Saturday, October 17, 2009

Business Trips

Penang, the destination I was assigned to for my first outstation business trip. Headed there via AirAsia on 13th Oct with my senior/mentor Jason. Met up with another colleague, Kelvin who drove there after a ‘pit stop’ in Perak. Spent the next two days, 14th Oct & 15th Oct, assisting in the Proteomics 2D Workshop conducted by Jason @ USM’s Institut Perubatan & Pergigian Termaju (IPPT). Everything went well in terms of work-related assignments.



Jason at work in USM’s IPPT


This trip gave me a chance to visit my relatives (thx Aunt Bonnie for all the arrangement) who resides in the island too. And when it comes to Penang, the next thing that comes to mind is the great food. Gosh, I miss the seafood and my grandma’s Pork Belly Soup (though I don’t eat any of the belly stuffs) and her Spicy Lala. YUMS! Anyway, need to cut down on the clams dy… Had them for 3 nights in a row! Cholestrol Overload!

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With cousins Hikaru & Cheyenne during dinner with relatives at some seafood restaurant @ Batu Lanchang, Penang


Other relatives – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins at dinner


Next up – Singapore for another Proteomics Workshop. This time around, instead of training others, I’ll be undergoing the training, and be trained by specialists from Bio-Rad. Will be flying down to the Island (yet another island??) this 20th Oct with another experienced colleague, Kayin. Gonna try to slot in time to meet up with my aunt and prob some other friends too in NUS / NTU (^_^) Hopefully I won’t be overly occupied on 21st & 22nd too so that I can check out the country/city that was always “so near yet so far” in my books! Singaporeans, or anyone that’s residing in Singapore right now, what are the ‘things to look out for’?? PM me!