Friday, April 20, 2007

Gahh. 5 more days.
So much to do, so little time. Though I'm looking forward to going home again, and to have my better half visit Malaysia for the first time, the last few days I've felt like a chicken with its head cut off, running around trying to get stuff done. Not that I'm complaining; things are going well, but awfully busy. With the recent conference in Seattle, and then some exciting preliminary findings from my experiments in the lab with preadipocytes (won't/can't elaborate more, but you're free to guess from the picture), and then having to rush off my abstract for the American Thyroid Association meeting in NYC. Also heard back from a journal to which I submitted my manuscript; they had some 'minor revisions' they wanted me to make- usually a very good sign that they'll publish my paper. And I'm trying to submit another manuscript before I leave Wednesday (but can't yet, since I'm still waiting for the 7 other co-authors to sign the disclosure papers). AND, I need to come up with a speech for my brother's wedding. Things likely aren't gonna slow down when we get to Malaysia, either. As it stands:
  • April 26th- Arrive in KL
  • April 28th- Kid brother's wedding (and I'm the MC)
  • April 30th- IMU talk, then hopefully meet up with KL buddies/bloggers
  • May 1st- Travel to Singapore, hopefully meet up with buddies and to visit the SingHealth (Singapore GH) group
  • May 3rd- Flying from Singapore to Tioman
  • May 5th- Tioman back to KL, then Seremban
  • May 9th- Leave for the USA.
Phew. And somewhere in there, I'm going to fit in a shitload of meals. My girlfriend doesn't quite believe me when I tell her we have 6 meals a day in Malaysia (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper). Indeed, we arrive at KLIA at 11pm; I know for a fact I'm going to hijack the car and detour to the local mamak for some satay and roti goreng even before we head home. Roti Goreng, by the way, is Seremban's greatest invention. You chop up roti canai and fry it like kuey teow. Between that and expensive filet mignon, I'd pick the roti any time. That probably deserves, at the very least, a Nobel nomination. After all, if the guys who thought up RNA interference could win the prize last year, why not the inventors of Roti Goreng?


Anonymous mayan said...

eh.. how come i've never heard of / tasted roti goreng before? remember u taking me to mamak at least once before.. don't think i was fed roti goreng? anyways have a good trip - & try not to bore everybody with your speech at the wedding!! :)

1:37 AM  
Blogger lynnx01 said...

You're speaking in IMU? The BJ campus? I'll look out. Heehe.

3:35 AM  
Blogger piffles said...

really? Roti Goreng?
guess i won't be seeing you this visit! have a good and most definitely, enjoyable trip. =)

9:10 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

piff: why not? buy me a beer and i'll come up to kl anytime!

9:11 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

eh mayan, i DID feed you roti goreng! i remember harping all about it, gosh, 9 years ago?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous mayan said...

really? don't remember.. was i drunk? anyways i guess u'll just have to take me again next time we meet up - hey.. once i move back we can meet up every time u go home! :)

6:53 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

Roti Goreng sounds so sinful.. it's bad that Roti Canai is already a ticking time bomb, what's next.. lather it in oil *again* and fry it.. what would your patients say? *guilt guilt*

Anyways.. I really hope to see ya when you're in Malaysia. Really do.. Miss ya dude.. not in a "Brokeback Mountain" way. hehehehe

9:33 PM  

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