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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!!

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Words can’t quite describe my feelings when we won our first ever open dancesport competition, Ola Bayle 8 of UST. In all honesty, competing against 10 other couples from dancesport teams of different universities, got a little intimidated.
While they were packing flashy routines complete with highlights, my partner, Glyssa, and I have humble ones constructed out of developed basic figures. We didn’t want to risk anything as the number of highlights we can pull off is limited due to our size difference, and the purpose of our routines was to show off and emphasize our technique on which we excel due to the scrutiny and training we had under our coach, Ma’am Belinda Adora, who is known for her specialty in Latin technique. Apparently, it was effective! I can’t be grateful enough that Ma’am Adora is our coach.
We were able to bag the gold as we out-techniqued the other couples. One lady in the event said she already knew we were going to win in the first place as she saw us dancing. It was really a confidence booster for us, which is much needed due to the fact that we will have another competition tomorrow, and a much bigger one at that.
I’m tired, but still ecstatic as I write this. Tomorrow is another day with another competition, and I’m really hopeful, especially because we have four couples from the Ateneo Dance Sport Club who will be competing. I take pride in that, calling ourselves “Team ADSC”.
P.S.This is the first competition in which I felt the sportsmanship between competitors! They were really friendly and they invited us to their group photos which was really nice of them. I only got a handful of their names, but I’m glad that I made new friends in the dancesport industry.

Words can’t quite describe my feelings when we won our first ever open dancesport competition, Ola Bayle 8 of UST. In all honesty, competing against 10 other couples from dancesport teams of different universities, got a little intimidated.

While they were packing flashy routines complete with highlights, my partner, Glyssa, and I have humble ones constructed out of developed basic figures. We didn’t want to risk anything as the number of highlights we can pull off is limited due to our size difference, and the purpose of our routines was to show off and emphasize our technique on which we excel due to the scrutiny and training we had under our coach, Ma’am Belinda Adora, who is known for her specialty in Latin technique. Apparently, it was effective! I can’t be grateful enough that Ma’am Adora is our coach.

We were able to bag the gold as we out-techniqued the other couples. One lady in the event said she already knew we were going to win in the first place as she saw us dancing. It was really a confidence booster for us, which is much needed due to the fact that we will have another competition tomorrow, and a much bigger one at that.

I’m tired, but still ecstatic as I write this. Tomorrow is another day with another competition, and I’m really hopeful, especially because we have four couples from the Ateneo Dance Sport Club who will be competing. I take pride in that, calling ourselves “Team ADSC”.

P.S.This is the first competition in which I felt the sportsmanship between competitors! They were really friendly and they invited us to their group photos which was really nice of them. I only got a handful of their names, but I’m glad that I made new friends in the dancesport industry.