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.

Saturday, 3 March 2007

9 days into Australia..

wow.. time files, and I've been in Australia for 9 days already. well... this couple of days I have been busy with my annotation of M.burtonii... a total of 94 genes that I have to annotate! and thus far, I have done only 32, and 62 more to go! Argh.. hopefully, its worth the effort!

Anyway, my boss was showing us the picture of his scientific trip to Antarctica, and my god, it was fantastic! It's the most beautiful place to look at sunset, and it's so much more unpolluted as compared to other places in terms of water, air etc.. but sadly, there's abit of land pollution in Antarctica now. Back then (mid-1950s) when the Americans were handing over the current scientific base to the Australians, they left loads of drums of oil and others stuffs in Antarctica. Now, all the oil and rust have seeped into the land and ice of Antartica.. oh man.. that's bad.

Also what I like best about Antarctica is that there is this treaty where Antarctica is split into different territories managed by different countries. The whole Antarctica is to be used for scientific purposes.. so, co-existence is possible w/o war etc!

Anyway, my boss sent us pictures of Ace lake that was taken 1st March 07.. that's where some of our microorganisms that we worked upon comes from!

To let ur have a perspective of how big this lake is, can u see the little red ball at the bottom of the picture? Well, that is a tent for ppl to stay in!.. so, the lake is big huh?! And the lake is refreezing in this picture...

Hmm... maybe I should get the sunset pic and post it up for all to see, how beautiful the southern most portion of our planet is... =)

Well, some pic of what I ate for dinner, for my folks back home...


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