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Monday, March 30, 2009

personality test

Got this link from facebook,

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 like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

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:

Success in your career is not the most important thing in life. You are content with what you have and think that being with someone you love is more than spending all of your precious time just working.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don't ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.

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.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


growth of mushroom..funny


Daylight Saving Time

As mentioned in previous post. On March 29, 2009, UK time will move one hour forward. Therefore, time difference between UK and Malaysia is 7 h , no longer 8 h for the moment. :-)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour

it is very easy to participate in this global event, simply by turning lights for one hour (from 830pm to 930pm), wherever you are on 28 March 09 (Saturday).

Every little help!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

grade for essay out!

Following several posts about my academic performance here, and here.

The grade for essay I mentioned last time, finally out!

Again, I got the same grade..haih, no improvement. Anyway, the 3rd best grade according to the uni's grading system, satisfy already.

well, another step closer to get MRes in Disctinction (= first class), :-)

feedback from course tutor, if everything progress well i will be the first master student in the department who obtain disctinction work hard..

Actually, I am not a "kia su" people. I strongly believe I deserved for the grade obtained, as I have try my best and put so many efforts in whatever tasks I performed. It's essential to ensure that I graduated with a good grade, in order to obtain funding to carry out research in established institution.

Despite so many "good" news, there was another "sia sui" incident happened few months ago. For more infor, visit my chinese blog, as both articles are published on the same time..


Monday, March 23, 2009

second stage of my research

I have shifted to plant physiology studies recently, and some tasks are as follow:-

growth Arabidopsis in soil

Young seedlings of Arabidopsis

Then, growth plant in growth chamber

Also, I assist my post-doc in physiology studies of broad-bean, and hopefully this studies will publish to peer-reviewed journal soon.

Glass house. place where I put broad bean.

My work bench

Diamond pen, use to cut glasses, according to connie (PhD in my lab), diamond pen got diamond, but i cant see anything, haha

This is autoclave, really "old", compared with utar's autoclave :-)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

eddie birthday

As mentioned in the previous post, here we go!

More pictures, feel free to visit the link below:

Friday, March 20, 2009

stomata live imaging

first attempt, took 1.38 h to see impact of ionic content on stomata response, only include first and last clip, it's better to view it by dragging the video seek bar, the effect not so obvious and take long time, have to use stronger inhibitor soon

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

tribute to arabidopsis

Again, I wish to express sincere appreciation to Arabidopsis, without them, i can't understand the stress response of plant. I promise will work hard and won't simply sacrify you guys...cheers

Monday, March 16, 2009

poster presentation

Unfortunately, the colour of the poster uploaded here slightly different with the original published poster.

Impact of RAE 08

My previous post mentioned about the newly released RAE 2008, a research strength indicators among UK Uni. The the journal Research Fortnight has compiled a list of RAE 2008 rankings. The result is showed as follow-

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University College London
  4. University of Manchester
  5. University of Edinburgh
  6. Imperial College London
  7. University of Nottingham
  8. University of Leeds
  9. University of Sheffield
  10. University of Bristol
  11. King's College London
  12. University of Birmingham
  13. University of Southampton
  14. University of Glasgow
  15. University of Warwick
  16. Cardiff University
  17. University of Newcastle
  18. University of Liverpool
  19. University of Durham
  20. Queen Mary, University of London

Soon faster the released of RAE 08, Science magazine has published an article about the impact of RAE 08 on research funding. This is because the result will affect the funding allocated to the uni, the "viability" of science departments, job opportunities, etc.

From this article, I also noticed that another new evaluation scheme will come soon--
Research Excellence Framework (REF), most probably in 2014.

"REF will assess research quality using primarily measures such as competitive grants obtained, Ph.D.s granted, and citations received for papers. Many questions remain about whether this approach can truly evaluate research quality across disciplines that include music, midwifery, economics, philosophy, and all the traditional sciences."


RESEARCH ASSESSMENT: U.K. University Research Ranked; Funding Impacts to Follow
John Travis (2 January 2009)
Science 323 (5910), 24. [DOI:10.1126/science.323.5910.24]

Sunday, March 15, 2009


makai, someone has stolen my cloth and towel. ^&^*^ ~&~{"!~@:

because i was late to collect cloths, so someone took my cloths out from the drying machine, and I noticed I lost 1 long sleeve cloth and a cotton towel..damn went bck to search for few times, but unsuccessful, anyway..that's fine la..dun care so much d

anyway, no angry la, awared ppl might made mistake, accidentantly carried my cloths, hope later will return back, if not , that's fine , not a big matter...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The History of Dinosaurs

another interesting video from

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Green League

First started in 2007, environmental information from more than 120 UK Institution were collected and ranked. Glasgow was ranked in 19th (second upper class-description: fair but could do better), a great improvement. In the previous league, it was ranked in 56th (second lower--must try harder)

For info, visit the link below:

Sunday, March 8, 2009

old book

Surprisingly saw this book in the library, older than me..but it gave me essential knowledge necessary to build up the foundation in this field..and note, word in the book is not written by me.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Careers Blog 4 International Students @ GU

As mentioned in my previous post, I join as a volunteer in the international advisory group of career service, Glasgow University.

One of the projects I involved is preparing a blog for international student (
Careers Blog 4 International Students @ GU) . It will provides information about job prospects, country specific profile, visa matters, cv/ job application guidance, etc.

I have tried the services provided, they're great and of course free of charge. For more info, (if you are interested), feel free to visit the

Well, another project I involve is cultural awareness presentation, so I will give some brief information about my country, and also reason to UK, and why Glasgow, etc. We will take picture and movie then publish to the career blog.

Recently, was invited to share experience as a foreign student, and information will be published on the international student profile page of Uni's main website as well as other media sources..will let you guys know once it is available.

Also, agreed to become an alumni ambassador, will give advice, suggestion to prospective international student in the future..hope i not becomng alumni "embarrass ador" lol..

Other than research activity, it's good for me to get some early exposures in education and academic matters. :-)

The Best Job in The World

Wow, this job is cool..Basically, shortlisted applicants will be employed and work as care taker of the Island.

The responsibilities:
1) Feed the fish
2) Clean the Pool

About the Island:

For info, visit the homepage at:

Monday, March 2, 2009


wow, i have had a busy schedule since in the early of February.

Well, this week is full with all the tasks, and again the horoscope reading give me another clear, accrurate information about my life recently.

I have to revise a blog (international advisory group of GU's career service) and publish it a.s.a.p, then in the coming meeting need to prepare some information about the cultural awareness session of career service deparment.

About academic, will submit research project soon, then begin next phase of research soon, then another poster presentation on system biology soon, prepare research paper evalaution soon, etc etc. (soon = complete in this week..)...:-(

anyway, still very excited, haha. can learn many things within a short period

The follwing info is the horoscope forecast I received recently:-

Sun Sign: Scorpio
November 22
Your horoscope for March 2, 2009

Some strong practical energies will be floating about today, cklim, and you may need to get more serious about managing your life. Perhaps your schedule needs some adjusting so that you can take care of all of the tasks you are responsible for. Or maybe you need to look at your financial plan and think about creating a new budget. It's good to face these things squarely and be open to making changes.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

water quiz

A very interesting quiz I found out in the BBC, I managed to score 4 out of 10..quite sia sui..

anyway feel free to try it, although there are some questions related to UK.

the quiz is available in the link below:


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