Saturday, 16 April 2005

Exam blues....

OK... this is gonna be my last post til after *most* of my papers... having 6 papers over 2 weeks or so... then need to do 2 review papers in 5 days.... Exam schedule is as follows...

23 April: LAJ2202 Japanese 3
25 April: LSM3212 Human Physiology
26 April: ST2238 Introductory Biostatistics
28 April: SSA2205 Japan & Singapore
29 April: LSM3251 Ecology & Environmental Processes
03 May: GEM2900 Understanding Uncertainty & Statistical Thinking


Spent the past 2 days spamming since the KAA forums seem to have disappeared at the moment, and since i dun use IRC, can't check to find out wat happened... Anyway, I found not 1, not 2 but THREE other fellow singaporeans who are pretty active there too!! 2 of them turn out to live rather close by, and another is my JC junior too!! And I thot Singapore was small.... Guess the online world is even smaller ^^ Heehee... 2 other guys on BP also found out that they are in the small grade in the same school (but unfortunately are in diff classes)

Have also started updating the blog w link buttons instead of the boring text.... But not all of the sites provide buttons to link back, so I guess I gotta make some myself (after the exams)....
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Tuesday, 12 April 2005

Stress Relievers....

Kind person
Your wise quote is: "Be kind to unkind people,
they probably need it the most" by
Ashleigh Brilliant.
You try to look beyond apperance, try to give
people second chances and are probably very
kind. Understanding is your biggest personality
trait, and thoose you can see through should be
grateful. If they aren't already. You detest
narrow minded people, because they can't see
what's really there. Facades is not your thing
and you strive to always be who you really are.

What wise quote fits you?(pics) UPDATED
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You are the classic southern belle. You are kind,
proper, responsible, and very adult like. You
attend church every Sunday and you have grace,
poise, and are very dainty. You are mature
beyond your years and prefer gentlemen of well
kept families for your marrying. But don't be
afraid to break loose from your corset strings
once and awhile and just have some fun. You're
only a kid once.

What kind of girl are you? (with pix!)
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Saturday, 9 April 2005

Ants... Antz... And more ants?!?

Spent today in Prof Meier's lab w my eco group attempting to ID the ants we collected from all over NUS... Not much success but at least we now have a list of characteristics to go by when we look at the identification key(s) ^^

Well.... in relation to that, JQ and mom found some insects in the 3rd level bathroom... Their heads kinda look like wat I had been looking at all day, but the body division was quite different from that of an ant.... Nice str antennae, nice big humongous butt, and not as distinct thorax and abdomen regions... Mom got worried about them being TERMITES... Juan goes online to search for termite identification guides, and comes across this site that has a nice large picture of the termite royal couple. The adult male termite on the left looks EXACTLY like the 10 plus insects that we managed to catch (and half squish at the same time), so... Plus, the same site states that termites have relatively straight antennae and thicker waists as compared to ants that have bent (elbow-like) antennae and narrow waists.... Uh oh... Another site says something abt their swarming period being from early Mar til May (tho' since it is a US site, I have no idea if the same can be said of Singapore) Since Juan is NOT an entomologist (neither is she aspiring to be one), she doesn't know wat to make out of this whole thing... Oh well.... Really hope that this is not some termite infestation (an infestation w a whole bunch of NOT worker or soldiers but MALE termites?!?) but just a bunch of stray (and lost!) males....
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Wednesday, 6 April 2005

Culture Presentation.... Comparison of Children Festivals in Japan & Singapore




七 五三は毎年十一月じゅうごにちです。三歳、五歳、七歳(ななさい)の子どもは両親に神社へ連れて行かれます。昔の子どもは三歳まで名前がありませんでした が、七五三の時、名前をつけてもらいました。今は違いますが、だいたいみんなは七五三の時、子どもと一緒に神社でお祈りをします。

ひ な祭りは毎年三月三日です。女の子の祭りです。ひなは鳥の子という意味です。両親は一週間前、人形を15出(だ)します。人形は平安時代の着物を着ていま すから、とてもきれいだと思います。実は、ひな祭りは中国からの祭りかもしれません。祭りが終わったら、人形を戻すことは早ければ早いほどいいです。早く 戻せば、早く結婚できると思います。

最 後の祭りは端午の節句(たんごのせっく)です。端午の節句は毎年五月五日(いつか)です。男の子の祭りです。そのとき、こいのぼりをかけます。みんなはこ いのぼりをあげていますから、近所はすばらしくなります。赤いこいはお母さん、黒いこいはお父さん、そして青いこいは息子さんです。1945年から、端午の節句は祭日(さいじつ)になりました。名前も変わりました。今は子供の日と呼びます。




Juan is too lazy to go do a translation for this entry, so if u really wanna know what it says, go use the google translator or sth ^^

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What's Your Element?

Your Element Is Air

You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.

Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.

You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!

oh well... just another quick quiz before I run off for stats lecture ^^ Prob get back to proper posting when I finish my projects.... Ladidadida....
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Sunday, 3 April 2005


Juan has finally gotten down to trying out iTunes ^^ The party shuffle option is perfect for me!! Beats selecting folders and songs in winamp then enabling the "shuffle" fn.... iTunes does the shuffling for me, and even includes the number of times I play each song, plus their ratings too!! Really shld have tried it out sooner.... Though iTunes doesn't have the flexibility of changing skins and stuff, nor the transparency selector that FooBar has.... Still, need to go figure out how I wanna org my playlists there... Plus it is really useful it I ever get an iPod ^^

To those who are interested to go try iTunes (it's free, ya noe) out too, the link is provided below....

Now listening to: INVOKE by T.M. Revolution (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Complete Best)
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Friday, 1 April 2005

What color are you?

Take the quiz: "What color are you?"

Your color is white.... The purest of all, you live to serve, and make others happy... You never anger, always understand, and always do what is right... You are almost angelic... You are trustworthy and friendly....

Yea.... Juan is having fun doing silly quizzes again (How on earth is that color above white?!? Ain't it more like OFF-white?!?) It's a great way to de-stress ya know!!

Anyway, it seems that Juan keeps on finding more and more friends with blogs, and the sidebar keeps getting longer and longer.... Oh well... Think that calls for a massive organising of the blog pretty soon (ok, maybe NOT so soon but after the exams... during the hols... Juan seems to keep on saying this, doesn't she?)

Human physio lect....
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