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Saturday, February 28, 2009


heavy snowfall in the UK caused a lot of troubles. Below are some pics and videos i took last time, on the way back to uni.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

hot pot - 2nd round

In the previous post, I mentioned about cny celebration here. One week later, again we had another re-union dinner hosted by my friend, Vinson. Basically, the same group of ppl enjoyed the diner but this time with another friend, Jerry (Master in Finance) from Guang Xi, China.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New antibodies block a range of influenzas

An article published in the Nature recently.

more info, refer the link below:

Monday, February 23, 2009


last time, went to watch Madagascar 2 at a cinema near uni, and really impressed with the location where this cinema is situated..haha/..inside also got pub/bar, etc..

and there're 4/6 screens, if i not mistaken..

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some funny job titles

A recent article I read in the Sun (UK), about some funny job names imposed by the city council here.

Librarian-->audience development officer
Nursery teachers-->early childhood educators
Swimming teacher-->aquatic teacher
Lollipop ladies-->crossing patrol officers

Also, some “names” invented by the respective firms:

Window cleaners-->vision clearance executives
Bin men-->waste removal engineers
Gardeners-->horticultural maintenance officers
Dinner ladies-->nourishment production assistants

Conclusion, is there any different between new job name and the duty/ nature of job task?!.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Feedback on first draft report

I was submitted the first draft report last year, and feedbacks from my supervisor were as followed:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Porridge, tom yam soup

First time I try to prepare porridge. I put “steamed rice” into a big pot, then add some hot water and cook it.

Last month, celebrate my flatmate birthday—eddie, and I prepared tom yam soup..picture below show ingredients I used..

Will share more pics and videos soon..

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Olympics 2012 venue

London will host the coming Olympic game in 2012. According to BBC Sports, some venues are showed as follow:

More info feels free to visit the page at

athletes' Village
Capacity: approx 17,320 beds, Cost: £600m (2004 bid figure)

Hockey Centre
Sports: Hockey, Paralympic football, Capacity: 15,000 and 5,000, Cost: £19m (2004 bid figure)

Sports: Track cycling, BMX, Capacity: 6,000 (velodrome) and 6,000 (BMX), Cost: £80m (2008 figure)

O2 Arena
Sports: gymnastics, basketball, wheelchair basketball, Capacity: 20,000 (basketball), 16,500 (gymnastics), Cost: £2.5m (2004 bid figure)

Wembley Stadium
Sports: Football, Capacity: 90,000, Cost: £600,000

Sports: Tennis, Capacity: 30,000, Cost: £600,000 (2004 bid figure)

Eton Dorney
Sports: rowing and flatwater canoe/kayak, Capacity: 20,000, Cost: £5m (2004 bid figure)

Source: BBC Sport at

Thursday, February 12, 2009

World's best airports

World's best airports can be found in

1)Hong Kong

2) Singapore

3) Seoul

4) KL, Malaysia

5) Munich airport, Germany


Images adapted from: Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

new UK visa rules

Six months ago, several countries including Malaysia were warned to improve their their passport security systems or face tougher visa requirements. Luckly, 6 of these - Botswana, Brazil, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, and Trinidad and Tobago - were adjudged to have improved sufficiently to escape the new rules.

Wow, what's a great relief, especially for my friends that intend visit to here.

For info, feel free visit the following link:

**note: for tourism (visiting) purpose. For study, we have to apply student visa. For more info, please refers to the respective authority.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Fruit, seed, legume or nut?

Peanut: not a nut, but a type of legume

Pine nut: obviously a seed—not nuts here

Brazil nut: is definitely a seed

Coffee: don’t be fooled into thinking this is a bean; it’s a seed

Coconut: officially a fruit, but the edible section is a seed (haha, definitely not cocoa's nut)

Cashew nut: a variety of fruit that grows on cashew apple

Banana: a fruit, but the banana plant is in fact, a herb, not a tree

Almond: a drupe, which is a type of fruit or seed

Chilli pepper: a very hot fruit

Chickpea: a legume from a pod

Adapted from The shortlist

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

frequent words in Bush's speech

news from BBC. The following picture show words used mostly by US former president, George Bush during his eight-year presidency. More details "statistical analysis" can refer to the follwing website..haha


Friday, February 6, 2009

online petition

Dear Friends,

I have just read and signed the online petition:

"A Plea to Defend the Voice of the People"

hosted on the web by, the free online petition
service, at:

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Best wishes,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

impact of climate change on the world's food security

Recent study a group of researcher in the US showed that higher temperature could cause problem on food security. Estimated 50% world's population could face food crisis by 2010.

Higher temperatures could decrease the productivity of major food crops like rice, maize by 20-40%

The estimation was made based on temperature stress alone, and this doesn’t take account into other stresses like salinity, drought, etc.

Again, developments of crop plants that have better adaptability are crucial.

For more info, visit the reference given below.

University of Washington (2009, January 8). Half Of World's Population Could Face Climate-induced Food Crisis By 2100. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 8, 2009, from­ /releases/2009/01/090108144745.htm

Heat may spark world food crisis

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

cny gathering09

In the Chinese New Year, I celebrated twice with lab colleague from China and also buddies I met at Glasgow Uni

more info, feel free to visit the following link:

celebrated at colleague home, new year eve

left:Dr. Zhonghua Chen; right: Dr. Bo Wang, they are post-docs in my lab

Dr. Jian Wen Wang, visiting scholar from China

lastly,CK LIM

Next,Friday(5th day of CNY),I host a CNY gathering , they're friend I met last time in the orientation event, come from HK, Germany.

So happy,Flatmate-DONAH share his african cuisine with us

Basically,all ingredients for hotpot are ready, suggestion from my dear daddy: stir-fry onion and garlic, so that my friends can serve with soup

first time heard about satay hotpot soup, We prepared 2 pots:1) original favour & satay

Also, prepare a soup from pork rib bone

wash vege, as other ingredients at friends there

Here we go, time for dinner

left 1st:SOPHY (HONG KONG、undergrad in medicine);left 2nd:EVA (HK、master in psychology); LESTER (HK、BDS Dentistry)
center: CHO HONG (american borned,HK citizen。master in historical studies)
right 1st:VINSON (Germany borned Malaysian、master in engineering)

We also took some videos. As my friends wish to know more about African foodm so my flatmate prepare some food like dried spinach, maize meal, and "worm"


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