Friday, 29 January 2010

Yesterday was a good day :)

First at all we had our first (and I think that single) lab of Bioelectronics... really different to what I am used, instead working with electronic components or computers, our material was baby-hamster cells :D
It is a simple experiment were we have to grow cells in different samples (gold, aluminium, etc.), but it was funny, we felt like biology or medicine student, with our white coats, microscopes, trying to keep everything sterile... what a waste of material, after using any instrument, we had to throw it!
Next week, we will return to see what has happened (slow experiment! :P)

Apart of technical stuff (here you can see that they have enough money), there is a big difference with Zaragoza Uni, in Zaragoza, when you are in lab, usually there is only one person to help and check that all is correct; here the room is full of people: main professor, some assistants of the course and lab assistants!!

After that, at night, happened the big suprise, still cannot believe it: I won something in a raffle (and twice)... I think that is the first time in my life that happens :)
I bought only two stripes of numbers and the two were prized!! First a soaps kit and after that two DVD ("La vie en rose" and "Millions") Lucky day!
Even without this happening, was a great night, definitely Ceilidhs are one of the best things in the world :)

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Finally, this week I have tried Haggis, and I can say they are really tasty... but they have a problem: when I ate them, the inner Scottish that is inside all of us started to wake up and it made me buy a kilt (a cheap-ass one... for now), and a bagpipe!!
I'm afraid of what will happen when I eat more ('cause I'll do :P)

After wearing the kilt for a while I notice that it's really comfortable!! I think that it would be a great idea, export them to the rest of the world (well, at least to Spain)... and they are also very stylish :P

About my new blowing-toy, I bought a practice one in order to be able to play in home without the police calling at my door :P and because it was the cheaper one (the cheapest Highland bagpipe was more than 600 pounds!), but I am VERY happy with it, sounds nice, and it is really funny :P

I think that I have discovered why Scots are such a nice people:
- You need to blow A LOT to play a bagpipe, you start to feel dizzy... we can say that this is some kind of happiness, plus
- Whisky and beer and whisky and beer and whisky... everybody is definitely happy, plus
- Kilts are freedom, even more happiness!!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Sometimes when I'm studying, cannot avoid thinking that I'm just wasting time, I'm not understanding what those symbols want to say to me... but when I finally catch up a concept that has been "disturbing" all that time, I feel sooo good! :D

I spent the whole last week working with a book that seems to be a good one, but I was having that feeling, just reading meaningless lines, and "suddenly" Friday I found other book that has opened my mind, I have advanced more in this weekend than in all the time since Christmas Holidays, hope that I can maintain this timing :S

This semester I am VERY busy in the University, the project, lot of courses... but I'm happy, be doing all these things make me busy and I almost don't have time to "other" thoughts; also the lectures are quite interesting, until now all that I have been studying was too focused to the same, now I'm having more variety: maths, electronics, computers, biology, physics... I think that this happiness will disappear in a couple weeks when the exams period begins, but that will be a future-"Nat" (I have a new nick) problem.

Future-present-past... time! Is time to go to bed, tomorrow's gonna be a long day.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

If you don't know this artist, just sit and listen this beautiful song (with a nice video clip, btw); if you already know her, do it again ;)

There are six billion people in the world
more or less
and it makes me feel quite small
but you're the one I love the most of all

Friday, 15 January 2010

Cough, cough, this is full of spiderwebs, cough, cough!!
Sorry, it has been a long time since the last time that I wrote here, after my last post has been a really busy time... but I think that I'm going to be able to continue with this little project.
Finally I have been in London!! Yes, before Christmas I went to spend some days with a couple of friends there (David y Jeza :P ), I think that I have visited all the London atractions... and now I can assure you that this big city cannot do anything against any town of Scotland (at least all that I have visited :P); it was nice, with hundreds of places to visit, but I didn't like the style at all, I still prefer castles, towers... If I have to choose the place that I liked the most... I think that it is de Science museum (I have to go back to visit it again with more time, and more money because I NEED all the stuff that is selt in their store :P). Also, cannot forget to say that I felt a bit dissapointed about the London Christmas, don't know, I was expecting something like New York in the TV, full of Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Christmas people... English people is really boring, Glasgow was a better place (and the commercial streets were full of people playing music :D).

Also these Christmas holydays have been less productive than I had would like, meeting with family, with friends... and a lonely new year, but this is one of my New Year resolutions, as you see there is no 2010 in the period of time that I has written in the title of this post, the past has gone with it good and bad things, we have to live the present and not to be stuck in what happened, all the future planning has been blown up,and now the future is a white canvas, so, paraphrasing Sir J.M.Barrie, I have to say: to live will be an awfully adventure.

Coming here again was an example of adventure, it was a very long day! I woke up at about 7 am, and I arrived to Glasgow at about 11 pm (Spanish hour), everthing has happened in that journey: canceled bus, delayed (and almost canceled) train, attempted theft, delayed flight... a really exhausting day... but I am here again, with a lot of things to study, and a lot of things that I want to do... unfortunately, some of them, like going to some concerts (Celtic Connections rulez), won't be able to be, my economy is not very strong now :P

I will try to write more often again, and hopefully I won't break a leg in the slippery ice that is in all the city :D

Saturday, 9 January 2010

... to be in Glasgow again. I'm TOO tired, I'll write something tomorrow.