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Reality bites. [Jul. 9th, 2006|10:12 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |sickmetophorically sick]
[Current Music |Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me]

Eek. I've not written in AGES. So anyway, finished the draft, some of it came back with the now infamous quote, "This is a thesis not a newspaper report!!", and then it was on to Bangkok and Krabi first with the parents, then with the CoT. It was soooo much fun that coming back and starting to write again is such a reality jolt. July's gonna be a bad month.

Sigh. Rewriting the first part of the Introduction and I feel sick. BAH.
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I've got you babe .. [May. 2nd, 2006|01:15 am]
jaa6
[Current Mood |sunburnt]
[Current Music |I've got you babe]

Yay. I've typed out one page of Introduction, in extremely retarded language. The enormity of this has finally begun to sunk in. And my printer's been down for some time, it still takes 15-30min to print a page of black and white print, and I've been debating over whether to send it to HP for repair (but I need the scanner!), stick with its 1page/15-30min speed (but I need to print many readings!) or just buy another damn printer (but this current one should be fixable, I think). My dad's semi amazed that I can live like this with the printer choking out the print minute by minute. Actually, I think that I might've spoiled the catridge carrier movement at some point in time as well, which sorta accounts for the stone age printing speed.

Lets see if I can cough out another page, while burping out beer and siap wine. Only .. 179 more to go ..
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Lab ratting. [Apr. 30th, 2006|09:53 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |hungryhungry]
[Current Music |98]

Where does the time go .. it's almost mid year! EEK. I've been labbing so much that time seems to pass in a blur. Although I do get more work done on weekends, since with less people on weekends, there's less shouting and less drama. A friend from another lab said we were "dynamic" .. more often than not the word "fish market" comes to mind instead. Still, on the weekends when it's all quiet, the lab ratting gets rather depressing after a while.

I now have an alarm that goes of at 1030 every night that reads "gotta do your thesis!!!" Thanks to the lab mates. I need to hire a secretary to plow through the mess that's my data for me. Bah.

Back to more lab ratting.

And marm's face is currently on a poster directly just outside my house. This whole your vote is secret really doesn't apply for me, I've told practically all and sundry who I'll be voting for.
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(Not so) Irrelevant thoughts .. [Mar. 7th, 2006|12:13 am]
jaa6
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |Two sleepy people]

So I've been waiting to wear out my Aldos before I start on the Birks, and I took the Birks out today to wear them around the room for abit. Don't know why, but the cork bed seems to make my feet sweat .. or is it just me?

On other things, thanks to the sister, I've discovered the joys of popping vit C supplements, does wonders for the state of my general well being. Also, I think it's really important to drink water, eat vegetables and vaguely exercise, I swear my skin seems less loose now.

I've been following the Golden Globes and Oscars not cos I'm dying to find out who won what, but more like who wore what so that I can now have an idea of what I want when I go do my evening gown design this week.

I'm also glad for long dist calls from old friends.

I also really need to fix my printer, why does it take 45 min to print one page. Bah.

So many things running around in my head, nothing to do with work. It seems like my brain goes on auto-off mode the minute I reach home.
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Where's Wally part deux. [Feb. 22nd, 2006|09:39 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |humming of the fan]

So in response to yellowskeen's post, I HAD to post up the before photo to her after ..
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This fire is out of control!! [Feb. 17th, 2006|07:45 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |hungryhungry]
[Current Music |Burn this city burn this city!]

Considering how I only started listening to Franz Ferdinand like two months ago .. I actually knew most of the songs they played! Ok, so maybe it helped that they only had two albums so far. Still for my first rock concert, it was pretty shiok .. I perfected my finger pointing/wave hand in the air and jumping technique. And there was this girl in front of me who kept jumping on my toes but I also learnt how to shove her everytime she did it .. not that it lessened the pain or made any difference to her jumping on my toes but at least I felt good. I also liked the drummer's (what's his name) rainbow t shirt .. think I wanna get one too. Oh, I've also learnt that at concerts like these, it's good to be tall :).

I really wanted to bring food to Intercontinental .. bah.
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(no subject) [Feb. 12th, 2006|02:23 am]
jaa6
[Current Mood |pensivepensive]
[Current Music |Why do we bother.]

When someone close to you does something wrong (as you perceive it to be), the most natural instinct would be to give (solicited or unsolicited) advice. Sometimes the advice is taken and heeded, sometimes it isn't, which is fine, as long as you tried. What seriously annoys ME however, is when such people take the advice I give, treat it as a joke and tell it as a funny anecdote to others and then repeatedly tell me how it was told as a funny anecdote that amused others. If I don't know about it, it would've be fine, but now that I know, at least the unsolicited advice stops there cos if I know I'm being made a fool of, why should I persist in letting it continue?

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CNY scheanigans [Jan. 31st, 2006|04:01 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]
[Current Music |Shan hu hai (it's actually not bad)]

CNY celebrations seem to get simpler and simpler every year, probably cos people are slowly migrating away or passing on .. ie less people to visit. Just the way I like it (the simple celebrations not the passing on part). Well, in addition to the constant reminders that it's the last year I'm getting ang paos and the many reminders/threats (depending on who's making them) that I'll be giving them out NEXT year, the super long weekend and reduced visiting meant being able to do other stuff like popping down to east coast with the win and the dad. And what's really sad is that although they are jogging and I'm blading, I'm STILL slower than the both of them! Sigh. The east coast macs area on a public holiday is a MARKET I tell you.

Also had coffee with riendel  and nuanda77 which basically consisted of us rediscovering the joys of riendel 's RM video function on her yaya nokia. Oh. I also lost half the amount I lost last year at blackjack at 716, so I believe that at some point in time a few years down the road, I'll eventually stop losing money and start making some!! Of course it helped finding out later that yellowskeen got fleeced at mahjong and lost even more. Haha.

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The hardest part about writing is starting. [Jan. 27th, 2006|11:18 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |geekycareful optimism]
[Current Music |Do you want to]

I've got this love-hate relationship with writing papers. There's an immense amount of satisfaction when you are in the swing of it, as thoughts get articulated properly on paper and the data seems to make more and more sense the more you write. However starting the damn thing is always such a pain. So after about 2 months of procrastinating which also included saying "yup writing it!" everytime the boss asks about the paper, I've FINALLY started. But that includes about three hours of shifting my powerpoint figures here and there, fiddling with their order, hanging my comp twice, d/loading music, msn-ing, lj-ing ... etc. Oh, and watching the 9pm Ch 8 show too. Anyway, I've finally started on my figure legends!! Actually, I've only written the headings. And that's like 14 lines. Forcing myself to get to it was such a pain that when I saw those 14 lines on Word, it was such a milestone that I had to put it down here to remind myself of this moment. I'm a bum. Bah.

Lets hope I get somewhere with this by the time the CNY long weekend is over. Before it gets published by someone else and I have to hear the "I told you so"s from the boss.

In other things, it's a long way up, but if we take baby steps one by one .... we'll get there!!!!
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To procrastinate less .. [Jan. 17th, 2006|08:24 pm]
jaa6
[Current Mood |coldcold]
[Current Music |d-d-d-don't stop the beat!!]

I should really blog more regularly, I keep losing track of time! Anyway it seems like all and sundry is getting married this year I swear .. everywhere I go, I hear that so and so is getting married/got proposed to *this* year etcetcetc. Anyway, just got back and am currently procrastinating from having dinner as we just had sui jiao tang while waiting from traffic to clear along the AYE.

Today, a few of us found that someone made the PBS solution (it's basically saline) wrongly and made ethanol instead over the weekend and basically screwed up everyone else's experiments, trust me, saline and ethanol is a HUGE ass difference. We didn't know who it was at that time, so there I was, really peeved cos I was one of those affected and thus bitching about who it might've been, who could've been so dumb, to mix up ETHANOL and SALINE .. it even smells totally different! And after the discussion was over and I was half sulking at the comp and admiring riendel 's rings (and packaging), one of the grad students (looking kinda freaked out) came up to me and said "Erm. It was me. I'm so sorry for having wasted yr experiment etcetc" Anyone else and I would've gotten really mad, but she's a good friend and as I looked at her, I didn't even know what to say, the poor girl looked so scared! I didn't feel angry anymore and was just like "It's ok .. don't worry abt it" I guess it's just different when it comes to friends. It definitely helps that u are nice when u screw up, people are more willing to forgive. Anyway we are keeping it quiet, within the circle of trust, cos I can only imagine the explosion that would happen when the REST of the lab finds out.

In other things, I think my new year resolution would be to procrastinate less. I can't say stop procrastinating cos that's almost impossible. I have a million and one things to do and all I can think of are inane things like why my alarm clock is still 2 hrs slow even after I've changed the battery (It's a new battery btw, unless I got ripped off). I'm also secretly half addicted to the channel 8 9pm show. Bah.

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