Week 114: Testing out the framework

My next deadline is 25th March – by when I must test the analytical framework and draft the initial findings. This requires a ‘new effort’, a different approach from the Conversation Analysis that I conducted in January. This week passed slowly. I’ve allowed myself to rest a little bit, created templates, and glanced over the […]

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Week 113: Milestone – Analytical Framework

I am writing this post on my new MacBook Air! Very light to carry, and typing feels good. 🙂   There are lots of milestones in the process of writing a PhD thesis. In Week 113, it feels like I’ve finally got to the stage that I’ve struggled to reach for the past nine months. […]

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Week 112: Promotion and Criticism

Luca has received a job promotion to a management role in the public sector he works for! I am more than happy to know that his hard work was finally acknowledged and that it paid off. Over the past year, he has had a very tough time at work, physically and mentally, in providing a […]

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Week 111: Habit-building

I’ve worked on outlining my methodological framework for analysis as well as preparing transcripts. Yesterday I sent my revised sketch of it to my supervisors. One achievement in week 111 was not just completing this, but also building a habit to write my thesis every day. Since I felt bad about having had an unproductive […]

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Week 110: Do everything with confidence

I attended staff meetings on 6 January, which was the second day of the Chinese New Year. It was really nice that we had some Chinese biscuits and fortune cookies during the meetings. The ‘fortune’ inside my cookie read ‘Do everything with confidence.’ I love fortune cookies! Their sweet little messages make me laugh and […]

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