Thursday, April 28, 2005

The view from my room in Melbourne!
Thx Hello!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Yummy delicious porterhouse steak (with garlic sauce which is not seen in the photo!). Note that this steak was grilled and eaten few days ago (nearly a week!). I wanted to post this earlier but camera ran out of battery so I forgot.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Long time no see :D

It's been a long long time since I've last posted on the blog. I've been wanting to post pictures of my latest cooking experiments...but there was not time. (or so it seemed since there's always time) Not much change in my life this few weeks, was quite disappointed for a while because of my results for quiz 1 was poor...quiz 2 was much much better. Yesterday was quite a day for me - my computer crashed and yeah watched movies till 4am at friend's place (Keen and Suling).

The bloody computer gave me the blue screen and then told me that "Missing or corrupted: C:\Windows\System32\Config\SYSTEM - press r at the recovery console during WinXP setup to attempt to restore file" (note msg is not exact :( ) Tried so hard but in the end couldn't do much of anything...installed windows again...except windows doesn't let me log on to my own account - supposed I have a password I never knew I had! So right now I'm using a fresh WinXP...will have to slowly restore old programmes back. much hassle!

While the computer was throwing tantrum, I was watching movies with some friends...we started off with "The Hunted". This was a really interesting movie - a lot of exciting melee fights especially with knife! The story I felt was a little predictable but overall an enjoyable experience.

Then we watched "Anatomie" - a very very interesting German movie (with English subtitles). ALL medical students should be made to watch this :p. The movie shows a bright german gal doctor who wanted to study more in anatomy at a prestigious institution for anatomy (which was at that time mainly monopolised by men). She discovers that the institution has one of the best anatomical specimens and models - because these models were vivisected (dissection of anaesthesised living people). Could be quite scary and disturbing for some people - so go ahead and grab a copy now!

We then watched "Exorcist - The Beginning". Another interesting show tho' the general comment was that The Exorcist (original 197x? movie) was a better movie and definitely scarier. Well I didn't watch the original movie so I wouldn't know but this movie wasn't particularly scary tho' it has its moments.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Have you ever felt, in a moment, that you realised something profound? Like Achimedes did when he was in his bathtub...Eureka! I was so tired and stressed recently that I've forgotten how to live life; life was a drag. It's never easy to juggle many things in life; so much I have said in my previous post, but I've forgotten to enjoy doing them - I did them because I planned to do them and because I thought I had to do them. The fact is I planned to do them was because I wanted to but when the time came, doing something that was not 'routine' (and forced down my throat) in life is difficult.

I don't know what else to say, but somehow I'm feeling relief and excitement for things to come and the challenges ahead. What else in life can we hope for?

I would like to thank a friend (old friend at that) for giving me perspective on things (tho' I'll bet he didn't know it). I truly appreciate your help and confidence!

ps. the pot nearly boiled itself black while I was writing this piece of bs.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I haven't been blogging for the past 2 weeks. I must say this past two weeks have been very tiring and stressful. So many things have been on my mind...having to juggle studies and extra-curricular stuff is truly draining.

I'll update this later or another day.

Friday, April 01, 2005

It's April Fool's Day

I cooked steak for dinner tonight and invited 3 lovely gals (actually 4...the fourth...mum had cooked for her) for dinner as well. Honestly, the steak was quite, overcooked, and tough (it had its moments, but they were tidy bits of the T-bone). We went for a movie - Hitch - again :) The second viewing was not as good as the first, but it was still pretty good - like I said, I have a soft spot for comedy. 'Hitch' paints a commentary on dating and it's difficulties - quite accurate at times. It reminds me somehow (or maybe I'm reading too much into this?) that people need to stay true to themselves and, touching on something I mentioned earlier, trusting other people i.e. letting our guards down (a difficult task, yet quite necessary :P)

I enjoyed the night, definitely. Sometimes going out with smaller group of people is so much more relaxing and enjoyable. I feel distressed at times trying to match the energy people have at 2am in the morning. How could they ever wake up early (e.g. for next day's 8a.m. lecture?)

ps. I played an April Fool's trick on a friend (WM!)...feeling a little guilty now. I kinda told her that I left my wallet at her place, and she searched her studio for it (? maybe).