On Monday I took a nice walk in the Victoria Embankment Gardens, dropped by my favourite pastries shop, Melba at the Savoy, and had a honey lemon ginger éclair and English breakfast tea.

The weather was beautiful, and I genuinely felt relaxation and excitement in these longest days of the summer. (The longest day of this year was on 21st June.)




This weekend, I have been working on writing a section in the methodology chapter – a full illustration of the analytical framework, which my supervisors and I have built up from scratch. There are so many points I need to amend and include, and my brain has been taking so long to switch into writing mode…


The first proof

I received the first proof of my article for an online journal run by my school, and checked it. The article was converted from my MA dissertation, which I first worked on collaboratively three years ago, with support from two local experts in Japan. I believe that their support added value to the paper and hence improved the quality of the discussions.

My PhD thesis is a continuation of the MA dissertation, and the same experts have helped me further since then. This largely explains why I have been able to conduct my research, and I owe them for all their support and giving back the research findings.



My achievements in Week 129

  • Checked the first proof of my article.
  • Finished a class observation and received feedback, which was very helpful! It contains a lot of critical comments, but I do believe that it certainly helps me to improve my teaching skills.

Goals for Week 130

  • Finish writing a section of the methodology chapter.
  • Wrap up a course on Thursday and enjoy the last lesson.