@ Parque del buen Retiro, Madrid

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@ Parque del buen Retiro, Madrid

Proudly Penangite (yes, that’s a real no-nonsense  word), I was raised in George Town, the capital of Penang island, a UNESCO World Heritage City.  Since 2007, I have been living in the heart of the city of Madrid with my family, pursuing a doctorate study. We came unequipped with a single word of Spanish…well, actually only “gracias” and “adios amigos” – both picked up from Speedy Gonzalez, the fastest mouse in Mexico :) Though I miss home, I love it here. As Cytowic says in his book The Man Who Tastes Shapes, Madrid gives me Synesthesia – a mixed-up sensation of hearing colours, feeling musics and tasting shapes (and seeing smells too) .

More soon…meanwhile you may be interested in these:

– Rosalind W. Picard and her tenure in Affective Computing (inspiring!)

10 ways to flunk your PhD ( I really like this article)

Robosexual – the future of relationship?

– Do you sleep like a log? I don’t. I’d need more “spindles” to do that – find out more.

Pyramid, by Charice Pempengco, a 16 year old Philipino – a Youtube phenomenon who has carved her path all the way to the top of the charts  – one of my favourite singers.

– An A. R Rahman’s fan. I believe that Oscar has been long delayed for him.  Some songs I really like, in these video clips:

Chandralekha – reminds me of my childhood. A song clip from the movie Thiruda Thiruda (Thief Thief), 1993.  I was 14 when the movie was released.

–  La Caution, French hip hop group remix song Pilotes Automatiques. A remix of A. R Rahman’s Tamil Ottagathai Kattiko (from the movie Gentleman)

Hossana,  from a 2010 unspellable movie name (though I can say it,  spelling is tough) and  I’ll spare you from twisting your tongue.

Siti Nurhaliza, the unchallenged Malaysian voice, a.k.a. ‘Voice of Asia’ and winner of hundreds of awards in Malaysia and internationally.

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