11 February 2010

Its february already

its F.E.B.R.U.A.R.Y already!! and i still haven't done my work yet. been so busy with both worlds. need to up my pace- a lot. well, usually on the month of february, we always put both words- February and valentine's day together. considered as lovers day~ by most humans. as for me, i've never ever celebrate it-ever as my hubby did not want to mark it in our calender. based on facts, actually..and he even before we were married- we did not celebrate it as we considered everyday as valentine's day (cheh,jiwang lak) :)

as for the last week of January and earlier this week, i've followed my hubby to two different trips- one to MARDI serdang for soil science subject (actually, i've went there to meet my mentor, and my dearest kak jun n kak lin) and also aquaculture trips to Jelebu, Puchong and Rawang. Both were very2 memorable. we've stayed in Mardi hq in Serdang for both trips, and boy, that place was very2 nice..

For soil science subject, we went together with 2nd year agriculture biotech students. there were 40 of them, and we all stayed in MARDI. comfortable MARDI. haha. upon arriving, the students wanted to go to Mines, and we obliged. A LOT had changed since i was there before (2 years before), there was a new section in the building, new shops, more branded shops..but still no Vincci?? anyway, the Mines trademark, a small stream in the middle of the complex was still there. i haven't tried it-yet before, but maybe next time :) however, i found out the bookstore in Mines are very2 expensive..compared to KLCC, Alamanda..not worth it.

We started our trip by breakfast, courtesy of MARDI and went to a full day of exploring there. i took a chance to go to my place before~ pathology lab, horticulture section. not much had change, new partition for eating, praying, and get this- new rooms for isolating and doing molecular pathology!! :) i'm planning to take a week break from here to learn more on virus (as not many people are skillful with virus, and also molecular pathology). dunno when, but i'll try to make it..

the best thing was seeing kak jun and kak lin again :) kak jun did not change much, but she is suffering from aching knees..well, she did work too hard..imagine, from just being a field worker when she joined MARDI, she's now an ARO. its really2 something to be proud of. kak lin, well, she just finished 'pantang'..very2 murah rezeki. they informed me that MARDI has many vacancies in pathology, as many of their staff are retiring. but knowing my luck..i doubt it..Dr nik is also there..ha..feeling very2 happy to see them all..

for me, the purpose of that trip is also helping me to get fresh ideas.and also, more experiences..
in Mardi's business center

students in the new organic farming sector

pineapple flower-multiple fruit

organic chicken-dunno bout the taste, but the price- very2 expensive...

MARDI's doing research on tomato-kinda interesting :)

posing with the tomatoes..well..we were students once before, rite?

overall, it was a nice trip, and i'm hoping to see them again this March, Insya Allah...

p/s- still trying to find the silver lining~

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