Homemade cinnamon rolls are truly the best! Today I’ve baked American-style cinnamon rolls with chestnut filling. They’re very moist, fluffy and flavourful and have creamy frosting on top. I adapted a recipe, The Best American-Style Cinnamon Rolls, by adding chestnut purée (about 100 g) and a little bit of cocoa powder to the cinnamon filling.
Recently, I’ve seen a lot of articles and videos on the power of personal narrative – how it contributes to your psychological well-being to look at your past memories and tell a story of your life to others. In a research context, personal storytelling has been widely used for patients with life-threatening diseases. But I’m
During my PhD programme, I’ve gradually become less sociable – and it’s getting worse towards the final year. I know a couple of PhDs who worked in a lab for fixed hours, were very punctual, stopped work at 5:00 p.m. and went out to socialise or watch sport. I am quite the opposite. I work
This is in a list of my daily habit tracker: I set aside 30 minutes to read a non-academic book every day. I’ve recently read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami and found his story fascinating. His tone of writing is brisk and has transparent honesty, which I’m inspired
On Friday, I submitted my working drafts of chapters 5 and 6, which I had worked on every single day for the previous 30 days. Writing for 30 consecutive days was a fairly long challenge, and the last five days were very intense. I crossed out the date on the calendar before going to bed
Two weeks to go until my next deadline. I’ve been listening to my data – audio files I collected last year – to finalise the transcripts that become the appendices. Last year, I conducted one-to-one interviews with physician participants and focus groups with patient participants, along with recording their consultations. I then made a report