The past seven days have been very special and unforgettable. I am very proud of myself for successfully defending my PhD thesis and for passing the viva with minor corrections! On top of this, I have been appointed to an academic position at one of the UK’s excellent universities. I have to be really humble and am […]Read more "I passed my PhD viva"
This is my short, personal note about my memories of Lake Leman (Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman), which is the second-largest freshwater lake in Europe. In 2013 and 2014 I was staying in Montreux, Switzerland, by the lake. I would wake up at 6 am and get a fabulous view of the lake from the […]Read more "My memories of Lake Leman"
Five years ago, I read for the first time a Japanese version of an old French book, “Docteur, pour la première fois, nous avons parlé le même langage” dit Christina (“Doctor, for the first time, we spoke the same language”, Christina said). The book tells a true story of a female in-patient, Christina, in a […]Read more "“Doctor, we spoke the same language.”"
There are three weeks left until my PhD viva, and my stress level is rising every day. Two weeks ago, my viva prep kicked off slowly, but I have now read four general viva guidebooks as well as re-read my thesis. The guidebooks are helpful, and it’s nice to read many different variations and stories. […]Read more "Needn’t worry about future"