Hi everyone, life has been treating me well. I'm having a lot of fun in the first semester of my PhD program.
Because I'm taking two very tough courses: biochemistry and neuroscience, and first-year students need to rotate through three labs, I now devote the majority of my time studying and working in the lab. The lab I'm in right now uses mice to study nicotine dependence. Yea, I feed little mice nicotine water everyday. You don't expect mice to voluntarily smoke cigarettes right?
I'm still working on the Pride of the Poppy Flower comic, but my progress is extremely slow. I figured that after posting the next page, I'll put it in a hiatus and work on the shorter strips because that works better with my current schedule.
I'm having some identity confirmation issue with the Social Security Administration. I'm pretty sure it has to do with that I use two names: my Chinese birth name and my foreign name, but they're making a fuss over it like they always do when people change their names. I had to call the school employment manager and they answered, "Dr. Chen?" "Woahhh I'm not a doctor yet! Maybe in five years!..."
That was funny, but with this profile picture I can already see how I look as a doctor no?
(Okay, maybe like this but more exhausted and annoyed.)