Sunday, August 24, 2008

屎的种类

1. 幽灵屎:
就是你已经感觉大出来,但在马桶内找不到屎的那种。

2. 清白屎:
就是你把他大出来,看见他在马桶内,但却在卫生纸上找不到痕迹的那种。

3. 濡湿屎:
就是你擦屁股五十次之后,仍旧感觉没擦过一样,因此,你得在你的屁股和内裤之间垫上一些卫生纸,免得裤子被沾污的那种。

4. 续摊屎:
通常发生在大完之后,把裤子拉上时,你发现还得再多大一些的那一种。

5. 额头青筋暴裂屎:
撇条撇得十分辛苦,你几乎用力得挤到血管胀破才能畅通的那种。

6. 如释重负屎:
就是数量多到大完后体重减轻五公斤的那种。

7. 豪华加长屎:
如此巨大壮观,你担心若不先用马桶刷把他弄碎,可能会冲不掉的那种。

8. 气泡屎:
瓦斯含量较高,排出时产生巨大声响,听到的人都忍不住偷笑的那种。

9. 玉米粒屎:
一目了然,吃了什么东西都可以看得一清二楚的那种。

10. 老天,真希望我可以大出来之屎:
就是你很想大出来,但所有你能做的只有坐在马桶上抽几回筋,放几个空包弹的那种。

11. 骨刺屎:
就是大出来的时候,痛得让你发誓他是横着出来的那种。

12. 贱臀屎:
就是飞快的从屁股脱出后,会溅起大量的水花再臀部的那种。

13. 液态屎:
黄棕色液体,射出后洒满整个马桶的那种。

14. 上等屎:
那种自视甚高,以为别人闻起来没味道的。

15. 漂浮屎:
就是当你在公共厕所,外面已经等了两个人,而你已冲水两次,却还有几粒高尔夫球大小的浮在水面上的那种。

16. 酱料屎:
这种情形从来不发生在家里,通常发生在晚会或重要会议,原本只是想放个小屁,但却演变成裤底的”蕃茄酱”,使得你接下来的时间都得脚开开,用O型腿走路的那种。

17. 香槟屎:
就是当那块使你便秘已久的”软木塞”,波~~的一声离开之后,会有泡泡状的液柱流出屁眼的那种。

18. 爆破屎:
就是在一个震撼性的屁响之后,你必须检查马桶是否有破裂的那种。

19. 驱魔者屎:
黄棕色的液体从你屁眼射出后,洒得到处都是,而屁眼有灼热感,令人想起电影”鬼哭神号”里面那个呕吐的小女孩。

20.躲猫猫屎:
大到一半他缩回去~然后伸出来~缩回去,一直持续下去。

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哇塞!
形容得真贴切。
有几个真的唯有感同身受过的人才能理解…
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好想加两个比较本地化的屎:

21. 榴莲屎:
就是那种吃了榴莲,隔天上厕所拉出还残留着浓烈榴莲气味的屎。

22. 麻辣屎:
就是那种吃了让舌头发麻,额头发汗的麻辣面、火锅或辣沙等,隔天拉屎还辣伤菊花眼。

Friday, August 22, 2008

小黑的新衣

变成
是不是比一群香蕉人可爱? =)

小黑的翅膀
进化了?
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香蕉的进化
OR退化??
好想写‘香蕉’,‘烂蕉’,‘蕉人’。
但好像很容易让人想歪…

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Recruitment终于白热化

Orientation 过了…
Rag Day 过了…
连IBG 也过了…

Freshmen们要开始融入KE这个新环境。
A Head们也开始各施手段、各展奇招、竭尽全力、赴汤蹈火的拉拢新人。

第一个公开出招的,当然是 心情溶剂。=)
从门上的小通告,到墙上的海报,到Dining Hall的布告+信箱,还把决赛的Booklet放在显眼的地方让大家读。
虽然是老掉牙的老方法,但我欣赏他们的用心。
X11 加油!
头文字-X,出招了。
Hall里的另一个super-major,当然也不能不做些什么。
隔了几天,我就看到墙上,楼梯转角处,布告板上贴上了Hall Play的poster.
不过不是我偏心,这个Poster真的有点.......
...... no comment......
像是被关在监狱里的囚犯,又有点像埃及法老王…
连Hall Play是什么,好像也没交代清楚…
今年的CAD是怎么搞得… 难得我看好Hall Play 会慢慢取回往日的风光…
我看到的第三张Poster,来自近年声望已压过DnD的中文戏剧(Chinese Drama).
同一张'WANTED' Poster, 这张就强得多。
看准对象、时机,设计一个'赤壁'海报。
不错!有眼光!有胆量!
*光翔演有头发的古装戏感觉也蛮不错的。=)

除了三大Super-Major,其他的Committee, Cultural Group, Sports 也上了自己的海报。

Pubs Comm一系列的'文具'海报
KE Voices (Choir & Acapella) 可爱Peanuts海报
Danz Demon简单但informative的海报
唯一的一个Sports, HandBall延续了去年的‘手球黑影’海报
Recruitment终于白热化了
但感觉上今年的Poster比往年少了很多…
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Recruitment Day。
跟往年一样的Format
跟往年一样死命拉拢新人的CCA Head
跟往年一样兴致勃勃但又有点蒙叉叉的Freshmen

Hall...就是要这样热闹,才会叫Hall.

武术第一次有新人排长队等Sign-up
Band还是那么跩,自顾自的大声玩自己的音乐
不懂是故意的吗…
心情溶剂今年跟不再在Lounge里招人的Hall Play打对台…
老人们纷纷穿上历届的XQ T-shirt,帮X11打广告
也费尽唇舌的为freshmen们介绍心情溶剂
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我已学会放手…
只在幕后默默的支持你们…
长江后浪推前浪,前浪扑死沙滩上…
我想我还会下来,努力传达我想要传达的学问,还有比学问更重要的精神…
但Hands-on的恕我不奉陪了…

不懂有几个CCA Head有察觉到,由于上头的一些差错导致今年freshmen比往年少很多。
人少了,活动还是一样多,人就burn out得更快…
哎… 这件事,我也无能为力…
就看KE7接下来一年的造化吧…

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Create Your Own PICTURE COLLAGE: Picture Collage Maker

Been quite fed up with making collage using Picasa, with its limited way of arranging the pictures, and no way of shifting them around. Then, I dun like to use Photoshop for such simple stuff, most importantly because it hogs up a lot of RAM.

So, I comb the web for an alternative software.
Something that won't hog up too much RAM (like Picasa), yet allow me total freedom to rearrange, resize, and edit the pictures (like Photoshop).
Something that have the better of both.

After trying out a few software trials, I found what I want.

Pearl Mountain: Picture Collage Maker v1.9.3

I like its simple layout, with all the necessary tools nicely-placed on the toolbar.
To create a picture collage, you only need to follow the Pictuce Collage Wizard.
Or like me, you can do it manually with complete freedom over the layout of your collage.
One thing to note, even doing it manually, creating a collage of 7 pictures takes me only ~10minutes.

Step 1: Choose the Template you want from the left window.
Step 2: Browse to the folder with pictures you wanna add in the right window.
Step 3: Drag & Drop the pictures into the boxes in the template in the center window.
Step 4: Rearrange, resize, & edit the pictures (shadow, negative, mask, and many other effects.). Can even change the background.
Step 5: Save the collage in picture format (jpg, bmp, gif)

TADAA!!

My 1st set of collages made with Picture Collage Maker. =)
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Find out more about the software & download it from here <http://www.picturecollagesoftware.com/>

Attachment: Picture Collage Maker v1.9.3.rar OR
Picture Collage Maker.rar

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

To my dear friends,
Thanks... For sending me b'day wishes through SMSes.
Thanks... For dropping me B'day messages in Facebook.
Thanks... For celebrating my b'day with me after a tiring Rag Day in SRC, and a long night watching the Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony.

谢谢. Thank you. Terima Kasih. Domo Arigato. Tack Så Mycket. Khop Khun Khrap.

With the 鸟巢蛋糕
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9 August 2008
大前晚(7Aug)为了validate Eusoff Hall而搞到整晚没觉睡
今天躺在床上nua了以整个早上根本不想起。
加上TLL宣布星期一放假来补回星期六的国庆日,难得在FYP的日子里能这样的悠闲,决定今天就颓废的过一天。
看漫画,看动画,看风景,就是不看跟lab有关的readings.=P

晚上和慧歆和姐到牛车水(Chinatown)吃晚餐。
毫无目标的逛呀逛…
逛进了一条挺冷清的小巷
小巷里有许多杂七杂八的小店
在靠近小巷的另一端,我们的目光被一间店吸引了过去。

‘人在江湖,身不由己’- 风波庄
好奇心促使之下,我们踏进了这家店。
里面的'店小二'看到我们,就举手握拳,来一句
“英雄、女侠,幸会幸会。里面请!”
“英雄,请问几位?” (4位)
“好!请到嵩山派”

风波庄里的桌号并不采用传统的Table 1,2,3 而是已经庸小说里的门派命名。
除了有中原五绝:东邪、西毒、南帝、北丐、中神通,还有五岳:泰山、衡山、华山、恒山、嵩山。而武林中的泰山北斗,少林与武当被摆在庄门外。

除了桌号,庄里的摆设也经过一番的布置。
木桌,木凳,竹墙。
强上还挂有黄药师的玉箫,欧阳锋的毒蛇杖,一灯大师的念珠,洪七公的打狗棒,还有‘号令天下,莫敢不从’的倚天剑、屠龙刀。
厨房叫武林禁地,厕所叫老虎门。

当真侠味十足,感觉就好像置身现在金庸小说里的悦来客栈。
我们坐下之后,‘店小二’拿来一本武林秘籍
“大侠,看一看您要练什么功?”
翻开‘武林秘籍’一看,一道道的菜肴全以金庸里的武功命名。
虽然我觉得除了田鸡叫蛤蟆功比较有link之外,其他的有点牵强,但看他们硬扯硬掰也挺有趣。=)


我们点了竹筒田鸡,蒜炒青菜,馄饨,加上四碗白饭,再叫了店里的招牌菜大力丸。
在等着菜上桌的当儿,店小二端来的餐具
“来!无字天书” (面巾)
“兵器” (碗)
“小李飞刀” (勺子)
“双节棍” (筷子)
“大侠!轻慢用。”

真的创意到极点!


无字天书,兵器,小李飞刀,双节棍竹筒田鸡,蒜炒青菜,馄饨,大力丸

菜一道道的端了上来。
整体来说,煮得还不错,就只是淡了一点,尤其是那碗馄饨。
不懂是鲁川粤闽苏浙湘徽,那一道菜系的…

先不管好不好吃,来这里吃饭有另一番的视觉听觉享受,让我过足武侠瘾。
而且价格不算很贵,四道菜,四碗饭还不到SGD30。
加上店掌柜和店小儿们的热情,我想我应该还会去关顾这间店。

临走前,上一上厕所,又让我再一次领教店主的创意与幽默

绝世神功“千斤坠”的研习秘笈

想要一过武侠瘾,强力推荐:风波庄
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怎么写生日,写写下变成写美食介绍…
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2008 北京奥运 主题曲


我和你
词/曲:陈其钢
演唱:刘欢、Sarah Brightman


我和你,心连心,同住地球村
为梦想,千里行,相会在北京.
来吧!朋友,伸出你的手,
我和你,心连心,永远一家人。

You and me
From one world
We are family

Travel dream
A Thousand miles
Meeting in Beijing

Come together
Put your hand in mine

You and me
Heart to heart
We are family
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太多人写了对北京奥运开幕典礼的观后感了。
我就不多写了…
只想说,北京奥运开幕典礼
果然很张艺谋…
果然够大气…
果然够赞!!!
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那晚在lounge和大家一起看奥运开幕之后,自己得到的结论就是:
个人还是比较喜欢在较安静的气氛下看这类比较艺术的表演…
真正觉得好,轻微赞叹就好…
动不动就拍手,spoil完我的mood…
表演时静静观赏,表演后热烈鼓掌…
才是对艺术创造者、表演者的尊敬…

Friday, August 8, 2008

Rag Day 08/09 - KE7 Alcázar

My 4th time joining KE7 Rag.
Year 1 as a side prop helper.
Year 2 as a Supporter IC (connection between KEWOC,Freshmen & Float).
Year 3 as a Static Department Head.
This year as a validator, going other hall n 鸡蛋里挑骨头.
To be honest it is quite a sai kang. cos personally I think validating other Participating Bodies (PBs) isn't really that important.
A winning float will still be a winning float no matter how many minor faults they made, no matter how many pts you deduct from them...
Thus, I would really prefer to bump in with the floaters n freshmen, than spending my night with another validator from Sheares Hall, validating Eusoff Hall.
Anyway, my last year in hall d.
Next year I shall just sit back n watch the whole presentation. =)
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"Alcázar, Where tales come to life"
That's the theme of KE7 float this year.
(Dunno if it is mere coincidence, this year's Orientation theme also uses a Spanish word-Constelación, Together We Shine)

The story tells of a little boy who dreamed of becoming a knight.
He was summon to the poker kingdom to defeat the evil Joker who capture the King & Queen and plague the kingdom.
Like all fairy tales, after overcoming waves n waves of obstacles, he finally released the kingdom from the hand of the Joker.
(*reminds me a lot of the manga, MÄR Heaven, Märchen Awakens Romance)

Overall the Floaters and Dancers have put in a lot of effort to make this magnificently beautiful float, not forgetting the help from the freshmen during the last few weeks b4 Rag Day, and for their help for moving the props.
For the number of ppl in the committee, I think it is a job well done. Although there are still rooms for improvements.

Here is the Dynamic Presentation of the KE7 Float - Alcázar

Dynamic Presentation from another angle

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The 'Little Boy' in the story
The people working behind the float
Photos with the Main FloatThe KEVIIans cheering behind
"An alcázar is a Spanish castle, from the Arabic word القصر al qasr meaning palace or fortress." Wikipedia
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Green Hall & Yellow Hall have uploaded the dynamic presentation of the 6 halls to YouTube.
Can visit their user page to see the presentation of the other 5 halls
bluewards
EusoffWorks

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Something to ponder for the 小的们:
To be very very frank, when I 1st got back on 19/7, I was quite shocked with the workmanship.
I dunno what went wrong in the 传承 process, and I am quite sure many seniors share the same view as me.

Here I just wanna say something in general...
-Be proud of your prop. Put in your best effort from designing scales, cutting scales to pasting them onto the prop. If they are hidden or blocked, fight for your prop to be seen. (note: the best view need not necessary be the front view)
-The advices and suggestions from the seniors may not always be the best under certain circumstances, but do take them into consideration. After all, we wun have all the time n chances to repeat all their mistakes.
-To ensure we can not only sustain our standard, but also continue to grow, we should pass down down our knowledge and skills. The best way to do it is to join the Float Committee again next year. To a certain extent, refer to or even learn from the Blue and Orange Hall.
KE7 All the way...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

KE7 Homecoming

Another year had passed.
Today is the annual Homing Day, where all KEVII Hall alumni are invited by our Hall Master to his flat to have dinner.
This year, I see the biggest number of KEVIIans in my 4 years here.
Not only the usual float seniors, I see many 'fresh' KE7 alumni like the B2 sorority (Steph, Ivy, Su Lyn, Trixie, Julie), my fellow XQRJ 老人 (Miao Ching, Han Yang, San Min, Ivan, ....). I even see KEWOC and JCRC president from the 1990's.
So happy to see so many ppl, ppl I missed after being away for a sem.

Too bad I come back rather late from lab.
Din really get to mingle with them.
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The Float Static Pre-judging and Dynamic Presentation come right after dinner.
Although some cock-up happen in the middle of the dynamic presentation, 令人捏着一把冷汗.
But all went well in the 2nd run.
Flow seems very smooth.
Well done Floaters, especially Mechanism Operators and Dancers.

Dynamic Presentation
To save some surprise for the Actual Rag Day, I shall put up this photo only.
Be there on Rag Day see our floaters' 结晶after months of hard work.
Rag Day: 8 August 2008 (Friday) @ SRC Field, NUS
Static Pre-judging: 7.30am-8.30am
Dynamic Presentation: about 11.15am

The Dancers, and Side Prop Helpers
and Eric giving his motivating speech. =)

My 'Gay' partner
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尽管人手很不足
你们还是做到了
今晚看了你们的表演
有那么一刹那脑袋瓜里闪过当年做Float的光景
蹲在那里连相机快门都忘了按…只拍到开场和完场…
那种感触…只有真正体验过的人才懂得深深的体会…

只剩下不到24小时了
浮者!加油!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Room Cleaned

Spend one morning cleaning my room with Wuhong.
Finally...
Room E713, clean and tidy...

On the Outside: Nicely arranged
On the Inside: Also nicely arranged
Book rack
Study table
Souvenir Corner
Food Corner
Bathing Stuff
View from my room, E713

Looking forward to another exciting year in KE7.

2nd Week of Lab

Just finish my 2nd week of lab.
Starting to get a bit bored, especially when there is a lot of waiting time.
-waiting for the gel to harden
-waiting for gel electrophoresis to finish running
-waiting for PCR
-waiting for centrifuge machine to stop spinning
-waiting for seed to germinate and grow
-waiting for ........

still can't foresee myself doing this for the rest of my life..
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Doing FYP is starting to get a bit 棘手.
Things no longer run as smooth as the year 1,2,3 experiments.
Designed and ordered my primers last week.
It arrived last Friday, so have to postpone the whole set of experiment to the following week.

Just wanna express my sienness here. So skip the next big chunk of more technical stuff, which will bore you.
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Monday (28/7/08)
PCR, using my JmjC primers with Arabidopsis thaliana Columbia DNA as template.
Electrophoresis of the PCR products.
Gel extraction of the PCR products.

Tuesday (29/7/08)
Purify my PCR product.
Clone the PCR product into TOPO cloning vector.
Transformation of the competent cells.
Culture the cell, on Kanamycin selective plate.

Wednesday (30/7/08)
Pick the correct colony, and inoculate in LB broth.

Thursday (31/7/08)
Plasmid extraction from the bacteria cells.
Run restriction test.

Everything was surprisingly smooth so far...
THEN.... shit happened...
I used EcoRI to run restriction test, cos my gene was flank by EcoRI sites in the vector.
but the gel turn out to have a lot of small bands.
=( not the result I want.
Bo pian, went back to check the 5 genes, only to realize that some of the genes got a few internal EcoRI sites. sien.

So have to use other restriction enzymes to do the test...
some more the enzymes have different optimum temperature, so have to do sequential digestion and incubate twice..

Double-sienness

Friday (1/8/08)
Analyze the product after restriction test n gel electrophoresis.
Funny... the band size wasn't what I wanted...
Went back to check all the gel photos...
Then...
I think I cut the wrong band on Monday...

Shit.. whole week's effort wasted.

Running experiments where results aren't guaranteed sure is a different story.
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My Gel photos..