Diary: 12/18/2012 Tue.


This is the day before the final. I have 4 final exams on Wednesday and Thursday. Though these days are hard, I’ve finally found myself ‘enjoying’ study here at Mailman. In September, most of the topics I learned were new for me, but now I have clearer view of public health field, and am realizing how each issues are systematically and dynamically connected with each others. At first I was so nervous of coursework study and English communication, but now I no longer feel nervous or hesitancy to communicate and discuss with classmates and lecturers. These days I have study session with my friends and I feel contributing to them by sharing my understanding, sometimes using my personal or professional experience and knowledge, and learning from them too. Small dots in my life is gradually connecting. My experience in Japan gives me insight to think about health and disease, and that will lead to my study from the next semester and summer practicum. I had a meeting with my advisor today and I could deliver my interest and plan to him well. I was a somewhat pessimistic and internal person originally, but thanks to the life here in Columbia and New York, I am changing. I am becoming optimistic and tough person, gradually. Yes, time passes and nothing continues forever. Everything, both people, society and nature flow with time.




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