Hui Wang, 34, is a visiting scholar at University of Pennsylvania. She conducts with malaria research and now works for the Medical School at U Penn. She has lived in Philadelphia for 6 months, focusing on the virus around the clock.
On the early Sunday, Hui was the only person in the lab.
The name of the head researcher in this lab is Jay, so another scholar here attached a post of Jay-Z on the door of his office. Hui said she doesn’t like the post because it scares her when she is in the lab alone at night.
Hui counted bacteria in a culture dish in the lab.
“Which one is the genuine? I saw this picture in Museum of Art as well. ” Hui said in the Medical School. “This picture” is “The Agnew Clinic,” painted by Thomas Eakins in 1889.
Hui waited for her two friends to go to North Philly for shopping. These two Chinese are a couple who are only Hui’s friends in America. “I have a good relationship with my American colleagues in the lab, but I could find them nowhere after work.” Hui said. She is still confused why bikers in America need hamlets and why a hamlet is even more expensive than her pre-owned bike. But she bought one.
In Ross located on 8th St. in Philadelphia, Hui wanted to try a pair of men’s shoes because they are cheaper and warmer for wearing in the winter. “Anybody who knows me in China will never see I am wearing these.” She said.
Hui found a Chinese Buffet in North Philadelphia that only costs 5 dollars per person. On her second time here, Hui realized the food is not as good as it seems at all.
Hui has various seasonings for cooking Chinese food. She would like to save money on food, even though she thinks cooking is time-consuming, especially only for herself. She is sponsored by the Chinese university she is working for and the money she should be getting paid is $2500 a month. But she still didn’t get money on time in these three months.
In the morning, Hui usually makes some phone calls to China, unfortunately she is not able to talk too long. Not because her relatives or friends have to go to bed, but she has to head to the lab.
Hui used chopsticks to layer a ham in two pieces of toast and heated them up in the microwave. “I don’t want to get diarrhea,” she said. Though she deals with malaria in the lab every day.
” ‘ONCE’ is a truly original Broadway experience.” Hui read the programm of ONCE, which was performed in Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Nov. 1, 2013. In China, Hui has local celebrity among the independent musicians. Friends around Hui call her “SCI-lead singer.”
A polysemous Chinese word “chun” is written on a note, attaching on her desk, which means “ready to start wriggling” and “stupid.”