Missing Those Moments as Biology Student

Just found this picture in my collection. Suddenly, my memories flew away… to those moments.

Counting Scenedesmus. I do look like a researcher, am I?

Counting Scenedesmus. I do look like a researcher, am I?

That moment when I, during my college days, during the final research diligently counted how many Scenedesmus are in the culture bottle. I remember, I was so excited to be a researcher. Really curious about the world of algae. Impressed by the fact there are lots of life inside a drop of water.

That moment when I took some water from our surrounding, then checked it up in the lab. Put on my lab jacket and a mask then started to work. Using the Erlenmeyer, oven, autoclave, analytical balance, thermometer, hygrometer, luxmeter, light microscope, spectrometer, vortex etc. Wowww, I still remember those stuffs.

Jeez, I did look like a researcher, well I think I was, back then. Now, I’m a researcher for another.  Really really missed those moments.  Really thankful to my lecturer, Mrs. Nining Betawati Prihantini, who introduced me to the world of algae. A beautiful and amazing world….

Blue green algae, looking from light microscope

Blue green algae, looking from light microscope

Me, Mba Bertha, and Dida during preparation for my research.

Me, Mba Bertha, and Dida during preparation for my research.

My friend, Edsa, who helped me during my research (thank a lot sa..). He took a picture of my culture. He is the photographer, but his pose is more than a model, right.. hehehe

My friend, Edsa, who helped me during my research (thank a lot sa..). He took a picture of my culture. He is the photographer, but his pose is more than a model, right.. hehehe

My culture of Scenedesmus sp.

My culture of Scenedesmus sp.

My baby Scenedesmus sp (since I took care of them since Day 1 to day 12 in Bold basal Medium). Took this picture by my own, digital camera [Olympus Tipe Camedia C-3040 Zoom] attached to light microscope [Olympus CH-2]

My baby Scenedesmus sp (since I took care of them since Day 1 to day 12 in Bold basal Medium). Took this picture by my own, digital camera [Olympus Tipe Camedia C-3040 Zoom] attached to light microscope [Olympus CH-2]

Then, I found another picture…

Ahh… That moment when we had Field Trip for Vascular Plant Studies in Pulau Dua, Serang.  We collected some vascular plants and leaves for our studies. This is one of the most unforgettable moment in my college days.

Why? Because, we spent 3 days 2 night in a remote island. We slept on a tent with no electricity, no bathroom, and off course no clean water.

We brought water for drink and wash our face. Since there is no bathroom, I remember that we did our “things” near the shore by digging up a hole with some fabric covered the space. Gosh, what an experience.

And off course, we didn’t took a bath during our trip. I wonder how my body smell that time. Not to mention, there was lots of mosquitoes out there.

Nevertheless, it was a precious experience. Many thanks for our lecturer and our senior to let us experience such things. Undeniably very unforgettable.

Looking at a view like this. I guess, it really worthed to ‘suffer’

Looking at a view like this. I guess, it really worthed to ‘suffer’

me, in candid camera

me, in candid camera

I admitted, moments during those days, were great moments among others in my life. I got a new family of  Biology department, University of Indonesia that cared about me as much as my family did.

I got experiences that I won’t get from anywhere else. I became more religious, since I witnessed lots of things in this life that showed the greatness of Allah SWT And I got these great memories for me to share with others, just like I did right now…

Even though right now, I am not a researcher just like I dreamt before, and that I love being in another profession right now. I would never ever regret for the choice I made, which is none other than being a Biology student.

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