I had some ripe bananas, apples and pears that are a week past their expiry date. If it was before the coronavirus outbreak, I might have thrown away them and gone to a supermarket to buy new ones. But, it’s during the outbreak and I didn’t want to waste fruit that, normally, seems fine to […]Read more "Apple and Pear Compote in White Wine [recipe]"
This week, I’ve had some bad news and some good news. I’ll start with the bad news first. A month ago, I applied for a postdoc research position at a university. The position genuinely excited me, and I enjoyed writing my application for it. I haven’t heard anything about my application over the last four […]Read more "Week 169: Focus on quality rather than rushing ahead"
I cannot believe how quickly the global situation has been changing over the past two weeks. The crisis in the financial markets is going to be immense. I’ve attended online seminars held by economic experts about how a post-coronavirus world could be and how we could better prepare for it. What I have prepared […]Read more "Weeks 167 and 168: Teaching online and finalising Chapter 2"
This is one of the ways in which I enjoy matcha when I buy a packet of matcha green tea powder. I always buy a small quantity at one time, and once it’s opened, I keep it in the freezer and try to use it all within a month. Mostly, I enjoy drinking matcha in […]Read more "Matcha Cupcakes [recipe]"
It would be healthy to have some emotional ups and downs in everyday life, but this week I’ve been struggling to handle the emotional surge. I’ve been making further revisions to Chapters 4 and 5 of my thesis. These two largest chapters of my thesis have hindered me from moving on to editing the other […]Read more "Week 166: Need to rest"