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Canberra...

This post has been postponed for 'too' long (4 days dah.. kang basi laa pulak... :P). OK. Shall we start? :) Last week, Yaby and I went to Canberra to attend a four days workshop/tutorial. There we met with three other experts in hardware and software programming in embedded system area. When I say 'expert', I really mean it. On the first day, they help to find a way to test our design board with the interface board. Yup, it is the design board which Yaby and I had been working on. Although we manage to confirm that all the connections are correct, there is one problem in the design - timing constraints. As a result, we need to design a new board. Hopefully this one would work just fine. Indeed, how could I have overlooked this 'ultimate' point during the designing process. Hmm.. which made me realised that as a matter of fact, "timing" played a major role in most of our daily lives end results. For example, ... eh jap jap... what I'm about to

Quick Post! - My bad...

Second day in Canberra and my state - happy but freezing! It feels like I am in Southampton again. Yesterday morning when our plane landed, I looked outside and saw the bright and blue sky and I told myself, "this won't go any less than 20 degree". Little that I know, I was totally wrong. As Yaby and myself walk out the plane towards the baggage claim area, I could definitely feel the cold wind. Things get even worse as I stepped outside the airport. This time, the icy cold air not only hit my skin but also my bones!!! Trust me, I was quite sure if there were dogs and dolphins nearby, they could here the cling-clang sound of my bones... :P We were lucky that we figured out that we should bring our sweater along in the last minute! Hehehe... A lesson to be remembered (by me especially) - never assume! You just have to be sure... :) I'll put more updates once I'm back in Queensland... :) p/s: I need a muffle and gloves!!!

Story book...

Today while waiting for Yaby to get Sushi ingredient from Coles ( our sushi result can be found here! ;)), I hang around at a bookstore closed by. There's one book in particular that caught my eyes. It was a children's book. The title - "Ten little beetles". Like most children book, it has large fonts with bright colours and the book actually has ten coloured-plastic-beetles (ladybugs) stick onto it! How I wish I was small once more. I'm sure I'll ask ummi and daddy to buy me that book for my birthday! Oohh.. how I envy kids nowadays. Their books are so beautiful! Anyway, one of my favourite children storybook is - "Si Taring Kecil". It's a story of a young and cheeky baby crocodile who likes to do different things than the other crocodiles. There's another character in the book which is Si Taring Kecil's father who's named Si Taring Besar (obviously! Hehe..) who would always advice Si Taring Kecil not to continue his naughty beha

Quick Post! - My 'bus' story continues

Title: My 'bus' story continues It was Tuesday the 8th of May 2007, 7:21pm, two mentally exhausted PhD students taking the 470 bus ride back home. As the bus cruised by the Brisbane's bus line-up, this was what happened... Me: Yaby, cube tgk ni. Bnyk bgt bas kat sini. (Excited) Yaby: (With face barely amused) Ha'akan... Me: Mesti mlm2 they talk to each other kan? Yaby: Huh? Ada kerr. Mlm2 bus driver balik rumah laa. Dia org tak tunggu kat dlm bas. Me: I'm not talking about the bus driver laa. Po tgh cakap pasal bas2 ni laa. Paham tak? Bas talking to each other? Yaby: (silent showing me the "question mark" face of his) End of part one. *** It was Thursday the 10th of May 2007, 6:56pm, two mentally exhausted PhD students taking the 470 bus ride back home. As the bus cruised by the Brisbane's bus line-up, this was what happened... Me: Yaby, yaby... nak dgr tak satu basnyer conversation? Yaby: (With face barely amused) Ye laa.. ye

Inspections...

We finally got the letter with the blue and red letterhead with "First National Real Estate" printed clearly. The "RE:" was written in bold, size 14, Times New Roman fonts with the word "inspections" among others. Receiving this letter also means that Yaby and myself have been here for almost a year now ( cepatnyer laa hai masa berlalu... ). Anyway, here's what came across my mind while going through the two pages letter. No. 1 - Geram plus tensen ! Why must they do it this Tuesday (i.e. Today) and not last two weeks when I'm kinda free??!! and No. 2 - Relief! Luckily this house is small enough, hence, I can make all cleaning on time :P. Huhu... Talking about the size of a house, I realised that indeed, the bigger the house also means more chores to do. Putting aside the cleaning factor, the bigger the house also means that there are more things to be taken care of. Does 'security' ring a bell? :) In other words - huge responsibility.