Hey there ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here !
I actually wrote something for Mother’s Day, but was so busy studying for an exam the day passed without posting it. Oh, well. I gave Mom a n orchid plant. That’s her favorite flower/plant.
cramming studying for my exams next week. Well, just 2 actually. I’m done with the rest . I ‘m also finishing up projects , like this one for Forensics Biology. I think I’m going to ace this. I got 40/4o in Forensics Lab. So you ask, what the heck is this about ? For the whole semester, we were given just one crime case. It’s a real, honest to goodness crime, but the names of the people involved were changed. We were also given a police file that was 3 inches thick. Everything was there, except whodunit. It was up to us to figure out who the killer was , based on police reports. We also did Forensics analysis . We have a laboratory that looks like a real forensics lab. We even have to wear an ID with our picture in it. ( no selfies, please ). We were each given a crime kit with all the physical evidences taken from all the suspects ( cigarette butts, saliva swabs, etc. ) and from the victims themselves. ( semen , blood, etc. ) The box of crime kits came from New York. By the way, the kits given to us were ” expired ” materials. Instead of throwing them away, they are donated to schools. I didn’t even know they made this stuff. Otherwise, it would cost us $800 each for unexpired kits. The expiration date doesn’t matter, though. We can get DNA even from hundred year old materials. We know that, right? (In fact, I just saw a documentary where forensic analyts were trying to get the DNA of a 2,000 year old mummified Egyptian fetus, the child of Tunkhamanen. They failed to get a viable sample, though.)
In making forensic reports, we have to use general and unbiased terms. We cannot even use ” DNA of unknown person A matches the DNA of the semen on the baby’s diaper .” ( yes, that’s the crime. The killer also stabbed the 9 year old brother to death. This crime did happen ) Instead, we write ” the probability that another DNA shares the same DNA as that of unknown individual A is 1/ sextillion , ( a number with 21 zeros, or the population of 300 earths ) Of course the cops are annoyed with this. like, why not just say, IT MATCHES ! HE’S THE KILLER ! Ha ha
I’m sure you’ve seen what forensic analysts do in crime shows, like CSI, right? That’s exactly what we do in this course. I know how to DNA profile, etc. , heck, I even know how to clone.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I think forensics is calling me. I’ll set aside my dream of playing the violin in an orchestra. He he he. Last semester, I tried enrolling in a music course for violin, but I wasn’t allowed. Only music majors are taken in, unfortunately. I do play it well, y’know ? Out of so many high school orchestras in our city, I was chosen to play in a quartet ( 4 players ) that represented our school district to play in a citiwide competition. We got the gold medal. Oh, well. It won’t put food on my table, anyway . * So Ren, dream on. * * pats head *
Oh my gosh. Countdown ! 30 days to my Philippine vacation ! By the way, May 23 is the last day of school. Sleep, sleep. I need to sleep. It’s 4 AM now. * sigh *
Are you bored yet ? Okay, I end it here. I was supposed to write the last of my European travel , but I don’t have time. It does take a while to post photos, especially on my computer that is about to conk out. It’s soooo slow ! !
So, bye for now. Thanks for reading, folks. PEACE !