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PhD Life

What makes a PhD?

One of the reasons I started this blog was to try and show friends and family what it is I do, and why I was crazy enough to give up a good, well paid job with nice stable prospects to return to be a poor student who will potentially be unemployed in just over a year and a half, if I’m lucky. 1,178 more words



I recently began a 40-day challenge. This initiative, spearheaded by one of the instructors at the yoga studio where I both volunteer and practice, is meant to support individuals who are seeking to achieve a positive life goal. 543 more words


Reality hits hard

I apologise for the lull in posts recently. I have been making lots- Jam, scones, chocolate spread, cookies, more chocolate spread, chocolate spread, chocolate cake but haven’t had time to tweak and nail the recipes down. 248 more words


"Always wear sunscreen" and other bits of advice

I recall making a promise last year to continue documenting the less academic parts of research-life in China in a series of retrospectives, which never came to fruition. 1,103 more words


Learning To Cope With Failure


    “A PhD is 3 years of learning to cope with failure…”

Doubtless most of you will have heard that phrase before. I first heard it from a professor who I was talking to when I was first thinking of doing a PhD. 905 more words

Incoherent Rambling

Dua Bulan, Mengamati dan Memahami

01 Agustus 2014

Hari ini, tepat dua bulan sudah saya terdaftar menjadi mahasiswa S3 di london ini. 2 bulan terlewati sudah, yap, mungkin hanya sekedar terlewati. 654 more words