When I was 17, I used to work part time in NUH for my mom. I would take a shuttle bus from Buona Vista mrt station and it would take me to the hospital. I remember how it would make a detour to Biopolis en route to NUH.
I was awed. The names of the buildings in Biopolis were well chosen: Nanos, Helios, Genome, Proteos.. etc. I also vividly recall the bus driving past a tertiary protein structure that only a biology student could make out, and thats when I told myself that one day, I will work there.
In exactly a month’s time, I will kick start my career in clinical research, something that I’ve been dying to do, at the place where I told myself I’ll be one day.