An Application Day

Written: Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:15pm

Yesterday I went home late at night after finishing some experiments and talking to people. I caught the last train home, which means I did not make it home until after midnight. I proceeded to sleep.

I woke up at 8:30 this morning and got ready as quickly as I could to make it to the 9:05am train. I was there two minutes early, which was good, but I did not have time to go to the grocery store to get my rice ball (onigiri) before going to work. That was unfortunate. Good thing, however, is that I had lunch with three other young students in the lab, and we all had a nice lunch at the Hospital Cafeteria. ‘masaya’-san, ‘boot’-san, ‘macho’-san and I all talked for about an hour and just enjoyed lunch together. It was nice to have lunch with them since I enjoy socializing with the people in my lab. They are all very interesting people, and very nice, just quite busy. Oh, something nice was that ‘Crazy’-san brought me a bottle of “Afternoon Tea (Milk Tea)” that she thought was better than the one I normally get. Also, Deng-san, who is one of the part-timers, gave me a piece of chocolate. 🙂 I felt very loved.

In the afternoon I focused on finishing up my application for HBS’s 2+2 Program. The deadline is coming up soon (July 1st) and I have to finish working on the essays. Luckily the rest of the application is pretty much set, even the recommendation letters, but I’m still in the process of writing the essays, and there will definitely be a lot of re-writing and editing to do before I submit those. I hope to finish writing them by tomorrow, so I can edit them Saturday and then send them to a few people for feedback.

That being said, I’m quite tired now since all I’ve done this afternoon is work on essays. I’m planning to get dinner soon, and hopefully after that just go home. I’m sorry this day has not been too exciting, there is nothing new I can say to you. Oh wait, I haven’t mentioned this, in this building there are ALWAYS a LOT of people who come here to just check on inventory, check on lab machines, fix whatever is needed, replace filters, etc. These men all come dressed in suits and you can always see them in pairs, yes, only in pairs. They walk into rooms and replace something, they come talk to you if a machine you are using is making a weird noise, and most of the time, it seems, they just stand in every corner of the building. I think every time I go to the restroom during the day I see at least three or four pairs of them.

I think that’s quite interesting. I never used to see any of those in my lab. And my lab was also next to a building.

And my head hurts, I need to go eat now and rest at home. Have a nice day everyone!

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