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We’re still as crazy as we were before. After a really long time, I finally got to meet up again with my high school best friend, and we had a lot of catching up to do! Japhet, Camile, and I just spent the evening enjoying pasta and cake at Sweet Inspirations, talking about the most random of things: anime, art, boys, NSFW stuff, feminism, disciplinary society, etc. It’s always nice to spend time with good people.
P.S. Yup, we planned to wear matching galaxy sweaters! They’re the best!

We’re still as crazy as we were before. After a really long time, I finally got to meet up again with my high school best friend, and we had a lot of catching up to do! Japhet, Camile, and I just spent the evening enjoying pasta and cake at Sweet Inspirations, talking about the most random of things: anime, art, boys, NSFW stuff, feminism, disciplinary society, etc. It’s always nice to spend time with good people.

P.S. Yup, we planned to wear matching galaxy sweaters! They’re the best!

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After almost two months of working in the laboratory for 6 days a week, my partner and I have successfully cultured and purified five bioluminescent bacteria isolates from four different fishes. We can’t wait until June to begin the next phase of our study which is to identify these bacteria at the molecular level. Who knows? Maybe we’ll even discover a new species!

We’re not stopping with five isolates, though. While we wait for our kits to arrive, we’ll continue surveying which fish species harbors BLB. We hope to get more isolates from more fish species. Crossing my fingers!

P.S. What shall be the name of our new species if we ever discover one? Vibrio fabulosum? Photobacterium glamourosum? Whatever! Be fab, have fun!!!

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Just watched G.B.F. yesterday, and it was hilarious despite the fact that I can barely understand their girl language. Fawcett’s my favorite of the three queens because behind her bitchy-rich facade, she actually rocks at chemistry and other science-y stuff.
Watching the movie made me think of my own coming out moment and what happened after people knew. Thankfully, I never became that fabulous accessory that girls wanted. I never even became all fashioned and fabulized like Tanner. Sure, some of my girl friends thought of me as their GBF, but I never actually served the purpose of one. I was never one to enjoy shopping with and for girls, to know how to please men, or to act and sing (I can dance, though).
After I came out, I just kept on being me. That scientifically-inclined, nerdy, artsy-fartsy, Latin-dancing me, though a bit gayer and less inhibited with my thoughts on boys. And I couldn’t be any happier. I may not turn heads with my glitter and sparkle when I walk down the hallway, but at least I know that whatever I have become and what I am today is authentically and completely me. And that’s how I want my life to be
P.S. I find Tanner pretty cute, and I personally admire his decision with Brent to not jump into a relationship, wisely foreseeing that it can’t possibly end well and would probably ruin their friendship. Yeah, I should be happy with what I have right now.

Just watched G.B.F. yesterday, and it was hilarious despite the fact that I can barely understand their girl language. Fawcett’s my favorite of the three queens because behind her bitchy-rich facade, she actually rocks at chemistry and other science-y stuff.

Watching the movie made me think of my own coming out moment and what happened after people knew. Thankfully, I never became that fabulous accessory that girls wanted. I never even became all fashioned and fabulized like Tanner. Sure, some of my girl friends thought of me as their GBF, but I never actually served the purpose of one. I was never one to enjoy shopping with and for girls, to know how to please men, or to act and sing (I can dance, though).

After I came out, I just kept on being me. That scientifically-inclined, nerdy, artsy-fartsy, Latin-dancing me, though a bit gayer and less inhibited with my thoughts on boys. And I couldn’t be any happier. I may not turn heads with my glitter and sparkle when I walk down the hallway, but at least I know that whatever I have become and what I am today is authentically and completely me. And that’s how I want my life to be

P.S. I find Tanner pretty cute, and I personally admire his decision with Brent to not jump into a relationship, wisely foreseeing that it can’t possibly end well and would probably ruin their friendship. Yeah, I should be happy with what I have right now.

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Felt particularly antisocial and depressed earlier because of reasons, and I don’t want to even bother dealing with them anymore when I have much more important things to do. Instead, I’ll just post what’s been keeping me busy lately!
Those are plates of bioluminescent bacteria that we isolated ourselves. Isolation and cultivation of those is just a quarter of our four-part thesis, so we still have a long way to go! I work in the laboratory six days a week, and I have no time for bullshit. Here’s to a great year of thesis for us!
P.S. Some of the plates are so bright that they emit enough light for me to read in the dark! Who knew germs could be so pretty? These are real living gems of the microscopic world around us.

Felt particularly antisocial and depressed earlier because of reasons, and I don’t want to even bother dealing with them anymore when I have much more important things to do. Instead, I’ll just post what’s been keeping me busy lately!

Those are plates of bioluminescent bacteria that we isolated ourselves. Isolation and cultivation of those is just a quarter of our four-part thesis, so we still have a long way to go! I work in the laboratory six days a week, and I have no time for bullshit. Here’s to a great year of thesis for us!

P.S. Some of the plates are so bright that they emit enough light for me to read in the dark! Who knew germs could be so pretty? These are real living gems of the microscopic world around us.

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We had to dance thirteen times over five rounds for this one, but it was worth it. Geraldine Darvin’s Dance Challenge is the biggest and the most glamorous competition I have joined so far. And the most intense! Everyone was amazing, so Glyssa and I figured we had to step up our game.
We danced like we never danced before, giving almost every routine a perfect run. Our hard work paid off, and we managed to place second in Pre-Novice Latin 2-Dance, 4th in Youth Latin 3-Dance, and 5th in Intercollegiate Latin 3-Dance. We may have not bagged the gold like we did yesterday, but I have never felt more fulfilled as a dancer.
My eyes are now fixed on the 5th Ateneo Open Dance Sport Championship on March 1. That will be our final competition for the school year, making it a total of five competitions for SY 2013-2014. I’m just so excited!
P.S. I’ll go back to reality for now as I have a thesis proposal to work on. But after that, competition mode again! Let’s do this!!

We had to dance thirteen times over five rounds for this one, but it was worth it. Geraldine Darvin’s Dance Challenge is the biggest and the most glamorous competition I have joined so far. And the most intense! Everyone was amazing, so Glyssa and I figured we had to step up our game.

We danced like we never danced before, giving almost every routine a perfect run. Our hard work paid off, and we managed to place second in Pre-Novice Latin 2-Dance, 4th in Youth Latin 3-Dance, and 5th in Intercollegiate Latin 3-Dance. We may have not bagged the gold like we did yesterday, but I have never felt more fulfilled as a dancer.

My eyes are now fixed on the 5th Ateneo Open Dance Sport Championship on March 1. That will be our final competition for the school year, making it a total of five competitions for SY 2013-2014. I’m just so excited!

P.S. I’ll go back to reality for now as I have a thesis proposal to work on. But after that, competition mode again! Let’s do this!!