Here's a bit on my new adventure in Taylor's.
Taking up a masters degree is always something I had at the back of my mind. I have always thought about it, but I never got round to researching it. So, after my finals in June, I was looking around at my prospects. A few emails later, I got a place at Taylor's. I'm lucky to have a fantastic supervisor who is so willing to teach and share (and tolerate my stupidity). This project has really been mind-challenging, I would say. I've learned so much these past months, from reading articles after articles, scientific writing, learning the ropes on Linux, Maestro, Gromacs, my first presentation to critical thinking. Thank god for Google!!
Taylor's University has a really nice "university" environment. I believe the atmosphere does actually make a difference. I enjoy being here everyday, despite spending all my time in the lab. The environment here makes me want to work harder, to learn faster, to get better at what I'm doing. It feels like I'm back in UBC where everyday was enjoyable. For now, I practically own the lab, as I'm the sole pharmacy postgraduate student doing computational chemistry. Everyone here is nice and the service is a lot better than my previous university. They actually take the time to tend to your problems.
I've made a few good friends here in the first couple of months. From the two compulsory classes that postgrad students have to take, I've met a group of people whom I liked spending time with. Vivi, the first friend I made in Taylor's and also my first Indonesian friend is doing Master of Science. She works in the lab one floor above mine. Ricky, my other Indonesian friend, and Desmond are from the engineering school. We meet only twice a week for classes, but I had a great time getting to know them. We went out for a few hangout sessions and I really enjoyed myself. But classes are over now and we don't have to take any more modules in the coming semesters, so I'll really miss the times we had.
How time flies. Here are some pictures looking back at 2017.
|First and last clinical competition|
|UCSI Pharmacy Class of 2017|
|Started school at Taylor's|
|My new friends|
Celebrating another year with love and happiness. Cheers to a good start!