Week 38

Continuing my preparation for the review meeting (coming in 10 days), I have read some crucial books for writing Chapter 2 and kept records of the summaries. I am so stupid! I spent the whole week thinking about and trying out whether to keep a notebook (of the summaries) as handwritten materials or digitise all […]

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Week 37

My probation review was postponed to October because the panel is too busy this month, which is painful for me! This means that I have more time to prepare for it, but my nervousness never slackens and has rather grown. My preparation includes: reading my documents thoroughly (research protocol, one chapter, ethics application and field […]

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Week 36

  This week, I have had calm and relaxing days at home while cleaning the house, responding to accumulated emails and preparing my presentation for the probation meeting coming in 10 days. Goals for Week 37: Make sure that I am ready to deliver my presentation and respond to questions from the panel

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Week 35: Preliminary fieldwork

I returned to the UK a week ago, having spent four weeks in Japan doing preliminary fieldwork. It was a pilot observation in my home country, but still, it was an amazing experience. Since I had worked on literature studies on Japanese issues while living in the UK, every interaction, every event and news article, […]

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