Kensington Roof Gardens: a chilly Guy Fawkes Night

Kensington Roof Gardens: a chilly Guy Fawkes Night

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This is a very much delayed post. The truth is blogging is a hobby and my main job is my scientific research. Recently, the lab side of my life has been busy, but it is in a quite productive and good way. For a while now, I have been struggling to get quality results or making any big progresses. Then I was happy to find out that my research was awarded a small prize. It is indeed an encouragement and motivation. It does also make me feel more positive about life overall, hence more positive about blogging. Here is my re-account of my friend’s birthday celebration at Kensington Roof Gardens, which also happened to be the Guy Fawkes night, 5th November. I have not been going to a club since…
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Habitat Day and How Much I Love Colours and Patterns

Habitat Day and How Much I Love Colours and Patterns

Travel
Serendipity has long been my favourite English word. Purely by chance, I happened to bump into a friend today, so we grabbed for a drink. Then purely by chance I walked into the Habitat Day Event, where I was served a glass of prosseco and there was DJ in the background. Habitat is one of my favourite furniture brands. The products are on the more affordable end of the spectrum, and I love the style. It is one of the few brands that dares to use colours and patterns. I am an addict for colour and patterns. You can never go wrong with black, grey and white, but to me they can be boring sometime. The British weather is gloomy enough, why shouldn't we make it better by having more colours?…
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An Autumn Rainy Day (and a bit of freewriting)

An Autumn Rainy Day (and a bit of freewriting)

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Freewriting: also known as stream of consciousness writing. It is the practice of writing down the thoughts without stopping, and without regard for spelling, grammar, or any of the usual rules for writing *. I love freewriting, and for me it is one of the most effective de-stressing and relaxation methods. I carry an A5 book and a pen with me all the time, whenever I am bored or feel a bit stressed or even very happy about something, I write everything that comes to my mind. I doodle too, draw random pictures in the same book. It is my emotional outlet. Over the years, I have over three A5 size books. It has always been amusing for me to read what I wrote or drew at a later time. So here is a bit…
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Chi Kitchen: a Pan-asian Experience

Chi Kitchen: a Pan-asian Experience

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A friend visited us from Oxford, and we decided to dine in this place. Chi Kitchen situates on the ground floor of Debenhams on Oxford Street. It first opened in 2015, and serves as the perfect dinning spot for shoppers. Do you still remember the winner of Master Chef 2014 Ping Commbes? Well, She has just become the Executive Chef of Chi Kitchen early this year. The restaurant boasts cuisines from all across Asia: Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Thai... The price is not the cheapest in town, but with its current offer of 50% of the bill, the food would work out about £15 per head including a starter and a main course. The food was also delicately made. To accompany the Californian Crab Roll, a few blocks of dry ice were…
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MozFest: nerdification in progress…

MozFest: nerdification in progress…

Live, Travel
I wanted a lazy Sunday, but Cotton's daddy wanted to drag me to the Mozilla Festival. Not interested. Then he told me there would be around-the-clock flat white, I was sold. Fitting In Then the first problem came about. What do people wear at MozFest? I have no tech related clothes! Or, more correctly, what is tech related wardrobe?! In the end, I opted for smart casual. You can never go wrong wearing all black, right? Well, the all black ended up being the best choice I made, offering a blank canvas to stick all the stickers on myself. This is the first time I have been to a congress of technology. Previously all the conferences I have been to were biology related, which can be quite serious. I did…
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