Week 98: Hard work pays off

My room smells of vanilla and chocolate because I’ve just baked chocolate chip banana bread! This feels like a bit of a special treat for this weekend. Yesterday I had the last supervision meeting of the second year of my PhD programme, and I was glad to hear that my supervisors are very happy with […]

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Week 97: De-stress and Healthy Quiche

A supervision meeting scheduled on Friday was postponed to next week. I’ve been spending this week attending seminars and outlining Chapter 4 and my conference paper at quite a slow pace. When waiting for feedback on my draft from supervisors, I always have mixed feelings, with nervousness, excitement, a bit of relaxation after writing it […]

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Week 96: Draft is done and Espresso Chocolate Blondies

I’ve finished my third revision of chapter 2 – at last! In July, week 79 was when I started working on the first draft. Four weeks later, I began my revision process. I spent 12 weeks revising the draft, during which I attended two conferences and devoted a couple of weeks to the preparation. The […]

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Week 95: Tidying up

Research has been moving forward little by little. I’ve been revising Chapter 2. The reviews I have worked on for the past four months were initially just a section, but as I discussed it with my supervisors, we extended it to further relevant scopes and added references, and it has become a chapter. I am […]

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Week 94: Writing and Anpan-making

I have been making good progress in revising Chapter 2. If I evaluate my level of productivity on a 1-10 scale, this week was a 9, compared to a 6 two weeks ago. What motivates me most now is the thought of sharing my findings with my research participants when I fly to Tokyo and […]

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