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Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 4,(D): Danshui Ah-Gei

3.20pm

Finally i'm back on Danshui. The weather is still damn hot and windy.

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3.40pm

Time to eat. After surveying around the area, i decided to fill up my tummy here.

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According to the local, this was the shop that gave birth to the infamous Danshui delicacy; Ah Gei so be smart, do not end up buying Ah Gei clone because there're quite a number of shop selling the same thing at the same price around this area.

The shop was damn packed when i reached there and peoples were still buzzing in. I spent some times standing at the doorway scanning for a seat before i realized there is a staircase at the corner. Surprisingly, this shop has 3 floors. The second floor was too packed so i climbed to the third floor. Immediately, a waitress asked, ‘几位?’ and when i reply 'One', she escorted me to a seat near a corner facing the wall.

I sat there for a few seconds and decided to change seat myself.

Tada~~~!!!
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A better view to enjoy my lunch but the waitress is not that pleased and she came asking me for the reason. I told her the reason and she passed me a pencil, told me to write what i want to eat and call her when i'm done.

Although i felt a bit weird, i still do as i was told, hmmp......since when the customer have to write their own order?

When the waitress came back to collect my order she couldn't help laughing and kept shaking her head. One minute ago, she was giving me this angry face and this minute she was laughing at me. Confused, i asked, 'Erm.....有什么吗?' Then she pointed to the corner of my table and pulled out a menu, '这个啦,不用写啦,填这个就行了。'

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Hahahahahahahaha.....(The waitress laughter tailing all the way down)

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The menu, these are all they have here.

The waiters here are mainly aunties about the age of my mum, guess that's why they put an aunty cartoon face at the poster there. If i'm not mistaken, i think the boss was an aunty as well.

After waiting for like 5 minutes, my order arrived. Pay before you eat. NTD 30 for this, about Rm3.

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The infamous Ah-Gei. About the size of my thumb.

I spent another 1 minutes staring at it because i don't know where to dig in first. It was served hot, so hot that it'll burn your tongue and it look + smell funny.

The moment i dug in, i regretted because there was this weird stuff that looked exactly like the rat intestine i dissected back in the lab but since i already paid for it, i must finish it.

Closing one eye, i stuffed the slippery rat intestine into my mouth, believing that i'm so gonna develop a severe stomaches after this but turned out, i was wrong, it was actually Tongfun. =_=||| It just appeared like this because it had taken in the colour of the soup.

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Rat intestine anyone???

So, how was the taste???

I would not say it was bad but i wouldn't rate it with 5 stars either. It was just normal. Nothing special except for the look. I wonder why they named it Ah-Gei anyway, maybe you guys should try to ask them this when you happen to be there. Hehehe.....no need ask lar...watch the video to find out lo......

For those who can't wait to try it, maybe you should consider making one yourself. Check out this video......


For those who want to know more about this infamous Ah-Gei....watch this....but don't get fool...you know lar...this sort of show, whatever also haf to say it taste good one....tot it taste like shit....




Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 4,(C): The locals of Bali + Foods

  • Have endless questions......'N' questions......
  • Mainly elder
  • Helpful
  • A bit impatient
  • Darker skin colour
Based on what i've observed. Lol~~~~well story below.....

2.18pm
Got my ass out from Shihsanhang Museum and waited for the Red30 bus at the bus stop. I was staring at the map when suddenly i heard a very weak voice emerged from my side.

'你里来?' ('Where are you from?')

Hearing this, i fold down my map and saw an old man with his tongkat staring up at me, smiling.
'Erm...'
But before i can answer him....

'你是哪里人
'Erm....'
another voice popped up from behind me.......

'你要去哪里?'
'Erm....ah....erm....'
another aunty asked me another question.....
Hahaha....though i'm a little bit annoyed but i still answer politely.

我从马来西亚来,现在要去码头。

'去码头哦,那要乘巴士,红色30号' said aunty A.
'一个人吗?’ asked the old man.
'是啊,我一个人'

‘你是华人吗,你的国语好好哦.'
'我是马来西亚人,马来西亚有很多的种族,也有华人,所以会说。
‘你混血的吗?’
‘是啊’
Hell no~~~~!!!!

‘难怪你黑黑的,眉毛粗粗的,眼睛的l轮廓也蛮深的’


Ah...haha....haha...
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should i say thank?

Then the three of them kept pouring out more and more question.

为什么一个人?
你多大?
学生吗?
马来西亚好玩吗?和这里有什么不同?
那里天气有没有和这里一样啊?
你有男朋友了吗?

=_=||| Bus ar~~~~Faster come lar wei~~~~

As if god hear my praying, the bus finally arrived, quickly, i line up at the very first but then.....

对不起,巴士满了,要等下一班

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NO~~~~~~~~~
I don't want to stuck here with aunties

Then along came two white mens.........

Ah Mo A:'What did he said?'
Me: 'He said is too full for more passengers.'
Ah Mo A: 'Oh, but it's not. I see there're still a lot of spaces'
Me: 'Oh really? I didn't notice that but that's what he told me.'
Ah Mo A: 'Too bad. We'll have to wait for another 20mins.'
Me: '20 minutes! Oh, that's a lot of times.'
Ah Mo A: 'Yeah, is better to get a taxi. Hey!!! You can speak English~~~!!!'
Me: 'Yes~~~' =_=||||

Then another ah mo came and asked me the same old question....

Ah Mo B:'他说什么?'
Me:'He said the bus is too full for more passengers. Oh, you can speak Mandarin!'
Ah Mo B:'可以,没问题. 你的口音is very different. You're not local is it?'
Me:'Yeah, i'm not. I'm a tourist.'
Ah Mo B:'Where are you from?
Me:'Malaysia.'
Ah Mo B:'Oh. You're from Malaysia no wonder your slang is quite different.'
Me: 'Are you local?'
Ah Mo B:' Yeah, we work here. Been staying here for quite sometimes already.'
Me: 'Is there an alternative way to get back to the ferry wharf beside taking bus?'
Ah Mo B:' Yeah, taxi....but i din't see any now.'
Me: 'Guess, i'll have to wait for the next bus.'
Ah Mo B:'Yeah'.

'Hey!!! You can speak English~~~!!!'
'Oh, you can speak Mandarin!!!'

3.00pm

After i got down from the bus, i found myself lost again. =_=||||
Then i wandered around the street, trying to look for a signboard but i saw none so i gave up looking for one.

The street is very quiet. Not a single soul around but when i peek inside this shop, it was damn packed. Okay, now i knew where all the souls were.
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Zhang MaMa Old Shop
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Know what to expect inside......

I scanned for the price only. Cheapest is Rm6. Wa....ciao...bye bye....

Passed by a temple. Pretty nice but i don't have the time to check this out.
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'大爷庙'

According to the map it read '大X爷庙''....fill up the X yourself lo....cuz i also dunno how to read that two words....Buahahahhaha.....so i just call it DA Ye miao only......

Finally, i'm back on track.......thank goodness.
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To the left: Bali Wharf

Passed by Bali Night Market......
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Fruits stall.....nothing special tot....
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Wu~~~wu~~~~

I didn't bought anything here cause my basophils cells wouldn't allow me to....


3.16pm

Boarding the ferry.....~~~
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Remind me of Hong Kong....lol~~~


Danshui i'm coming back~~~~


My advice to you if you are planning to visit Bali.

Do

Dont
  • Confuse Bali with the Bali Island in Indonesia or the one in China.
  • Dont be greedy. Choose the best theme for yourself.

Outta here...hope my infos here help...





Saturday, August 28, 2010

Shittest month of the all......

This month is so shitty, nothing good is happening and i just couldn't wait for it to end.

The first 3 weeks had been a total nightmare for me and just when i though i'm gonna reach the home plate soon another shitty player in the game knocked me down by batting out a high flaring

'fly ball'.

Okay~~~so i'm down.

I felt like playing softball right now....batting out furiously against all coming treats....

ALERT ALERT ALERT!!!!!

is the only thing you will be telling yourself....

and

FOCUS

is the only key

FOCUS!!!! FOCUS!!!! FOCUS!!!!

but i'm not and i can't

There're sooooooo many things running through my mind now and i'm helplessly lost. There is no focus point so forget about all the shit i've just said. There'll be pain, tears and never ever mended wounds but avoiding is not going to help.....so right now....just live in the current moment, forget about the pass(it's always easier to say than do).......and focus on what needs to be done now.....

Only time will tell and only time will cure.




Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hey is week 13!!!

Hey....is week 13 but why am i still rushing for reports, cramming for mid terms and dealing with the same old issues??? (pulling hairs)

I want a break!!!! A longgggggggggggggg break but there's only 1 week holiday before another series of endless nightmare begin.

'School is like a lollipop. It sucks until it is gone.'

Arggghhh......

When you get stressed out, express it.......that's what peoples always say right?

and so i did.....

I called one of my best friend.....

Me: 'I'm dying.'
Frenz: 'What happened?'
Me: 'Stress'
Frenz: 'So?'
Me: 'I'm seeking for consolation'
Frenz: 'Wrong person.'
Me: 'The wrong person always turn out to be the right person.'
Frenz: 'Wrong theory'
Me: 'You wouldn't know until you practice that theory out'
Frenz: 'Alright. You have 5 minutes.'
Me: 'ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
Frenz: 'Don't shout at me like that. It'll hurt my ears okay'
Me: 'I'm done'
Frenz: 'What the F***!!! I'm not a toy to be played around with.'
Me: 'Got anything to update me?'
Frenz: 'Yes!!!'
Me: 'Ears ready.'
Frenz: 'I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!' (tu~~~tu~~~tu~~~)

0.0|||| Okay. In conclusion, do not follow what peoples say and don't try this out.....

Well, well.....here's a summary of my recent daily activities

Everyday, i wake up early in the morning and i.......

1) stick to the chair and desk,
2) lock my eyes on the laptop screen
3) remains in the same old position throughout the whole day
4) skipped breakfast and lunch because i usually forgot
5) sleep only at 6am and the cycle continues on by 10am

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Life is too complicated in the morning

Haizzzz.....been listening to Ron Korb, 久石譲, George Winston, Yiruma and Yanni this whole week through....

I usually drown myself in music when life became too hectic and i don't even have the strength to think of anything......When it comes to time like this, is better not to think at all.......just close your eyes and listen.

Nah.....go fill up your space with all these.....LOL.....

Fluto no kakoshi~~~~Rod Korb


I love this very much because it make me feel happy....dunno why....hohohohohoho.....gonna try this out when i have the time......

Nah....the infamous Yanni.....but i love Pedro Eustache more for this piece......

George Winston version of 'Cannon in C'

and of course Yiruma.....

Gotta work on my report......ARGHHH.....enjoy the music...... ciao~~

Sunday, August 22, 2010

747 Pilot Flying Lesson

Not in the mood to do anything....here's something to cheer you guys up....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What!!! Ask money again!!!!

Got up with a severe stomachache today and start dating with my toilet bowl until 8am. Thought i'm feeling okay by the time but i'd decided to not take the risk. Skipped the lab test.....hopefully i'll get to sit for the replacement test a.s.a.p.

There're still 2 more reports, 3 more tests to go before final hit. Is going to be a tough week ahead and the week to come. Mum called yesterday night to update me on my family issues and not forgetting to gave me a good lecture.

Mum: 'Where are you now? What are you doing?'
Me: 'Beside the lake, preparing to jump in.'
Mum: 'Are you crazy!!!! What are you doing there in the middle of the night? Din't i told you not to go out at night!!!! Have you forget what i told you!!!! Not in JULY!!!!! You know your own problem!!!!'
Me: 'Yeah, now only you realized your daughter is mentally retarded ar? Is JULY edi mei? No wonder got car came hit me yesterday night.'
Mum: 'WHAT!!!!! A CAR HIT YOU????'
Me: 'Yeah.'
Mum: ' You okay or not???'
Me: 'Ok lar....or else how to talk with you now??'
Mum: 'Sure ar~~~how it happened? I oledi told you don't go out at night!!!!'
Me: 'Sure. That hit me one ppl more teruk than me.....but my bicycle spoiled. Ah..I want $$$$ to repair it.'
Mum: 'Ask money again!!! Since when you got bicycle???'
Me: 'Oopsss.....since last year lo~~~'
Mum: 'Why buy bicycle?'
Me: 'Cheapest transport to go campus.'
Mum: 'No bus one mei??'
Me: 'I patah one tulang. Now in hospital.'
Mum: 'WHAT!!!! You say you okay de.....?'
Me: 'Yeah, haven't die mar okay lo....'
Mum: 'You want how much?'
Me: '1 billion US dollar.'
Mum: 'I'll give you Rm200 tomolo.'
Me: 'How's your job doing? Going well?'
Mum: 'Okay. Smooth. Your friend getting marry, yesterday she bought her wedding shoe from me.'
Me: 'Yeah, i know that. How's Lawrence doing?'
Mum: 'Good. He helped me a lot.'
Me: 'Great then, I wanna talk to Fish.'
Mum: 'Not free, she just came back from work. Bathing now.'
Me: 'O~~~so busy o.'
Mum: 'Yep. Everyone busy except for you, keep spent money here and there.'
Me: 'Haha. Enjoying my university life mar~~~'
Mum: 'How come university student spent so much in a month???'
Me: 'Your daughter love to do charity work mar....'
Mum: 'Sampat. I don't want to talk to you anymore. I'm going to bed.'
Me: 'You can sleep mei~~~????'
Mum: 'Baling on bed slowly will sleep.'
Me: 'Wu~~~i one day sleep 3 hours only. You got time don't want sleep, think this and that.'
Mum: 'Why sleep 3 hours only? Not good for your skin!!!!'
Me: 'Busy thinking boys mar~~~'
Mum: 'Your dad ask you don't fa hiao!!!'
Me: 'I think only, where got fa hiao~~~'
Mum: 'Who ar?'
Me: 'The cartoon boy inside my text book.'
Mum: 'Ish.....Waste my money calling you.'
Me: 'Yeah. Remember that, next time don't waste money calling me anymore.'
Mum: 'BYE BYE!!!! (Very angry tone)'
Me: 'SAYONARA~~~~ (Very syok tone)'

What my heart want to say......~~~~

Mum: 'Where are you now? What are you doing?'
Me: 'I'm inside a dark room, i see no light and i'm desperately searching for an exit.'

Mum: ' You okay or not???'
Me: 'I'm not okay. I felt very hopeless and i need a shoulder to cry on. There're too much to worry. I'm all worn out. I'm tired of chasing after something that is so hard for me to reach out. I just want to lie down on my back and think about nothing at all.'

Mum: 'You want how much?'
Me: 'There is no fixed value for the thing i want.'

Mum: 'WHAT!!!!! A CAR HIT YOU????'
Me: 'No. I hit that car and i cabut lari after that......~~~~lalalala~~~~'

Got a mail from Los Angeles this morning.....the handwriting on the envelope cheers me up......
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Does all these sound like me???

Some personality test i'd done last night and here's the result. Does all these sound like me? Personally i think is quite accurate.

If your birthday is on the 24th day of the month

You are very optimistic and that's why you always enjoy life. You are gifted in entertaining others. Your friends love and trust you. You'll be the first they come to when they are in need of someone to speak their heart out.


Your Love

Sometimes you fall in love just because you want to be in love, not that you really like that person. You always be seen as a sweet couple but you can't really get over your love ones from past. Your partner is usually crazy about you because you are remarkably charming and romantic.

Clothes You Wear

What others see from your style

You're imaginative and sometimes unpredictable. You like entertainment, having fun, and independence. You are outspoken, but you probably speak strongly about issues close to your heart.


What your nightclothes reveal

You are friendly and always in good mood. You are candid and helpful, and can be sexy at times too.

What others see from your ties

You enjoy being alone. You like to life the simple but good life, and you cherish your freedom. You are thoughtful, confident and uninterested in glamour.

What others see from your belts

You are a lonely and demanding person. You are hardworking as well as intelligent, and can be passionate when in love.

What others see from your shoes

You like to be the center of attention. You like to look good at all times and probably never leave the house without makeup on. Although you may be intelligent, you're also insecure about your looks. You care about others, and will always listen to what they have to say.

What others see from your earrings

You are probably an independent and strong-willed person. Fairness is important to you, and you always stand up for what you believe in. You are friendly and get along well with people.

The last analysis

You are probably a clever and adventurous person. You love to learn new things, and enjoy socializing with friends. Although you enjoy your freedom, you cherish peacefulness and like to spend time alone with your thoughts.

The favorite place in your home
You love freedom and hate to be controlled. You want to walk away from all the rules and rely on your imagination to direct your life instead. When you need to reenergize yourself, you head to the beach or to the forest.

Your Handwriting
If you write some strokes thickly but others are thin, it's likely that you're a very unpredictable person. Sometimes you'll get very serious about something, but there's always the possibility that you'll suddenly lose interest. It can take you a long time to complete a task--if it gets done at all before something else grabs your attention.

You are tough, hard-working and responsible. When you are assigned to do something, you will do your best no matter how difficult the job at hand might be

What's on your mind?
You think money and love are equally important. You have an interest in many things in life, and work hard to ensure that you maintain a healthy balance between work, play and love. However, you tend to be unable to decide on what you really want to do with your life. You wouldn't dream of leaving your loved one for one or two million dollars, but you would have to reconsider if the offer rose to 100 million dollars.

What is your most favorite pet?


DOG

The most favorite pet of all time is definitely the dog. Having a pet dog suggests that you are a friendly person who likes talking to people. You are outspoken and don't have any secrets or bias opinions. People like to be around you because you are sincere and loving. You don't like to say anything to hurt other people's feelings.

Rings on Fingers

Wearing no rings
Wearing no rings at all suggests that you want to live a simple, no-frills life. You are sincere, trustworthy, peaceful, clever, hard-working and always want to learn new things. You tend to shy away from crowds and avoid conflict whenever you can.

Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

Coffee

You have confidence in your ability to get things done. You are a leader among friends, and a good one too. You are responsible and like to challenge yourself by taking up difficult tasks--and you usually succeed.

The Pattern of Your Tableware


Dark Color

Using dark blues and browns means that you are frank, honest and determined. You are no-nonsense, you're punctual, and you don't like to have to wait for other people either. People have respect for you.

Your Pet's Name

Named after the opposite of their character

Calling your white dog Blackie or naming your cat Fish indicates that you like to be different and don't obey the rules. You don't care if people think of you as a strange person either.

Get to know yourself better
Your view on yourself:
Other people find you very interesting, but you are really hiding your true self. Your friends love you because you are a good listener. They'll probably still love you if you learn to be yourself with them.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:
Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates.

Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:
You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:
You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:
You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

The Real You
Here is the analysis:

You've got great self-confidence and you're full of charm. Most guys who get to know you will be attracted to you. You are far from sweet and proper; your intriguing personality fascinates them. Most guys find it easy to fall for a girl like you.

You really care about other people's feelings and are quite serious about the issues that affect your life. You are sincere, and your concern for the well-being of others makes many people want to be your friend.

You strictly follow rules, and you expect other people to be the same as well. People can get tired of you easily, as you can make them feel a little guilty about themselves. You always make decisions on your own, and can be dismissive of other people's advice. You like to be the leader in groups, but can forget to be concerned about the people you are with.

Guys see you as being a thinker and a careful person. They will be really attracted to this quality in you, but you need to learn to speak your mind, otherwise people will find you too shy and quiet. Learn to relax and lighten up--it's okay to have fun sometimes. When you learn to develop your fun-loving side, guys are going to flock to your side.

Your boyfriend believes that you are a strong and independent person. Your confidence and cheerfulness make you an attractive person to be around, but sometimes you need to pay more attention to what other people, including your boyfriend, are thinking.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm becoming botak

The life of a university student is never interesting to me. Funny, how once i thought i'll enjoy this kind of life. Now that i'm here on this path, surprisingly, i discovered that i actually spent most of my times hating every seconds that passed by rather than appreciating every seconds that i spent. I couldn't wait for the moment when all these gonna end. When is all this gonna end??? I want to get out of this cycle as soon as possible.

The routine was never interesting. Imagine spending 4 years times repeating the same old boring stuffs again and again; going for lecture, rushing for assignment, cramming for exam, complaining, sticking nose onto others peoples business, etc......

This morning i have to force myself to wake up at 7am because i have a molecular biology lecture which i gotta attend simply because it is part of my routine. I do not enjoy this at all, even if i did learn something, i got nowhere to apply and to me this is such a waste of times. What's the point of learning when you couldn't apply what you've learnt in your life???

I saw a kitten this morning when i walked out of my front door and i spent a few minutes staring at it just in case i run over it with my bicycle. Then, while i'm removing my bicycle lock i felt something in between my legs and when i looked down the kitten was actually snuggling around my legs. Whoaa.....ah.....you should have hear my scream. I was about to kick it away from me when it looked up at me. Our eyes met. Okay, so my heart melted, it just a kitten anyway. I went back to my room and got some leftover for it before cycling off to campus.
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I even though of keeping it as my pet but it's just a though that only survive a few seconds in my mind. On the next seconds....'POOF~~~!' Killed immediately.

Life would have been so much easier if my brain is just as tiny as the kitten.

It'd been 1 year, times do flies...

When you are not reminded, you wouldn't have realized but when you are reminded, you'll suddenly realized how fast the world have changed around you and how much you yourself have changed.

I was reminded in today Genetic lecture. What initially made me chosen this path and what lead me to where i am now. I shed a few tears in class. If only i could have understand this earlier......

The path to making this world a better place for generation after generation is not easy. As long as i'm eligible for it, i'll do it in the name of love.

'虽然自己很眇小但是我想让这世界变得跟美好.....'

but before that....let me sleep first please~~~~~~~~~~~~

ARGHHHHH!!!!! I wanna jump lake......

Thursday
Molecular Biology test 2, Cell and tissues culture poster presentation,

Friday
Enzymology Lab Test, Enzymology Report, Molecular Biology Report, Genetic Report

Saturday
Cell and tissues culture (Plant and Animal) Lab Test

I'm so death.

I hate this. I really really hate this.

Why? Tell me.....

I'm tired of playing guess. Just tell me......

I have soooooooooo much things to dealt with. I'm going nuts. I seek for comfort but i see none.

Industrial training. Scholarship. My dream. My target. Every things......why do it have to happened all at once? Why should i dealt with all this?

What am i?

I just want everything to be fine but why it is so hard?

You gains something, you lost something.

I hate lost!!! I cherish every things!!! but why do you have to take it away from me???

I wish i could have breakdown in tears but i just won't. What the heck?

Tell me. Just tell me......

For the current moment, i just felt like shouting.....'FUCK OFF!!!!!!'


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 4,(B): Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology

What so special about this museum?

Haha.....a damn good question. If only i thought of that before i put a tick on my map. Seriously, you can skip this part if you are planning to go to Bali. Nothing much to see here actually but if you are someone who love history, might as well pay this museum a visit to learnt about the history of Bali Island and its native peoples.

I'm here because of the word archaeology......=_=V. Yeah, i love that word.....and because of that word i found myself here. Pretty idiot actually....

The structure of the museum was very nice and i later learnt from the tour guide that it was an award winning bla bla bla bla museum. No wonder lar......

Take a look at this....

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Staircase as roof.....smart hor....

Information on the map said there is a coffee shop up there, but i decided to check back with it later if i still have some extra time left.

Okay, so the entrance to this museum was pretty weird. Is heading downward instead of upward or just straight. Is like walking into a basement carpark like that.

A security guard standing at the entrance opened the door for me and greeted me welcome. Wa...so polite....dunno later will charge me super expensive entrance fee bo.

Well, no worry about that, entrance is free and they even provide free tour guide service who'll explain every things in detail to you.

I have a hard time signing up for this though because the reception desk lady couldn't understand my poor mandarin.

Me: 'Hi. 你好.'
Her: '请问有什么问题吗?'
Me: '我想问,你们有没有那个....erm....那个.....erm.....tour guide?'

I forgot how to say 'tour guide' in mandarin.

Her: 'Har? 什么?请你在说一次.'
Me: 'Tour guide.'
Her: 'Har? 什么 tok gai?'
Me: 'erm....那个...导导导.....erm...导.....' (still thinking hard)
Her: '是导揽吗?'
Me: 'Ah...yes yes yes.....'
Her: '有啊,一点钟,也就快了,你在这里写上名字就好了'
Me:'好的,谢谢你哦'
Her:'不会'

导揽 also don't know how to say, so xia shoi lo....~~~~
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She pasted a green small dot sticker on my cloth after i wrote my name big big there on the form and then i waited for them to called out to the rest who are joining this tour. After everyone have arrived including some non-register aliens, the tour began.

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My tour guide. Sorry lo....FOC*....no leng zai....got ah pek only lo....

By the way, i'm the youngest there lo....all uncles and aunties......

He began by explaining why the entrance was built this way.....bla bla bla bla....i couldn't understand a words he said because he was speaking in 台语 but i still attempt to understand him until i must have looked like some wide-eyes alien with the mouth hanging in mid air and one big question mark on the face.

Then one of the uncle spotted my alien expression and goes 'Hahaha' at me.....Only then the ah pek realized that i do not understand and went back to speak in Mandarin.

Nah....here's what inside.....

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Need i explain all ar??? Better don't lar...you go yourself then you know lo.....

Ok lar...i'll tell you a bit lo.....

From left to right.....
1) The plane that discovered this island.
2) Ancient rubbish dump which was buried 13meters/feets/lines(i'm damn 'good' in measurement)deep down the ground level. This is why they named the natives ;Shihsanhang peoples.
3) Closed up view of the rubbish dump.
4) Rubbish also. (Actually i forgot what it is)
5) Au Stone or Tu stone.(Dunno how to read that) Tool used for hitting stuff...that's why it is au or tu(whatever lar). If you give me this stone, i'll probably assume it as normal stone and threw it away.
6) Some broken pieces of pottery.
7) How they preserved this whole thing. Did i tell you this is all real??
8) Ancient well.

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This one real or not...i donno. Spooky but not interesting, unless they make it jump up and say hello.

Next, i was brought into a room where they explain everything electronically. Yeah, like watching drama like that lo, just that your screen is actually drawing on the wall plus very good sound effect. They turn all the light off in this room and when they tells the story, light will be shown on the specific drawing which apply to the story. Why the museum i'd visited in my homeland never do like this ar???

The story was told in Mandarin but there's a small tiny screen which translate everything in English. The name of the story was “A Day in the Life of Shihsanhang Man.”
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After this, i found myself inside a big big room with lots of boring antiques on display.
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1) Dolphine bones' found here because the natives ate dolphines.
2) Tools
3) Stone tools for playing masak.
4) Dunno what it is.
5) Hang, Tang and Sung dynasty coins. This means trading with China happened here.
6) Jade
7) Ugly Bronze knife handle with faces.
8) Ladies accessories. You give me i also don want lo. I wonder why the ancient girls will think these are leng. The left side one are all ear rings. Ew...so big and heavy.
9)Ladies necklaces....
10) Beautiful pottery. This one i admit is nice.
11) More pottery in different sizes. The brown is the real one, white is mending purpose only. Not real.
12 & 13) Some small decorative made out of jade.
14) Mr. and Mrs. Spooky.

Actually you can skip all the above. Just look for these two things especially the one on the left. Take a photo with it and get your butt out for something else.
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Left: Anthropomorphic Jar
Right: Anthropomorphic figurine (Spot the ear, one side is gone and this tell us that the native peoples have big ears)

or maybe if you like Mr. Spooky...might as well check him out.


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He was buried this way, head facing the position of the river for some dunno what purpose. Some said, they buried it this way to save space. Luckily i'm not an archaeologist. Why bother about all this??? I'll rather get some hairs or tooth specimens, sit inside the lab and try to clone Mr.Spooky back to life and then i can ask all i want lar.....

This is the end of the tour. I'd checked out the exhibition going on inside here but i donno what it is about. To save time, i just roughly walked passed all the antiques, took some photos and leave.

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1) The title of the exhibition.
2) Axe made out of jade. Ancient peoples damn rich lar wei....
3) Jade tube. Forgot what purpose.
4) This thing come in pairs but other half was never discover. I also dunno what it is....but one thing for sure. Find the other half and you can earn some money.
5) Dunno what also but i got one necklace which look exactly like this from my papa. It was hanged on my neck for more than 6 years. Now i dunno where it went already.
6) Taiwanese very active one. You see the museum...at least still got soul but sorry lo...no leng zai and leng lui all ah pek, uncles and aunties and~~~~~

Not forgetting....

KIDS~~~~
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1) A kid jeling me for staring at his drawing so i have to cut out his eyes here.
2) This stuff seem fun.
3) Wakao...what is this.....but is fun lo doing the coloring. I played until all papers finish baru i run....

To the 4th floor.....the lady told me they don't have 3rd floor.
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1) "If you wear the skirt, please do walk the both sides." Muahahahahahaha!!!!! but really got people down there lo...
2) See, i pijak on someone umbrella.
3) Another drawing that tells what you are looking at.

This is the so called 'Time Bridge'. Seriously, i dunno what the whole thing is about. Spot the two very cute kids behind me.

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Oh well, done with the museum but no time for climbing staircases and off i went to the bus stop.

To be continued~~~~

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 4,(A): In which feet and metro are fully utilized....

The fourth days here in this big city~~~~

I got up pretty late in the morning and quickly dumped every things into my luggage. Rushed up to the highest floor for my last breakfast at this hotel, checked out, said 'Thank you' to the reception lady for her service and taken the metro ride to Ximending. Reached Ximending within 10minutes but not knowing my direction, i found myself lost again and wasted about 39minutes hunting on the street for a signboard of my hotel.

Finally found the place i'll be staying for the next 3 days by 10.50am and was told that i'll have to wait for the guests to check out before i can check in. My time is running out, so i left my luggage to the reception desk aunty, informed the rest that i wanted to go to Danshui on my own today and left immediately.

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Weather Condition: 35 degree Celsius

Destination: Danshui (Danshui old street, Danshui waterfront, Hobe Fort, Fuerte Santo Domingo ,Red Castle, Fisherman Wharf, The British Consulate, Tamkang University, Adelaide University, Oxford College) and Bali (Bali Market, Bali Left Bank Park, Shinhanshang Museum)

Must Eat: A-Gei, Iron eggs, Danshui Fish Ball, Fish Crips, Sour Plum Drinks, Giant Ice cream, etc.

Duration: 9am-7.00pm (Failed because i have to wait for the rest to pack)
11.00am-7.00pm

Inside the backpack: Notebook, Pen, Maps, NT2000, Youthtravel Card, Taipei Easypass Card, Srtiking red umbrella, A bottle of drink, Sony Cybershot 7.2MP camera (pathetic lei~~), MP4, Handphone, Plasters and Spectacles.

The ride from Ximending Station to Danshui Station took me about 50minutes, was lucky to get a seat inside the metro but i'm just warming the place for an old lady who boarded the metro on the next station. See.....i'm so courtesy.

I spent my times rescheduling every things with Kana Nishino singing wistfully in the background all way long. I would have more time to observe the peoples around if my schedule is not all messed up.

When i finally look up, this is what i saw.
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11.50am
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Finally reached Danshui Station. The next move is to go to the travel information center for a map and detail informations regarding the bus route, ferry charge and so on. The lady there is not very informative and i tell you what....she gave me wrong information and showed me the wrong way!!! >.

Me: May i know how much time is needed to get from point A-B? The next bus to get there is around what time?
Her: Bus.....You don't need a bus. Is accessible by foot, is just a short walk of 25minutes from here to here.
Me: Oh...i see. Thank you very much.

Remember what she told me ar........~~~

The weather was pretty sunny and windy so i put on my umbrella but it is so hard for me to walk that i gave up and bought a hat for NT100. Big mistake!

11.55am
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Loitering around Danshui Waterfront, checking out the stalls, try this and that but didn't buy any things. See...how aunty i am. Bought my ferry ride tickets at NT39, 2 ways round to Bali Island. I think is expensive lo.....

12.00pm
Reached Danshui Ferry Wharf. Waiting in line to board the ferry to Bali.

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A happy me on board

12.07pm
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Reached Bali Wharf. I was the last one to get down the ferry and when it was my turn, a strong wind suddenly decided to put me on test, i nearly lost all my balance because the ferry was so shaky. The fisherman nearby who was watching my every moves burst out laughing when my hat suddenly decided to follow the wind direction. Luckily, i was fast enough but at the same time i fall down and almost sprain my legs. Phew~~~mum crocs saved my leg.

12.07pm - 12.20pm

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Walk along Bali Left Bank Park under the hot sun. Checked out Furong Fortress. Cursing (is already 1 hour lar.....).

12.55pm
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Reached Taipei County Sustainable Development Education Center. Hang around inside this place for shed but there is no air-con. Nothing much inside here, is all information about Wetland. There's a visitor information center nearby and i walked in to ask about the route and....

Me: Hi. May i know how far i'll still have to walk to get from this point to here? (Anxiously pointing on the map)
She: Here!!!! Are you sure you want to walk??? Is impossible......you have to take a bus.
Me: = =|||
She: = =||| Anything i can help? (I guess my expression that time scared her)
Me: >.<>
she: Oh. You just walk out from here. Turn left and go straight and you'll see the signboard.
Me: Thank you.

12.57pm
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Waited at the bus station along with a Japanese Couple and because it was so boring the three of us began to chat. Luckily i got revise for my Japanese, or else i'll embarrass myself. The bus finally came at 1.04pm.
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Bicycles are for rent everywhere

1.05pm
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Finally reached my destination. Glanced at my watch and was surprise that it only took me a minute to arrive here by bus.


To be continued~~~








 

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