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You know why? When something looks black, that means it’s the best absorb-er of light, yet it’s also the best emitter. This is the reason why black is associated with calm, firm, but powerful and influential. I love black because it symbolizes strength and manful. When I wear black I often feel more confident and powerful. I walk taller and feel stronger (although I am physically small).
One interesting fact is that black is really not a color. It’s just an expression of any visual impression experienced when no visible light reaches the eyes. Remember when you’re in a darkness, that’s how visual impression of black comes.
I prepare my meal usually using instant ingredients. Instant noodles, making rice with a rice cooker, chicken with instant seasoning, or anything in packages and ready to make within a few minutes.
Then, yesterday evening, all of a sudden, I wanted to cook something different and not instant for dinner. I wanted something fresh, spicy and fishy but simple. Thinking on what kind of food I was going to make, my mind went to prawn. Yes, prawn. I really like prawn and it’s been a long time I didn’t eat prawn.
It’s been 3 months since I started to work on my research project. It is about phylogeography of seagrass in relation to the Quaternary glacial-interglacial periods. I am tracing back post-Last Glacial Maximum expansion of the seagrass population based on genetic data (microsatellites and chloroplast DNA).
For the last two weeks, I had been so desperate. My research seemed like no future. Results from my lab work looked completely messed up. Many “holes” which were spread in my genotype matrix should be finished and I was running out of time. Even, I was thinking to give up and change into another research topic.
Kemarin saya mengalami kejadian yang cukup membuat malu (bagi saya).
Ceritanya begini. Ketika itu, saya terlibat dalam obrolan selepas makan malam dengan teman-teman kampus dan beberapa pembimbing thesis. Sudah biasa bagi kami, setiap selesei sampling dari laut, sambil melepas lelah, kami selalu menghabiskan waktu malamnya dengan diskusi kecil atau obrolan sekitar dunia marine science secara umum.