Friday, July 9, 2010
Farewell to Brown
After hours of packing and doing homework, I finally got a chance to relax and write about my second to the last day at Brown.
In class, I was wrapping up my independent project. I took out the ligated plasmid and tried to grow an overnight culture in antibiotic plates to see if my recombinant plasmid worked. It was surprisingly easy after I did all the brain work, and now I just had to wait. In the afternoon, we actually did not have a lecture/discussion session, probably because Ms. Hall wanted to give us time to study for the final and conclude the final project.
After class, I started on my homework with my classmates in the library. Instead of worrying about packing and the final exam, I felt very strong sentiments. I thought I would say "phew" and relax for the end and my successful survival of my class and my challenging dorm life, but I didn't. I am reluctant about leaving my dorm, dining hall, lab, classroom, Thayer Street, and most importantly - my friends at Brown. I don't want to leave them! After 3 weeks of working and living together, our class has become a family, and everyone is related to me.
Hopefully I can get to say goodbye to everyone and have a happy ending at Brown.