When I first stepped into my bioinformatics class last week, I had zero idea what I am going to do or what I am going to learn.
I took that module simply because the statistic module I wanted was full (which I am still kinda sore about).
Python. Python is something many people know.
It is like a foreign language that is pretty similar to English?
I hated it at first. During the first week of school, it was 2 sessions of 3 hours lecture. Imagine 3 hours of codes that you have never seen or used before in your life.
It was boring. Very very boring. So much that I wanted out.
But after trying for a while, I got used to the new ‘language’. And it became easier as time goes by. Just a week but…
I guess I have to give everything I chance to know if I will like it or not.
Python won’t be something I love, but maybe something I like. I start to understand how it functions and the happiness when the code works is pretty similar to the happiness when I get the lab results I wanted. Which is a good substitute since I was locked out of lab this semester… Let the year 3s enter lab please!
The bioinformatics class is really small though. I think I’ve seen 8 students attending at one time. And most are year 4s. So to be very honest I have no idea why I am there.
In fact when the professor asked why did I take that module I had no idea what to say. “Because my advisor recommended it…”
I’m going to work hard for bioinformatics. It feels like an ace-able module.
Meanwhile, people around me are starting to apply for internship. Should I apply too? I haven’t decided what I want to intern for. I am thinking of trying social work just to fulfil my little dream but doing science seems more ‘useful’.
But right after summer break I will be doing FYP which means I will be in lab for the next 4-5 months so is it really necessary for internship in a lab? It is not like my lab skills will differ much with or without the internship…
IDK… should I rest or should I work?