Thursday, February 16, 2006

Snippets of my biology lab class

This is Ciara. She majors in Psychology. She's a professional dancer. I mean, she can practically turn any simple move into a rhythmic movement--like frog dissecting, for instance. It makes you wonder why some people are just graceful.

This is me with the frog Wegs and I dissected. Tired and nauseated by the formalin fume, I still managed to smile. I guess cameras do that to people.

This may look a bit gory, but that's precisely the message I want to drive at. Mind you, it looks more awful when you see it face-to-face. But let us remember that the frog, naked and poised as he (or she) is, has merely fulfilled his (or her) lifetime goal: to become a specimen for the progress of biological knowledge.

He's Juanchi. Another lab partner. He too majors in MBB. In this photo, he seems to be enjoying the prime of his life while the entire frog populace mourns for the loss of one of its species. But I guess that's taking it too far. Juanchi isn't barbaric at all, but a selfless Filipino who believes, with all his heart and mind, that no one can possibly quantify the impact a single frog can create in our world.

Why do we all act like this?

I guess Wegs's camera does many things to people. It destroys people's insanity for at least ten seconds.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

elo! my friend, twinkle, and i dissected a frog back in fourth year high school. we even named him val before we buried him. it was on valentine's.

Fri Feb 17, 11:57:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ei there lance :) hey if you got time listen to my podcast.

toodles. ;)

Tue Feb 21, 03:40:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe...sorry pero eew ung pic nung frog! hehe...
but maybe "frogs are bio students' bestfriends"

Wed Feb 22, 04:37:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

juanchi looks like kuya jordan. i enjoyed dissecting my first frog in 2nd year high school. the frog smelled not because of formalin, but because it was dead for a few hours before we dissected it. i guess you didn't really have to know, but, oh well... hi lance!

Thu Feb 23, 06:49:00 PM GMT+8  

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