A reason to smile
The previous week is going to go down in history as one of the most stressful times in my undergrad life. My experiments weren't working, my mice weren't getting any pregnant, and I had absolutely nothing to write for my thesis.
I'd be in the lab until the wee hours of the morning, monitoring my experiments or figuring out what went wrong. They say troubleshooting is the fun part of the scientific process, but one does get an overdose of it—and the feeling isn't so good.
So it's a miracle that I could still smile during those times. But more than the external grin, I had peace. I remember a letter I wrote to a friend,
"I'm resigned to the fact that whatever happens, God will be in control. That's really something that I realized these past few days. The wonderful doctrine of the sovereignty of God. Siguro that's one great thing that separates us, Christians, from others. We don't wallow in helplessness because we know that, ultimately, all things will work out for our good—and God's glory."I think, more than anything, that the reaction was more of a supernatural outworking rather than a personality tendency.
So now, I have something to present for tomorrow's poster presentation, our Institute's version of a thesis defense. Do come anytime tomorrow, March 16, at Albert Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman and check out all the research we did.