Monthly Archives: November 2011



My lab was planning a sampling trip to Sumba on 19 November 2011 but it has been postponed to 15 of January, 2012.  This postponement is good for two reasons: first, it will give our lab ample time to optimize everything for the trip and second, I get to go to Bali for Christmas with my great friend from college, Matt Creamer.  The planning stages of the trip have begun and I will keep you updated on its progress.  Very excited!

Oh yeah and last week was the first time the experiment that I have been working on worked.  Took two months but I finally contributed a positive result for the lab.  woohoo!

Next week the Eijkman will be holding a symposium that my Dr. Wilder will be attending next week.  He was one of the professors I worked under during my time at NAU.  I cannot wait to see him.

I have started to study BahasaI have started to study Bahasa Indonesian much more seriously these last couple of weeks.  One of key ingredients of starting my new “serious” approach was making flashcards.

My bahasa flashcards

Whenever I want to make flashcards I always use index cards so, I asked some people in the lab where i could get some index cards.  All got in response were baffled expressions. It turns out that Indonesians don’t have indexcards and I found this quite amusing.  It sparked an alternative life plan if science doesn’t work out: start an Indonesian Index card company, multibillion dollar idea I presume.  haha

I still wanted flashcards so I had to get a little creative.  I found sketch replacement pages and bought a few packs and them into appropriate index card size rectangles.  You can see the cards hard at work in the picture.

That’s all for now.


P.S I finally fully updated my previous post “Trip to Yogyakarta” it is now full of pictures and videos.Enjoy!


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