Friday, May 11, 2007


15 MAY 2007 ST302 Stochastic Processes
17 MAY 2007 ST306 Actuarial Mathematics - General
22 MAY 2007 ST304 Time Series & Forecasting
24 MAY 2007 ST300 Regression & Generalised Linear Models
29 MAY 2007 ST330 Stochastic & Actuarial Methods in Finance
05 JUN 2007 ST305 Actuarial Mathematics - Life

Aaahh banyaknya papers!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Hmm time for another random update of the month. Just for fun:

Asou-kun being emo
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Is now replaced by Asou-sensei being emo
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Ooops... can't really see the white doctor's coat ^^;;

Anyway, just so that you guys know Asou-kun is not that gloomy all the time
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That is if you can see him amidst all those colours LOL

Only 2 weeks left for the holiday. Not really productive in terms of studying. But quite productive in terms of reading novels. I finally managed to finish a couple of books I've been reading. Borrowed some from Aida & housemates, bought new ones from Amazon. Let's see how long this reading stretch can last...

Friday, March 09, 2007

Another litre of tears?

Hm I know some people would be happy to read this piece of news. A special one episode drama (something like a made-for-tv movie) of 1 Litre of Tears will be shown this 5th April. This time, Asou-kun is already a neurosurgeon and he recounts Aya's story to one of his patient. Haa sambung la menangis lagi satu liter kan :P

Exams. Coursework. Meeting.

Daikirai desu.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Book meme

Yesterday, I got an extra day of holiday. Other universities closed down due to heavy snow, 
but mine closed down due to a blackout haha. I was a bit pissed off because I had to queue 
for my travel card. If I had known there would be no class, I'd have slept in.

Anyway, my point for this post is a book meme. Just for my own personal record. Here it is:

Bold the ones you've read (Since I don't think the bold function would show up well in this blog, I'm going to put # instead), italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won't touch with a 10 foot pole, underline the ones on your book shelf, and *asterisk the ones you've never heard of*.

#1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)#
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
#5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)#
#6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)#
#7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)#
#8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)#

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)*
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)*
#11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)#
#12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)#
#13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)#

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
#16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)#
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)*
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
#19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)#
#20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)#
#21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)#

22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
#23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)#
#24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)#
#25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)#
26. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
#27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)#
#28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)#

29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
#30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)#
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)*
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)*
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) *
#40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)#
#41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) #
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
#43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)#
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
#47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)#
#48. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)#

49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)*
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)*
#57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)#
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)*
59. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood) *
#60. The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)#
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
#64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)#
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)*
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brahares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
#70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)#
71. Bridget Jones' Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)*
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
#75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)#
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)*
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)*
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) *
80. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)*
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
#84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)#
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)*
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)*
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)*
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)*
#90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)#
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)*
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
#95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)#
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)*
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)*
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)*
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Nodame Cantabile

Status: 11 episodes (completed)

Synopsis: Chiaki is a talented musician in Momogaoka College of Music. He is a pianist, but in reality, he wants to be a conductor. However, a fear of flying has prevented him from pursuing his desire to be with his mentor, a famous conductor in Prague. His neighbour is Noda Megumi, a talented but lazy pianist who actually wants to become a kindergarten teacher.
One day, Chiaki blew up at his teacher and as a result, he had to change and share a teacher with Nodame. So a romantic comedy begins...

Eye-candies: Tamaki Hiroshi as Chiaki Shinichi, Eita as Mine Ryutarou, Ueno Juri as Noda Megumi(Nodame)

Why you should watch: This drama is absolutely hilarious. It's special effects are truly "manga-like", especially Nodame's "Gyabo~". Another thing that had me laughing hard was Chiaki's facial expressions. He can really come up with outrageous faces hahah... Nodame's love rival(s) were equally hilarious. There's Masami with his Afro-hair (yes, Chiaki attracted male admirers hahah) & a new guy who I can't remember his name. Their attempts to gain Chiaki's attention are so funny haha...

Apart from that, the setting is pretty interesting. This is the first time I've watched something so 'musical'. They had an orchestra and the actors were also playing instruments e.g. piano (Chiaki & Nodame), violin (Mine & Kiyora), timpani etc.

Chiaki was played very well by Tamaki. He looked totally different from his previous roles. Cool, proud and very controlled. He's talented, can cook and can clean the house. Though a bit conceited, he actually cares about the people around him. I think Chiaki would make a perfect boyfriend haha... Ueno also pulled it off quite well. The strange accent and klutzy character made Nodame much more interesting to watch.

And if you really enjoyed this drama, don't forget to watch Tamaki and Ueno as guests on Bistro SMAP, where they had to judge food cooked by members of SMAP (which includes Kimura Takuya haha -- download if you wanna see Takuya cooking :P). Tamaki's reaction was hilarious! And Ueno, she sometimes talked like her character, Nodame hahaha...

Sidenote: HYD2 has started! F4 certainly has become much better after a year haha. *coughruiandsoujiroucough* And Toma/Junpei was great! 15 episodes for this season, I wonder if I have enough space --;;

Friday, January 05, 2007


I'm testing a new Opera widget. Hmm seems to come in handy.

I guess it's time for the answers. Hahah I'm really not in the mood to keep my blog updated, but I guess I owe everyone answers to the meme right?

So, the wrong 'facts' are:
2. I enjoy watching Survivor.
No. The only reality show I watch is The Amazing Race.

6. Pink is my favourite colour.
It's blue.

13. I don't drink coffee.
I do. Only not that often. Usually when I have classes at 9 a.m.

15. I listen to music when I work.
Nope. I usually work in silence.

16. I know how to bake cookies.
Obviously not :P

Hmm I guess that's it. I'll make another post about Nodame later. Anyway, I'm getting excited about HYD2 which begins tomorrow. And I heard it's going to be a 2-hour opening episode? \(^^)/