Thursday, July 29, 2010

简单Yet?

很久,很久
没有听力宏的歌了
那天晚上,心血来潮,上网挖了一些他以前的歌。
无意间,看到这首歌《柴米油盐酱醋茶》。

。。。点了一下。。。

还不错,没有他前几张专辑主打
那么开放,
黏得可怕,
腻到要呕的爱。。。
哈哈!对不起,偶像!XD

反之,听着听着,
我仿佛回到了小学时段,
他刚出道的那段时间。

每回下午
放学,
回到家,
吃饱饭,
开始做功课

我都会播他的歌来听。。。
(年少无知,当然听翻版的啦!)

炎热的下午
寒冷的月夜
仿佛又回到
我们的那些年

好了,抒发完感想,是时候报告一下大学里一些值得一提事情。

Just came back from monthly forum organized by the Uni staffs. Today, the research is about "Designing for Physically and Cognitively Impaired Elderly People". Basically, our head of school mentioned about the home for the elderly which he visited in Northern Europe few months ago. According to him, the old folks home there is well known for the environment and more common compared to the Asian region. He mentioned lots of things - "the scientific experiment done onto the 'residents' (if you want to be negative, you can just address them as a group of old bustards who're literally waiting to die and can't wait to rot any sooner) that manifest that architecture shouldn't just apply a colour because you simply like it. It must comes with lists of reasons, preferably scientific one.
In the one hour session, he talked a lot, and we listened a lot too. However, a sentence which slipped out from his mouth manage to give me a huge slap. It happened when he was comparing a liveable 'home' with another one which merely covers the survival objective.

"I don't want to die there..... ...."

His words reminded me of a advert which I saw on Internet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6L2B_6U37g (watch it if you haven't) He told us that he knows that he's going to say those words if he was sent there. It's just like in the advert, the Ah Mah has to cope with the new life with his son and daughter in law.

So, WHAT CAN THE ARCHITECTs DO?

For me, I don't think that we (imagine you're architect for a while) can do much. Gladly, we can alter the physical form of EVERYTHING but not the mentality of everyone. The most is just trying hard to influence the psychology state of a person the moment he or she comes in contact with the building or place.

During the forum, one of the female staffs objected how our head of school approached the issue pessimistically. She shared some views of hers, including her mother who's suffering with dimentia and currently staying in a 'home'. Then her objection was barely acknowledged. The Head of School stated that he also has a Mum who's also currently in a 'home'. He feels that we should look at the issue with salutogenesis, instead of looking at it with pathogenesis eyes. The discussion didn't manage to go on for long, after the female staff noticed that she's unable to hold her emotions.

Hmm..... I'm not supporting the action of sending our parents to retirement institutions or a 'home' when they're old. Just that, from how the female staff trying to convey the message that her Mum is living pretty well in a 'home', I can sense that, it's not that she didn't realize the dilemma that her mum may face and have no sense of guilt at all. Just that she knows that the reasons that she's giving left her with no choice. ...... (erbs~ I think I tried to read too much into the discussion..... or didn't I?

Oh ya... ... I've a last question. Will human be able to touch the earth when they're spreading their wings high in the sky? When you're soaring high in the sky, it means there might be more things that you need to be cautious of, like the wind directions which might bring you down, drag force that are slowing your horizontal velocity, the angle of your wings which will change the altitude you may reach, hazardous obstacles ahead etc. When you've so much thing in your hands and head, will you still be able to keep an eye on the ground if you can't touch it?


Some yellow flowers bloomed in my backyard during the winter....
CHEERS!
家里那些即将开始绽放的小瓜。。。加油!

Monday, July 12, 2010

纯粹 bo su zo

Gonna make myself busier this SEM!!!

TOMORROW CLASS IS BEGINNING AGAIN!!!!
ALRIGHT!!!

For this semester, I hope:

-To master all the software taught during class
-To mix more local friends (it's going to be abit awkward though~)
-To save more and more Ma-neyh!
-To work par time during weekend (if possible) ($~$)

GONNA MAKE MYSELF BUSSIER THIS SEM!!!
AND NO MORE MID NIGHT OIL BURNING!!! (sincerely I hope)



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Winter trip LAST!! 3/3

Finally, we reached the last day of our trip. In the early morning, we were greeted by some chilling frost.... XD

When you have nothing to do... you will do thing like this - carving your own signature XP
Okay.... Ignore the sheeps above and listen to today's plan.
We are going to conquer the Bicheno Blow Hole and the Wineglass Bay.

It took us a long time to reach the blow holes. Hmmm... whta's blow holes? They're actually holes formed in the rock by the sea, after the rocks being corroded by the alkalinity of the sea water. When the strong wave current approaches the 'holes', the high sea water pressure will cause the water to be shoot out in a high speed. Get it? If not, just go to the toilet and pee XD

OIIII!!! Coming!!!! COMING!!
BLASHhhh!!!
SHOOOoooooo...ttt!!!

I like the angle and the sun... arhh...nice weather X)
Hooray!! Yee PEYYy!!
After observing the blowholes for some time, and noticed that there is actually nothing but holes that spurt out water and make all of us wet.... we headed on to our next destination -
THE LEGENDARY WINEGLASS BAY.... huh? (@_@)

The Wineglass Bay is located in Freysinet National Park and you will find out that there are actually numerous bays in the park it self. Just that Wineglass Bay is the one more famous.
The journey to the park will take you some time, and make sure you have a MP3 player or at least a radio if you doesn't want to feel boring along the journey. Seriously.....You will see nothing on the road but endless roadsigns, tarred road and Australian bushes. when you see the rocky mountains like the one above, you are on the right track and reaching soon!!!!

Oh ya! Just a reminder, you'll need to purchase a vehicle pass to enter the national park.
Cheese~ Zul!!!
We were really rushing like mad just to make to the bay on time, due to the winter daylight saving which means the sun goona SET SOON!!! DAMN DAMN DAMN!!!

Even though we're rushing like mad on the way to the bay, we manage to snap some photos of the rocky mountains.
Nice combination!! Zul and Christina!!

The temperature started to drop as we move further on.
Finally!!! An almost one hour hiking brought us to the bay!!
The view from the beach is really nice... and I don't know why, but the wave seemed to be hitting the beach rather strong that day.... Perhaps it's shooing us away?
You will be able to catch this if you reached the bay around half an hour before sun sets. It reminds me of my scouting memory when I was in Secondary school.... I miss it so much!!!
Okay! From the picture above you can see the Wineglass Bay. From its name, I'm sure you guys get how does the shape of the bay looked like. But why wine? not juice Bay? Kicap manis Bay? Sea Water Glass bay? (B.S) or Urine Glass Bay? erbs! XD

It has to go al the way back to the time when whaling is still in operation at the ocean near the bay. Whenever there's a massive whaling activity going on, the boats which contain the dead whales will be washing off the bloody corpses of the whales near the bay. Imagine..... Imagine.... Just imagine.... you cut your wrists and let the fresh maroon-ish blood dripped into the water.....
CHOI!!!!!CHOI!!!!!! CHOI!!!
Okay...back to the topic. When the sea is filled with blood, the bay will looked like as if someone has poured a huge amount of wine into it. Got it?
Sun set is always romantic, no matter you're still single or you're standing by it with your GF/BF or even friends!
After catching the sunset, it's already dark and we rolled down the hill with our maximum velocity.

Throughout this whole trip, I get to know some new friends and get closer with those I've already known. I really appreciate all the things during this whole trip.

NEXT target: THE OVERLAND TRACK!!! (google it if you don't know about it....coz I'm lazy to explain it here)
but..... gotta save some moneyy first!!

CHOW!

p/s: school re-opening in around 24 hour time..... and I've nothing to say about it.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Winter trip 2/3

For the next day of our trip, we woke up in another freezing morning....as always, and headed straight to Salamanca Market. If you been to Hobart, you sure will be informed about this 'Salamanca Market'. It's a similar to those at the Petaling Street or 茨厂街。Just that the weather here is colder and it's way~ cleaner and tidier than Petaling Street.

The moment you reached the market, you will see .............a beeline of people queueing up to withdraw money from their account at the ATM machine. XP At first I thought that it would be something like an ordinary market, where there're people selling fish, vegie, meat, dairy products...etc., where you will accidentally stepped on a puddle of murky water. Ow....I miss those market in Malaysia....haha.
Eventhough I'm abit disappointed of the not so local market which is kind of influenced by tourism element, the market is still quite 'friendly' and cheerful. (refer to the video below)
Flowers anybody?

Generally, those who know me will know that shopping is not my favourite..... I like to eat.....
and shit! like a PIG! XD
The first victim that was chosen to be broken down by my amylase is a pack of fried mushrooms. They tasted so nice until I forgotten to take a photo of the food. (It means the food below are not actually that yummy....who cares? As long as they are eadible X)

Second victim is this fruit donut. It has a crispy outer layer with a soft and tender inner which tasted like ....hmmm....... whole meal bread and sultanas. WTH... their 'fruit' refers to 'sultanas' and 'sultanas' only....DAMN..... If I open another stall besides them, I would sell one with sultanas, bananas, apricot, apples, pineapples, mangoes, durian, mangosteen, lemon etc... haha
which will eventually turn out to taste like a ball of shit... Anyone want to pre-oder?

Third victim: Dried straberries flatted into a semi-circle shape. It tasted like 山楂饼 aka jeruk. The sourness manage to overpower the sweetness at a minimal level, which is just nice!

Last victim: Baked spuds aka baked potatoes. I liked this the most among all the food I tasted. It's basically 2 huge baked potatoes, topped with coleslaw, sourcream, cheese, bacon, some pepper and salt. The lady who made this was very friendly and I asked her to give me some extra cheese and coleslaw.... YumYum!

There're also some band performing at the market. It added a sense of 'Scottish-ness" to the market. They reminded me of the movie "Made of Honour".

Later we headed on to our next destination - Port Arthur, which is literally locating at the almost-end of Tasmanian mainland.

Below are some pictures when we're on our way:


The entrance to the historical sites of Port Arthur cost us AUD$ 25...... please don't convert... (T_T)

And this card is one of the things you will receive. It's suppose to be the character that we will be exploring at the indoor museum, but I didn't have enough time to complete it.
The entrance ticket also included a shot cruise around the Port, and we were introduced to the cemetery of the convicts. The island I'm referring to is the island above, NICE right? XD
Here comes some info about this historical site. It's one of the premier prisons in Australia. At the same time, it kept only male convicts. Doesn't it sound gay ?
"When the sea turned calm, you can see a huge green spot under the boat....... "

A poor shot of the sun set while we were in the car.

videoEnjoy the video of Salamanca market.

CHOW!