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Yishun Junior College

This has been a really fast year. It's already 31 Dec.

When I made the decision to transfer to YJ, I was worried if I would regret it in the future. Well, actually I regret a little. I'm insecure about the bio department here. The notes are much more detailed, unlike TJ's Bio notes. I don't know if I really have to memorise them all. Also, some of the details from the TJ and YJ notes don't agree, e.g the order of the bacteriophage entering the bacteria. But other than that, I'm glad I came to YJ.

I know I can't have the best of both worlds. It's really frustrating, but I'll have to figure it out myself.

One of the things I like about YJ is the pace of teaching. It's very slow. But this way I can absorb better. I'm familiar with the slow pace. It's like when I was in AIPS and SNGS (not arts subjects lessons though). The teacher would repeat til the others understood and that way I learn it better. To be frank, I like the feeling of being …

Research Attachment Programme

It's already the 4th week now. I had wanted to blog during the 1st week, but I kept procrastinating. This is a really bad habit, and it will be one of my New Year resolutions to stop procrastinating and have some self-discipline.

I remember on the 1st day (20 Nov 2012), the other 8 students and I gathered at the Level 6 conference room. We filled in many forms. We were assigned 2 lab coats, 1 log book and 1 temporary pass. Then William, a scientist, explained a little about each project, then he assigned the projects. I realised that I had no courage. I didn't even dare to raise my hand up after I saw a boy get the project I was kind of interested in. It was partly because I was indecisive too. I didn't whether I fit the requirements of each project or if I could finish the project or if I was interested in it. The time given to us to decide which project we want was also short. Eventually, I chose the project about "Culturing human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in s…