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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Freebie at HealthX

A freebie I got at this year's HealthX. Not too shabby for a freebie.

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Seaweed muffin...?

But the package says "pancake"...
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Crazy Noodle Bar (Newmarket, Auckland)

So bunch of grad students from my department and myself went out for a dinner before going out for a movie. We walked down to Newmarket and went to this joint Crazy Noodle Bar on Kent Street. It's an Asian joint, I've never been here before and so I ordered one of my favourite dish Singapore Noodle to test the place out.

It was a little heavy on the curry powder, and perhaps a touch of ground pepper would have added a nice tone. But it was still quite edible, and no complaints for the amount either as there was quite a lot on the plate as you can see from the pic. After the meal we dropped by at the apartment of one of the student to kill time before heading out in the direction of Sylvia Park...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


It's been 7 years... What was I doing that day? I turned up at work, doing something I cannot remember, maybe some experiments in the morning. My colleague told us excitedly that he heard that a plane flew into WTC. We thought it maybe an accident. Then a little later the second one. It couldn't be an accident. Then we were told to evacuate and go home. That was around 11AM. I managed to get a lift from another colleague, but... He wouldn't go home until his work is done. So we left around 5PM. What a day. Had a little difficulty calling back home to tell my family that I'm alright. On another 9/11, 4 years later, my friends Drs KT and YT and myself went out for a Korean dinner, and all three of us got struck down by that raw oyster dish. That was my first ever foodpoisoning... Anyway.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Pork Kimchi Don

Well. Yeah. I went to Papaya again... With my student yet again. The cashier lady recognized me and greeted me in Japanese. Maybe I'm frequenting this joint way too often in a very short period of time. I am going through the menu... And I had a pork kimchi don plus grilled salmon onigiri while my student had a katsudon.

Oh well what can I say. Enjoyed the lunch muchly and it came to about NZD10/person which is about USD7 or so at the moment. Very reasonable for what you get.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Don't believe everything you see on...

So I was looking up what "qualitative research" was. I was reading this article that did a"qualitative research" on disease victims by following them up during their recovery. I turned to Mr. Google as usual for such matters then was referred to Mr. Wikipedia. Then this.

I guess it's true when they say don't believe everything on Wikipedia. This I guess was a prime example.

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