Another Year in Mobile

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Another Year in Mobile

Honestly, I did not plan to celebrate my birthday this year because I had so much things to work on my dissertation. It sounded pathetic, but I had to do it. I had no choice. Brandon insisted to throw me a party. He arranged a dinner with friends of his and mine at Fuego restaurant.

I decided to go because I felt like this could be my last year to celebrate my birthday in Mobile. Also, I wanted to show my appreciation to our friendships.I’m graduating soon, and I have no clue of what is going to happen in the next few months.

All in all, thanks to Brandon who has always been good friend to me and thanks to all of my friends who came to the dinner party.

Bill, David, Amy, Kenny, Denise, Danielle, James, Jonathan, Brandon, and me

Wordle

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Wordle

Have you ever wondered how to create a typography graphic? It might take a good amount of time to create such a graphic in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. But, with Wordle you can create the typography graphic within a minute!! You have a full control of the words, colors, fonts, and layout. Ton of options are available! Please visit Wordle to create one online. Type, create, and print! Enjoy!

Thanks to Sylvia. I saw her Wordle on the twitter and I loved it!

Face-lifted Facebook

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Face-lifted Facebook

I had to admit that I was hesitate a little in deciding if I wanted to change my Facebook interface. Then, I saw a lot of friends using and bragging about it. So, I decided to give it a try. Oh WOWWWW! I’m digesting it now LOL! Ton and ton of my facebook activities will be exposed!! I’m not sure if this is a good thing…

Like I said.. I’m digesting haha! Facebook timeline went all the way back to the date I signed up an account. Can you believe that? I mean.. you have to try it for yourself and then you will see what I mean. The process to change the interface isn’t bad at all. You can follow the instruction here.

Try it and let me know what you think!

IKEA Thailand Coming Sooner Than You Think!

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IKEA Thailand Coming Sooner Than You Think!

You heard it right! IKEA Thailand webpage is up, and they are hiring now! The IKEA Thailand is located in Bangna area. Yeah… it’s very close to my house! I’m so excited!!

Complete the survey and you can win 150,000 Baht!!

Visit the IKEA Thailand website for more details. 

Dissertation Defense

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Dissertation Defense

Today I had my dissertation defense with the committee members. It was such a good experience presenting the summary of my own research study and sharing my knowledge and thoughts with others. I really appreciate all the support, guidance, and suggestion from my committee. I know this is not done yet, but it is good to know that I’m one step closer to the finish line.

I went a little over the top with my PowerPoint presentation. My research topic was about chart design, and I would like to make a statement by using the infographics to present the survey results. I was so happy with what I created.

Last night when I was looking  for tips to prepare my dissertation defense, I found some interesting comics that made me smile. Take a look at them and let me know what you think!

Irene Made Landfall

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Irene Made Landfall

Since Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas coast on Sept. 13, 2008, causing the biggest loss of power in the state’s history, Hurricane Irene is the first hurricane that made landfall in the US. this year. In fact, category-1 Hurricane Irene just made landfall in North Carolina this evening. That’s a lot better than what has been predicted. I mean.. it could have been worse. Now, NYC is threatened as it could be on the Hurricane Irene’s path. Hopefully, it will be weakened or at least stay as category 1 hurricane. Hope everyone stays dry and be safe!

Take a look at Hurricane Irene Photos by Yahoo News

 

iLoveChihuahua Fan Page

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iLoveChihuahua Fan Page

สำหรับ “คนรักชิวาว่า” ทุกท่าน อย่าลืมแวะไปชมภาพน่ารักๆ พูดคุยเกี่ยวกับน้องชิ กันได้ที่ FaceBook Page ของเรากันนะคร้าบบบ… ตอนนี้มีสามาชิก มากกว่า 850 ท่านแล้ว น้องชิ น่ารักๆทั้งนั้นเลย

น้องจากสมาชิกจะมาแลกเปลี่ยนรูปภาพน้องชิตัวน้อยของพวกเขาแล้ว เรายังมีการแลกเปลี่ยนเกร็ดความรู้ สอบถาม พูดคุย เรื่องต่างๆที่เกี่ยวกับ น้องชิวาว่า กันนะครับ

เพียงแค่แวะเข้ามา แล้วก็ กด Like คุณก็เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของสมาชิก “คนรักชิวาว่า” ได้ทันที http://facebook.com/ilovechihuahua

Bread Making

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Bread Making

This was my first attempt to make bread without a bread maker machine or even a Kitchen Aid Mixer! I found several recipe wrote in Thai. Some of them said that using the machine was unnecessary. So, I thought I would give it a shot and made pigs in a blanket! A good thing about making bread was lesser ingredients than baking cakes.

Recipe:
Bread flour 150 g
Cake flour 100 g
Dry yeast 1 teaspoon
Sugar 35 g
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Dry milk 20 g
Warm water 150 g
Egg 1
Butter (unsalt) 35 g
hot dogs

Let’s see how it turned out!

Mix everything together and let it sit for an hour

Only 8-10 min in the oven

Applied butter on them

Umm…umm..umm

Not bad for a newbie like me!

Ingredients for bread making were not a lot, but it took a half day to prepare it. So, maybe it would make the whole process a lot easier if I had a bread maker machine! I should get one huh? LOL!

ILC Training

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We have been training each other on Sakai, a new Learning Management System that University of South Alabama is going use.

Data Collection Completed

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I’m so grateful that the data collection for my research study is almost done. In fact, the number of participants has been reached my expectation since Friday. Thanks to all participants who took their time and did the study for me. Thanks to all my dear friends who helped me recruit students. I appreciated everything that the people around me have done for me!!

I know that my study is not a typical survey, and most people would take more than 15 min to finish it. But, I feel so lucky that I am able to collect the data so quickly.

I still need to continue collecting data because I set up the deadline on June 15. By that time I should have almost 200 participants. How exciting!!

This weekend I tried to create a Moodle course and put my study to it. It worked out pretty nicely. I could get  very detailed results from the participants, and those results are SCORM compliance too. I plan to continue to build a few more courses and add them to my portfolio. I’m also very excited about it! It’s time to brush up my Captivate skills!