Recently, I just felt like writing a diary here, for I think it somehow helps me summarize and arrange ideas of what I have done throughout each day. This could be a good place to throw out any things I wanna write. Also, I hope this will at least improve my English writing skill. 🙂
Let’s get started for the first blog entry of this diary!
Before I begin telling story, I want to briefly introduce what I am doing now, in case someone is passing by my blog and wondering who I am. haha I am now a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Bio and Brain engineering. Most people have been asking me what I am studying about. Well, basically, it is pretty much the same as Biomedical engineering. I am studying at KAIST, located in Daejeon, South Korea. I think that’s it for a brief introduction about myself (will be telling more later on).
Today I have no class, so I decided to attend a special lecture from a Nobel laureate in 2001, SIr Paul Nurse. He discovered proteins named Cdc2 and Cdk1 which are dealing with the cell division. In his lecture, he talked about 5 big biological ideas: 1) cells, the smallest unit of life, 2) genetic inheritance, 3) chemical aspect of life, 4) evolutionary aspect and 5) system and information storage. That was such an inspiring talk. I was really impressed with his experiences in his life that he used to met many of great scientists. When he showed a picture of Mendel’s garden, where he did his experiment growing peas, I was quite exciting about that. lol
After his talk, almost everybody was still staying in the lecture hall waiting for the raffle prize, ipad mini. Guess what? My friend got that! He was really lucky!!! This made me think of Prof. Paul quote which he just answered the head of Biology department. The question was ” how much money did you use in order to bring you in this position and win the Nobel prize”. And his answer was really impressive to me and I think, all the audiences there though so. He replied that sometimes it’s just the matter of luck. By this he means being in the right time, being in the right place, etc. There were a number of great scientists candidates and all of them could win the Nobel prize with no doubts, but, with luck, he was chosen. It’s just simply like that. For the money, government give their money for us and usually tell us what project we should do and that’s why they invest those amount of money for. This is not right. Instead, we ask money for doing our research but we don’t know yet what issue we are going to carry on but, among several topics, it will surely bring about advantages to mankind.
I think I need to go to bed now. It’s 00.47 am already. And I have class at 9am tomorrow. Zzzzz