Sunday, 27 March 2011

Conned by bread

So, the time changed today - moved one hour forward, meaning I need to adjust my body clock by an hour too... which to me, doesnt make much difference during the night since I've been having horrible sleeping patterns. But yea, it'll be a struggle to wake up for lectures :p Good thing theres only two hours of lectures next week and its the end of semster not including the exams.

The time change makes the sky really bright at 6pm. It was still bright at 8pm! In a way thats good so I can still head to the bus station at 8pm to take 'a journey worth a lifetime' *beams*:):):)

Anyway, the whole purpose of todays post was to share about BREAD sold in supermarket bakery sections. You know sometimes when you are almost at the bakery section (well, sometimes even further), you get to smell the nice aroma of freshly baked bread, cravings for something warm, soft and fluffy comes to mind. So, you quicken your footsteps, push your trolly cart a little faster towards the bakery section in hopes of getting the freshest of the freshest bread/bun that was still steaming hot in its pack.

Alas, like the saying goes, "Sometimes knowing too much is not really a good thing." I read THIS! and it says that usually most of the 'freshly baked bread' were actually kept frozen beforehand and it can be kept that way for a year! The 'fresh warm bread' were actually defrosted food!

It states:
  • It revealed that ‘fresh’ food had often been heat-treated, part frozen, industrially or chemically altered and stored for weeks on end.
  • Another large supermarket supplier, Délifrance, which sells French-style baked products, offers thaw-and-serve rustic baguettes, ciabatta loaves, farmhouse rolls, multi-seed buns, cupcakes and croissants. Fresh baked? A freeze and serve policy has been described as a 'con trick' - and consumers have no way of knowing which products really are fresh. These can be stored for months before being defrosted and offered for sale without even being reheated.
  • One of the company's representatives told an undercover reporter that its thaw-and-serve bakery products had a ‘year's shelf life at frozen, but once defrosted [are] best eaten within a day’.

Well at least it now explains why the expiry date for the doughnuts in Sainsbury were always the next day.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Time and tide waits for no man

I spent the day trying to check off as many things I could from my to-do list.
I'm happy everything went as planned today.
Sometimes there are so many things to do that I don't know where to start. The lingering uncertainty that I might NOT be able to meet the deadline feels like I'm hanging by a thread. It also feels like its 'neither here nor there'... where I don't want to move on to something else because another item on the list feels more important.. but then again everything is urgently awaiting my attention.. n so... Same priorities in High Demand... whichever way I number the task, it still needs to be done by the deadline....
To solve the problem: I made a list and check it off one by one..
Oh, the joy of seeing the list become shorter *clap, clap*
so glad to get this over with~~

Fire Art

Taking something so commonly used and turning it into an art is IMPRESSIVE!

The artist says, "The fire represents life, while the burnt part of the match is the past, the smoke means memories and the part untouched by fire is the future."

The artist is not only impressive, but also EXPRESSIVE!


Monday, 21 March 2011


I focused on the moon. Never have I thought I would have such a profound interest with the moon. The moon will always be up in the sky somewhere at night. It is up the EVERY night, so its not a big deal!
19th March 2011 was an exception because it was the night where a moon called Supermoon can be seen.

I went to the city with a bunch of friends in search of the moon! You know when we want to find something, it somehow never turns up that easily... That was what happened when we were searching for the moon.
Our heads were tilted almost 45 degrees towards the sky as we walked along the streets of Glasgow, looking for the Supermoon.

Unfortunately, we didn't find it so we headed back home - dejected ;p

Thankfully for thin bedroom walls, I heard my neighbour from downstairs saying "So big!" in mandarin... :)
It did take me awhile to comprehend what she meant... I looked out my window and lol behold, the moon was shining oh-so round through my bedroom window...

It was around 9pm. We were suppose to see the Supermoon at 7.10pm.

It was a cloudy night and windy night, so the clouds kept on covering the moon

The moon I captured on a Supermoon night
I envy the photographs taken by other people. SOURCE

If only I get another opportunity to search for the Supermoon again... :)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

From Fast Food Pharmacy - Re: Potassium Iodide tablets vs radiation

Attention Public:

Calling the pharmacy and stopping by the pharmacy will not get you potassium iodide tablets. I do not know what you have heard on the news or read on the internet but potassium iodide will not save you from radiation poisoning. I repeat: Potassium Iodide Tablets Will NOT Save You From Radiation Poisoning!

Potassium iodide is only used to protect the thyroid gland. It does not protect anything else on or in you from radiation and its detrimental effects. In severe cases it will not even be enough to protect the thyroid gland so get over it.

The US government has stated that we (in the US) are in no danger from any radiation coming from Japan. However, there can be environmental consequences that would have widespread ramifications mainly involving sea life, shore life, and water supply contamination.

There is no point in getting yourself worked up over any potential nuclear meltdown. Let's not get all "Lord of the Flies" just yet. If it happens, it happens. We as a planet will deal with the consequences.


Talent is not born with. Work hard and have that determination and you might achieve the dream you want. Races and religion has no link to talent, it comes from the decisions u make..

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Psycho... logy

"Religious belief refers to a mental state in which faith is placed in a creed related to the supernatural, sacred, or divine" wiki

It so hard when someone tries to overpower you with their beliefs.Trying to mould you to be what they believe in eventhough you have your own belief.

"Respect denotes both a positive feeling of esteem for a person of other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected"

They've lost it!

Run away......

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Close up pictures of the tsunami aftermath in Japan...

and the ground still tremors every few hours....

but there seems to be a glimmer of hope of more survivors after THIS

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Japan's tsunami was so massive that more people are updating on it.

"Government officials revealed the fate of 9,500 people in the north eastern port of Minamisanriku was still unknown almost two days after the double disaster hit. The official death toll stands at 574, but more than 1,700 people are believed to have been buried in the rubble or washed away by the waves."

But now, memories of the very recent flood in Queensland, Australia and the earthquake at Christchurch, New Zealand are coming back. Those two countries are still in the midst of 'cleaning' up.

Which country next?


An icy mountain, only millimeters high, casts a tiny shadow in the late morning winter sunshine.

The much talked about tsunami

Reading the news about the tsunami which occured in Japan is one thing. But seeing the pictures of the wreckage occured made it extremely heart-wrenching. I sit here, look around, and ponder - If it happens here, what would I do?

Pictures of the aftermath of tsunami in Japan: CLICK HERE

Videos of skyscrappers scraping and terrified people: CLICK HERE
All the scenes are so alike to the ones we see in action movies.

The height of waves from the tsunami as it travelled across the Pacific basin
Yesterday, I also read about some astrologers believing that since the moon is at a point on the orbital which is closest to Earth, hence, there is a strong gravitational pull which is bound to cause earthquakes and other natural disasters around the world on March 19, which is a week from now. They call it "Supermoon".

But of course, science researchers are calling it bull on the supermoon theory.

Scientifically, according to Dr Roger Musson, head of seismic hazard at the British Geological Survey, described the quake, of 8.9-magnitude, as a "truly massive event."
He said: "This earthquake happened because the Pacific Plate, one of the largest of the tectonic plates that make up the crust of the Earth, is plunging deep underneath Japan. It's being pushed down and it can't slide down smoothly so it sticks.

It sticks for tens of years then eventually it breaks and moves very suddenly down, buckling and giving the seabed a sudden kick over areas of hundreds of square kilometres. That displaces an enormous volume of water. That water just races away in the form of this enormous wave in all directions."

Looking at the picture below, it looks like there was a chance Malaysia could have been affected.


Saturday, 5 March 2011

Same, different

Back home in KL, it was weekly dose of teh si with kaya butter toast in Oldtown or X amount of teh tarik when studying in IMU's library.

Coming to Glasgow, no such thing has yet to be found here. Even if I found a cup sold here, it would burn a hole in my pocket to have it on a weekly basis.

But then I was introduced to this Sainsbury Chocolate flavoured milk. Creamy, rich, "less than 2% fat *lol*"... It has been something I've bought every fortnight. It goes well on its own or with cereal or with any other meal :)

Different but at the same time same as teh si/teh tarik...

On another thought, does the Scottish accent have anything to do with the wind? Thats why their accent is like the mumbly kind. Wind + Cold = mouth cramps, frozen tongues, dry lips..?

just.a.thought.... since its windy and cold outside now :/

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The past

Photographs are memories worth a million years. I looked back at some of the old photos and the forgotten past became the present again, memories flooding.

There were some photos which I took with people, who were mere acquantaince at first, but now we became closer years later. We became friends. Looking back at the photos made me go, "Oh, I took a picture with you before!"

So, it is sometimes worthwhile to take pictures with strangers... who knows they might 'click' with you in the future.

Same goes with food that I cook.... :P:P