Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Happy Malaysia 48th National Day

Today is the 48th National Day of Malaysia.

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

I DJed an online radio for the online Malaysian community at last night from 11:30pm-1:30am. It was heaps of fun playing all Malaysian songs, mostly Chinese songs, some malay songs and Negaraku the national anthem at 12:00am. :)

Apart from that, I didn't participate any other celebration here in Perth. (Not that I know there's any.)

Wish Malaysia a good prosperous year ahead!

This is how Malaysian netizens celebrate Hari Kebangsaan, from

Purpose of Life discussion group potluck

(back trace blogging)

Shih Ching and Jason gave me this Purpose of Life 40 Days reading book. And we had discussion every Tuesday night at Rina's house. It was great, there are things can't agree more and things that I don't really believe. Anyway, the fellowship is fantastic. I like it. :)

This occasion is our 3rd or 4th week, we have potluck together. :D~
We have pumpkin with tinned fish (豆豉鲮鱼炒南瓜), Fish curry, soysauce chicken wings, spaghetti bolognese and my bakuteh. :D

photos here

Or here for bigger version of this collage.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Lecture done

I did my first lecture at UWA this afternoon. It's a first year course - Computing for Engineers and Scientists (CES105). EJ is away this week so I took over her lecture - guest lecturer. Haha!!

It went pretty alright. Spent n hours to prepare just to make sure I know what I'm really talking about.... :b

Sunday, August 28, 2005

100 Gmail invitations

100 Gmail invitations
Gmail invitations increase to 100/day!! They really want to grow!!

Have you try out Google Talk?
I think it still needs a lot of work to make it comparable to MSN Messager.
However, no harm trying it out!

Dinner and Games @ Adam's place

Jason made Roast pork, Adam made an entree tart, grilled chicken wings & Souffle, I made Luohan vegetarian dish(罗汉斋). Angie and Chris brought a truckload of games.

So we all ate, so tasty the food!
And we all played games, so much fun!
Somehow I won the first 3 games (Blokus, Bang!, and Set) playing it the first time. Cool! Luck was with me. :)
Then We played Carcassonne and back to Bang!

What a fun night!! Thanks everyone who came.

More photos here

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

PSA pizza party @ UniClub

Sunday, August 21, 2005

I love Salmon

My housemate bought some salmon 'leftover' back. It's the leftover of the fillet I think, consists of head, tail, bone and skin. it's $4 for the leftover of one whole salmon!! So cheap!

So we grilled the lot except the skin, which was fried. So good!! Yum...

The Elegant Universe - String Theory

Stumbled upon this website that has 3-hour science videos -
Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, a world made out of vibrating energies call strings - The string theory that amins to unify Gravity and Quantum physics. Interesting!!

The Elegant Universe | Watch the Program

Google Tutor & Firefox Tutor

Google Tutor & Advisor™ Tips, Techniques and Advice for Google Users

Firefox™ Tutor - Firefox Help and Tips

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Funny Karate Master

Something that's similar to the legendary Matrix pingpong. Stupid but funny. - Karate Master

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Monday, August 15, 2005

Rottness 2005 - CSSE Research Conference

The School conference is again here. It used to be a biannual event before I joint the school. Then it become 1.5 year between 12th and 13th conference. This year the 14th CSSE conference is only a year after the last one. If this rate continues, then the next one will be in half a year's time, then 0. ???

Date: 20-21 September 2005
Venue: Rottnest Lodge, Rottnest Island
Titles and Keywords by 8 August to Lyndon While
Draft Papers by 12 August to supervisor(s)
Final Paper by 26 August via online submission
Registrations by 1 September to Jeffrey Pollard

Rottness 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

DICTA paper submitted

My first conference paper submitted.
I've been awake for 36 hours working on the last bit. Now I'm on the verge of hallucination.. Haha!!

I'm glad I worked that paper out. Hope I'll get in.
Thanks everyone who helped me on the way.

DICTA final draft done!

After a whole night of brain drain, now the paper is coming in shape.
Dead tired now.

Nap for 1 hour and I'll be off to tute and lab from 10am-1pm.
Today is going to be interesting.

Tonight I will sleep. :)

Toy block balancing and falling games

Jason, Adam and me was bored after dinner. So we started playing the toy blocks. Some good critically-balanced structures were made and destruction shots taken.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

LiangLiang left Perth

A good 10 days holidays had come to an end. LiangLiang left this afternoon back to Malaysia. [sad violin playing in the background]

It was a great holiday. We went downsouth for the first 5 days and hanged around Perth afterwards. Sampled some good food, caught up with friends, took lots of photos & videos.

I'm back into writing paper mode to catch up the work so that I can put a paper into DICTA by this Friday. So after that, I shall post some photos up here.

Monday, August 01, 2005

DICTA2005 Paper deadline extended

DICTA2005 Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications

Full Paper Submission August 12, 2005

Ah!!! Deadline extended... It's kind of like a tradition already that the deadline gets extended for a week but it's not official. Well, it's welcoming that it's extended, I got a second chance. And it's 12 days instead of a week this time.

Last minute Visa glitch Resolved

Good news! Somehow, Liangliang's visa to Australia got the approval needed this morning. I got an SMS at 08:58:10 saying I'm coming! :). Still waiting for the story to unfold...

Anyway, however she did it, I'm happy that she'll get here today. :D

We'll be going downsouth for several days. Expect lots of photos and fun when we're back here. :)