Showing posts from April, 2009

My Blog's New Look!

It's been quite sometimes I used the simple layout for my blog. And, since today, I got diarrhoea, I had to stay at home and can't go far from the bathroom... so it's time to play with Photoshop! Hence, here is the new look of my blog! :)
This time, I tamed 'the beast' aka the blogger XML template. Finally after 4 hours (and beyond), I got the hang of fiddling with XML. Thank God for that!

Oh, the scrapbook above I made quite awhile ago, but I forgot exactly when... I love how it looks, so I put it here as for my own memory.

Yesterday, my hubby bought me a very nice and special gift! Yep! It's a handbag, not just any handbag but a Radley handbag! He made one of my dreams come true... I am soooo happy! Thanks to him, I can have the handbag I've dreamed of!
Thank you, hun, for making me so happy. :)

We've made our decision about CADE. The ticket to Montreal, Canada, is too expensive for us to buy (well, Lan is paid by the University to go to the conference bec…

The very WELL done to my hubby!

After anxiously waiting for the news for a few months, the news is finally here...

CONGRATULATIONS AND A VERY WELL DONE TO MY BELOVED HUSBAND for getting his scientific paper accepted into the infamous CADE* (the Conference on Automated Deduction)!
I am very proud of you, honey! You worked hard and you deserve this acceptance very well! I thank God, above all, for such a great blessing that He has given to us; for your great achievement and for the happiness painted all over your face that continues to make me smile! Thank you, Jesus!

I hope next year, I will be able to make you proud as well in the 23rd CADE! I am very competitive, you see... If it weren't for my eczema, I probably will be competing with you this year hahahaha...

So, is it home or Montreal (Canada) we are going, dear?

Ps. CADE is the major international forum at which research on all aspects of automated deduction is presented. The first conference was held in 1974. (taken from

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Leeds, 11 - 13 April 2009

This Easter holiday was a suddenly-planned trip for us. Just several days before the trip, Lan decided that we should go to Leeds and have some fun there. So, we booked hotel for 3 days-2 nights stay and so looked forward to the trip. Leeds is around 2 hours and 30 minutes from Liverpool by coach and have warmer weather than Liverpool. Still, we prayed for a nice warm weather for our holiday...

11 April 2009
We headed out from Liverpool at 09.00 a.m. The weather was nice and sunshiny, the traffic was okay. We arrived in Leeds coach station on-time, around 11.30, then we made our way to the city centre to get something to eat.
What I noticed is that Leeds has more shopping malls than Liverpool! And, God..., people shop like crazy! After walking here and there, with a printed google-maps of Leeds in our hands, we finally decided to eat in a pub; fish and chips for me, Southern fried chicken for Lan. It was surprisingly cheap and we were full to the neck!
Well... it's time to head to …

Amateur Hairdresser

It's a common secret that getting haircut in the UK is very expensive. Hence, seven years in the UK, I had never had a haircut here ever! However, for Lan, it is inevitable. His hair grows fast and thick. Perfect for winter, but not for summer.
Seeing his friend got all his haircut from his wife, I was tempted to give it a go; being Lan's amateur hairdresser. Well, we both say it is not bad for a first-timer, although it did take me 2 HOURS and drained my energy. The combinations of nerve-wrecking experience and extreme anxiousness were with me for those 2 hours.

All in all, I have to say..., I am pleased with my braveness. It didn't turn out to be bad! Maybe, I should consider taking a hairdresser course!