On My Way!

Hey everyone,

I bet I can guess exactly what you’ve all been thinking…Why haven’t I posted anything about my schooling?

Well, I’ve been so busy doing the actual learning that I guess I’ve neglected to post about it. But never fear 😉 I will soon be boring you all to tears with my constant and over-enthusiastic post on my current prerequisite classes :P. Just Kidding.

I actually love school. I’ve always loved to learn and read about Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Anatomy and Evolution. These are just a few of the many topics I enjoy so much. Pretty much go ahead and call me a big Nerd. XD

I have some pretty interesting hobbies too. I love taking the time to learn new languages. I know it’s a bit of a stretch, but i’m kind of hoping to know 8 or more languages in my lifetime. 2 down, 6 more to go 🙂 I am also into Herpetoculture which is known as the keeping of live reptiles and amphibians as a hobby or other means. Unlike some, I do not refer to what I do “collecting” but I prefer to refer to it as acquiring some new scaly friends. i really can’t be trusted at reptile expos o.o I mean…They’re just so adorable XD Big eyes, cute faces, waddling around like they think they’re so tough x3 when they’re just big suck ups. ❤

Sorry, got a bit off topic there. My obsessions is weird, ok? and I’m proud of it 😀

As for some of my other hobbies, they include leisure reading,  martial arts (I haven’t exactly started on this one yet, but it makes me happy thinking about it x3), and cooking (because well…..food? idk, it’s just fun ^.^ Yum!)

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I’m also a big reptile enthusiast as you have seen from my hobbies and I’m hoping to specialize in exotics in my 4th year of Veterinary School. I have my sights on the DVM program at Guelph College (my dream school! <3), but I won’t get too ahead of myself. I still have so many things I want to do before I even apply to Guelph.

First, I need to finish the prerequisites required to apply to my desired Biochemistry program.

Secondly, I will be applying to attend the Honors Biochemistry program (with specialisation in Immunology and Bacteriology) at the University of Ottawa.

Third, I would love to give the MCAT test a try. What a challenge!

Fourth, I will be giving it my 110% to finish my 4 year bachelor with great grades.

Fifth, I will be applying to the DVM program and i’m hoping to get in on the first shot 🙂 If not, well….TRY TRY AGAIN! 😀 Still, I’ll probably still feel like this little guy XD

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Currently, I am completing 2 classes, BIO4U and MAT3U at Le Carrefour School for Adults, as well as 1 class at La Cite Collegiale in Medical Terminology. I am still working a full-time and 2 part-time jobs and studying can be quite exhausting at time, but I’m known to be quite headstrong and I have no intention of giving up on my education 🙂 I will eventually be dropping one or two of these jobs when University comes around.

So, these are my current  school related goals. Please let me know what you think 🙂

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Odd Science

Ok…I know what you are all thinking….

“It’s been 2 months already! Where have you been?”

I am so sorry, I really am! I’ve just been kind of busy trying to avoid drowning in my growing pile of homework and trying to keep up with my hectic schedule, haha XD

I still owe you guys an article on the pros and cons of the food/service industry. I promise it will be worth your while. I also have some really good news. I will also be  including a few more articles very soon, such as a few icebreakers regarding my work life, and some fun information on the growing zoo in my apartment (and what I wish it to be in the future….I see a room full of scale babies in my future x3).

For now, I will resume with some odd science and I will also be starting a new segment once or twice a week to keep you guys up to date with my studies and my daily life.

Odd Science #3

If you were to drive your car straight up in the air, you would arrive in space in as little as an hour. Lols, isn’t that weird?

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Good News!

Hey guys,

I have some great news :). I’m super excited about this. x3

Well, I was on Amazon the other day and I kind of really wanted to get a veterinary medicine related book to start some very early (but simple) reading for Vet school. A few years back, I was always obsessing on the idea of buying myself the Merck Veterinary book. It was my all-time most wanted book. Like I seriously have never wanted a book this bad. (think of a kid in a candy store :I)

Well…I finally got it x3 I was always stopping myself from getting it in the past because of the expense, and amazon had a great deal, and you have no idea how excited I am to receive it. @.@

It will be arriving this Friday and I will probably be unable to contain my excitement.

I know what you’re all thinking….How can someone be so crazy over a book? The answer? I have no idea XD! I’m just crazy, I guess?

Also, some more great news. I got myself a new little friend at one of my favorite breeders the other day. I’ll keep you all on your toes and not tell you until I put the pics  up (Awwws, no fair 😦 ). It will be a cute surprise for you all and I hope you all adore her as much as I do. ❤

I’ll give you all a hint (a weird one actually): They are very good at bluffing. They are harmless but skilled at making predators think they are danger noodles (I hope at least some of you get that reference, haha) They are experts at playing dead. They are also very cute and all I want to do is cuddle and love her. Let see who will get it right 😉

 

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Odd Science

Hey everyone,

I’m really sorry that I haven’t had the chance to post much lately. I’ve been very busy lately with my studies and my job. I’m currently working on a new post you all might like.

It’s called “The Pros and Cons of working in the Food industry”. I just thought it would be something fun to write about considering the fact that I do work in the food industry at  large coffee chain restaurant. I’ve had my fair share of crazy, funny and odd experiences there and I thought I would share to give you an insight on the work labor part of my life. I’ll try to have it up within the next few days (awws…boo 😦 ) and I hope you all enjoyed my last article on the pros and cons of online studies. Hope it wasn’t too boring 😛

Now, for some odd science that will blow your mind (No, seriously, I just stared at my screen for a few to absorb what I read after I found this :I )

Odd Science #2

Did you know that there is enough DNA in a single individual’s body to stretch all the way from the Sun to Pluto and back….17 times (stares blankly at screen….How is that even possible?)

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Hmm, from what I found in a quick search, the genetic code found in each human cell has 23 DNA molecules that each contain 500 thousand to  2.5 million nucleotide pairs. These DNA molecules can be as long as 8.5 cm long when you uncoil them and with as many as 37 trillion cells making up your body, uncoiling all this DNA from each and every single cell would be 17 round trips to Pluto. That’s actually really cool! Amazing actually! This is why I love science ^.^ Learn something new every day 🙂

 

 

The pros and cons of being an Online Student

As my first introductory post, I’ve decided to give you all an insight on what being an online student is really all about. It can often seem like a perfect scenario for overworked, overscheduled and easily overwhelmed students, but it isn’t all cotton candy dreams.

Just like regular classes, it does have a few pros and cons, such as:

Online classes are often very convenient. Instead of school being opened a mere 8-9 hour (of course, I’m talking about high school here), you have a full 24-hour access to all of your courses and its learning material. You don’t have to be in class to  learn the secrets of “deoxyribonucleic acid” or the fun facts of “acetaminophens”. You have full access to everything. No waiting.

The only real problem is that you are practically your own teacher. You need to learn proper time management skills quickly. There’s not much time to adjust if it is your first time being an online student. It can be very easy to overwhelm yourself when you already have a downpour of work hours, volunteer work, chores, errands, etc. Not to mention you can’t just avoid showering and eating. And often, in the end, it’s a hard choice between potential study time, social events, and sleep. Remember, you can often only choose two.

As a personal experience, I have struggled in the past to try and juggle every last one of these without dropping any of them. It would often feel like a rollercoaster. Up and down, right and left. I always needed to be somewhere or doing something just to keep my head above water. My days would often start with an early awakening, then an onset of chores. I would not often have the time to eat breakfast (yes, I know this is really bad for me :I), and then off I went to dive into my books for a few hours. My work place was (and still is) booking me for full-time hours (40+ hours weekly) and I was almost always at work from early afternoons, till late in the evenings. Coffee was one of my best friends and I couldn’t live without my two daily doses of espresso. One to start, and one before late night studying. Once my work day was over, it was off to my home sweet home, to shower, have a quick cuddle with my pets, and finally drown myself once again in my every growing mountain of homework til the early morning hours. At that point, sleep was a luxury. Laying down in my bed was practically heaven and sleep was the best part of my day. But the small moments before sleep overtook me, I could feel how tired and stressed my body and my mind were. My heart would pound and my head would spin.

Stress management is also a big factor to concentrate on. You need to know how to unwind and destress. Take some time to relax . Have some extra sleep on one day of the weekend. Do some yoga. Take a bubble bath with extra bubbles (fill it to the ceiling if you have to). Have a cup of tea while reading a good book and cuddling with your fur babies (or scale babies for all you reptile lovers).

Despite being able to study on my own and far away from the overcrowding of my classrooms, I absolutely hate the fact that I do not always have full access to my teacher’s help. Often, emails can go unanswered for days, and you might feel yourself stop at a standstill, or you might even try to overlook the problem and continue on learning something different. It’s not your teacher’s fault. They are often overwhelmed themselves with full in class students and hundreds more on the sidelines. They will do their best to help you when your turn comes, but it often feels like the schools are understaffed and cannot always fully meet the needs of their online students. It can be very frustrating. But if you have the patience, you will get through it. Heck, if you think about it, you actually have some extra free time while you’re waiting for the help. Why not read up on your other classes? Maybe even cheat a bit and go out with your friends? No need to always drown yourself in the responsibility pool. Have some fun sometimes 🙂

So, long story made short, if you are a patient individual, and  you are capable of teaching yourself, even in the most complicated courses, and you have proper time management and stress management skills (not to mention the ability to find time for yourself and your piece of mind), online classes might be exactly for you. Especially if you are a bit of an introvert like I am 😛

So, I am hoping to have given enough of an insight on the struggles and “pure joy” of online classes. But hey, it’s not that bad, you are doing it for a good cause after all. ^.^

Don’t give up on your dreams! Keep up the good work my fellow students!

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P.S. I know it’s obvious this is no way me, but I wish it was….Look how happy she is while studying?! I wish I was this happy while studying…How much coffee did this girl have anyway? 10 cups?! Tell me your secret Oh Overly Exaggeratedly Happy Internet Nerd :I

 

Odd Science Facts

I’ve decided to add some weekly odd science facts to my blog. From funny to cool and completely strange, let me teach you about the stranger facts of science 😛

Odd Science #1

Did you know that 50% of human DNA is identical to a banana’s sequence? Omg, I knew it, I’m part banana XD

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