This was 2 years ago, but the memory, REMAINS. ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico (2.8.2011)
(http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8466424960) - My Award Ceremony <3
This was 2 years ago, but the memory, REMAINS. ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico (2.8.2011)
I have experienced some of the best days of my life a year ago, on a date just like today, in the land of Coquí at San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’d never expect to be able to travel to a country 36 hours away from where I am now, a country populated by cultural and racially mixed Puerto Rican.
So here’s to share with you some of the pictures taken in Puerto Rico which I did not post it in my blog entry last year :)
Quater dollar coins to be used for public transportation ;)
Walking under the hot sun at Old San Juan :)
The four of us ♥
Welcome to Puerto Rico :)
I have no idea what this fruit is called..but I do remember one of the locals there gave this to us and told us it’s one of their local fruit :)
Their car’s number plate ;)
Coqui in a larger scale.. LOL XD
If you didn’t capture this part of the fort, you have not been to San Juan, Puerto Rico :D
Searching the right place for restaurant hopping XP
And we found the right spot~!
Sunbathing during their summer holidays :D
Why Puerto Rico does it better?
A Malaysian Restaurant in Puerto Rico? Yup…but we didn’t try XD
Looked like a drawing made using google sketch or other softwares…but it is the real building!
Puerto Rico Convention Centre :)
When the people of similar interest meets :D
In the middle of the crowd..
Getting my conference bag :)
So now I have 2 bags to carry XD
The information counter :)
Looking through the itinerary..
I was in the Convention Centre when my parents went to Old San Juan for the second time to do some shopping ;)
Here’s a police officer on her bike.
Wedding photography at Old San Juan ♥
Another picture of this :)
The mall :D
A part of Old San Juan.
They came back to the Convention Centre to walk me back to our hotel :D
The next day was my presentation and the prize giving ceremony :)
From left, Prof. Datin Dr Zuriati, Prof. Christopher, my family and Prof Jin from Korea :D
Meet my friend from New York, Jessica Hough ♥ She’s now pursuing her degree at Rochester Institute of Technology :)
Professor Christopher is from New York too, but he’s in Cornell…So I was the only odd one there. XD
Their public bus :)
The next day, we went for some last minute shopping at Las Américas :)
Walking like a zombie without realising XD
Yummy cookies…freshly baked from the oven :)
And so we flew back to JFK Airport, New York on Jet Blue the next day :)
Then we flew to Dubai before heading back to KLIA. Here’s a picture with the cow in Dubai..XD
Bye Bye Dubai :)
Hello Malaysia~! I kinda lost track of the time due to time zone conversion. XP
And I’m back~! Everything went by super fast, but it was truly memorable~!!!!!
This closes the chapter of my trip to Puerto Rico last year. Time flies! I miss Puerto Rico and all the food I had there ♥
For those of you who have not seen my presentation in PR and some other fun bits…here are the links :D
http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8466424960 (my award ceremony)
http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8183641407 (my article on R.AGE, the Star)
http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8587659872 (old san juan)
http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8274025371 (the hotel we stayed in)
http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8273188118 (new york to san juan, pr)
http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/8183641407 (klia to dubai)
One of my best experience in USM: being a part of the adjudication department of Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC 2012)~! ♥
This year, I’m very lucky to have two birthday celebrations, one from my friends and another one from my family.
Two celebrations for the dawn of my twenties ♥ I am YOUNG :D
I’m loving it ♥
Finals coming in less than a week excluding the weekends! All the best and good luck~!
P/S: Time passed by so quickly, I could not believe I am going to be 2 decades old in about a month. :D
Had a fabulous weekend at MakeWeekend with the awesome Tandemic crew ♥
Here are some of the pictures taken, gathered from various sources. But I hope you’ll enjoy viewing it ^^
Kal started off telling us what MakeWeekend is all about by showing us slides and interesting videos.
The Wall of Problems filled with problems ranging from BED to Lynas written on sticky notes :)
Then we had our brainstorming and group forming session that pretty much wrapped up our first day.
Our Saturday and Sunday were filled with discussions, prototyping, decision makings, marketing/business planning and pitching (the part where you’ll usually screw up) but we learn along the way :)
And this was one of the things we all learned! After more than 24 hours of hard work and teamwork, we got ourselves G2H prototype :)
It’s made out of used materials like plastic bottles, straws and a tube I got from the pharmacy (think it’s some kind of tube used in the medical line, for mucus cleaning perhaps? haha)
And this is our board with our team members’ name written on it.
I was thankful to become the founder of G2H but it was after all, a product of our team work! Something I’m proud to be involve it ♥
With Nurezaty from UITM (SIFE):)
And the person not included in the picture, our cameraman, Khoo Kah Lee is a very knowledgeable person and we’re so glad to be able to learn from him!
Our Team Rocks!! (From the left: Khoo Kah Lee, Yvonne Choo and Nurezaty)
Prize Giving Ceremony was apparently the peak of the event and our team managed to be awarded the following:
Penang State Best Prototype Award 2012
Though it wasn’t the grand prize, this was something I never expected could happen to that very first idea I pitched on a Saturday afternoon. And with this, it showed that our hydroponic dream could go on, and we could educate more and more people making them aware of the concept: Hydroponic, Go GREEN!
A picture with the winning innovation, running sphere! It’s an alarm clock that will run around your room to wake you up every morning. It’s a very cool idea by USM’s Material Engineering students :) Congratulation!
Our Group Photo ♥
Last but not least, the awesome people behind MakeWeekend that made this Weekend possible!! Thank you all for that!!! Trully appreciate it!!!
I’ve learned a lot throughout the weekend and I really did enjoy myself too the MAX not to mention the chance to rapid prototype the idea of small scale automated hydroponic system, G2H.
But to those who don’t know, G2H will move on to the next level, so do LIKE our page on Facebook to follow our progress!! If you happen to have any other brilliant ideas or have any comments on the project, kindly leave us a note at this email.
MakeWeekend, You are the BEST~! ♥
I was in my dorm back in Penang Matriculation College when the clock stoke 12 on the 1st of January 2011. A few of my friends and I were celebrating the dawn of the brand new year with toasted sardine filled bread. It was by far, the most abnormal way of celebrating New Year. Back at home same time years ago, my family and I gazed at the sparks produced by smaller bits of the burning metals as colourful fireworks were let free in the dark sky.
This year’s new year eve celebration? I’ll tell you once I’m done talking about 2011 :)
2011 began when I was in my second semester of Matriculation. And if you haven’t read about my life in Matriculation, you can follow this link: http://yvonnechoo.tumblr.com/post/9410953205
It took me 1 day to finally realise I’d finished my 10 months in Matriculation when it ended in mid April this year. I wonder why it took me so long to decide getting into one when the offer letter came. Well, it was indeed a path worth taking~!
And to celebrating this, we had a family vacation to Gold Coast, Australia on the 28th of April. For the very first time, I flew to a more westernised country ♥
Here is a short recap of the trip :)
In the Vietnamese Restaurant :)
It was a free and easy vacation, so we had a great time there ♥
Since I had a few months of holiday break after matriculation/before entering University, I went back to SMK Cyberjaya to celebrate Teachers Day with my beloved teachers~!
And a day after my birthday, the results for the ‘A World Without Polymers?’ Video Competition were released online.
Thankfully, I got the first prize and had the chance to go to San Huan Puerto Rico to present the video in an award ceremony held there :)
When I came back, I am very grateful to be interviewed by R.AGE, The Star.
See? Time flies!! 5 months gone after matriculation and here comes USM ♥
On my way back to USM during midsem break, I met 2 matric friends in KLIA :)
On the 9th December, I attended Malam Kimia IKM at Sime Darby Convention Center :)
Unexpectedly, I had so many bowls of Tang Yuan this year…usually I don’t really eat Tang Yuan when I am at home :P
Christmas comes next :)
And now…I shall tell you how I will be celebrating my New Year’s Eve…..
I had no choice, coz USM had all the exams scheduled for us starting 3rd of January!
2011, a memorable and exciting year of my life~! Looking forward to 2012, another year filled with excitements! Good bye 2011, I will miss you~!! ♥
Happy New Year 2012~!
For USM students, happy sitting for finals~! All the best and good luck!!!
Yvonne’s Periodic Table.
The one and only one in the world :D
Merely adding a little Chemistry into my life :P
Hope you’ll all enjoy it as much as I do ♥
To my dearest inspiration in Chemistry and Science, Madame Marie Curie,
Thank you for inspiring me, giving me the strength to be who I am today and to be one step nearer to my dream. Though I had no chance to meet you in person, your life history had just made enough impact to me and my life. Hopefully one day I will be like you, leave a name and create history in the field of Science, especially Chemistry ♥
Happy Birthday Madame Marie Curie~!
Lots of Love,
Yvonne Choo ♥