Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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this is a test document.

i am not dure why i am still playing with the setting

dsa.jpgmaybe bcos i am just curious...


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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Just a short notice to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Just a funny christmas MTV for you!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Visit Malaysia 2007 advert staring Guang Liang

The advert below let me think of my country. Hope you enjoy the advert.

Friday, December 22, 2006

LIVE Football!!!

25th Nov! My host family brings me to watch a REAL football match.Nottingham Forest VS Millwall. Roger has the spare season tickets, so I got to watch it for free!


The view of the stadium from outside


Bird's eye view of the stadium

It is a great game after all! The atmosphere is so lively and it is nothing like watching it LIVE if compared with the TV. You are surrounded by 14,000 peoples chanting and cheering their club, singing and dancing. It is fabulous!




Before the match!

Nottingham forest VS Chilwell. Sorry shaky hands due to chilly weather!

Deeparaya and Scholarship receiving day

I am tired of always updating my blog in backdated way... so here you go, a series of events happen in my past, not too far away...

We did celebrate the Deeparaya in Uni, but it is in small scale


Justin and me

Mr Yip friend's son….Adip and me

In the hall.

The food that we got during the celebration… Not tasty at all! my cooking is better than that!

20th Nov was the scholarship recipients day…


Lasvan, the oncologist and me. He is my first Iraqi friend

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Anu, me and MD


With Ruth, the international officer and Anu


Photo session with the Lord Mayor and Dean


With Echo from Taiwan, the dean and the Lord Mayor

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Winter Solstice in UK

Winter Solstice in UK, mm... too quiet if compared with my times in UM. Still remember in UM, we celebrate in a very big scale, cooking up tons of glutinous balls (Tang Yuan) and serving teas in the residential college canteen.

Just wonder are you guys still doing it this year, as it seems like now it's a long holiday break in the uni.

Anyway,for you guys who didn't know about this important festival (especially those self-proclaimed Chinese), the video below is for you. Enjoy it!

Monday, December 18, 2006


This afternoon Anu kept singing the song I believe I can Fly by R.Kelly. It reminded me about my determination and my dreams in the past.

Now it had all come true. It is hard to achieve, I nearly give up at some point. I somehow regain my faith and my believe, to go another mile further... And because of my friends' support and encouragement, I SOAR! I believe I can, so here I am in UK, with a scholarship at hand and a master in the making.

I would like to say thanks to those who discourage and laugh at my silly dreams too. Because of your words, it hurts me so much that I want to prove that It can HAPPEN!!! And now I PROVED it!

The journey doesn't stop here. It is just begin, there's room for improvements and for me to soar even further. I believe I can do it, and I am working hard on achieving it.

To all my juniors back in UM, I understand that you might be at the "cross-roads" sometimes, you feel that you might just give up on your dreams and missions. Please don't despair, don't give up! You can archieve your dreams! The sky is the only limit!


Click on the link to download the MP3:

I Believe I Can Fly-- R. Kelly

If download the mp3 takes too long, then watch the mtv instead. Very inspirational!

I Believe I Can Fly MTV

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Woes with image hosting

I am really frustrated when the was down sue to some unknown problems. at first doesn't support ftp image upload which in this case, the users need to find their own image hosting.

I prefer to use an offline blog editor as it give a large spreadsheet for you to work on rather than the super tiny space on it's online editor. And I love the feature of it's drag and drop images,blogger WYSIWYG editor can't do that. (Strange thing is that the google spreadsheet can do it though).

So, after scrutinizing the web for a free webspace and ftp host, finally i found a website which offer a generous 1111mb space. I use the service for 1 month, then it just went vanish on the web. Sigh... So I set another "impossible mission" to search for a FREE space provider that allow me to host images for external use. It's not an easy job though, took me 3 hours just to get a few, but not all support external use.

Finally got 2 websites that allow me to do so. and
T35 offers unlimited webspace (Yohoo!!!) and unlimited bandwidths. But the problem is that when i go to htp:// It displays tons of elicit ads with video to top it off. OMG!!! I prefer not to have my images hosted by this faggot webspace provider which made money out of the naked woman!!! (OK, it's not naked,but it's nearly there!) I oppose to the idea of victimize the women! So I search for another webspace provider, which in this case, is the

This website offer me 2GB of spaces and 2GB of bandwidth limit per month, which is fairly good for me. But after login, I found out some very confusing info, I saw they provide me 350MB of space only, then on the image hosting and video hosting it stated 2GB...Mmm... Anyway, it works like a charm, so I'll leave the trouble behind. Maybe when the space limit is near, I just open another new account. That will do the trick. =p

OK, it's getting REAL late now, will go to sleep now, See you!

Friday, December 15, 2006

A visit to the Wollaton Park 19.11.2006

What happen when you want to have a sighting of deers, but unwilling to pay the entrance fees of the Zoo? Well, head to the Wollaton Park then. The cloister's gang and of course, Johnny is included as our guest, plan to head to the famous park in Nottingham to enjoy the Sun, the breeze and of course deer sightings...

Well, we walked in the university park campus first, bypass the main road then head to the park side door. On the way there, I picked up 1pound coin, AGAIN.

We enjoy the walk very much. As you can see from this photo, Felicity is getting all excited about the whole trip,with our guide--Pavol from Slovakia.

When we reached the park, the scenery is so unbelievable, we were greeted by a very big lake and green fields on the hilly slopes. It is such a good place to relax! After 15mnutes of wandering around trying to find a TOILET! We finally found it in the Wollaton Hall. Too bad that it is still under renovation, with scaffolding everywhere. If not, it will be a very nice building to take photo with.

After we ease ourselves, we head to the deer park. Ceri was getting all excited and impatience now. She loves deer, but she wants a deer just rammed/appear in the front of us. Well, that is quite possible if you wear a DEER brand perfume...but not now. But the Lady luck is on our side now. After 10 minutes of wandering around the deer park, I spotted a very big deer resting nearby a tree!

Deer park


We walked until quite near to the deer. I try to capture the deer with my camera, but the zoom can't go close enough... So i kept on walking and go nearer to the deer.

And I got this...

After spending some time dancing with the wolves, err...I meant grazing with the deer, we head to the lake.

The beautiful lake with ducks swimming...

Another shot of the lake.

We decided to go back home after spending of almost 3hours there..

Yo yo, you are cool man...

Ceri with her Made in Hong Kong hat.

Oh man, Anu you ruined the photo! =p

Awww....Isn't that SWEET!!!

image hosting website is down

My new image hosting website which offer 3GB storage seems to be down at the current moment. So the photos that I uploaded recently might not appear at this blog. Sigh... Hope they are back online again. I try to upload my new post but due to the problem, I decided to wait and then decide whether will switch to other image hosting provider or not... Meanwhile, please stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I am BAck.... yet again from the dungeon of torture...

After missing in action for 2 weeks, staying in QMC and my small room to study all over again from A to Z for the EXAM. NOW, I am BACK in ACTION AGAIN!!!

Beware, more photos coming up!!! Nottingham Forest Stadium, Wollaton Park, Deeparaya, Scholarship function, thanksgiving party...just to name a few... And keep an eye over here as well! Farewell party pics and KLIA pics will be out soon!!! SO STAY TUNED!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Unreleased videos... Now being released!!!

Beeston at 5pm

Johnny Birthday Video!!!

London Trip Photo Blog-- backdated 18.11.2006

Anu and I went for a day trip to LONDON organized by the International Office, University of Nottingham. Snapped tons of photos! Not forgetting a video to show you how is it looks like in the tube station.

Well, enjoy...


The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Baker Street.


Canadian flag in LONDON... Yohoo, Rachel this is for YOU!


This is for myself. =)


In front of St Paul's Cathedral...


Catching a breath after pursued the Harry Potter style double decker bus.


The public toilet on the street!!!


In front of the Buckingham Palace. This is where the Queen stays.


Found this Plaque on the floor a stone throw away from the Buckingham Palace.


In front of the Westminster Abbey Cathedral.


The Big Ben, with the parliament house attached.


The black Porshe will be mine...soon!!!


Big Ben upclose


Taken from another angle


Thanks Rachel for giving me this inspiration.


Beside the famous river Thames


With the tower bridge behind


Yeah, more LONDON!!!

London tube video!


Can we meet james over here? He mentioned that he will wait for us at the Bond's Street right?


The Baker's Street Tube Station...


After the long walk, we are back to the Westminster Tube again...


Big Ben at night...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Happy Anniversary to my BLOG!!!

It has been 365 days, that's 6360 hours, or 381600 minutes; my blog now has reached 1 year old!!! And now for the statistics:

Number of Posts = 160

Number of hits for = 10,500

Number of unique visitors = 1,314

I have nothing much to give as a Birthday gift for my blog. Just a simple wish.. May it keep my fond memories as long as it could. Nevertheless, am considering of buying domain name to replace the old domain. =p

Sunday, November 26, 2006

A quote to ponder upon...

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

I found this quote on an online program, which I totally agree with. So, if you have made a mistake or fail to accomplish a project or mission, please do not despair. As you are trying something new; mistakes and failures is the stepping stone for the success!!!

Thai SMS advert

This sms advert from Thailand keep me tickles every single times! Hope you enjoy it too!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Malaysian Idol Nostalgia...

It's been a while since Malaysian Idol being aired on the national tv. But hey, no worries, if you guys are missing the good old (or worst one?) singers. is come to the rescue! Look what I found on the website! Enjoy!

The YMCA Malaysian idol Advert!!

Group dance on the street advert.

OMG!! this guy is just standing in front of me during audition!!! Mmm... smart way of using mobile phone tunes in the audition...

The funny clips... Oh, watch out for the yellow shorts!!!

Jaclyn Victor! The winner of the 1st Malaysian Idol. She is my favorite Malaysian Idol. =p

Wow, superwoman!!

This songs has been playing in my head for 1 week after listening to Jacklyn's version of Sweet child o' mine!

Friday, November 24, 2006

A NIGHTMARE for Geneticists!!!

Read a piece of news from BBC UK. Well well well, it's gonna be a long day (or decades??) to go now...

Humans show big DNA differences

DNA copy number profiles, comparisons (M.Hurles)
DNA comparisons: Gains (green), losses (red), the same (yellow)

Scientists have shown that our genetic code varies between individuals far more than was previously thought.

A UK-led team made a detailed analysis of the DNA found in 270 people and identified vast stretches in their codes to be duplicated or even missing.

A great many of these variations are in areas of the genome that would not damage our health, Matthew Hurles and colleagues told the journal Nature.

But others are - and can be shown to play a role in a number of disorders.

To date, the investigation of the human genome has tended to focus on very small changes in DNA that can have deleterious effects - at the scale of just one or a few bases, or "letters", in the biochemical code that programs cellular activity.

And for many years, scientists have also been able to look through microscopes to see very large-scale abnormalities that arise when whole DNA bundles, or chromosomes, are truncated or duplicated.

But it is only recently that researchers have developed the molecular "tools" to focus on medium-scale variations of the code - at the scale of thousands of DNA letters.

Big factor

This analysis of so-called copy number variation (CNV) has now revealed some startling results.

It would seem the assumption that the DNA of any two humans is 99.9% similar in content and identity no longer holds.


DNA schematic (BBC)

The double-stranded DNA molecule is held together by chemical components called bases

Adenine (A) bonds with thymine (T); cytosine(C) bonds with guanine (G)

These "letters" form the "code of life"; there are about 2.9 billion base-pairs in the human genome wound into 24 distinct bundles, or chromosomes

Written in the DNA are about 20-25,000 genes which human cells use as starting templates to make proteins; these sophisticated molecules build and maintain our bodies

The researchers were astonished to locate 1,447 CNVs in nearly 2,900 genes, the starting "templates" written in the code that are used by cells to make the proteins which drive our bodies.

This is a huge, hitherto unrecognised, level of variation between one individual and the next.

"Each one of us has a unique pattern of gains and losses of complete sections of DNA," said Matthew Hurles, of the UK's Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

"One of the real surprises of these results was just how much of our DNA varies in copy number. We estimate this to be at least 12% of the genome.

"The copy number variation that researchers had seen before was simply the tip of the iceberg, while the bulk lay submerged, undetected. We now appreciate the immense contribution of this phenomenon to genetic differences between individuals."

Evolving story

The new understanding will change the way in which scientists search for genes involved in disease.

"Many examples of diseases resulting from changes in copy number are emerging," commented Charles Lee, one of the project's leaders from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, US.

Human chromosomes (SPL)
A microscope will show up the biggest code abnormalities

"A recent review lists 17 conditions of the nervous system alone - including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease - that can result from such copy number changes."

Scientists are not sure why the copy variations emerge, but it probably has something to do with the shuffling of genetic material that occurs in the production of eggs and sperm; the process is prone to errors.

As well as aiding the investigation of disease and the development of new drugs, the research will also inform the study of human evolution, which probes genetic variation in modern populations for what it can say about their relationship to ancestral peoples.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

UM study shows roast duck may lower cholesterol

Piece of interesting news clip from Malaysia...News from my previous University...

UM study shows roast duck may lower cholesterol

PETALING JAYA: Research has shown that eating roast duck may actually promote lower cholesterol levels.

However, initial studies by Universiti Malaya (UM) have found that it is not the duck itself that possesses the attributes, but rather the reddish powder called propriety red yeast rice (PRYR) that is used in the seasoning of the duck.

The food condiment has been reported to be effective in reducing hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol), diabetes and other heart ailments.

PRYR, also known as Xuezhikang, is also used in tonic preparations and enhancing food textures in Asian dishes.

However, despite its medical potentials, PRYR has not received global recognition for its efficacies.

Bearing this in mind, UM and Wearnes Biotech and Medicals have collaborated in conducting a clinical study on PRYR's potential in lowering blood sugar and cholesterol in the diabetic population.

"There are more than 100,000 hospitalisations for heart related ailments each year, while at least 18% of Malaysians are diabetic.

"Diabetic patients are at greater risk of mortality from heart diseases," said UM Faculty of Medicine deputy dean (research) Prof Dr Rosmawati Mohamed.

She said that preliminary studies by other researchers have shown favourable results of PRYR in lowering the blood sugar level and also cholesterol.

"We aim to evaluate its beneficial effects on a total of 120 diabetic patients who will be divided into two groups.

"The course of the study will take about a year," she said, during a conference at a hotel here, which saw the announcement of the collaboration.

Another speaker at the conference, consultant cardiologist Dr David Quek, said it is worrying that many heart patients are not comfortable with modern medicine, as they fear having side effects as a result.

He said PRYR was an ideal alternative as it is a natural extract, but was quick to point out that it depended on the circumstances.

"It is ideal for those with moderate hyperlipidemia, patients who don't wish to use synthetic medicine and others who show side effects of statin (high cholesterol drugs) usage," he said.

A business lesson -- sent by my dad to me

Well, it's been a long time I forgot about my personal hotmail
Let me mind you, it's really personal email address.
After about 1 month I didn't check it, I found out that I should
Mmm... let's see, oh Hotmail selected me as a Windows live Beta
Gave me 2GB just for a start...and I received this peculiar
email from my dad.
Kinda hilarious. So I post it up here to share with you! =p

Johnny wanted to screw a girl in his office ...
But she had a boyfriend...
One day Johnny got so frustrated that he went up to
her and said,
I'll give you a $1000 dollars if you let me screw you"

But the girl said "NO WAY!"
Johnny said, "I'll be fast, I'll throw the money on
the floor,
you bend down, I'll be finished by the time you pick
it up"
She thought for a moment and said that she would have
to consult
her boyfriend ... So she called her boyfriend and told
him the story.
Her boyfriend says "Ask him for $2000 dollars, pick up
the money
very fast,he won't even be able to get his pants
So she agrees and accepts the proposal.
Half an hour goes by and the boyfriend is waiting for
to call. Finally after 45 mins the boyfrie! nd call s
and asks "What
She said "The bastard used coins!!"

Management lesson: Always consider a business proposal
in it's
entirety before agreeing to it and getting screwed!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Singing, for me is an art, an expression of myself and my view to my surroundings. How do you define one's singing is good? There are many ways to determine it. If you ask Simon Cowell, he might give you tons of sarcastic comments about one's singing. If you ask an adult, he/she might say anything that won't hurt their ears. If you ask a child, he/she might reply that anything that makes them jiggles and feel happy.

For me, to sing a good song, you must sing your heart out. It's not about following the tempo and chords, and it's not about singing the lyrics correctly; it's your feeling and truthfulness while singing that makes the song sounds nice. That is what I learn from my dear friend Choon Lee. We used to perform together on stage in school. Yo bro, remember the time when you, me and Chon Yan, the three of us have to sing "normal friend" (pu tong peng you) on stage with no reheassal at all? =) Luckily we as a team match very well without any glitches. =p The thunderous applauses! Audiences shouted our names... Woohoo! That was the good old time!

Well, when we got into uni, all three of us got seperated. I am in KL, Choon Lee stays in Penang while Chon Yan in Selangor. We did strove our stuff in the uni. Well, Choon Lee has been very successful in the singing careers, so do Chon Yan. They both compose songs and plays very well in guitar. While I did sings in some occasions in the University, including being a champion choir team in UM; but most of my time I spent on social works, sports and my studies.

Now, in year 2006, Choon Lee I believe is in the midst of preparing his 2nd DIY album, and managing a boy band (oi, correct me if I am wrong, buddy!) Well, good luck! For me, I still love singing. Just that I sing for my self indulgment, for my loves one and for my friends...


Choon Lee during the annual songs composing performance night in Penang.

In shallow waters, shrimps make fools of dragons.
Chinese Proverb

Edinburgh... Part 2.

In front of the palace gate...

The palace...

Scotland parliament

In front of Edinburgh Castle

In front of Edinburgh Castle

Castle closeup

Remembrance days...

With the army officer

Smart dick's... whose dicks are they talking about??

Scotland architecture...

My best staircase B&W photo has been beaten by this one. This is my best so far...

It was a jail, then now it's a museum...

Edinburgh University...

Medical school...

The royal mile...


Tsang and I in the Shanghai Pub

Crazy me and Anu...

Yo there...

George Street...It is my street

Our family for 3 days...

Another B&W try out...

wedding chocolates
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