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Hey there, welcome to my blog!

Hi! I’m so glad to see you here! I’m Pinyu, and I’m living the exciting life as an American high school student. Okay, while my life as a high school student may not be the most exciting career, I hope to become a biomedical scientist in the future, which is a research scientist who helps treat diseases using biology.

You may be wondering, why biomedical science, and why did you start a blog about it? When I was a kid, I used to pretend I was a puppy princess who was also a doctor. While I’ve outgrown my puppy princess phase, medicine is still something that I’m extremely passionate about. To me, medicine is like a puzzle, and I enjoy solving the pieces of the puzzle to figure out a diagnosis, and of course, being able to say “I told you so!” to my mom after the doctor confirms my diagnosis is an added bonus. In the future, I want to be in the forefront of developing novel drugs and treatments, since I believe that curing diseases and saving people’s lives through science is one of the greatest ways to change the world.

With all the intricacies of growing up, I started this blog to document my journey as I pursue my dream of becoming a biomedical scientist. I had never seen a blog like this before, and as I grew up navigating this system on my own without friends and family who could guide me, I wanted to help other students interested in the medical field. On my blog, I hope to help others by providing tips and advice that I’ve learned throughout my journey as both a student and an aspiring biomedical scientist. Yet, life can be crazy, so who knows where I might end up!

I’m also a sucker for sunsets, which you might have noticed from the number of sunset pictures on my blog!

When I’m not busy doing homework and reading scientific papers about bacteria, I love to hike and spend time with my family. I also love reading and watching movies, especially rom-coms, and despite frequently getting frustrated with the characters, I still watch them anyway. Speaking of films and movies, my favorite drama series is most definitely “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix, and I love the beautiful setting, wardrobe, and of course, the intriguing plot. I’m very picky when it comes to films and movies, but in my opinion, “The Queen’s Gambit” is an amazing series that everyone should watch. However, while I frequently get frustrated with the characters, I enjoy binge-watching cheesy movies about high school, and as an actual high school student, I can say this: High school isn’t nearly as dramatic as it is in movies. In addition, I love drawing and digital art, although my Photoshop projects can be a bit… weird, since some of the projects I’ve created include making an ID for William Clark the explorer and a fake news article about a certain world leader and television personality, all to prank my friends with.

On this blog, I hope to share my journey and some tips along the way and also posting about topics in biology to help others gain a deeper understanding in the field, while exploring new discoveries in biotechnology and bioethics. Anyway, I would love for you to join me on this journey, so buckle up your seat belt, and enjoy the ride as we explore the world of science together. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my blog!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you start this blog?

One of the first words I would use to describe myself would be “independent,” because as a first person in my family to grow up in America, I didn’t have anyone to help guide me to reach my goals. While I’m grateful for all I’ve accomplished by myself, navigating through the world of school and STEM careers on my own was a struggle. So, I wanted to share my experiences with other students to help them learn from my mistakes, while also documenting my journey throughout high school and beyond. I had rarely seen any blogs like this before, so I thought that I would be able to put forth my unique perspective and share my passions and stories with the internet!

What’s your favorite and least favorite part of blogging?

Okay, this is a fun one. When I first started blogging, I never imagined that I would LOVE website design so much. I thought setting up a website would just be an inevitable part of the process, but as I began designing my website, I realized that building a website was so much fun! It’s actually kind of a guilty past time now, because sometimes I’ll think to myself, “I’ll finish this part of my homework, and then I can go work on my blog.” I think it’s just how much creative freedom and improvments I can make on my blog that makes it so much fun. As for my least favorite part, probably managing my social media presence. You might have noticed (or I hope you haven’t!), I’m not very good at it. Even on my personal social media pages, I rarely bother to keep that up, so trying to market through social media is a struggle. I much prefer working on search engine optimization.

How were you able to design such a awesome blog?

Why thank you! I’m glad you find my blog to be awesome! The truth is, it involves lots of late nights and Google searches, scouring through forums, and hoping that whatever I just did worked. I never imagined that I would be able to build something like this as a high school student, so even now, I’m shocked at how far I’ve come with my blog. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything, since this blog has helped me grow tremendously as a person. If you have something that you’ve always wanted to do, I’d say to take a chance and go for it!

Why do you want to be a biomedical scientist?

I know, it’s an oddly specific choice of career! I think I’ve always known that I wanted to pursue a career in biology, since diseases were always what interested me the most. In fact, I remember a time when a classmate threw up in class in elementary school and I eagerly asked him the next day, “Ooooh what illness did you get?” “Uhh…. The flu….” Yeah, didn’t make me super popular. But as I got older, I began exploring deeper into the field of biotechnology, and I realized that I really, really do love learning about all the cool things we can accomplish with sceince and I wanted to be a part of that, so I decided to start a blog specifically to explore and share these amazing, new discoveries in biomedical science!