So I spent nearly the whole day trying to clear the infection. Seems to be doing ok now but hopefully it’s not a fluke and come back again tomorrow.

I need to go sports again. Need to move. But the ankle still seems a bit weak. Maybe will go swimming tomorrow. Maybe I won’t think so much if I go out more… hmm..

Will be going to Heights of Abraham in Peak District on Monday. Hope I’ll have fun.. :D

Friday, 13 March 2009

This is me...

Took this quiz just now.. and it's somehow accurate..

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:

You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:

You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous.

What are you most afraid of:

You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.


So, people who know me... is this me?

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tiring day

It has been a tiring day today.. A lot of results that are not expected and a lot of waiting. What is especially tiring about today is the waiting for people who disregard the fact that others are waiting to use the machine after them and will test their samples 3 times! The SAME samples THREE times!

If you are so unhappy about the readings, repeat it, WHEN there are no people around waiting to use the same machine!

Friday, 6 March 2009

My bruised foot

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Here's how my foot looks like after one week...