Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Some people from Lab

This is my Australian supervisor, David. Hard at work,

Lab celebrates the successful PhD defense of Michael (on the couch).

Doug, a fellow undergrad in lab. The guy who first welcomed me to Cambridge
the day I arrived

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

First day in the Clean Room.

The question is, am I holding a canister of plutonium, or is it just a box of wet Cleanex tissues?

Saturday, August 20, 2005

First days at Harvard

A pretty fountain outside the Science Centre.
Where I live in Child Hall is 2 minutes walk from here.
This is the second picture I took.
(first one was rubbish)

The famous John Harvard statue.
His left shoe is shiny (really shiny)
due to all the (predominantly Asian) tourists touching it.

Met up with Lee JDSnim. It was so encouraging to
see him and he kindly bought me a nice meal at
a Korean BBQ restaurant!

Self-shot in my room in Child Hall. It's a nice small room.

The Memorial Hall. Where the freshemen eat.

So my first days in America began about 2 weeks ago now. Boston. To be more exact, Cambridge, Masachusettes. (I hope that's the correct spelling)

Yes, I got a digital camera, finally. It's a Pentax Optio S55 (see a review of it here). Cheap ($220), and with a large LCD screen, and with a 'record sound over photo' mode. I like it. The memory card arrives in a few days, so been taking photos with the built-in tiny 11mb camera memory.

What I don't get about America is the way there are so many American flags everywhere. I mean it--just hanging in the building, in the underground stations, and huge ones too. They love their flag. I suppose they need that extra 'national identity' thing.