A Bright Christmas #20 At the end of last year, I made a bunch of New Year’s resolutions for 2020. As crazy as it may sound, I managed quite many of them (such as defending my thesis, yes!), including the plan to go camping for one night every month. Little did I know at the… Read More Highlights of the year of a happy camper
I visited home country China during Xmas time. Something surprised me: We went to watch a circus show. As we know, China is a big country for circus (because Chinese endure extreme hard training). However on the stage, there were almost only blond westerners. Similar situation in Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, when the parades came,… Read More Learning Chinese 学中文
Last week, my supervisor and me attended the 15th International Congress on Twin Studies in Budapest, and presented my first PhD study as poster and my second study as oral presentation. Actually this was my first international presentation, prepared for about 1 week, with certain worries and irritations, I flied to Budapest and gave my… Read More Larger samples, more power and stronger motivation
When it comes to traveling, there are three places/experiences that are high up on my list: South American rain forest, visit an African tribe and North Korea. During my most recent travels I didn’t do any of these things. However I got close, at least regarding North Korea. This time I went to Seoul in… Read More A trip to the Korean demilitarized zone
Hej, This is my first post in a while. I’ve been absent from this blog and social media in general because I’ve been completely occupied with writing my doctoral thesis and preparing for my actual PhD defense that took place on October 24th. Now, a month later, I am very relieved that I survived the… Read More A trip “home”
Life as a scientist has many advantages. As Jakub has written in August, one of the greatest ones is the fact that you can travel for international conferences and meetings! While the weather in Stockholm seems to be a bit cold and wet, and the sky quite gray, I was given the opportunity to spend… Read More Lisbon immersion
Long time no see! Haven’t been completely sober from the sequels of the 4 weeks homeward vacation this summer, I have fallen into the dilemma of whether go back again in this Xmas， what a pity! So I decided to catch up on these overdue blogs as well as my studies. This July, I had… Read More Just reviving from summer vacation
Last Friday, while working from home, I received an unexpected phone call from my boyfriend: Pack our camping gear! Tonight we are going to hunt aurora borealis!
While everybody was on holiday these days, I crossed paths with an interesting group of people that was on a different kind of journey… This group of young travellers came together from different countries (Sweden, Netherlands, England) – hungry for adventure, thirsty for knowledge, and their baggage full of different kinds of backgrounds and experiences –… Read More The Think Train Trip
This June I had a great opportunity to attend annual conference organized by International Society for Stem Cell Research. It was amazing four days of the adventure in Vancouver, Canada. I don’t want to review the conference but just give you a taste of it as a whole experience. It was my first such a… Read More Perks of being a PhD student – international conference!