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Plant baby hands

I have a Ginkgo tree out the back that I’ve had since… possibly 2012-2013. Every autumn, the leaves turn a golden colour, and then they drop. During winter, the tree kinda looks… dead. And I nervously wait for spring in the hopes that I haven’t actually killed the plant. And […]

The Central Dogma (100th post)

I started this blog last year to showcase life as a Ph. D student in Australia. Most of my Blog is about navigating the world of academic research, and I have many, many posts detailing experiments I’d been doing. But I do have a few readers who don’t have any […]

… 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Under Attack!

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been doing some more gardening lately to pass the time (gotta get my daily vegetable intake!). But I made a grim discovery a couple weeks ago where I’d noticed that my poor sugar snap pea seedlings were being nom-ed upon by something […]

Adjusting

Why hello there- long time no see! It’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve basically been spending most of last month working in my new job. Starting work in a new environment/role was always going to be a huge learning curve, but given I’ve spent the last […]

Tips for writing

Given that a lot of people are stuck at home with nothing else to do but to write their thesis/manuscript/Literature Reviews, here’s a short post on what I do to ensure I get some level of productivity in a day. 1.Have a rough plan/layout. It might sound a bit silly, […]