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27 February, 2009

Uni-disaster week 8 report

This week was eventful to me because I was involved in many activities:

  1. Lab experiment involving crystallisation of compounds.
  2. Met lecturers and S2-dudes at Taylor's.
  3. Got notes from mentor.
  4. Protein estimation experiment.
  5. Met secondary school dudes (again)

So let me start with number 1. Our experiment was called "Purification of Organic Compounds by Recrystallisation". Just before we enter the lab, we met a few seniors who told me that it was really fun. Now I can tell everyone, "yea ryte...!!!". Okey la... it was interesting, tedious but the result was extremely w.e.i.r.d! While waiting for my recrystallisation, there was a work of art in the making on my same bench.

what do you think? quite nice right? what do you think it is?

here you go... really kesian my lab partner man...!!! she spilt a part of her saturated solution to, somemore kena publicity here. But seriously, it is a beautiful yellow crystal formation.

Mine wasn't very nice because I was too kan-jiong(in a hurry) to finish. So I cooled my solution using cold tap water and see what happens.

looks like butter cake before entering the you can see, the paste formed is so not in the shape of the crystal at all...(crying~.~")

2) Then on Wednesday, May Hwa took Chiew Vien and I to Taylor's to meet up with my old classmates and teachers. We reached there at around 11am, went into Taylor's with my old and ugly and expired Taylor's tag, then went to look for Ms Lee to give her a surprise but couldn't find her at the Orange room. After looking through new and old block, we finally found her at her office.

We had a short chat in a vacant classroom, then suddenly Baezil came in 2 of his classmates, one of which was my senior in secondary school (small world). At around 12 noon, we left the classroom to look for Ms Kwa. Coincidentally, we saw her walking up the stairs and Chiew Vien started her loud streaking "Ms Kwa.....!!!!!" which could be heard from one stairs to the other. We met up and gathered with Jegan at PizzaHut. Chat, makan, chat, makan, chat, makan and when everyone was talking about how life was after college, Chiew Vien started talking about HYBRIDISATION!!!! haha! At around 1pm, we left Subang to IMU again for our next lecture.

3) My group had a practical demo of Organ Bath (not literally bathing the organs). It ended quite early and I wanted to stay back in the Library to finish up my Foundation Chem report for recrystallisation. The readings wasn't nice, what supposed to be 95-98% turned out to be 35+% only. I was quite stressed up and took a walk out of the Library for some fresh air. Lucky for me, I met Gen Yuan, my mentor who was jsut about to return home. He then asked me to get the notes from his apartment nearby. We walked there and chatted about my experience in IMU for the past weeks and finally reached.

when I recieved this, I was thinking to myself "how would I collect all this for my mentee next year?". Look that that stack of notes, it is almost 20cm thick!!! So I tak boleh tahan, must take a photo of it in the elevator.Those notes were really good. I managed to carry it back to the Library and continue to finish my report which built up my confidence since his was also similar (readings were around 40% also).

4) On Friday, Gaik Cheng wanted to have Yong Tau Fu for lunch again after visiting her mom at Ampang Puteri Hospital (don't worry Gaik Cheng, she will be alright!). So eight of us from IMU visited the Restoran Syarikat Yong Tau Foo Ampang in two cars. After going for two times, I realised that place was the Yong tau foo shop recommended by Ross on LiteFM to be one of the best!!! I felt so honoured to be there.

Then we returned to IMU for our practicals. Mine was the estimation of concentration of protein using Biuret method. Since Chiew Vien said it was fast and easy, I tried to break her record of 1.5 hours. It was actually very simple and easy, although the results are prone to be inaccurate if it is done too fast.

those are the samples we needed using 16 test tubes.

I didn't get to break her record, finishing in 1.75 hours, but it was fun racing against other groups for the incubator and spectrometer.

5) Lastly, Riz and Ivan had last minute plans for a meeting at Restoran Kinrara just after my lab. Initially I was hesitant, but I still went to yum cha with them. We were only expecting 4 to turn up, Ivan, Riz, Shaun and I. But coincidentally, we met another group of old schoolmates at the shop who also joined us. We had a long chat before Riz and Shaun came (as usual, Riz was late). Unfortunately, I had to leave early for my home cooked dinner waiting for me.

Wow!!! Eventful? I have not written such a long report for a week before. I'm sure everyone will be tired reading as I'm tired typing too. Thanks for your time...

lalanandaFRY 28/2/09

21 February, 2009

Uni-disaster week 7 report

Actually I don't really know what to say here. I just know that the first class test is the following monday and I'm still not sure what to anticipate. I admit that I'm a blur student who happens to be lucky to get a place in IMU for being lucky in his finals and various class tests during my SAM days. I was also very lucky to have some mood to study during my SPM days to get fairly good results. But times have changed already. Some say that university is a place where almost everything is self-study, self-learning and of course, self-practice. As a lazy bum, I seem to find every part of this new life hard to cope with.

But then I the seniors are very friendly. I really hope that I would transform into a friendly guy by next year so that I could welcome my juniors the same way I was welcomed. After getting to know my mentor, Gen Yuan is a really nice guy (I was really worried...). Everything turned out alright so far except that concentrating in lectures still tend to be a persistent problem. My lecturer for Organic Chemistry is is quite good at explaining stuff and I definitely understand most of her lectures. Biopharm is a different story. Not that the lecturer is not good, just that my concentration power... just see the pictures below.

the top picture was what the lecture was supposed to be,  Undissociated-Dissociated Equilibrium. But it turns out to be like light in my mind...ahhh!!!

The seniors also had a food fair for their Malaysian Studies entitled '5 Regions, 1 Nation' which turned out great.

the pics above and below are the preps done on Wednesday just before the event. (it was dark because there was a storm  at that time)they also had little placards hanging from the  3rd floor advertising the events.and this is the nice scenary of the atrium on Friday before the crowd came in.Thats all for this weeks report. Thank you very much...!!!

lalanandafry 21/2/09

18 February, 2009

Uni-disaster week 6.5 report

This is not a report! This is the Charity Visit video for Group 2 that I've promised in the week 5&6 report.

Enjoy and give your comments at the URL below.
By the way, my user name is nandafry. So if you have a youtube account, remember to add me... ahahaha

Oh and remember to check out the video of Group 1 too!!!

17 February, 2009

Mystery of the Unknown: Laughter the best medicine

Alright! This is the 50th post in this blog, yo check it out!!! Unfortunately my mood isn't very good now, my leg hurts, but somehow I still feel like being a sadist has some ability to cure my discomfort and to commemorate the "50th post", I shall make a Mystery of the Unknown Sadist Edition Special Post with a task for you:

Watch these videos !!!
This man is a science teacher who joined the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire game show in USA. Pls note that this man is a science teacher and you will laugh if you are a sane person.

This man is a college student in the same game show who doesn't understand what 'surge' means. I hope you understand the meaning of it.

Now watch another type of video, how about a pageant show? This video was taken from the Miss Teen USA 2007 where the Miss South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton answers a question posted by Aimee Teegarden.

This is another video for all who think that Americans are dumb and laugh about it. CNNNN had been performing many interviews in the US to show the world how funny they can be.

Are you feeling better now? I don't need to be a gelotologist to tell you that I feel ready to study because laughter is the best medicine.

07 February, 2009

Uni-disaster week 5&6 report

I can't believe I got so lazy after the CNY holidays that I now have a fortnight report instead of a weekly thingy. The lectures of this two weeks was very much the same as week 3.  So I'm not going to brag about the lecture, lecturers and the lectured. My focus will be on the visit of Group 2 members to Rumah Shalom.

This meaningful SRC project started at around 8am. We waited for the bus at IMU when a huge bus came. Unfortunately our bus, a mini bas sekolah came later (kinda disappointed).

Just before we left, we had a group photo too

Then we hopped onto the bus as we left for Rumah Shalom.

After 15 minutes, we reached our destination.

We decided to get a larger area for our Ice-breaking activity at a nearby park. The game master, Visha planned many wonderful activities and the children were having lots of fun there.

After that, we returned to Rumah Shalom when it was getting too hot.

And we had some group photos on the way

Aiya... I'm feeling so lazy to blog already. I think I will just post the charity video here (wait first, only after 18 Feb).

04 February, 2009

Uni-disaster week 4 report

There were no lectures for week 4 because of the CNY holidays. Most Chinese students were busy collecting AngPows and there was no exception for me. But since the AngPow collection is nothing to do with the Uni-disaster theme, I'm not going to talk about it.

This weekend will be an anticipated one because I will be following a group of students for a charity visit to Rumah Shalom. I felt really delighted for being the official cameraman for the 2nd time in my life. I know my photography skills aren't up to the professional standards, I hope I could help to capture decent photos for the presentation. Fortunately there is Wei Jian who is my partner in the event. I will try to upload some of the photos in the next post. Stay Tuned...