Diabetes-related experiments in a Food Science lab and why they take so long.

Since moving into my current lab, it has been a journey of so many ups, thanks to so much learning that I have encountered having to start experiments from the ground up. Although, if I am to start listing all of my downs, it would certainly triple that. Which is normal. Right? It is normal … Continue reading Diabetes-related experiments in a Food Science lab and why they take so long.

Dealing with the stress of uncertainty as a graduate student.

We do know what stress in university is like. We certainly know what it feels like walking into an exam room feeling like you haven't studied enough. And if you are doing your PhD, you may have at a point passed the Masters thesis defense where you present your thesis in front of a committee. … Continue reading Dealing with the stress of uncertainty as a graduate student.

The passing on of a dear friend amidst Covid19.

As the world seems to come to a standstill with state of emergency declarations, lock downs, quarantines, social distancing and cancellations of all sorts, I am here living it up in the South of Formosa Island, in a little village called Zhong Lin, doing my usual stuff. Day in and day out, I cook my … Continue reading The passing on of a dear friend amidst Covid19.

My top experiences on living on my own in Pingtung, Taiwan, for seven years.

I live in a 3-bedroom house, on my own, rent-free. I still can't believe it sometimes. Every single evening I walk in the door, I say 'Hello my house', and I feel that gratitude welling up in me. This happens every single time. Every. Single. Time. I live in a small village in Pingtung County, … Continue reading My top experiences on living on my own in Pingtung, Taiwan, for seven years.