"Life is like a camera, just FOCUS on what's important and CAPTURE the good times, DEVELOP from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another SHOT”- Anonymous
This is one brilliant quote that possesses the magnetic muscle to lure my attention throughout the seasons. It keeps me moving always.
Last Friday, on acceptance of my toothless research paper, I was invited for an oral presentation in the 9th Siam Physics Conference. This is an annual event convened in Thailand to crossbreed the professional ideas between the scientists, researchers, teachers and students from both national and international zones. Held at Rajamangala University of Technology Isan at Nathon Ratchasima (North-East of Thailand) this year, it was 8 hours ride by train from my university.
The long journey to a completely new place was tiring and terrible though. And traveling the whole night has burnt all the calories of my enthusiasm and liveliness to a certain degree. But even at the time when the whole world has slept, one reason kept my nerve awake: A chance to present my paper in the presence of top-notch gangs of physicists.
|Train station at Hau Lam Pong, Bangkok|
|Trying some typical Thai noodles|
|Giving a shot|
|Registration of the participants|
|Fortunate to have a banquet session with a Canberean Guest Speaker|
|Thank you for your hospitality: Khun Byo and Proff. Pum|
The 3 days conference kept on adding new names into my memory. I met people from all walks of life and from every rung of the careers. I captured those beautiful moments that kept on fleeting. I became friends with some powerful keynote speakers, professors, international students and the hosts. The yield of happiness and satisfaction I derived from my toothless paper was beyond compare because I could capture the good times within a shorter span of my life there.
"Good things happen when you meet strangers"- Yo Yo Ma