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In The Beginning…

Well, this has been a long time coming, but to you, having somehow stumbled across this page – welcome to this corner of the internet! This page is essentially a place where I can talk about my thoughts after a few years in the field of Bacteriology as a research […]

Summarising a Ph. D in an image

The Postgraduate Student Association for my research institute ran a competition recently. We had to communicate our research project by using one side of a post-it note. It could be a drawing, dot points… whatever you wanted- it just had to fit on a 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm piece […]

Waiting for results like

For some reason, whenever I complain about a situation to someone, the situation solves itself, and I’m left standing there going- great! 😂😅 Usually it’s something mundane, like- ‘My train’s delayed! It’s stuck on the platform and it won’t move!’ Literally 10 seconds later, it starts to move. It could […]

… Now what?

If you saw my previous post, you’ll know that I had gone back to my roots and started writing a story- because I felt like it. Well- I finished it. It’s currently sitting at just under 60,000 words. It took about two weeks to write it. Now I’m just editing […]

Other kinds of writing

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve always loved story-telling. Growing up, I used to have a tonne of little A5 notebooks that were filled with the beginnings of fantastic adventures. I’ve gotten rid of a significant number of them (it’s too embarrassing), but occasionally I find some of the other ones […]

Always learning

Having spent so long within tertiary education (seriously, I started my Bachelor’s in 2011), I think it’s fair to say that I really enjoy learning new things. It can feel tedious sometimes, but I think at the core of it, I would never want to stop learning. I mentioned in […]

It’s Gyoza time

I’ve written cooking posts before- my first official one being my Ramen post, but I’ve taken pics of food before that, too. Anyway, when there’s Ramen, you gotta have Gyoza, so I decided to post my Gyoza recipe on here for you all to enjoy! This is a lab favourite, […]

My roller coaster Ph. D project

I still remember sitting in my Ph. D supervisor’s office, way back in March 2016, being shown a figure depicting this peculiar Coxiella burnetii mutant. Usually in a bacterial growth curve, you see something like this. There’s an initial lag (I like to think the bacteria are just revving their […]

Still under attack

Remember my bird netting cone from a couple posts ago? Well, something got inside and managed to ravage the sugar snap peas- which suggests to me that whatever has been munching at my vegetables is likely to be a rat like being. I added more ties to prevent any large […]