This week has been very relaxing and felt nice and slow. My supervisor has often told me that I should take some time off from work after the conference. So, without feeling guilty about taking a break from work, I have been spending time reading some non-academic books and recipes. But I need to finish […]Read more "Week 91: Being together for three years"
This week, I spent five days in Cardiff attending a conference. Cardiff was truly beautiful: clean and a much lovelier city than I expected. Sadly, I didn’t have the opportunity to look around the city apart from the university area, but I would like to go back one day and travel around Wales for sightseeing. […]Read more "Week 90: Oral presentation"
I have read tips on how to present research at academic conferences. This week, I rehearsed my presentation again and again and revised my script and slides. In the first practice run-through, I talked about most of the things I wanted to include, which took 40 minutes (but my slot is only 15 minutes). My […]Read more "Week 89: Presentation rehearsal"
My first time in Sheffield was fun and productive! I stayed at a hotel in the city centre for three days and enjoyed walking around the town. On Thursday, I took the tram, attended a conference at the university and met a couple of Japanese scholars (most of the attendees were British scholars based in […]Read more "Week 88: My second conference"
Throughout the week, I made transcripts of audio data of five cases and translations with three-line interlinear gloss format. Until last week, I didn’t think it would take one hour to transcribe about three minutes of audio data in this way. It took me seven hours to complete one full consultation (20 minutes). This routine […]Read more "Week 87: Transcripts and Russian pelmeni"