Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Toowoomba City

The Strand Cinema

The Strand is the cinema where we watched "10, 000 BC" about 3 weeks ago. When I told my sis that we watched our very first movie (after being here for 9 months) in one of the "old" cinemas located in the city, she was so eager to find out how does the building actually look like. So today, I intentionally brought the camera along to snap some nice photos for her.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We Only Got 4 Minutes, 4 Minutes...

Bathroom: Guess What

Two weeks ago, I made a post about water saving and that certain regions in Australia are now experiencing droughts. Out of the four seasons, "Spring" and "Summer" would be my most favorable seasons. Unlike "Autumn" and "Winter", the weather makes my skin extremely dry and itching like mad. Sometimes, I'm even force to take antihistamine tablets to reduce the itching besides applying sorbolene and body lotion.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Home-Cooking: Basa Fillet Recipe

Baked Curry Base Fillet

We've been cooking and eating good food lately, tried out new recipes such as Steamed Hot and Sour Base Fillet and Baked Curry Base Fillet. Both of the dishes were tasty, just like the Stir-fry Basa Fillet with Garlic Shoot, and 年年有 “鱼” I prepared during Chinese New Year.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Drive Free Traffic to Your Websites


I just noticed there was such an e-mail in my mailbox when I was doing a house-keeping on my mailbox this morning. In order to satisfy my curiosity, I paid a friendly visit to VerveEarth. And as usual, I got myself signed up, and began exploring around.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Rainbow Sky

Rainbow Sky

It was yesterday, late afternoon, when I took this shot. While I was on my way walking back from the university, I happened to notice there was a beautiful rainbow appearing on the left of the sky, in real close-distance. As I had no "equipment" with me at that time, so I just rushed back home to get our T100.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

DFO Brisbane Airport (Part II)

Direct Factory Outlets Brisbane

We spent our 4 quality hours there, shopping and circling around the outlets to make sure that we wouldn't miss out any available "good deals". I wanted so much to get myself a beautiful fur sweater for this coming winter, but they're really pretty pricey. Lets see, the cheapest one costs around 150 dollars?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

DFO Brisbane Airport (Part I)

DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) Brisbane

This early morning, we gathered ourselves in front of USQ Allison Dickson Lecture Theatre 5 minutes before the departure time. As I mentioned in my earlier post, we'll be going to DFO Brisbane Airport, the Direct Factory Outlets are made up of 120 big brands and they're having big bargains at up to 70% off. Oh well, here's a sneak peek of the items I've got for myself. There'll be more photos coming right up...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Water Saving

Bamboo's New Uniform

Yeah, they are my new red uniforms with black cap. Neither the kitchen hands nor the waitresses all wearing the same type of uniform. I personally think, red color is indeed looks more refreshing than the old black ones and I love the cutting as well. By the way, we'll be going for Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) Brisbane trip tomorrow at 7.30 a.m. Remember to come back and check out my upcoming updates!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Teen Horror Movie: Prom Night

Prom Night (2008)

Today, we headed to The Strand in the city once again, with the intention to watch the US top-charted teen horror movie entitled "Prom Night". The movie is a remake of a 1980 Canadian thriller starring Jamie Lee Curtis. According to Sony Pictures distributor, "Prom Night" has earned an estimation of $22 million during its first three days screening in North America.

A Busy Day in the Kitchen

The New Chefs: My Boi and Alex

While I was busy preparing chocolate cake at the other side of the kitchen, these two fella spent their "quality time" together, coating and frying the calamari pieces. I bet they did enjoy themselves throughout the entire process though, a big applaud to them!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Student Village: Blue Vs. Orange

Student Village: The Field

These are the two finest shots of the day
I was freaking bored...
trying to find some self-entertainment.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The weather is turning unusually cold in the autumn, it was around 12 °C last night when we were playing "Chor Tai Tee" downstairs. Yesterday morning, we went for a fantasy movie called The Spiderwick Chronicles. This is NOT just another Bridge to The Terabithia or Pan's Labyrinth kind of films. I found myself pleasantly surprised as the story was tremendously entertaining and thankfully resolute, even the CGI effects were pretty amazing.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

USQ Harmony Day 2008 (Part III)

Finally, I have the time to filter and photoshop the event photos of the USQ Harmony Day '08. However, the majority think that the activities organized this year were plain bored and simply lack of new ideas/ activities. Even the food prepared by the international food stalls didn't seem to be attractive enough.

USQ Harmony Day 2008: Warming Up

Monday, April 7, 2008

10,000 B.C. @ The Strand

The Strand, Toowoomba City

Today, we begin our day by watching 10,000 b.c. at The Strand, which is just within walking distance from Grand Central Shopping Centre. You can easily spot the not-so-new yet not-so-old double-storey cinema building on the left side of the second intersection.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday Market: Flora

Hooray, USQ 2 weeks mid-semester break has officially begun, starting from this week! You must be wondering what my plans are, throughout the long holidays. Oh well, my answer is, I have no idea!!! My new colleague, Sherry has invited me to join them a 3D2N trip to Gold Coast next week, Movie World would be part of the plan. I still haven't make any decision yet, but we'll see how it goes...

This morning, my friends and I paid a visit to both the Sunday Market and Coco's (Hooper Centre) for groceries and fresh food as planned. The photos below were taken upon the permission of the friendly stall owner. Also, I managed to grab myself a couple of things from the markets today, they include:
  • 190 g Roasted & Salted Pistachios @ $3.00
  • 2 kg Green Apples @ $3.00
  • 250 g Cherry Tomatoes @ $ 2.00
  • 1 kg Tomatoes @ $1.80
  • 1 kg Broccoli @ $3.00
  • Choy Sum aka Chinese veggie @ around $ 2.00
  • Long Beans @ around $ 2.00
  • 1 kg Fish Fingers @ $4.70
  • 730 ml Mae Ploy Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce @ $2.00
  • 175 g Smith's Classic Crinkle Cut Potato Chips (Cheese & Onion Flavor) @ $1.60
  • 160 g Jacker Potato Crisps (Original Flavor) @ $2.00
  • Black & Gold 5-Pack Chicken Flavored Noodle @ $1.25
  • 2 x 420 g Heinz Chicken and Mushroom Soup @ $1.80 each
Sunday Market: Flower 4

Friday, April 4, 2008

Blue Skies

These photos were taken using Sony Ericsson K550i, when I was on my way attending the late afternoon class. The sky was amazing beautiful, it's just that the cameraman (me) who failed to capture the true beauty of the scenery...

Student Village: Windmill

Thursday, April 3, 2008

USQ Harmony Day 2008 (Part II)

Harmony Day: The Audience

It was a sunny day for outdoor activities, the sky was so blue with white puffy clouds, the air was filled with gentle breeze and birdsong...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Making Of : Straight-Through & Cross-Over Cables

Cross-Over and Straight-Through

These are the two RJ 45 network cables I made during the CCNA Network Fundamentals Practical Test in the Cisco Lab this afternoon. The yellow one is a straight-through cable, whereas the blue one is a cross-over cable.
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