I thought that in my first post I should simply introduce myself, so that anyone who will ever read this blog would know who is a person behind the words.
I’m Bernadeta, 1st year microbiology student. To be honest, most of my time I spend studying, but don’t be fooled by the sound of it, in my entire life (sounds like I’m 100yrs old granny) I have never found anything as interesting, fascinating, inspiring, unpredictable and as extraordinary as the science of life!!!! So, do expect me to write a lot about it, but not because, as some people would say, ‘I have no social life’ but because, “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”(E. P. Hubble)
One thing you shouldn’t expect me to blog about is student life in terms of partying, drinking, etc. I simply don’t like that and don’t do that (i.e. my idea of a party is more like a picnic in park with friends or a long walk along the river in the evening). I will, of course, write about being a student in Imperial and London because there are many great things to say on this theme, during my first month here I already had some “adventures” which were both funny and a bit scary.
In time that’s left after my studies I like to do many things. Mostly it’s something that takes my head entirely of the sciences, so that my brains wouldn’t explode. I take great pleasure in classical music concerts and art, in general. I don’t consider myself to be an expert on any of the arts, quite contrary, I’m useless in all of them, but I do feel the need for them- there’s a saying “art is the food for the soul.”
I also read a lot, or at least as much as I can find time for it. I just enjoy that flow of words and smell of old pages in my hands when I take a book. I read everything- from science-fiction to romance or historical novels, as long as I understand what I’m reading- I’m satisfied. I found some great bookshops in London and if the sellers in the shops wouldn’t start looking at me with their angry stares I could easily spend 3 hours just flicking through book pages. It’s a bit heart breaking to be a bookish student, when you know that most of those books are not for your pocket… However!!! Science museum library has some great stuff in it, so I definitely won’t be short of reading in my Imperial years.
And the last thing I wanted to mention is something about my tagline-Rem tene: verba sequentur, It means- stick to the meaning: the words will follow. These words are directed more towards myself than towards the reader. I am neither a philologist nor someone who has a knack for writing, moreover, English is a foreign language for me*. Nevertheless, I do have many things to say and I hope to find the right words for those ideas that I want to express, hopefully, some of them will be interesting for other people to hear as well.
Nice to meet you,
* I apologize beforehand for any grammar mistakes I will make and hope to improve over time.