One of the microbial isolates produced a remarkable neon orange pigment. All I could think of was streaking it on a fresh petri dish and transferring spores from the blackest fungus in the shape of a crescent and three triangles…not gonna lie, I wanted to grow a Jack-O’lantern plate.

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Reading books at a friend’s place, waiting for Jell-O shots and even more Jell-O to solidify in the fridge, which will be snacks for the movie.

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I laid my eyes upon a bacterial colony whose irregular morphology made me laugh. It was like a freshly glazed donut plopped on the agar surface petri dish with one interesting distinction: instead of round donut hole, it was triangular in shape.

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Flipping through the colouring book Mariomandala, I am unable to contain my amusement because all I see in them are surreal and fantastic depictions of organic macromolecules, subcellular compartments, and streaming cytoplasmic elements. If this doesn’t scream of my destiny in the biological sciences, I don’t know what to tell you, because I am a huge geek.

Soon, these lively shapes will be bursting with the colors that I hold in my head :D!

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Ah, I take great joy in the small pleasures in life (and microbiology).

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