| Time is always pushing life to move on to the new stage keeping the memories behind you. Some of those memories are really sweet and want them back in present again and again. Being a graduate in Microbiology, I had a desire to accomplish my Ph.D. in a good research-oriented environment to fulfill my aim of life of being a scientist and I completed my doctoral degree last year from the department of Food and Human Life Science, OCU under the Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbusho) with my paramount satisfaction. Although, I left the Department one year back and moved to USA in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, but my memories over there are still vivid and fresh. The days that I passed in the Department in OCU were very nice and I learnt so many good things that couldn’t have been achieved if I didn’t passed my days in Dr. Nishikawa’s laboratory. If I write something about that time, I should ruminate some sweet events that will always be fresh in my mind.
I worked in an enteric laboratory under the supervision of Professor Yoshikazu Nishikawa. I had a very good time with him. The way he teaches and the way he supervises amused me a lot and I gained sustainable research knowledge under his kind mentorship. I astonished to see his intellectual ability in troubleshooting of research problems. I am very grateful to him as we both still exchanging research views frequently that reduces the communication gap remarkably.
The research friendly environment of the laboratory was fantastic that inspired me to do research and made me thirsty to do more deep research with full analytical ability. The laboratory facilities played a vital role in research. Dr. Nishikawa was very generous to support all kind of facilities get the research done.
I was inspired a lot to see my fellow Japanese students for their sincerity and dedication to the research. They are very helpful in nature and helped me numerously to be familiar with Japanese language and culture. Weekly seminar and discussion on recent advancement of science in our laboratory journal club tremendously amuses me and makes me curious to know about new scientific discovery. Innovative idea of our lab to go for a recreation tour once a year refreshes us from the past clumsy and ignites our instinct to hunt the new findings.
I must say something about the Japanese culture that I learnt from Osaka. I can still remember the Japanese party where I saw a variety of Japanese traditional food with nice Japanese decoration. Sushi is wonderful, I love it and I still feel the taste of it. Tea ceremony is another kind of traditional event I attended several times and liked it very much. Green Japanese is still my favorite. Over all I found the Japanese culture is unique that increases the nationalism among people, teach people to be discipline, modest, punctual and hard-worker. I feel proud myself to be familiar with the nice culture.
In conclusion, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude, appreciation and respect to my favorite supervisor for his boundless suggestions, honest inspiration and priceless guidance. Moreover, I am very thankful to other teachers of the department of Food and Human Health Sciences and the stuff of the faculty of Life Sciences unbound cooperation.