Friday, February 29, 2008

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Big 6 Thrill Rides

Ladies and gentlemen, lemme introduce you to most spine-tingling, knee-knocking Big 6 Trill Rides in Dreamworld! Oh man, I love those rides!!!

Big 6 Thrill Rides: MotoCoaster Trail

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Nickelodeon Central

Hot Dog Cart

Welcome to Nickelodeon Central!!! There was this Hot Dog Cart on the main street which sells cold drinks and hot dogs, but it was closed when we first reached there. Perhaps it was still too early...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Australian Wild Life (Part II)

Pink Cockatoo

Pink Cockatoo also known as the Major Mitchell's Cockatoo or Leadbeater's Cockatoo, the medium-sized cockatoo is generally recognized as the most beautiful of all cockatoos.

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Australian Wild Life (Part I)

A Sleeping Dingo

The dingo is predominantly ginger in color, however, a small percentage are black and ton or white. They generally have white markings on their tail tip, chest and feet. Their head is wider than their body and they have pricked hooded ears.

Grey Knitted Bootie

The Blue Sky

When I first opened up my eyes this morning, I was so happy to see the bright and sunny weather from the balcony. Last night, It was freezing cold and misty when I was on my way coming back from work.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Kangaroos

When European explorers first saw these strange hopping animals, they asked a native Australian (aborigine) what they were called. He replied "kangaroo" meaning "I don't understand" your question. The explorers thought this was the animal's name. And that's how the kangaroo got its name.

Kangaroo: It's Too Bright

Monday, February 25, 2008

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Koala Bears

This would be the first time ever I get to see and touch Koala Bears in close-up. They look so cute and adorable, but the its fur isn't as soft as I thought.

Koala Bear

The Magazine Front Covers

Yay, I finally get to make appearances on three of the world best-selling magazines! Kidding, these are just fake magazine covers. Simply did them using MagMyPic.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Tiger Island Show (Part II)


Only one tiger is allowed to get into the pond at each time.

International & Domestic Students: The Official Welcome

The Speech

The official welcome for both international and domestic students were held at 11.30 a.m. at Clive Berghofer Centre.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Gold Coast's Dreamworld: Tiger Island Show (Part I)

It was 6 in the morning when I first get up from my bed, I had a bad feeling that today's weather gonna be burning hot as the temperatures have been raising since the previous few days. But, I never expect it to be as high as 40 °C (104 °F).

Tiger Presentation: Starving

Friday, February 22, 2008

International Student Orientation: Day 3 - Free BBQ

Sausage Sizzle

There was a free BBQ this afternoon in the USQ Quad (in front of Student Services), which last for 2 hours. As usual, the sausages are HALAL (permissible), they served only beef sausages and chicken sausages.

International Student Orientation: Day 2 - Bush Dance

These are the photos taken before and after the Bush Dance held in Steel Rudd College. The event took place from 19.30 till 22.30 hours, it was fun but tiring though! I'm gonna create an animation (gif) for the process of Bush Dancing soon, probably tomorrow or the day after. So, stayed tune...

The Live Band

Monday, February 18, 2008

USQ Mentors: Second Meeting

Faculty of Science

Left to right: Jennifer, unknown, Cynthia, Henry, unknown, Monica, and Hennie.
Not in photo: Kodomo (Damon), Andrea, my boi and I.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Farewell Dinner

Oyster with Lemon Slices

Two of my colleagues will be moving down to Sydney on next coming week, and today happens to be their last day working with us. So, Benny decided to have a farewell dinner for them in the restaurant after work. The dishes prepared include Oysters with Lemon Slices (柠檬生蚝), a Fried Whole Fish, Marinated Duck Wings (卤水鸭膀), and Tofu Meatballs (豆腐肉丸).

Previously, we have also tried out some wonderful dishes like Fried Soft-Shell Crabs (炸软壳蟹),Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐),Salt & Pepper Calamari (盐椒墨鱼), King Prawn Omelet (大虾炒蛋) and so forth. I guess that's the good thing about working in a Chinese Restaurant besides learning new recipes and getting to know more people everyday.

Nuffnang's New Feature: Community

Nuffnang - Visitors

It was yesterday's early morning when I first discovered about Nuffnang's newly added feature named "Visitors", it was then changed to "Community" when I logged in again within the same day in the late evening.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Sweet Valentine's Day

Heart-Shape Chicken Breast Schnitzel

Heart-Shape Chicken Breast Schnitzel with broccoli, carrot, tomato, mayonnaise, and sweet chilli sauce as decorations. This afternoon, I get to come home earlier to prepare Valentine's meals for ourselves before I continue working night shift. Thanks Benny for being so understanding!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Gillian Chung's Press Release Video

Harlo, 大家好!新年快乐!Ah... 新年快乐!Ah... 这次,ah... 这件事... 对我, 以及我身边的人都造成了很大的困扰,以及 erm... 伤害啦,erm, 我承认 ah...是很天真,以及很傻。Erm, 但是现在已经长大啦。 Erm, 好多谢公司,多谢家里人,以及多谢朋友对我的眷顾啦,以及支持。这次这件事对于社会大众的影响,我都深感抱歉。在未来 ah...的日子里面,我会继续努力工作啦,以及积极这样面对我的人生。多谢传媒的关心,以及要多谢一班对我不离不弃的 fans, 多谢。

I've translated Gillian's speech from Cantonese to Mandarin, hopefully it will help you to understand more about the content of this video. I believe there are a lot of Gillian Chung's haters out there who hates her very, very much, same goes to Cecilia Cheung, Bobo chan and other victims' haters. It's gonna take at least several years for the public to get over it, for the ugly scandal to fade away. The point is are you willing to forgive the victims after all these?

Whether Gillian was to attend the press release with smile or tears, pretending or telling the truth, still people will have something to say about her or even curse her to death. So if she dies, everyone would be happy and celebrating with fireworks? I'm not on anybody's side, but if I were to choose between "hate" and "forgiveness", I'll go for forgiveness instead cause hating takes far too much energy, time, and effort.

Triple Choco Cake for My Valentine

Triple Choco Cake - Step 1
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) or 160°C for fan-forced.
  • Grease a 6cm deep x 20cm round cake pan.
  • Line the base with baking paper.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Expandable Content Script

Flooble's Expandable Content script is a javascript that lets you create expandable / collaspable boxes easily, just like the ones placing in my sidebar ("Blogroll" and "Links"). This is to reduce the number things being displayed or things that taking up too much of space in one single page. By doing so, it may as well provide a better viewing experience for your blog readers or website visitors. The script works well with all the latest web browsers and it's available in two different styles:
  • Initially Visible (Collapsed / Expanded by default)
    To hide the contents, just click on the (-) minus sign or vice versa.
  • Initially Hidden (Not Visible by default)
    To view the contents, just click on the (+) plus sign or vice versa.
Expanded Content Script

How to Install The Code

Step 1:

For blogger user, go to Templete > Edit HTML, then simply copy and paste the code (generated in the first column) right after the "BODY" tag, or inside of the "HEAD" ... "/HEAD" tag.

*Note: Step 1 only need to be done ONCE, no matter how many boxes you are putting onto that specific page.

Step 2:

For blogger user, go to Templete > Page Elements > Add a Page Element > HTML/JavaScript (Add third-party functionality or other code to your blog), then simply copy and paste the code (generated in the second column) into the "Content" column. After saved, just click and drag it to the place where you want the content to appear.

P.S. Thanks Kah Peng for installing the code for me ealier and Haan, I hope you find this post is helpful for you.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

年初四: 八福临门

Wu Fu Lin Men

This is my newly-created dish called “八福临门”. Here, we can't afford to buy any expensive cooking ingredients like sea cucumber, abalone, scallop and others. So, I just make use of simple and affordable ingredients such as snow peas, carrot, dried mushroom (香菇), and golden mushroom (金针菇). Golden mushroom also know as enoki mushroom, enok, enokidake, enokitake, golden needle mushroom, snow puff mushroom, velvet foot mushroom, velvet stem mushroom, or winter mushroom.

O.D.M Pixel Watches

  • 粉红 (Pink) - 高度甜蜜
  • 可可 (Brown) - 黄金比例
  • 白色 (White) - 高贵典雅
  • 黑色 (Black) - 酷酷个性
  • 蓝色 (Blue) - 超晴天空
  • 透明 (Transparent) - 时尚前卫

Friday, February 8, 2008

Welcome Back PageRank 3

PageRank 3

Two days after I sent a PageRank Reconsideration Request to Google, my blog has finally been rewarded PR 3 again yesterday. Yay, thanks Google for the generosity and also for the fast respond! It usually takes up to several weeks to process or review a website. Previously, my blog was downgraded from PR 3 to PR 0. Now, lets have a look at the ups and downs of my PageRank since November of 2006:

Thursday, February 7, 2008

大年初一: 年年有 “鱼”


Aww, I'm so tired today! Although I don't really feel like working on Chinese New Year but still I need to go to work on these few days.

A Sincere Apology from Edison Chen

“I’ve decided to break my silence today and make this statement to the media and to all people involved in this strange ordeal. Recent documents being posted online have been intentionally hurtful and malicious not only to the victims but to our whole community.

“I have already handed matters over to the police and have been assisting them with this case from the first day onwards. Due to ongoing investigations, I am unable to comment any further upon this case.

“The lives of many innocent people have been affected by this malicious and criminal conduct, and in this regard I am filled with pain, hurt and frustration.

“I hereby use this opportunity to apologize to anyone who has been affected by this strange, strange ordeal .

“I now call upon everyone to help and assist the victims of this case. If you have ever downloaded any of these images, please do not forward them to anyone. Please do not send them to anyone. If you are still in possession of these images, I urge you to please destroy them immediately. Let’s help the wounded heal their wounds. I urge you to help the victims and not make anything worse.”
To those who downloaded the photos, If you still have conscience and sympathy, please DO NOT distribute them to anyone, either over the internet or via any other paths. Just put yourself in their shoes for one little moment and really think of how you would feel.

Gong Xi Fa Cai / Gong Hei Fat Choy / Kiong Hee Huat Chai



"" 不尽的 《快乐》!
"" 不尽的 《收获》!
"" 不尽的 《钞票》!
"" 不尽的 《笑容》!
"" 不尽的 《幸福》!
"" 不尽的 《朋友》!
"" 不尽的 《喜气》!
"" 不尽的 《财富》!
"" 不尽的 《甜蜜》!
"" 不尽的 《激情》!
"" 不尽的 《活力》!
"" 不尽的 《健康》!
"" 不尽的 《荣誉》!
还有 "" 不尽的 《美满生活》!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

除夕快乐 (Happy New Year's Eve)

Happy Mouse Year

I would love to wish my family, my boi and all the Chinese who's celebrating the Spring Festival (春节), "Happy New Year's Eve" (除夕快乐) ! I bet my family must be having 白斩鸡,朝州蒸鱼,扣肉 and other yummy Cantonese dishes right now, but remember not to eat up all the dishes completely so that everyone in the family could "be blessed every year" or "have profit every year", which means 年年有鱼(余).

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My New Link Partners

Queensbay Mall

My previous post about T-bowl: Toilet Bowl Concept Restaurant in Queensbay Mall has been featured in Queensbay Mall's Blog on Januray 30th, which was a day after the New Media Manager of QBM - Doreen Teh left a comment in my post saying...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Google PageRank: Reconsideration Request

Reconsideration Request

As everyone knows, the page rank of my blog has dropped from PR3 to PR0 on January 13th of this year. Two weeks later after the incident, I've written a public apology to Google, which is on 27th within the same month. In between that very significant two weeks, I spent time removing all the paid posts I ever wrote in my blog, as well as re-correcting all the links (external and internal) in every single post. Also, there is a disclosure policy button created at the most bottom right of my sidebar.

It has been 10 days waiting for feedback from Google, Kay Bin gave me an idea on how to deal with my current situation when we were having a small conversation just now. Oh well, it's worth a try rather than sitting there doing nothing, right? That is why I decided to submit a reconsideration request to Google a couple minutes ago, requesting for re-evaluation of my website. Hopefully, there'll be an adjustment to my page rank soon. Thanks, Kay Bin!

Legally Drive in Queensland | Snowstorm in China

Let's Go For A Ride

This early morning, I paid a visit to the office of Queensland Transport in Toowoomba city. The main purpose is to enquire about the licensing matters for International Students like us, what are the procedures needed, whether or not we're allowed to drive in Queensland, the Sunshine State of Australia. I'm glad that all my doubts are cleared and we can now start driving around the state, but do bare in mind that the licensing rules in Queensland are vary from other states.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Boyfriends / Girlfriends Application

Apply to be my boyfriend
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I bet there are many lonely hearts (singles) out there who DO NOT wish to spend that very special day alone by themselves. Don't worry, it isn't the end of the world and you still able to make it in time (as in finding your significant other).

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Edison Chen's Sex Scandal: Gillian Chung, Bobo Chan, Cecilia Cheung ,Joey Yung, Maggie Q, Rachel Ngan, Vincy Yeung, Cammi Tse

Edison Chen and Gillian - Scandal

The shocking sex scandal between Gillian Chung (钟欣桐) and Edison Chen (陈冠希) has caused a big havoc in the entertainment world, it has now become a "hot topic" among the fans, the media, the public, the bloggers and everyone who read about the news. Previously, I thought that this must be some kinda hoax made up by the media companies or "somebody" that blows people away for zillion bucks. But now, it seems like more and more photos have been released and spread like wild fire over the internet. The victims include Gillian Chung (钟欣桐), Bobo Chan (陈文媛), Cecilia Cheung (张柏芝), Joey Yung (容祖儿), Vincy Yeung (杨永晴), Rachel Ngan (颜颖思), Mandy Chen (陈育嬬), Candice Chan (陈思慧), Yoyo Chen 陈自瑶, and several possible others like Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) and Maggie Q.

The Evolution of RM50 Banknotes

According to The Star Online news, the new RM50 banknotes are now available started on January 30, 2008 (about 3 days ago) with enhanced anti-forgery security features and a design theme reflecting how far Malaysia has moved up the economic value chain after 50 years of independence.
2008 New RM50 Banknote (4th series)

2008 New RM50 Banknote - Front
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