Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Today, I survived real-life lab electrocution.

I must admit, the electric shock was totally syok! Lol, get it? Shock and syok?

Ahem, I should stop that.

It was an experiment for our Laboratory Studies in Physiology and Pharmacology module, investigating the reactions of action potentials. We were given super cool devices to play with, electrodes, laptops with some high-tech complicated looking softwares, among others. The sight of these sets my adrenaline pumping!

Of course, in every experiment, there are variables and constants to control in order for us to obtain result. These mumbo jumbo, I'm not going to bother elaborating about. Trust me, I'm not too sure about the details either, lol. Electrodes were attached to my left arm (I chose the left arm, so that I can still finish my report with my right hand should anything happens to the left, smart move innit? *winkz*) and currents were conducted through my "funny bone" aka ulnar nerve. What a feeling it was, a tingly sensation, followed by some finger twitching! I can feel the current running along my entire nerve! Despite my best efforts of trying to resist the twitching, I realised that I just cannot control it, hehehe, so fun ya?

Here's the thing, Dr.Ting recommended that we start the stimulation at 5.0 mA, which produced a respond on all lecturers and staff. Skinny ones are encouraged to volunteer as there will be less fatty stuff interrupting the conduction, lol! Dr. Ting suggested that we start trying at 4.0 mA, since I'm so thin. A weird graph appeared on the screen, not excatly what we're looking for. Hmm... we thought the equipment was faulty. Dr. Stanslas then came by to experiment with different settings, hoping to produce a good reading off the computer, but to no avail. He tried so many times, that my hand went really cold. We tried switching test subjects, by letting Snowy try, but then there were no improvements, I became the guinea pig again. Once he ran out of ideas, he hinted that the problem was with me. Hey, I'm the one with the muscle twitching at every stimulation! It's the computer that's not giving any results, not me. He then apologised for over-stimulating me. I thought that sounded so VERY wrong. Left helpless, we kept fiddling around until we found the perfect reading at 9.5 mA!!! The group behind me only required 2.0 mA to produce something similar. Who would've thought I'd be so shock resistant, lol! By the end of the day, I was jolted over 200 times. Imagine that. That's not even the end of the day yet. The report was due at 5.00pm the following day. Need I say more bout what happened next?

I'm sooo gonna be volunteering again, this is so fun! Shock me!, LOL...

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The History of Fluffy and I


Fluffy @ Bernard Lau

I'm pretty sure that most of you know what's been going on between us already. This is to help fill in some blanks for those who've voiced out their curiousity.

Erm, since this is quite personal, I will leave out the, you know, potentially juicy details *snigger*


Well, let's breeze past this one.
I met him in university, and at first, he was Ken's friend.
Then when we started chatting, I was somehow talked into sending him my first ever batch of cookies, hmm... sneaky one there!
In return, he would be my unofficial guitar sensei. From then on it was sensei turned close friends who hangs out at the Student Association Building.
Then came my birthday, when Fluffy was being very sweet and all, being with me when the clock chimed, playing the guitar at my surprise celebration, and the bouquet... etc.
Sometime later we started chilling at 'our place' on campus, until one fine day in December, someone said "I think I'm falling for you..."
Alright, enough said. I guess I'll be nasty and leave most of the part to your imaginations, LOL...

So far so good, we went on a wonderful trip to Genting. The best part is, mom, daddy and my entire family gave the go ahead on Christmas! Even my maid seems to like him, she just LOVES staring at him *sniggers*

For a change, it felt really different to have someone out there who will always look out for me, as more than a friend. I know I had a first, but that was different. I'm more involved in this one, its probably due to the added maturity now. Doubts aren't absent, however. There are doubts about how I'll cope with my course, on whether this'll work out, if I'm emotionally ready to accept another... and so on. Putting on the optimism, armed with hope, I'm just going to go with my guts. Bernard is one good thing that has happened to me. Sure, we may not have the exact same ideas and taste in everything. Heck, he loves his Arsenal while I'm unquestionably still die-hard about Liverpool! When I think of it, it is kinda weird that we were even able to generate a spark in the place. Maybe the old saying "Opposites attract" does exist for a reason =) All I know is that I ain't gonna let a sexy little fluff slip right through my fingers just like that! hahaha...

Happy First Month Anniversary Fluffy dear!

Fluffy, if you're reading this, I want to let you know that I've fallen head over heels for you. You came into my life for a reason, and I hope this is it. I'll promise you to be a good girl, by trying to be less naughty. May there be many more happy months to come!