Thursday, August 31, 2006

The land below the winds

I'm going to Sabah tomorrow for my sis's convocation. Never been to there before and I'm looking forward to it. I heard the land below the winds is indeed a very nice place. And since Im following my parents, all expenses paid :) I went and bought a stuff toy for my sis the other day. Wanted to buy flowers but my parents are buying so I decided to get something else. I bought a cute dog since my sis goes nuts over dogs. Hope she likes it.

By the way, Happy Merdeka to all Malaysians!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Spice up your life!

I know many people find it to be boring and rather plain but I enjoyed it. It's a great love story with an added element of fantasy in it. Being a lover of all things pertaining to magic I found it to be really enjoyable.
Aishwarya playing Tilo and Dylan as Doug really make a wonderful couple. It tells the tale of Tilo as a mistress of spices. A mistress of spices is simply the great wielder of magic through spices. Tilo is able to perceive the troubles of all her customers and help them by dosing out spices to solve the problems. As a mistress of spices she cannot leave her spices (that means leaving her shop), touch the skin of another person and fall in love. This all ends when she meets Doug whom with she immediately falls in love. Thus, she breaks all the rules and she loses the power of her spices. All the help she tries to give to her customers turns bad and she is no longer able to read her customers troubles.
Well, the ending? Let's just say it is a happy ending.Will she choose her spice or her man? You'll have to watch to find out.

*Psstt* The part where she made love to Doug is simply erotic. Nothing obscene of course but it was shot in a way where you really felt turn on. :P

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Book Review: Saving Fish From Drowning

I was done reading it weeks ago but didn't have the time to write a review. Didn't even have time to start another book. Well, now I do. So here goes.

Amy Tan, the famous author who wrote the Joy Luck Club and the Kitchen God's Wife now has a new tale to tell. It's loosely based on a true story about San Francisco's deceased socialite Bibi Chen. Amy found some 'automatic writing' about Bibi which apparently was Bibi's ramblings after she died. Automatic writings are stories ghosts tell through a medium. Ramblings, musings, anything at all that a medium receives from the spirits.

Anyway, in this tale Amy narates through Bibi who as a spirit can hear and feel the inner thoughts and feelings of her group of friends on an expedition. Bibi was the organizer of this expedition through China and Myanmar but she mysteriously died before they took off. Her group of friends decided to go on with the trip without Bibi who was originally their leader, tour guide and docent.

Without Bibi, they stumble into a whole lot of difficulties and its their adventures that make up this book. Classic American tourists, they fumble through this expedition by being inept about local customs and traditions of Burma and China. Making a big mess in China they entered Myanmar and manage to entangle themselves with the troubles of a local tribe there, by getting kidnapped. The troubles are of course the clash between the military goverment of Myanmar and the local tribes who opposed them, named as rebels.

This book is simply full of humour and it is touching in some parts. At the end of the book, I can't help but wonder what would it be like to meet Bibi Chen. A colourful lady who is just unique in many ways. I would say Bibi Chen is reincarnated as readers really feel her come to life in this witty tale of Amy Tan.

PS: I googled for info to learn more about Bibi Chen and I found out that she doesn't exist. Hmmm... Amy duped us all. She wrote in her 'Note from the author' at the begining of the book telling about her inspiration for the story based on the real life of Bibi Chen. She even reproduced a news article from the San Fancisco Chronicles about the kinapped tourists. Well, that goes to show how well she can write. She really convinced us all that Bibi Chen was real.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

It's finally over!

Finally it's over. After months of hard work it all paid off when the event was a great success. I was the secretary, involved in the publicity and then finally had to emcee. Fights broke out and arguements ensued during the process but we all manage to overcome our differences to make it all happen. Kudos to all my coursemates. You guys and gals are really made out of good stuff. After spending so much of our waking hours organizing it, when now it is over we kinda don't know what to do with our free time. Suddenly we have so much time on our hands to do as we please.
Me? What do I wanna do now? I need lots and lots of rest. Had to stay at the faculty till almost 11.30 pm yesterday to smooth things out and was up this morning at 5 to go back and continue work. Well, I really need rest. Till then, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Quote of the day

“How vain it is to sit down to write, when you have not stood up to live.” - Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862

Sunday, August 20, 2006


A belated birthday celebration with my hometown friends. Thanx guys. I love you all :)

Saturday, August 19, 2006


5 a.m. here and I just got back. When out with some friends for gaming and then an early morning snack :S Gotta get some sleep. Miss my hometown friends alot...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

*Ring ring*

*I knew some of these things but not the one about unlocking your car bit. I'll try it some day when I get home and I'll report back here. *

A few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.

Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: -


*The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112.* If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**


*Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote keys?*

This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Editor's Note: *It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!"*


Subject: Hidden Battery power

Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart

with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.



How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

You may wish to spread this useful information around.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Of mice and men 2

Had another experiment and this time it's on drug metabolism. At least the mice didn't die this time. They just went to sleep for a short while.

1. Him being cute before the drug

2. Him asleep and snoring.

3. Him up and running after the drug wore off.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's describes me to the dot!

Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have medium extroversion.
You're not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your "down time."


You have high conscientiousness.
Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.
Most things in your life are organized and planned well.
But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.


You have low agreeableness.
Your self interest comes first, and others come later, if at all.
In general, you feel that people are not to be trusted.
And you're skeptical that anyone else really feels differently.


You have medium neuroticism.
You're generally cool and collected, but sometimes you do panic.
Little worries or problems can consume you, draining your energy.
Your life is pretty smooth, but there's a few emotional bumps you'd like to get rid of.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is medium.
You are generally broad minded when it come to new things.
But if something crosses a moral line, there's no way you'll approve of it.
You are suspicious of anything too wacky, though you do still consider creativity a virtue.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Of mice and men

Digging through my folders I found this picture. This was a few weeks ago when I had to perform an experiment on mice. Yeah I know. I feel it's cruel too. Can't do anything much against it though. What can I do? Plan a hunger strike to protest?

Anyway, this is the picture of the mice.... a few minutes before they went into convulsions and died.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A little joke goes a long way...

Read this on friendster and I had a good laugh. I've read this joke before but never the last part. A very cute twist to the joke. Hope you all will share in the laughter :)

A Woman was out golfing one day when she hit
the ball into the woods. She went into the woods
to look for it and found a frog in a trap.

The frog said to her, "If you release me from this
trap, I will grant you three wishes."

The woman freed the frog, and the frog
said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention that there
was a condition to your wishes. Whatever you
wish for, your husband will get times ten!" The
woman said, "That's okay."

For her first wish, she wanted to be the most
beautiful woman in the world. The frog warned
her, "You do realise that this wish will also make
your husband the most handsome man in the
world, an Adonis whom women will flock to".

The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be
the most beautiful Woman and he will have eyes
only for me." So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful
Woman in the world!

For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest
woman in the world.

The frog said, "That will make your husband the
richest man in the world. And he will be ten
times richer than you. " The woman said, "That's
okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is
mine." So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the

The frog then inquired about her third wish, and
she answered, "I'd like a mild heart attack."

Moral of the story: Women are clever. Don't mess
with them.

Attention female readers: This is the end of the
joke for you. Stop here and continue feeling good.

Male readers: Please scroll down.
The man had a heart attack ten times milder than
his wife!!!

Moral of the story:
"Women are really dumb but think they're really
smart. Let them continue to think that way and
just enjoy the show."

PS: If you are a woman and are still reading this; it
only goes to show that women never listen!!!
Forward this to all the guys for a good laugh, and
to all the ladies who have a good sense of humour.