Recent blog posts

  • Almost Kyoto Weekend!

    Written: June 25, 2009 5:40pm My week has been as exciting as it can be when you spend 12+ hours a day at work. I’ve done lots of research online during this time (on facebook, twitter, etc.) and have edited my essays for the HBS application maybe around 200 times. Actually, according to Open Office, […]

  • A Weekend of Essay Writing, and Going Out!

    Written: Monday, June 22, 7:11 pm Friday my work day was quite normal, except that by 8pm I decided that I was going home. As such, I was on the train back by 8:40ish and by 9:00pm I was back at Juso! I then proceeded to go to the Ramen shop across from the trains […]

  • 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 […]

  • Saving Money by Eating a Donut at Mister Donuts ~

    Written: June 17 at 8:51pm I’ve been usually writing my updates in the afternoons of the next day about the previous day, and that doesn’t quite make sense when it comes down to remembering details. I am, now, writing my entries about the same day before going home. As such, this entry will include both […]

  • Monday was normal, until I saw cops!

    Written: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 I woke up and got to work a bit late (at 9:20am, the seminar started at 9:15am). It was okay, though, no big problem. After the seminar (in which three papers were presented) was our Monday lab cleanup. You can tell that people liked how I mopped last week cause […]

  • Benefits of a Japanese-Sized Apartment, Okonomiyaki, and Japanese Tea Ceremony!

    Written: June 15, 12:27pm I haven’t written an update on my life since last Friday morning! What a shame. I should definitely keep making it a point to reflect on my experience on a daily basis. That being said, here is my weekend update. Friday I pretty much stayed at work until late at night, […]

  • If not through science, contribute in some other way

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 – 7:09pm Today I also came in to lab at around 10:30am, a bit later than I wanted, so I’m aiming to go home early and be in tomorrow by 9am. In lab I did a few things and then sent the associate professor an e-mail with the notes I took […]

  • Average Hours Spent at Lab per Day ~11

    Average Hours Spent working: about half of that.The rest of the time? Socializing and using the internet. Talking to JKim online, too, cause she’s not that busy looking at birds’ brains. Written June 10, 2009 at 9:08pm I’m still in lab considering going home soon, but I’m waiting until my mom wakes up in Puerto […]

  • Long Days in Lab

    Written on: June 10, 2009 10:35am (local time) I woke up yesterday and got ready to go to work. I took the train at 8:20ish and got to lab at around 9:20. From then on I did the usual, check my e-mails, talk to friends online, and not much more. At around 1pm I went […]

  • Monday is Clean Up Day (and Birthday!)

    Written Tuesday, June 9, 2009 – 9:43am I woke up and got to work at 9am, at which point I was just browsing the internet for a bit. At 9:10am the lab professor tells me that there’s a lab meeting (sort of a journal group) starting at 9:15am and we’re all expected to be there, […]

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