My preparation for my PhD viva has officially started. On my desk, I now have a Wiro-bound copy of my thesis, sticky notes, index tabs, highlighters, and a couple of guidebooks on viva tips. I searched for thesis binding services in London. In the end, I asked a traditional, 100-year-old bookbinding and book restoration company, […]Read more "Five weeks to go until my viva"
For the past two weeks, since I submitted my PhD thesis, I have been taking two online courses. One is a ten-week course of translation studies and the other is in applied linguistics for six weeks. I have enjoyed learning something different in the classes on translation methods (Japanese to English), and the other course in […]Read more "My journey across linguistics"
Last weekend, Luca and I thoroughly cleaned the floor, window glass, handrail and furniture in our balcony. It’s a very small, cosy space, so the clean-up was finished in two days after a broom, short-handled brush, cleaning cloth and cleaner arrived. Now, we have coffee on the balcony chair in the mornings, […]Read more "Fresh air in the balcony"
On Monday, 18 May, I submitted my PhD thesis! This week I have fully enjoyed the freedom. The world feels very different, as if I have come back to reality after three years and five months (176 weeks) of journeying on a small, different planet. My feelings transformed slowly, day by day. After the […]Read more "Week 177: Submitted my thesis!"
I’ve just sent the final text of my thesis to my supervisors for their final check. This weekend (and probably next week), I will be waiting for their approval of my first submission. For the past two weeks, it’s been all about ‘inspection’ of the final text – working with my proofreader chapter by chapter, […]Read more "Weeks 175 and 176: The final polish before submission"