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ArchiveAugust 2011

Five Years: 1. The Nga Choy Kai Affair

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“Can you bring your small compact camera tomorrow?” I asked Tania.
She looked slightly surprised by my request but agreed anyway. I said I was too lazy to bring mine around, I was already bringing a book.
“Oh yeah,” I remembered, “let’s have the Ipoh Chicken Rice tomorrow for lunch!”
Having spent five years here, I got rather sick of Ipoh’s famous Nga Choy Kai (bean sprouts & chicken) and would only have it when my parents or friends from outside are in town because that’s what everybody comes here for. But that Saturday night, nostalgia started kicking in a little bit and I thought I’d have it once more before I leave this town that has earned a special place in my heart. READ MORE

Almost There, Almost.

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Who would have thought that the kid who always had her head in the clouds would be able to take on a research title such as “Functionalization and Characterization of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes/Polypropylene Nanocomposites”?
She didn’t think she would either.
But after one whole year of research and experiments, a gold medal confirmed that the entire journey was real. My sleeping, eating, thinking hours have been turned upside down with this project ever since I started my final year, and now, I realize that in two weeks’ time, it will all come to an end. READ MORE

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