Monday, November 22, 2010

Piano Blog!

This week!

Csharp minor scale
It's a minor of E major with 4 sharps namely C sharp, D sharp, F Sharp and G Sharp.
It is 3 half-steps down from E major.
First play the normal scale for four octaves, and then play the harmonic scale by upping the 7th note by half a step and going down the same way.
Finally play the melodic by upping both the 6th and 7th note by half a step each and play the return scale normally :)

I will also play E. Grieg by focusing getting the timing right. Should try out the metronome.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Going to graduate school is probably the best decision
I have ever made in my life, it gave me a chance to
reset my life......becoming a baby again.

I had to learn to crawl, to stand, walk, run,...
Eventually I will fly!

The past two semesters have taught me so much about life
that I had ever learnt. I've done things that I never imagined
I would do, and went through dramas that I've only seen on well...dramas XD
I had to relearn everything in my new lab and everyday had been so much fun!
I joined a dance performance team last semester and performed in front of a
large crowd! :))

And finally today I had my first ever recital! To have 20 pairs of eyes focusing on you is awesome! The attention you get combined with the emotional elevation as the sounds of clapping hands filled the concert hall is amazing!

I'm an attention whore!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Western Blot

"Western blotting is a technique used to identify and locate proteins based on their ability to bind to specific antibodies."

Western Blot is what I had to do for this whole week.
The comfort bubble that I was in during undergrad burst so suddenly, that
I had no time to rebound....while I'm doing what I love, the lazy bone still stays in me.

To destroy and reconstruct is not as simple as it sounds to be. To be able to destroy requires
a willing heart to let go....
Breaking habits and creating new "good" ones XD

If science seems like a chore do you still do it?
Maybe it's just because I still lack of skill...
Always doing wrong my brain..apparently my thoughts are failing me
and a piece of paper is required..I hope my Western turns out awesome tomorrow!

Can't wait!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Year's Resolution

It's been a long time, really month into the new year it's time to have my resolution written down. Things that are beneficial are never too late to do :p
The need to organize and revamp my lifestyle is almost essential, I need a template for my blog and my life otherwise consistency cannot be achieved, that's what I need.
So from now on this blog will just be about my day. Ja ikimashou!!

I woke up and turned on my laptop while browsing some useless videos, cooked rice, eggs. Went to take a shower, shaved a little, ate, and took interval naps of 5 mins.

Thought: Should have just practiced piano and ate. Waking up too early is useless if I just sit in front of my laptop.

Went to class, got a sandwich, went to piano class.

Thought: Sleepy in my NeuroSci class, dammit nicotine withdrawal!! Yeah need more concentration, and study anatomy more. Where the nerves cross, where to projections go etc.......feel left out; not good; need to study!!! Piano class was almost a reset, oh well I need it!

Came to lab, talked to Marcelo, got P1, dick around online again, talked to James about genotyping. Made NaOH buffer, Tris buffer took reallllly long to get to pH 5 (in 100 mL of tris 8.1, use 5 mL of concentrated HCl and then use 3 N HCl to slowly get there! lol) Cut tails to use a little bit. Wasted more time on laptop -.- Ok ........made reactions, then proceed to PCR.

Thought: What waste of time, need to fit in some reading in between waiting. Again write down what is needed for the experiment before hand, make sure everything is ready before doing it. Planning will save me a lot of time. Spin down the tissues before cooking to make sure they will dissolve!! Maybe have a timeline!

Heh that's about it, pretty boring IMHO but this will help me with my failing memory, and BTW 3rd day w/o smoking fuck yeah!!!