Pre-med student and amateur baker.
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I blog them here. HA!
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The faculty where I spend most of my time during the student exchange program :)
I dealt with this project for a month at Khon Kaen University. Green mirid bug is the natural enemy or the predator of the brown planthopper (which is a serious pest on rice plants!). To control the population of the pest, green mirid bugs are used :) I studied their predatory behavior and their population dynamics. The suction tube on the right is the thing which I used to capture the bugs from the aluminum cages where they are mass reared. And I count the eggs of brown planthopper under the microscope and served it as the food for the bug until they molt 3 times to become adult :)
Who would have thought that I could travel out of the country as an exchange student? ;) I never regret my decision of exhausting all the possibilities to get here. And I am always grateful to God for making this happen!! Anyway, my life here in Khon Kaen has full of ups and downs. I will just share randomly in bullets.
God is really amazing! every problem we faced during the processing of this travel was always given a way out. We really felt that this opportunity was meant for us, and meant to happen :)
As what the first picture shows, we arrived on June 18 in Bangkok and we should depart on July 17 because we don’t have visa. And the student exchange program that we got into is only for one month. Anyway, we are exchange students at Khon Kaen University (6-7hrs away from Bangkok! phew! ), specifically at the Faculty of Agriculture. We are undergoing a short-term research training here; and at the end, we have to make a report or sort of like a scientific paper. Too much pressure here! I find the country similar to the Philippines but I don’t like their food >.< I was having a hard time adjusting here because of their food and language. But people here in the university are so thoughtful and caring. :) We are being picked up and sent off our destinations everyday and sent us home with their car or motorbike. Me and Maville are staying in a dormitory, and we are assigned to different laboratories so we only see each other in the morning before leaving and in the evening for dinner. I was assigned to the Insect Ecology Laboratory where I study the predation rate of Green Mirid Bugs on Brown Planthopper eggs. I’ll share the procedure in different post ;)
Sometimes, we go the market fair, night market, food stalls, or pastry shops. Our professors even treat us to dinner to some restaurants and tour us around the city. But, I’m shy to take pictures. so I don’t have great pictures to share :) That’s for now! I have so many things to share but I don’t know where to start or how to say all those things ;)
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aerial view of Manila City. (departing for Bangkok, Thailand)
I don’t know where will God take me in the following days. I’m just hopeful and excited. Though I don’t know yet the possible outcome, I trust God, His plans and His will.
I decided to publish my private post. It’s past 2am, and I can’t sleep. And this is usually the time I feel the loneliest, saddest, most dramatic and most emotional on earth (over!). For short, I feel really weak during this time. I get to think everything that happened, that has been happening and that will happen until I start crying (drama!) and it’s progressing that I could no longer hold the flow of my tears (drama again!) Seriously, this time, I feel helpless and I want to be with people whom I trust but they are not here (of course, they’re probably sleeping). And I get to sleep that nothing happens and nothing comes better. And I sleep, worrying. (boom!) Just trying to cheer myself up with these side comments. :)
May 20, 2014.
Since my groupmates were so excited to go home (hahaha) and I wasn’t there when they continued cleaning the bones and making the box, they left me with some tasks to do.
So, that’s the end of our summer class - Bio 157. :)
Life recently.. May 19-23: It was the last week of my summer class, and within that week, we had 3 scheduled exams and we had to debone our rabbits. And I got more stressed after I got a phone call from my professor that I should start processing my passport within that week. I really got worried on how will I get through that week, but God’s so great! Everything will be fine when you just believe :) Prayers always work! Here’s a breakdown of what happened ;)