Kev (abr. Kevin)
Irish, Gaelic orgin. Caoimhin.
1. adorable. 2. gentle one

Walkabout (walk-a-bout)
1 (in Oz) - a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time. 2 (chiefly British) - an informal stroll among a crowd conducted by an important visitor e.g. a monarch. 3 a walking trip.

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Annotations! Ant-no-take-sion

Argh... am gog nuts from all the annotations already!! Have been looking at the protein sequences, and the databases, cracking my head all day long on how best to annotate the signal transduction proteins.. oh man.. think my myopia is gog to be even worst after this.. 12 down and 82 more proteins to go!!! argh!!!!

Anyway, finally managed to get my student card and my ANZ atm card too.. haha.. i feel like laughing at my photo everytime i see my student card.. haha.. another toopid thing is that the student card will actually expire! It expire anually! Wtf. I wonder y? Wouldn't it be better and more convienent to expire only after we finish our course, like in NUS?? What are they afraid of? hmm... but anyway, the ANZ atm card looks nice yeah.. blue in colour .. my fav..

yup yup.. anyway, today tried a new dish.. haha..

Monday, 26 February 2007

And the ball starts rolling....

Finally, got to meet up with my boss, and discuss with about my project. Well, as of now, I'll be helping out with the annotation of M.burtonii genome, and towards the later stage to verify the annotation experimentally. Hopefully, I will be able to find some interesting proteins from the annotation, and take it from there. So, most likely I'll work from home these few days, as it's most computer-based analysis... which is good! I get to wake up late! hahaha..

Bought some food from Coles as well, argh.. keep on spending money... not wise not wise.. probably I should start plan my menu and ration my food, so that i'll not spend so much on food hahah.. yeah, a good idea to come up with a weekly menu and follow it.. so that I will not anyhow buy food stuffs that are non-essential... Anyway, i'm quite satisfy with my dinner.. after so many days of prawns, eggs, broccoli etc, I'm glad there is some new addition to my dinner. =D

Sunday, 25 February 2007

Dull sunday...

Well, it's my first Sunday since I came over to Australia.. Having been to a couple of walkabout for the past few days, I had decided to give it a rest today. After all, I will need to meet up with my Prof tomorrow, and complete the rest of my enrollment. So, what did I do today? Wake up at ard 2pm.. chatted online with my beloved, washed my clothes etc.. quite a boring day ya? haha.. well, at least the tv down here is not bad.. quite good actually.. wanted to subscribe to Mobtv in singapore, but luckily I didn't....

My dinner today, which is very delicious... yum yum..

Hmm.. but I miss the chicken rice, the curry puff, the ice kacang.. oh man.. have to wait till next year b4 i can eat them again.. argh...

Video on me feeding the ducks etc in Centennial Park

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Walkabout to Centennial Park..

Went to do my walkabout from my place to Centennial Park this afternoon... Took quite a bit of photos, but too bad, not possible to put all them into the blog, else the blog will take too long to load..

So, as usual, the blue route is the route that I took today.. think about 8km in total.. From my place, go into centennial park thru randwick gate, pass thru the ponds, and out thru paddington gate, and into wallaharu gate..and back to randwick gate, and back to home!

Along Alison Rd, on the way to Centennial Park...

Went pass the Randwick Racecourse..

Randwick Gate enterance of the Centennial Park

Learning to horse-ride within the park

Swans along the road.. looking for bread crumps..

Randwick pond

Fighting for the bread crump that I threw into the Randwick Pond

Duck Pond

Lily Pond

Me with the ducks at the Busbys Pond

Strange tree... with light orange flowers hanging down..

Oh.. what a strange species of duck? With red faces!

The good old pelican...

Hmm... Another interesting plant.. what plant is this??

Me with the Rose Garden at the background

People playing crickets at the field

Well..... well.. my dinner! Tried fried rice again.. but this time, much more delicious then the previous one! haha.. yum yum.. but can be better i think, probably with the addition of ham, and cut the prawn into smaller pieces.. hmm... must think how to improve it..

More pic of my Coogee walkabout...

My short video of the Gordon's Bay at Beware! it's 13M file, so might need to be patient in downloading the file... =)

Friday, 23 February 2007

Walkabout from home to Coogee to Clovelly Beach...

Well.. as stated in the titled, today is my walkabout to Coogee Beach and Gordon's bay... As the saying goes.. "A picture speaks a thousand words".. so here goes..

Well... the route that I took is highlighted in blue.. you can click on the pic to enlarge the picture for a clearer view.. basically, the walk starts from Randwick to Coogee to Gordon's Bay, and to Clovelly Beach. Whole journey from my place to Clovelly Beach is abt 4km.. and plus the journey back.. a total of 8km!! Damn tired after that.. lots of uphill and downhill.. and the slopes are steep. Took about an hour to from Randwick to Clovelly.

My packed lunch for my walkabout

The way to Coogee beach... through Coogee Bay Road

One of the joining roads to the Coogee bay Road

Along the Coogee Bay Rd.. see the horizon?!

The Coogee Beach

Lotsa ppl in the Coogee beach ya...

Overlooking Gordon's Bay and Clovelly Beach, from Dolphin point

Cliffs at the Dolphin Point

Overlooking Gordon's Bay

At Gordon's Bay

Babes at Gordon's Bay

Me at Gordon's Bay

Overlooking Coogee area, and Gordon's Bay

Me resting at the park near Dolphin point.. I also ate my last bread here... and guess what, a labrador came right to my side.. I think the dog must have smell my peanut butter bread.. haha.. quite a beautiful and tame dog..

My dinner at home... Taste much better than yesterday! haha..

Menu.. rice, prawn fried with egg, and broccoli and cauliflower with prawn stir fried in black bean paste

Thursday, 22 February 2007

Slacking away .. while I still can...

Well... planned to wake up early at 9 plus to go for the 'Arriving & Surviving' session organised by the ISS... but woke up at 11plus instead! haha.. so much for gog to the talk...

So proceeded to do some admin registeration with the BABS office.. and wanted to meet up with my boss... but then, he wasn't in the office as he's on MC.. So, basically, nothing much to do today.. except to go over to Cole's to do some shopping..
Probably the only exciting part of the day is when I wanna cook my dinner! haha.. Well, I can't cook for a start, so its like doing experiment for me.. trial and error.. I decided to cook fried rice, so I cooked the rice first and put them into the freezer. Subsequently, went on to stir fry the prawns and veg.. then added in the rice and eggs.. haha.. it sure smell nice..
Guess what, its a good dish, only if you are diabetics such that you cannot eat salty stuffs etc... lol.. well, its kinda blend.. hey, it's my first time doing fried rice ok!? well, it sure is a healthy dinner, since I used olive oil to cook as well... Must remember to add more salt the next time round..

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