Week 78: My first conference and healthy carrot cake

This is my fourth time in Birmingham in four years. Every time I visit, I feel that the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station is simply stunning and that it’s increasing efficiency. During my four-day stay, I did some shopping for everyday stuff and had meals out every day, but only at the station.   […]

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Week 77: Formal meeting and bread making

On Tuesday, I had a formal meeting with all three of my supervisors for the first time in six months. Before going to the office, I was extremely nervous more so than for our previous meetings. That morning, I was woken up by a bad dream in which I was really late for the meeting […]

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Week 76: On to the next step

I realised that I wrote only about the progress of my fieldwork report here for the past month, as if I had shut myself in my room all the time. Since I submitted my report last weekend, I have seen many people: Luca’s mum, to celebrate her birthday; his friends, to see their new baby […]

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Week 75: Report is done!

The fieldwork report was nearly done on Wednesday, and I spent Thursday reading through it again and making minor alterations. I cannot say that I have any feeling of satisfaction with my work yet; not until I have heard from my supervisors about it. I created a format for the report in February and entered […]

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Week 74: 75% Progress

Ever since I came back to England on 1st May, I have been writing my fieldwork report, and its progress is about 75% at the moment. Listening to the audio data I collected and creating summary tables (actually detailed descriptions) is time-consuming, but I thought it a necessary and crucial process for me. While writing, […]

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