My lab is in the basement, where the sun don’t shine. This is the first sign telling me that I should run screaming back home, with tails tucked between my legs and all.
Well, figuratively speaking, of course.
The second sign is how everyone of my labmates looked like their lives had been sucked out of them.
Haha.. Just kidding.
There’s 7 PhD students, 2 post-doctorate fellows, one Associate Professor, and there’s me. There’s two labs, one in the ground floor, the other in the basement. Of course I get the one with no windows.
First there’s a Chinese girl, Ling. She was in her second year. Oh, she is nothing like Ling Woo. She wore glasses, and these baggy clothes that made her looked even more…
She is like super smart or something, so everyone looks highly on her. She is also very nice, so I like her.
Then there’s Heidi, a tan Singaporean, who was in her fourth year. She’s stylish, was wearing a light pink summer dress and wedges, and quite chatty. Very bubbly. I can probably stand her after I had my coffee, but she’s just too bubbly for me in the morning.
Andrew, who is Vietnamese. Andrew is not his real name, but he said that nobody can pronounce his name correctly, so in the end he gave up and adopted a western name.
There’s a Chinese guy, Li Hao, who supposedly stays in the lab for 12 hours or more everyday. He could’ve been living there, no one will know cause he’s the first one to arrive, and the last one to leave.
Tan, who has been in Singapore since High School, so now he’s officially a Singaporean citizen. Tan is his family name, and everyone just kept calling him Tan cause it’s easier than his name, which is…umm…
I swear I remember.
Oh anyway. Then there’s Brian. A Malaysian.
Ahmad, another Singaporean guy.
The post-doctorate fellows are Ayumi, who is, of course, Japanese. Amy, a Chinese who did her PhD in America.
There’s two labs, right. So I will be in the basement, with Ling, Li Hao, Andrew and Amy. The lab on the ground floor is kind of filled with computers and what not, so there is more space in the basement.