Another usual day at work, I was in the auditorium hall listening to a safety talk until Yen Ee called me asking me if I wanted attend BioMalaysia at KLCC. Since I have nothing to do, well, okay.
When we got there we registered and were given visitor passes, and yes, I registered as a Research Assistant from IMR. Lol. So, we went in, walk and look around. Then, we stopped at Eppendorf's booth. This booth was crowded and we wondered how come. So, we became busy bodies and join the crowd.
Yea, they don't know how to spell InstituTe.
The company was promoting their new light-weight pipette and there were games organized. Just for the fun of it, Rita and I took part. There were 2 games- balancing a light-weight pipette and pipetting competition (where Sian Siu once told me).
The first game, well, nothing much. There was a balance and all we need to do was to balance the pipette in one end with some sweets then we get to keep those sweets. The second game was the exciting one. There were colour liquids and we need pipette a motif and the word 'PLUS' according to the colour.
Rita and I. She was already pipetting while I read the instructions.
For the later game, the top 3 winners of the day, which are those tho managed to complete pipetting in the shortest time, will be given a chance to ride on a hot air balloon in Taman Tasek Titiwangsa. As I was saying, Rita and I took part. While we were queuing, the record holders started with 2 mins 47 secconds. As we were waiting for our turns, the time to beat became short and shorter- 2 mins 30 secs to 2 mins 12 secs. And then right before my turn, a doctor held the record at 2 min 6 secs.
At that moment, what was in my head was, "Aiyah.. so easy win meh?" I never though of winning, I just want to spin that wheel or fortune and get my little gift. Lol. When it comes to my turn, I just pipette like how I usually do, only faster. Guess what? I did it in 1 min 40 secs!! But because I spilt the liquid a little, I was given a 20 secs penalty! 20 seconds, a little too much, no? Urgh! So, until the time I left, I was still holding the record at 2 mins.
See that? I guess can't but my name is right on top! :D
They said they would call me if I won and well, I'm waiting for their call. Riding on a hot air balloon would be fun, I guess. I think all these are thanks to my previous lab, the Molecular Ginetics Lab, where I pipette (for Genomics test) everyday? Lol.