Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Of Sleep Labs, Good Food and a Singing Window-Washer...



So, what has weird ol' Daphne been up to lately?


This is what!



Wired-up and ready to go to bed!




TeeHee...

I am one of a handful of people on campus who are participating in a sleep study. When I saw the amount of studies going on in campus, the first one I made a beeline for was this! Cos it's just so horribly cool...The criteria is pretty stringent but hey, I got in, and I will be spending part of this week sleeping in a lab...


When I saw the ridiculous amount of wires that I had to wear, I had this feeling I won't be sleeping at all throughout the night, but I slept surprisingly well. In fact, this little piggy had a very good night's sleep! Actually, I even woke up in almost the exact position I went to sleep in...






Making stupid faces after dinner...




So what else have I been up to? Besides being buried deep with assignments and exams and work?


Well, had dinner at a nice colonial mansion over the weekend to celebrate our Baha'i New Year. After so many months of cafeteria food, that was heaven alright! You would think having good food is nothing to blog about, but believe me, that is so hard to come by...



And just last weekend, this pretty 'famous' guy who lives in my community passed away. His name was Lorne Clapper and he was known as the singing window washer, who would wash windows while singing at the top of his lungs.

Some people find him not-so-right. Me? I found him very amusing. In honour of him, people washed windows downtown while singing over the weekend, which I thought was really sweet...




Sigh...Am gonna miss passing the shops and hearing Lorne sing 'Amazing Grace' at the top of his voice. So loud is he you can hear him a block away...RIP, Lorne...This community is going to miss you...




10 comments:

Zawi said...

Daph,
Were the electrodes attached to your body to induce sleep or to monitor your sleeping pattern or whatever it was for?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Daphne,
Pls make sure that you don't get all tangled up with the wires and all while sleeping, ok?

Don't forget to tell us of the results.

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

What does the test acomplish? I would not be comfortable with all the wires connected to me!! :)

IBU said...

Hahaha..... U look so cute la Daphne.

Were they able to interpret your dreams that came in three languages?

p/s Each time I dropped by here, there must be a mentioning of food. YOu arrr...

zixin_33 said...

WAHAHAHAHA...... >0<

that's all i can think of when i saw your pic...

nicol said...

oo sleep experiment.. sounds slightly invasive XD welp, i'm sure it was interesting nonetheless.

anywho, you must be in your last or second last week of classes right? best of luck with your finals =] i may make another trip down at the end of april but we shall see lol
take care dude

J.T. said...

Are you wired after being wired? :)

RIP Lorne Clapper. Guys like him are one in a million. An ordinary guy who did something extraordinary.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Pak Zawi,

The electrodes were attached to monitor my brain waves while I was asleep. I am not allowed to say what the experiment is about exactly, but let's just say it's to study how sleep influences learning.

Pretty cool, eh?

Daphne Ling said...

Hello Aunty Ja,

Haha. Tak ter-tanggled la... They were tied in a bunch and anyway, I'm not much of a trashy sleeper!

Thank God, otherwise the experimenter will bunuh me ler...;)

Daphne Ling said...

Be Back Soon, Everyone!