Leeuwenhoek had stolen and peeped into the fantastic sub-visible world of little things, creatures that had lived, had bred, had battled, had died, completely hidden from and unknown to all men from the beginning of time. Beasts these were of a kind that ravaged and annihilated whole races of men ten million times larger than they were themselves. Beings these were, more terrible than fire-spitting dragons or hydra-headed monsters. They were silent assassins that murdered babies in warm cradles and kings in sheltered places. It was this invisible, insignificant, but implacable-and sometimes friendly- world Leeuwenhoek had looked into for the first time of all men of all countries. ~Microbe Hunters

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New Year

Welcome Back! Well, at least that is what the sign says over the common grounds on campus. Yet, I don't see any enticing free stuff to make me feel like welcoming another year of long days and sleepless nights while paying exorbitant amounts of money for tuition. Sigh. The grass looks voluptuous and well fertilized, which was the highlight of my walk around campus yesterday.

Back in first year, I remember thinking that it was absurd to have activities offered to upper year students when they already made their friends and had their fun. Now that I am an upper year student, I wish there were more daytime festivities open to everyone. Or free lunch.

With a new year comes a fresh round of Med Lab students. All 30 of them who were selected for the program will be secluded in a room this afternoon, and taught about Medical Laboratory Science. The professors will make it sound super exciting, and make 4th year/5th year placement sound so far away. Time flies. I know so much about so much by studying so much (and procrastinating so much). I look back now, and I see how far I have come, but I still cant fathom holding someone's life in the test tube in my hands in exactly one year from now.

Darn good and sure of it,