I apologize for the lack of update for such a long time. In the past 5 months, I've been busy with publications, thesis and postdoc interviews. I have successfully defended my thesis on January 26th and am now starting my first postdoctoral research at Harvard University. Many colleagues inquire whether I would keep on blogging. The answer is yes, as this is my major contribution in science outreach. However, given the among of sleep I've been missing and the number of duties I have, I could probably only update once a month.
In the world of scientific research, the researchers are "the projects". There is no way to separate "work" from what people call "life" because research is part of a scientist's life. In fact, it is what makes a scientist "a scientist".