Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Days are counting down while the first week of Brown went by really quickly. From a regular 10th grader, I have transformed into a much more mature, smarter, and organized person. Let’s recap on the things that I have experienced over the past week:
Ø Meeting my roommate: My biggest fear with Brown wasn’t the course but the roommate I had. I expected my roommate to be mature, older than me, and punctual but I got Alex. As shown in the video, he is a complete mess and immature in my eyes. For example, he tries to ignore every question I ask him. In addition, he never cleans up his side of the room, making me feel dirty.
Ø Developing new friends: It’s nice to have your ILC buddies to hang around with, but part of my college experience is to branch out and meet new people. I have met countless people who have a similar with me and share the same burden. One friend I have developed along the way at Brown is Brandon. He’s Taiwanese and takes the same class with me: Techniques in DNA-based Biotechnology. He’s very friendly and is just there for you when you need it. I feel great to have a person like that on my team when I really need it (I hope to make a video of him sometime).
Ø Meeting challenges: Before going into the course, I predicted that the work for Biotechnology would be long and strenuous. It is. Not taking AP Biology before and having taken regular Biology a few years ago, I felt lost within the midst of talented minds. Somehow, I felt as if I have met the challenges thrown in my face and progressed to a point far from it. I have to say that the labs are very, very, very fun and interesting.
Ø Meeting inspiration: The most inspirational thing I experienced throughout this whole week was Toy Story 3. I’m not joking! Toy Story 3 touched my heart and almost made me cry at the end where Andy somberly stated “Thanks guys”. I have learned many things from that movie: 1. “You got a friend in me”; a friend is always there for you no matter what. 2. Looks may be deceiving; the big huggable stuffed bear looked nice in the beginning, but towards the end, he is actually evil. 3. You will never forget your friends.
Week 1 is finally over but I and the ILC group have more work to do. I hope the other ILC members have arrived safe in their respective colleges and are doing well. I’m out.