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28 March, 2009

Uni-disaster week 11&12 report (PART 2)

EARTH HOUR led to many interesting events last night. Among those, I was excited to know that even toilet and bathroom lights were not allowed to be switched on in my house (how to aim into toilet bowl?). That question came with a perculiar way of lighting the bathroom which does not go against any of EARTH HOUR's principles.

x Candles
x Torch light
x Handphone
x Street Lamp

All incorrect! Let me give a tip or two, before I took my Earth Hour Bath, my dad went to my garden and this light source is also very environmental friendly. Still no idea???

The answer is SOLAR GARDEN LIGHTING!!!! This ingenius idea lit my bathroom quite well to create a romantic, yet "environmentally aware" atmosphere. If you are thinking of pictures, think again, and again, and again and you will realised the I wouldn't take pictures while I'm taking my bath, ryte... sorry! no nudity here.

Anyway, back to the report. Within this time range, I've had 1 class test, 2 practicals, 2 workshops, 4 hours of maths classes and lots more to talk about. I shall follow the sequence of events.

  1. Boring Biopharm workshop about functional groups.
  2. Maths class was very boring as usual. Some students ponteng as usual
  3. Biopharm practical which made me dilute and dilute and dilute stuff
  4. Biopharm workshop by Assoc.Prof.Dr.K, quite interesting
  5. Worst Maths class ever, less than 1/4 of the class attended... I was there (hooray!!!)
  6. Biopharm practical with Assoc.Prof.Dr.K was all about analysis
  7. Physio class test, the day of the week
  8. More attended maths today (all takut dy)
  9. Photography club welcoming party

I think I will skip the normal stuff for this time. (3)Biopharm practical was kinda fast and easy, but boring. I seldom relate practicals with boring but this time is bad!!! It was in sequence of 1.crush drug, 2.dissolve drug in solvent, 3.stir for 10 boring minutes, 4.dilute with NaOH & water, 5.dilute, 6.dilute, 7.measure with spectrophotometer, 8.repeat steps 1-7, 9.fill in form with calculations & answer questions. That was all...zzz

Next is number (5), which is what I call "Supremo Maths FFK" (note that FFK is an abbreviation for cantonese Fong Fei Kei or 放飞机 in mandarin). We were supposed to have maths class at LT3 after lunch, but due to the 临时抱佛脚 and kiasu attitude in students before our Physiology class test, the attendance maths class broke all records with less than 25%. I was there with May Hwa and Chiew Vien around 5 minutes before the class started when the total number of students in the room was only 7. When the class started, there were only 14 students!!! After 10-15 minutes of lecturing, DrStefan tak boleh tahan already. So he told us to call more students back while he went out to AAD to complain (soon we realised that AAD passed the ball to Gaik Cheng to call everyone back). To sum up the situation, the end sum of students in the class was 24, around a quarter of the batch only...

(6) This guy's title is really long, I shall just call him DrK here. His classes were interesting all the time and a practical with his supervision is no doubt the second longest sitting practical ever (longest is Biopharm Practical1), yet he made it exciting. We were given 3 tasks, the first was to create a translucent pallet of KBr and unknown sample with a mechanical pressing device (which looked like a police batten). I didn't take any pictures that day but I've got several pictures from other websites to show.

This is a mechanical "die press" which is similar to the one I've used.and this is a "die set" used with the press to make the translucent pallet.The second task was to find a compound that corresponds with an IR spectrum graph using a given index. The third task was to find peaks in a graph of polystyrene and get the %difference in transmittance. The second task was quite challenging (my group made two wrong guesses when consulting DrK, I know I'm bad at it!!!).

I've nothing much to say about (7) since it is the reason for all the excitement for this two weeks and also the reason for the BI-POST. It wasn't easy, wasn't difficult, and I'm not sure how well I did. So I have to comments.

Lastly, number (9) was something more cheerful after (7). After maths class, I went for a drink with May Hwa and Chiew Vien at Restoran New Lucky before I return to IMU for the Photography club welcome party. I was actually more than 10 minutes late but IMU students are very consistent with Malaysian culture of "Being Late" (it seemed like I was early). Riz's friend, Tay was there also but we didn't talk much (not the type I mix with). What supposed to start at 12.30pm got delayed to 1.05pm with silly "early birds" waiting while looking at the delicious McD still in the pack waiting for others to come. The introduction was brief followed by another briefing on the uses of dSLRs and basic photography information provided by Law Kim Loon (quite pro photographer). It was nice to know that my registration for the Zoo Negara trip was approved with my house number (so ngam) but I don't feel comfortable thinking of taking photos of animals since I have only been an event covering documentary photographer all my life (no dSLR to use :( ). By the way, here is the video to give you an idea of the trip.

Thats all for these two weeks, I'll try not to make BI-POSTs anymore unless I'm really busy.

lalanandaFRY 29/3/09

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