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[1 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | 70 views]
[Lim’s 10-min-speech] A traveling professor

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Sometime ago, my university’s Vice Provost asked me to deliver a speech at the Passion for Research luncheon — an annual luncheon to celebrate excellence in research. Without thinking too much I said yes. 

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[17 Sep 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,773 views]
The Update(s)

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Update by definition is ‘the act or an instance of bringing something up to date’ or ‘information that updates something’. No, I am not interested in updating you all with anything new in my life. As always, you’d never get any personal stories/gossip from my blog, OK? *smile*.

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[10 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | 2,432 views]
Glimpses of the Past: Ohio

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A month ago, I found two sketches from eight years ago. They were finished but uncolored. I took a little time of my evening brushing them with some watercolor. The above sketch is from the Court Street of downtown Athens, Ohio. And the one below is of the Baker Center of Ohio University at Athens.
It gave me a sentimental feeling to look at these sketches.

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[2 Aug 2009 | 7 Comments | 1 views]

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Have so many ideas for this blog, but between laziness, messiness, and too-many-things-to-be-done, nothing got executed here. So I decided to just put some ready-to-use materials for some next entries.
Through these entries I’ll invite you to travel to some places through some images and little stories I captured during my trip in Europe.

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[25 Jul 2009 | 7 Comments | 1 views]

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Hello there,
I know I know, my bad…. don’t remind me that it’s been ages since my last entry. Oh well, my last three months have been quite a journey — literally! Yes, 58 days out of town (out of country), traveling in more than 20 cities, mostly in Europe, and then came back to Tempe just to find myself staring at the piles of things to be done (and it doesn’t help that after a week I still am a lazy bone!).
Traveling is, as always, a great experience and this …

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[7 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1 views]

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Not much to tell about my flight from KL to Melbourne. Well, actually I almost missed my flight to KL because some crazy things that happened at the airport. We queued for nearly 1.5 hours to check-in. I queued with a British young guy who got heavily hang over and broke! He didn’t even have money to buy water. I guess I saved his life (exaggerating, of course!) by giving my bottle water.
But I just almost missed the flight. I didn’t miss the flight. So things went well.
It was nearly …

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[1 Jan 2009 | 9 Comments | 1 views]

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Today is not a random day. It is the first day of the new year, 2009. No, I’m not gonna make any resolution nor reflection nor confession.. :p I just want to share a clip I made as my way to welcome the 2009. So, here it is.

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[31 Dec 2008 | One Comment | 1 views]

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language….
Still about language. After being ‘questioned’ in three languages (where none was mine!) in 15 minutes, I tried to guess what language would be used by Malaysian Airline crews to speak with me. I observed that the crews spoke in English to Caucasians (white) or those who looked Caucasians, Chinese to those with (East) Asian look (straight black hair, slanted eyes, yellow (?) skin), and Malay to those who were browny. It was my turn….. “What language would appear?” Malaysian Air staff looked at me. He asked, “Boarding pass?” I …

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[31 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1 views]

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10:19 am, the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
I’m sitting down quietly at the Sixth East Asia Conference held by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Listening….. to what? Perhaps to the blurring bits coming from out and inside of my head.
As one of the role players (that’s the term the host used to call speakers and moderators), I am sitting down on the first row. Next to me are Mrs Malayvieng Sakonhninhom, the Acting Director General of the Institute of Foreign Affairs of the Laos …

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[24 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | 1 views]

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