Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Your future after your postgraduate study

What will happen when you complete your postgraduate study.Now that you’ve completed your postgraduate study, it is time to embark on a successful career with the expertise and knowledge you’ve gained in the past year or two. If you are wondering how far you can go with your new certification, the answer is simple: you can go quite far.With the economy demanding more nowadays, organisations and employers are looking towards hiring individuals with postgraduate certification. After all, these individuals are usually better equipped with knowledge, skills and relevant work experience, especially if he or she has been working before completing the Masters or doctorate programmes. Most postgraduate students also come with a level of maturity and responsibility that some undergraduate students may not possess.Ahead of the restPostgraduate studies will help you increase your knowledge in a particular field. Because it makes you more specialised in your field, your knowledge will be more sought after by organisations. Postgraduate studies will also provide you with useful work-related skills such as project management, presentation skills, team building capabilities and more.With this, postgraduate study can enhance your chances of being employed at a higher starting salary. You can finally end up with your dream job.Getting noticedHowever, even with a postgraduate certification in hand, it doesn’t necessary guarantee instant employment. It may give you an advantage; but whether you end up with the job you want depends still on your personality as well as how well you present yourself to your potential employer. What you need to remember is aside from showing how much you have learnt from your postgraduate study, you should also demonstrate why it will aid you in becoming an important entity in the organisation. Showing enthusiasm as well as passion for your field of interest is important for your future employee to determine whether you are suitable for the job or not.Making the best out of itAll set to embark on your postgraduate study programme? Just be certain to make all the right decisions to pick the right course path. Do your research so you know that you’ve covered all bases as well as know sufficiently enough to make a sound decision. While being a postgraduate student may amount to responsibilities, it is also one of the best times for you to discover your true passion as well as the things that you are truly interested in. Not only that, it allows you to discover yourself and your self-confidence. At the same time, you will also be meeting different like-minded individuals so you can compare notes and learn from each other.It is perhaps the most interesting periods in your educational life so here’s a good advice: grab it by its horns and make the most out of it!

Being a research student

What lifestyle can you expect?

Research is essentially about discovery and new knowledge. This is how a research degree differs fundamentally from a taught one. You need to accept that you will spend a lot of time barking up the wrong tree so perseverance and motivation are all-important when pursuing a research postgraduate study.Being a research student, your relationship with your supervisor is also fundamental. With this in mind, it is important to make a good choice. The role of your supervisor is to ‘manage’ your project, keep it on track, edit your thesis, select your external examiner and will, of course, be your referee. Your supervisor will also be a mentor, introduce you to their network of contacts and, as time goes on, attend relevant meetings and conferences.If you don’t meet people through your subject, there are a few other ways to make contact. It is very important to avail of whatever mechanisms exist or which are being developed, to help bring postgraduate students together, be it at department or graduate student union level.Developing a network of useful contacts and remaining motivated is critical to a research student. Treating the project as a job, planning your tasks and sticking to them from the outset will be vital for you to do so within the expected timeframe and before the funding runs out.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Iam waiting for the Biomalaysia 2009..:P.Hope there was lots of excitement..

EARTH HOUR 2009... I Support and how about u ?

Ingredients We Avoid

1. Artificial colours Artificial Colours and Dyes are petroleum- or coal-based. These may not degrade in the environment and are oftentimes the cause of allergies to cleaning products. Artificial colors are toxic for aquatic life and animals, and may irritate a person's skin or eyes. Many are carcinogenic.

2. Artificial fragrance (parfum)Artificial Fragrances and Perfumes are all petroleum-based. They enter our bodies through our skin contact and by inhaling them. They may contain phthalates. Synthetic fragrance is the most frequent cause of allergies and oftentimes the fragrance can be annoying, cause skin and eye irritation, and headaches. Artificial fragrances are toxic, and children in particular tend to be more sensitive to fragrances and can develop allergic reaction easily.

3. DEA, MEA or TEAA colorless liquid or crystalline alcohol that is used as a solvent, emulsifier and detergent (wetting agent). Works as an emollient in skin softening lotions or as a humectant in other personal care products. DEA, MEA, Cocamide DEA, and TEA can react with nitrites in the air or in other products to form nitrosamines which are carcinogens that are readily absorbed by the skin into our bodies. These chemicals are endocrine disrupters and may be toxic to our cardiovascular, central nervous, gastrointestinal and kidney systems as well as our skin. Commonly used in detergents, shampoos, dishwashing soaps, bubble baths, and face cleaners for foaming, these are synthetic chemicals made from coconut or animal oil and Diethanolamine, a derivative of Ammonia.

4. Formaldehyde (formalin / formal and methyl aldehyde, DMDM Hydantoin and Urea-Imidazolidinyl)A toxic, colourless gas that is a KNOWN carcinogen, and can cause irritation to eyes, reproductive, liver, and respiratory system, as well as asthma. It is toxic if inhaled. When combined with water, formaldehyde is used as a disinfectant, fixative or preservative. Found in many cosmetic products and nail care systems including deodorants, shampoos and hand wash. The World Health Organization has confirmed that it is indeed a carcinogen. Be aware of products containing:
o Imidazolidinyl
o Imadazolidinyl Urea
o Diazolidinyl Urea
o Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate
o Benzylhemifomal

5. Isopropyl Alcohol This ingredient is prepared from propylene, which is obtained in the cracking of petroleum. Used in anti-freeze and as a solvent. It is a denaturant which is a poisonous or unpleasant substance added to alcoholic cosmetics to make them undrinkable. Changes another substances natural qualities or characteristics. Can cause nausea, confusion and neurological damage to cells. Found in hair colours, body products, hand creams, after shave lotions.

6. PEG (polyethylene glycol)PEG is used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease, thicken products and act as a foaming agent. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners.These compounds are a potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin's natural moisture factor. Could increase the appearance of ageing and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria.

7. Parabens Used as a preservative in many toiletries and cosmetics. Parabens work by inhibiting enzyme activity. Traces of parabens have been found in human breast tissue although a link with breast cancer has not been proven 6. Parabens have been shown to have an estrogenic effect, i.e. they can mimic hormones and have been nick named 'gender benders'. One, propyl paraben, has been shown to adversely affect male reproductive functions; at the daily intake level acceptable under EC law, it decreased sperm production.These include:
o Methylparaben
o Propylparaben
o Ethylparaben
o Butylparaben
o Isobutylparaben Germaben is a combination of methyl-, ethyl-, and butyl-parabens.

8. Mineral oil and petroleum derived ingredientsA derivative of crude oil, mineral oil forms an oily film over skin to lock in moisture. Initially it will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. However it traps in toxins and hinders normal respiration by keeping oxygen out. This can exacerbate skin disorders such as eczema. Mineral oil is found in many products including baby oil and bath and body oils. Petrochemicals used in beauty products and toiletries include compounds such as propylene glycol, SD alcohol & benzene. Benzene is used as a solvent in lacquers and nail varnishes. It is highly toxic even in tiny quantities and has carcinogenic properties. Propylene glycol is a surfactant (found in anti-freeze). Breaks down protein and cellular structure. This is a somewhat natural ingredient, composed of vegetable glycerin and grain alcohol. However, it can be a strong skin irritant, can cause contact dermatitis, allergic reactions and acne, and may cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

9. Phthalates (DBP / DMP / DEP)Phthalates, commonly used in fragrance formulas and PVC (so many toys!), are chemicals known to hormone disrupters which means they can harm reproductive and hormonal systems. Phthalates can be carcinogenic chemical plasticizers, solvents, and fixatives. They have been linked to birth defects and that's why many advise pregnant women to choose unscented products and skip the perfume altogether. Children and pregnant women are cautioned against using APEs (alkylpehnol ethoxylates), Octoxynol, and Nonoxynol as they can disrupt normal hormone function. Most artificial fragrances, especially those found in perfumes and fragranced personal care products, contain Phthalates including deodorants, nail polish, hair care, and lotions. Phthalates are readily absorbed into our body through our skin and through inhalation. These do not have to be listed on the label since they are considered trade secrets and are often included under blanket terms such as 'parfum'. . They are merely listed as "fragrance" on the label and can contain hundreds of different chemicals, all of which have not been completely tested (feel like a walking experiment) on adults or children.

10. SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate)SLES - Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate or SLS - Sodium Laureth Sulfate may be the most commonly used dangerous ingredient. It is an inexpensive emulsifier which helps create the foam in many cleaners from shampoo (including "no more tears" baby shampoos), cosmetic cleansers, bath and shower gels, bubble bath to floor cleaners, car wash soap, and even engine degreasers. It makes a product bubble and foam.

It is highly corrosive that can cause irritation to the scalp, eyes and skin. According to the Women's Environmental Network there is some evidence to suggest reproductive effects and damage to liver, lungs & immune system. It also has even been linked to hair loss since it is so corrosive and attacks the hair follicle. It eats at the skin and can be quite an irritant; it can cause rashes. It strips off protective skin lipids. There is also a risk of forming nitrosamines as it interacts with other chemicals. It may be a strong carcinogen when contaminated with nitrosamines and is readily absorbed through the skin (when combined with TEA, DEA or MEA). The Journal of American College of Toxicology has determined that it damages the immune system. It is also a mutagen, according to the Tohoku School of Medicine in Japan, and as such can change our cell's genetic information.

Be cautious of other -eth compounds as well.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).

Both Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and its close relative Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to "foam up". Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.
Unfortunately, both sodium laureth sulfate and its cousin are also very dangerous, highly irritating chemicals. Far from giving "healthy shining hair" and "beautiful skin", soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity.
Although sodium laureth sulfate is somewhat less irritating than SLS, it cannot be metabolised by the liver and its effects are therefore much longer-lasting. This not only means it stays in the body tissues for longer, but much more precious energy is used getting rid of it.
A report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology in 1983 showed that concentrations of SLS as low as 0.5% could cause irritation and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. National Institutes of Health "Household Products Directory" of chemical ingredients lists over 80 products that contain SLS and SLES. Some soaps have concentrations of up to 30%, which the ACT report called "highly irritating and dangerous".
Shampoos are among the most frequently reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. This is highly characteristic of sodium laureth sulfate and almost definitely directly related to its use.
Click here to learn of the possible health effects of sodium laureth sulfate
So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium laureth sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos?
The answer is simple - it is cheap. The sodium laureth sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.
In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, SLES also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin.
This denaturing of skin proteins may even be implicated in skin and other cancers.
Perhaps most worryingly, sodium laureth sulfate is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of SLS is to mimic the activity of the hormone Oestrogen. This has many health implications and may be responsible for a variety of health problems from PMS and Menopausal symptoms to dropping male fertility and increasing female cancers such as breast cancer, where oestrogen levels are known to be involved.
Products commonly found to contains SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate
SoapsShampoosBubble-bathsTooth pasteWashing-up liquid / dish soapLaundry detergentChildrens soaps / shampoosStain RemoverCarpet CleanerFabric glueBody washShave creamMascaraMouthwashSkin cleanserMoisture lotion / MoisturiserSun Cream
To find hair, personal and household products without ANY SLS or other harmful chemicals, please click this link - SLS-free products.
The use of sodium laureth sulfate in childrens products is particularly worrying. It is known that, whether it gets in the eyes or not, skin application DOES lead to measurable concentrations in the eyes of children. This is known to affect eye development, and the damage caused in this manner is irreversible. If you have children DO NOT USE products containing sodium laureth sulfate or SLS - they will thank you for it one day.
Do not believe that just because a product is labeled as "natural" it is free from SLS or sodium laureth sulfate. Most common brands of "Natural" or "Herbal" shampoos and cleansers still use these harmful chemicals as their main active ingredient - check your labels!
That is not to say that you can't get sodium laureth sulfate-free shampoos, soaps, detergents and toothpastes. Some highly reputable companies have been producing such products for years. These products not only contains no sodium laureth sulfate, they are also free of other harmful chemical colorings, preservatives and even flavourings.

The importance of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG), which is a substance that attaches to collagen and elastin to form cartilage. HA not only helps keep the cartilage that cushions joints strong and flexible, but also helps increase supplies of joint-lubricating synovial fluid.
Research has shown hyaluronic acid to be an effective treatment for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, particularly in its injectible form (the only form to date that has been approved for medical use by the FDA). In one study, over 80 percent of participants had significant relief of their painful arthritic symptoms immediately after treatment with HA injections. Pain relief lasted anywhere from nine to 12 months, after which time more injections were needed to maintain results.
Hyaluronic acid is present in every tissue of the body, and it performs many important functions. It helps deliver nutrients to and carry toxins from cells that do not have a blood supply, such as those found in cartilage; without adequate amounts of HA, the joints will become brittle and deteriorate. Not only does it keep joints lubricated, but hyaluronic acid also encourages water retention in other bodily tissues. It is found in large concentrations in the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is the fluid-filled space between cells. HA locks moisture into the ECM, keeping collagen and elastin moist and promoting a youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is gaining popularity in the cosmetic and medical industries. Cosmetic products containing hyaluronic acid claim to hydrate the skin, allowing it to appear smoother and more radiant. Clinical studies have shown that it also helps wounds heal more quickly, and can reduce the appearance of both old and new scars. Injectible hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, are being to lessen the appearance of lines, sagging and depressions in the skin caused by acne scars or injury.
HA eventually breaks down and is absorbed in the body, so both cosmetic and medical applications are not permanent. In most cases, the hyaluronic acid augmentation usually lasts between 6-9 months. Repeat treatments will be necessary.
Hyaluronic acid is available by injection, but you can also find many oral supplements at health food stores, pharmacies, and online distributorships. Studies show improvement in for most participants after only 2 to 4 months of oral supplementation, and some patients are able to decrease their dose after the desired results are achieved.
There have been no serious side effects associated with HA, although some people find that their skin is irritated at the injection site, and there have been rare reports of oral supplements causing rashes and skin irritation as well.

Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol---Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

March 24, 2009 -- A team of veterinarians has found a surprising link between compulsive tail-chasing in dogs and high cholesterol, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice.The finding adds to a growing body of evidence -- mostly from studies on humans -- that high cholesterol may be a marker for behavioral problems such as panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder, which could be expressed by frequent tail-chasing falls in dogs. Bouts of tail-chasing can also occur after a dog experiences physical trauma, surgery or illness, noted Hasan Batmaz, a member of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Turkey's University of Uludag, who conducted the study along with a team of colleagues.
Certain breeds, such as bull terriers and German shepherds, seem to chase their tails more often than others. For the study, the researchers took blood samples from 15 otherwise healthy dogs that were compulsive tail-chasers. To serve as controls, 15 dogs that rarely chase their tails were included in the study as well.

Monday, March 23, 2009

女人我最大--Malaysia Live at Sin Chew Newspaper hall

22th of march--My sis, fren and I went to PJ for their magazine launching. We reached there around 12pm. Then, all of us have to wait outside the hall. Many girls, woman, boy and man also went to the event. hehe. We need to buy a magazine in advance then can only enter into the hall. I felt excited because i got lots of goodies from the magazine such as mask, coupon, and some testers.. Very happy...Luckily we went there early becoz lots of ppl need to find for seat. If u are late to there then u need to stand or sit on the floor.. Finally I saw them in the event. They all tall, handsome and pretty. Their skin very very very good.. They showed us some technique when you exfoliating ur dead skin by using special toner, how to take care of acne skin, how to dissolve ur whitehead and blackhead by using acne lotion which discovered by Niu Er teacher and for KEvin the make up teacher showed us some make up skills for working day time and night time.. His foundation lOoks so good which oso discovered by them (BEAUTY MAKER)..I want one oso..They have gave out some free gifts but i unlucky cant get it..:( Then, Judy Lin was the one who design for hair.. She taught us lots of technique to design ur hair..from long hair to short hair..As u like .. u can do it at home without going to saloon..haha...But quite lots of technique and skills to make it..i lazy..haha..The event until 6-7pm only able finished becoz we want their signature and took photo with them..So happy to take photo with them.. Thanks for them sharing their experience skincare with us..Hopefullly they can come to kl again..I heard KEvin will come to kl again for the BB cream launching..See you then..haha..

So many trial samples..So happy..Got mascara too..
With Judy Lin (The hair expert).This good in design hair..She was an expert in decorated the hair..
With KEvin (The make up Expert) This tall and handsome..good make up artist..
With Niu Er (The Skincare Expert)..His skin so fine and very fair..

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Earth Song lyrics

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain...
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can't we feel its wounds
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
(ooo, ooo)
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

Michael Jackson《Heal the World》live

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My master studies...

Long time didnt update my blog. coz busy for my project for antifungal activity. I just finished my antifungal activity. Before that, I already finished my antibacterial in jan. Now is the time for me to prepare my qualifying examination. The officer told me the examination (oral presentation) will be start in the end of april. Still have one month to go. I must finished the QE draft and slides to let my supervisor have a look. NExt week i and my sis decided to visit kampar. On that time, i can meet with dr sit to discuss my work. Quite lonely work at setapak there coz supervisor not always there. He guided me lots in my work. Just feel lonely coz iam the only his master student. Hope he will have more postgraduate student come in. Jus the beginning of my master. still long way to go.. Hope i can finish as soon as possible and project run smoothly. The machine dun break down again..HPLC must wait for me oh..Pls..haha..I suppose to continue for purification part since i finished for screening senior master student sick and she said need to buy a new column.. thats mean need to wait the column. Las time my fyp already familiar with hplc but the problem is hard to get nice peak and spent quite lots of time. Since my samples not really enough for flash chromatography so I only able to run for hplc 1st. My co-supervisor will responsible to collect the soft coral since i dunno how to swim.haha..Dr.Sit my supervisor very very very busy over kampar..not free to contact me. I think i need to go there for every month rather than just sms or email him. Coz jus sms and email him quite hard to discuss everything in sms and email. I also hope i can go to kampar soon. He concerned about the machine was not yet move to kampar. Since i need to use flash chromatography and HPLC for my project. TO be continue............

Saturday, February 21, 2009


你走了太久一定很累 他錯了不該你來面對

他其實沒有那麼絕對 遠一點你就看出真偽

就別再為他流淚 別再讓他操控你的傷悲
就算有一點愚昧一點點後悔 也不要太狼狽
他不值得你的淚 把那遺憾丟在大雨的街
你曾在迷失的旅途中盲目追 以後為自己醉
(Ending: 以後管他是誰)

每段感情都非常珍貴 他的好你就放在心扉

你笑了照亮夜幕的黑 什麼夢都不比你的美
多少年以後想起他還有些體會 那時你已無所謂

梁靜茹 沒有如果 (敗犬女王 主題曲)

編曲:嚴爵 朱敬然

如果我說 愛我沒有如果
若如果拿來當藉口 那愛是不是有一點弱

如果我說愛沒有如果 真的愛我就放手一搏
還想什麼 還怕什麼 快牽起我的手

有人說 世界上最遙遠的距離不是生與死
而是我就站在你面前 你卻不知道我愛你

我常說 如果人類連愛一個人都被自己綁住
那世界末日已來到 不需要等到地球毀滅掉的那天

如果我說 愛我沒有如果
若如果拿來當藉口 那愛是不是有一點弱

如果我說愛沒有如果 真的愛我就放手一搏
還想什麼 還怕什麼 快牽起我的手

別怕太快樂 別怕失去我
Da la da la~~