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There is another good news in the lab!

Simon and Sebby engaged in the weekend!  They are the fifth good news happened in the lab since New year!  They say good things come in 3 or 7. We have 5 now. So, there will be two more!

I know Simon! He was writting up his PhD thesis when I first started. I thought he is a quiet person but he proved me wrong. Ginger hair, glasses, funny Manchester accent, but insists to enjoy the very fine of life (e.g. nice car and flat!) He went through a lot in the past year. Simon's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away within 6 months time. She was so young. I witnessed Simon's grief during that time. Luckly, Sebby was there with him. And Simon recovered very quickly.

I saw a big change in Sebby too. Before they started going out which was just over a year ago, Sebby looked OK but now she is glowing! She looks happy, healthy, and shinning. It is amazing how love can do to a person. 

Simon took Sebby out camping. It was pouring down and they were in the tent. Suddly, Simon got down to one knee and propsed! (how romantic!!!) The ring (gorgeous, a big diamond) was wrapped in paper with a note on it saying, 'I owe you a ring'. That is so sweet!

I guess I have recovered well enough from my heart-breaking experience. I felt really happy for them when I first heard the news but felt I am missing out something when I was alone later on. Lorna, who just broke up with her boyfriend who she has gone out together with for over 6 years, almost broke into tears when she heard the news. Poor thing. It is not easy. The first 6 months after I broke up with him, I would become tearful when I saw teddy bears holding hearts or red roses. That is how much love hurts. 

It is getting harder and harder to find people go to pub with or watch movies because most of them have got their wee committment (baby or the other half). And I am still alone.

That is enough for today. Bye for now.

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It is the Monday of Victorian weekend- holiday.  Lab is still packed with keen students/scientists! I slept in till 10:30 this morning and treated myself with a nice breakfast. Nice breakfast means I sat down and ate food properly (instead of shuffling in whatever I can grab!) Off I went!- to the lab of course!

I have been walking to the lab for weeks (didn't see any significant changes in my weight) but I am conveinced that I am slightly fitter. Now I can walk up the stairs from basement (where my office is) to 3rd floor (where the lab is) without needing to use oxygen mask.  People know me would know I absolutely hate walking because it is boring and it takes forever! Aided with a dolgy pedometer and radio, it is slightly bearable! I absolultely enjoy BBC radio!

Now I am sitting in front of my laptop, waiting for the incubation of my RNA in situ slides to finish (it is in its last NBT/BCIP stage), feeling a bit tired and wish I could soak myself in a spa. PhD is a stressful job!

Better get back to whatever I should be doing.

Tata.

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  • May 17 Tue 2005 03:48
  • 老爸

昨晚 父女兩個都有點焦慮(anxious)

我打電話回家跟媽媽叨叨唸唸

媽說妳在緊張喔

真是知女莫若母

老爸在旁邊聽到了

說他要跟我講話

他知道我在為今天的presentation 緊張

and he asked to tell him what my project is about.

 

And I was like, ‘Dad, please!’

於是呢 我就結結巴巴 七零八落地解釋我的project

說真的  我的中文不是普通地爛  是真的很爛

大部分的東西我都不會用中文講

可是老爸聽得很有勁  還給我很多很好的意見

他說要外行人來看事情 看得比較清楚事情的茫點

 

上次有兩個台大的教授來愛丁堡

想跟這裡的台灣學生聊聊

我一直不想去  因為擔心用中文講science 根本不會講

老爸聽到馬上說怎麼不會講

他今天終於知道他二女兒中文實在是

 

老爸要回台灣  說要幫我找個包包

我真的買不到適合的包包: 要裝得下我的paper, writing pad,  午餐  Nature magazine, 梳子, Diary, 和一堆有的沒有的

所以呢 一直到現在我還是背backpack

實在很沒有女人味

老爸問我要什麼樣的

我說我要餃子包  和櫻桃包

老實講  我只知道櫻桃包在台灣很紅(LV 的東西吧

餃子包是我在網路上看到的名詞  覺得有趣就記下來了

到底長什麼樣也不清楚

老爸聽得一頭霧水

於是我又說那我要台灣女主播背的那種包包好了

老爸幾乎昏倒  他說妳怎麼知道人家主播背什麼包

說的也是

所以呢  我大概知道我會拿到什麼樣的包了

老爸心目中的好包包決對是品質實用第一  樣子其次

That means… it probably will look very ugly but it will last for a long time.

 

I thought the conversation was rather funny….

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好久沒有 had the whole day off,

中午買束漂亮的花 去看一位剛生baby 的同事

She looks good!

She said it is definitely a change of life!

 

走過草原旁, 櫻花盛開.

baby 很可愛,  天空藍色的眼睛,  她媽媽驕傲地說現在顏色還沒變的話, 就表示不會變了, (外國寶寶出生時很多都是藍眼睛, 但是幾週以後就會變) 但是可愛的James以後會是藍眼睛金頭髮的大帥哥喔! 他媽媽說他會是 a heart breaker! (haha!)

 

回家後決定放自己假,  雖然實驗室有一堆事,  下禮拜又要presentation…

決定洗手做蛋糕 一洗前恥!! 上次的烤焦了 變成整棟樓的teasing的對象

是覆盆子蘋果蛋糕 (raspberry and apple cake)! 這次總算成功了  沒有焦 也沒有給我漏氣地塌下來!!  

(AH!! 我真是天才!)

剛才跑去看正在蒸的油飯 沒錯  我自己做油飯耶 還真的很像油飯  只不過是雞肉的 

一個下午的時間  我還整理房間 吸地 洗浴室 和熨衣服 我最討厭吸塵和ironing-我很沒耐性的哩! (By the way, it is worth to mention that I also made myself a cup of latte!) 

 

明天早上抱著蛋糕去上班  大概不能跑步上班囉  (看到蛋糕裡的butter, 沒本錢的我還是不要碰的好) 沒錯!  這個禮拜我不但走路,還跑了兩天去上班,  用走的話要走一個小時,  用跑的(跑一半走一半)35 分鐘 ! 把包包條緊, 我就很酷地跑過愛丁堡最繁忙的街,  跑過西裝畢挺, 卻眉頭深鎖的上班公車族,  也許明天也許有人會放棄公車,  加入跑步!

Most of them would stare at me and look rather concerned, wondering whether this poor girl is going to drop dead every minute.  My face is discoloured and I can’t help but run past the crowd, panting.

 

Well, I can only get better!!

 

 

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I was with friends at a Pub after work, but still felt lonely...

I did three rounds of drinking at the pub before moving  to the next one.

It was not like the usual me.

I was with friends at a BBQ, but still felt lonely...

I didn't stop people from topping up my glass and ended up drinking a bottle of wine each!

It was well beyond being 'tipsy'!

A 'wasted' weekend...

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