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ArchiveAugust 2011

Five Years: 1. The Nga Choy Kai Affair

“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.

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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