Weeks 127 and 128: My fourth conference

I returned to the UK on Saturday evening after a 12-hour KLM flight from Hong Kong (transferring at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport). I had little time to recuperate before I was back at work on Monday. Before flying to Hong Kong, Week 127 was spent preparing teaching materials for teachers who agreed to cover my classes […]

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Supervision meeting reports

I am reading through all the supervision meeting reports I’ve made over the past two and a half years. It feels like reading another diary of my PhD journey, filled with lots of suggestions and feedback from my supervisors. 🙂 This enriches my motivation to write chapter drafts! In a meeting, I write notes, and immediately […]

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Weeks 125 and 126: See the overview of the thesis

Happy June! I will finish making my conference poster this weekend, then will get it printed on fabric and fly to Hong Kong soon. Last week I had supervisory days. Based on my supervisors’ feedback, I’ve updated the thesis structure, descriptions for seven chapters, and the project schedule. They all became more transparent. My thesis […]

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Being happy in mundane things

Monday was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and warm temperature. As I walked towards the rail station, the warm sunshine and green leaves of the trees in the wind felt simply wonderful. I don’t know why, but I was filled with great happiness. I took some pictures of the sky and the town […]

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Weeks 123 and 124: Making a poster

There are three weeks until I fly to Hong Kong to attend an international conference. I’ve just started creating my conference poster. This is the first time I’ve designed a research poster, and I’ve read many websites on how to make an effective layout for qualitative research. I’ve got some worries about creating a poster. […]

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My writing tips

I love browsing “writing tips” and learning many excellent methods and the small habits people have! This inspires my motivation a lot. I write mainly for my academic life, but writing is a beautiful art, and my favourite hours are spent immersing myself in it.   Here are my seven habits when writing! These are […]

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