I was also able to meet my former boss and other scientists from IRRI. The scientific community is indeed a small world.
And of course, I got to explore the beauty of Jeju (even though around the conference site only). The weather was just perfect and we're so lucky the International Convention Center is just located near the coast.
Attending this conference and seeing the scientists from other parts of the world is truly an honor. I really wish I could be like them in the future.