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"
Creamy risotto is my all-time favourite meal. Because it is very easy and simple to cook in one pot, this is certainly a go-to meal on weekday evenings. This is my basic mushroom risotto recipe. I love adding ham or prawns to it, which gives a rich flavour. On one occasion, I cooked it without […]Read more "Creamy Mushroom Risotto [recipe]"
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"