Monday, June 23, 2014

Research, baby!

Because of my Chinese background, I usually find it hard to brag about myself or my family, but I am very proud of my older son who got into an excellent summer research program for freshman students (IFLE):
Only 20 out of 300 applicants were selected (that's 6.7% for those of you who, like me, can't do math in your head)!

I'm so excited for him. He'll learn much and be independent for the first time ever. He's already conferred with his supervising prof (whom he'll also work with in the other research program he got accepted into for his undergraduate course of study, STARS, which is also an excellent achievement), and will do work on sexual dimorphism in plants.

But what I don't get is, how did 18 years go by so fast? It seems like yesterday that he was a baby...
Son1 at around 3 months
and now he's nearly an adult...
Son1 at 18 with one of his favorite hens
Congratulations, son!

I'm feeling a little verklempt right now...tawk amongst yawselves...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams