Weeks 130 and 131: Carry on

Week 130 was too busy to sit down to write. To my shame, I asked my supervisors to reschedule our meeting as my chapter draft wasn’t ready in time for my supervisory day. I felt really guilty, but I’d made slow progress over the month. We’ve postponed the meeting until late July and I’m now […]

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Week 129: Little indulgences

On Monday I took a nice walk in the Victoria Embankment Gardens, dropped by my favourite pastries shop, Melba at the Savoy, and had a honey lemon ginger éclair and English breakfast tea. The weather was beautiful, and I genuinely felt relaxation and excitement in these longest days of the summer. (The longest day of […]

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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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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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