So far, its been alright. Its not called bootcamp for nothing. For the past few days, i have been waking up early, and working at mission bay until late night. I get home at around 8:30pm, shower, get something to eat, and then finish any homework or readings.After that, its straight to bed so i wont be tired the next day. I know these two weeks are going to be tougher than the other days. I can already see the tiredness of some of the students during the lecture. Just like real bootcamp, the main point of all of this is to prepare us for what is coming later on the coming weeks. The lectures all have lessons that will be important later on. Even if i sometimes dont completely understand what is being said at first, i am able to keep focus and slowly gain the knowledge. The mentors really do a good job of giving us a chance to read questions too. This week is almost over, and it hasnt be that bad. If we can get through this, i think we'll be fine for the rest of the summer. I'm really looking forward to having a flexible schedule.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
What bootcamp is about
Alarm clock ringing early in the morning. Its only 7, eyes half open. Getting ready quickly is important if i want to get to UCSF in time. Get ready, and skip the breakfast. I walk out to the bus stop at 7:30, catch any of the local buses that are heading inbound. and when i arrive at UCSF parnassus, i am only 3 minutes early before the shuttle leaves. Time is tight, but the good thing is that i'll be on time for the starting days of the Igem experience. Its on the shuttle for Mission Bay's UCSF from there.