Grant Approval = Less Painful Hands’ Job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Months ago, Le Supervisor and I were busy preparing grant proposals to get extra funding for our research projects. The result is coming out soon. — One day in April — Le Supervisor came back from the admin office, seemingly happy: “Angelyn, do you think we can get the grant?” Me: “Hmmmm….โœ‹โ˜๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘‹ ” ย *moving my…

Labour Day: Serial killer in the washroom ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€‹Facebook reminds me about my TRUE LOVE with my research since 5 years ago. ๐Ÿ˜  Coincidentally, I’m working in the lab again today. I found something interesting from my recent experiment and couldn’t wait to find out more. With my mind thinking on the coming experimental design while washing my hands in the washroom, I…

Mad Boss Management #1: Give me 1 million USD! ๐Ÿ˜

I didn’t have chance to talk to Le Supervisor from the morning due to tight schedule of lab. I got informed by our secretary that he is not in a good mood today. He has scolded 2 staffs and 3 students since the morning ๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹. Wow, so scary… ๐Ÿ˜ฑ It was almost lunch time, I…

Manuscript Review: May peace be with them… ๐Ÿ˜

I have been reviewing a manuscript submitted to a peer-review journal, on behalf of Le Supervisor. I was appointed as a co-reviewer and I accepted that. โœŒ The manuscript was on a project regarding green materials. The authors performed some modeling studies to identify the relationship of the chemical structures of the materials and the…

Jealousy = Motivation??? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Aside from our current running projects, I am writing a paper on water toxicity assessment with Le Supervisor. It involves huge size of data of which I struggled to cope with. We spent countless days (since February 2016) on the figure preparations and discussion. It is coming to an end soon (I anticipate) because we…

Invited Speaker: To be or not to be? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

Le Supervisor got invited to give a talk in a university. He turned to me: “Angelyn, I just received this, look!” I moved closer to read on the email without saying anything. He continued: “I am so busy and I don’t want to go. Would you represent me to present about our research there? ๐Ÿ˜Ž”…

Hokkien Mee Party, are you sure?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€‹Over the lunch chat, I tell Le Supervisor: “Last time when I went back to Malaysia, it was too short and I was so busy, I didn’t have chance to eat Hokkien Mee.”  Without saying a word, he started Googling on the recipes of the dish. Many turn out. He says: “Which one you like?”…

A Spontaneous Fishy Outing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

One of the materials I need for my experiment is running low, I informed Le Supervisor to purchase it. He doesn’t remember from which company it was from. He usually buy it on his own. “So we go and buy in Nchbg?”, I asked ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. “Yeah, why not? Today?”, checking his schedule… “Hmmm… I have…

“I must warn you!”๐Ÿ˜ค

Today is a rather relaxing day, I only need to attend 2 meetings, do some simple experiments, process some data, improve some manuscripts… Ok, I should stop counting or it doesn’t sound so relaxing anymore. ๐Ÿ˜ While I was thinking to take a break walking myself to the pantry holding my mug, Le Supervisor: “Angelyn,…

[My look victims] +1 ๐Ÿ˜

Attended a party. While I was talking with my female friends, a cute guy came by and introduced himself to me. So we exchanged names and I introduced him my friends. He suggests all of us should go for a trip together or something. I was “Ehhe, we’ll see then.”, and got back to my…