The extent of my obsession with stationery. Honestly though at my current rate I wouldn’t be surprised if I went through all the refills in a month or so…
- 2 days ago
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- 2 days ago
Our lovely medblr community has produced some top notch tips for interviewing. SO, while I went through their posts, jotted down potential questions, and had a few mini-panic attacks thinking about my upcoming interview, I thought I’d compile them all in one…
Lookit all this useful stuff! And I’m in there! Feel like I’m part of Medblr Mafia now.
MEDBLR MAFIA OMG!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO THIS!!!
just saw this and honestly, I’m flattered to be on this list. Everyone’s information is solid, practical, and highly applicable. Good luck to ALL this interview season!
- 5 days ago
I just found out yesterday that I won first place and made the school biology team… Which means I will be competing in two more events and if these go well… I GET MYSELF INTO CAMP!!! And if camp goes well then I will be competing in the 2015 IBO as one of the Chinese Taipei national team!!!
I’ve still got a long way to go though.
- 1 week ago
CTBO (Chinese Taipei Biology Olympiad) prelims are coming up in three months! I want to make team this time, fly to Denmark, and compete in the 2015 IBO before I go to uni! But my parents aren’t so supportive.
Had talk with biology teacher (who is normally sort of mean but likes me a lot) about this year’s upcoming IBO prelims. I mentioned to him that my parents don’t want me to “get distracted” by biology, especially when it concerns my CEE/AST grades.
Actually, I fought with my parents over this issue earlier today. I mean, I’m not spending (any) time on Facebook or games or a boy/girlfriend and whatnot. Tumblr is about the only thing I use and here I am, reblogging pictures of desks and books and studyspo. We are actually fighting over whether or not I should give the IBO, an extremely difficult academic competition, another shot.
Well my teacher told me to try. My friends told me to try. I told me to try. I know this is what I want and if I am lucky enough to get as far as entering the actual International rounds and bringing home a gold medal, medical schools will be begging for me. But that’s not even the main part of why I want to do this.
1. I love biology. A lot. I think in biological terms, I live and breathe biology. I worship this very discipline of science because it’s everywhere and when you see a seed germinating or observe cross-sections under the microscope, what you see is positively divine.
2. I want to be the best at something, and I happen to be good at biology so I have something to build upon…I want to make my parents and everyone around me proud. I’ve failed twice, in 2013 and 2014, so I definitely do not want to see that happen again. I’m a senior so it’s my last shot anyway.
I promised them that all extra biology study sessions will be added after I finish all my “proper” work, and that unless I’m doing extremely well in either I would not spend more than 1 hour doing not-taught-in-school-bio. I hope that buys them.