Week 112: Promotion and Criticism

Luca has received a job promotion to a management role in the public sector he works for! I am more than happy to know that his hard work was finally acknowledged and that it paid off. Over the past year, he has had a very tough time at work, physically and mentally, in providing a […]

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Notes on Open-mindedness

Since posting on Trust and Communication Skills last time, I’ve had some responses to the post, with people around me saying ‘I love it!’ It was also nice that some old friends messaged me after seeing my post on Facebook and we rebuilt a connection. When blogging, I sometimes worry about how my readers feel […]

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Week 111: Habit-building

I’ve worked on outlining my methodological framework for analysis as well as preparing transcripts. Yesterday I sent my revised sketch of it to my supervisors. One achievement in week 111 was not just completing this, but also building a habit to write my thesis every day. Since I felt bad about having had an unproductive […]

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Week 110: Do everything with confidence

I attended staff meetings on 6 January, which was the second day of the Chinese New Year. It was really nice that we had some Chinese biscuits and fortune cookies during the meetings. The ‘fortune’ inside my cookie read ‘Do everything with confidence.’ I love fortune cookies! Their sweet little messages make me laugh and […]

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Banana, Chocolate & Walnut Bread

Today, I’ve baked Banana Bread with Chocolate and Walnut, using Donal Skehan’s recipe again! When I made Banana and Chocolate Bread using the same recipe last time, it was very moist and had a great consistency with chocolate. Here’s the post from last time – Week 98: Hard work pays off. I’ve added walnuts to […]

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