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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Weeks 92 and 93: Coffee break with colleagues and my birthday

I’ve been working on my conference paper by clarifying descriptions, adding more references and grouping data more precisely. I’ve also submitted my proposal for a conference taking place in Hong Kong next year.   A reason to be unmotivated Two weeks ago, I was struggling a bit to stay motivated and listening to audiobooks on […]

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Week 91: Being together for three years

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, cooking meals and baking. But […]

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