Archive for January 2nd, 2009


Birthday and New Year in Tamil Nadu

Jan 02, 2009 in Uncategorized

Gift from Dr. VRMIt was nice to spend my 29th birthday in Tamil Nadu! We had a small party in the lab, where I got ice cream cake (my favorite), and a gift from Dr. VRM. For New Year’s eve we went to a local movie theater to see a Tamil film (Kollywood). It was interesting, the plot was about a Tamil family who’s daughter fell in love with a man from Northern India, who spoke Hindi… the great thing is that the two families had to communicate in English, so I could actually understand some of it!

The other great news is that my work has progressed with almost no complications! I am happy about how the work is going, but obviously a little weary of sharing too much information as now that it looks like I might end up with something worth publishing, I don’t want to get “scooped”!

Next week three Fulbrighters will come to visit, and the week after that I am going to attend the Asia ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) meeting in Hyderabad. I am looking forward to both of these big events of January, and a wonderful 2009 to come!