This is my fourth time in Birmingham in four years. Every time I visit, I feel that the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station is stunning and that it’s increasing efficiency! Conference This was my first conference ever. The university campus was very nice and beautifully organised. On the first day, all sessions […]Read more "Week 78: My first conference and healthy carrot cake"
On Tuesday, I had a formal meeting with all three of my supervisors for the first time in six months. Before going to the office, I was extremely nervous more so than for our previous meetings. That morning, I was woken up by a bad dream in which I was really late for the meeting […]Read more "Week 77: Formal meeting and bread making"
I realised that I wrote only about the progress of my fieldwork report here for the past month, as if I had shut myself in my room all the time. Since I submitted my report last weekend, I have seen many people: Luca’s mum, to celebrate her birthday; his friends, to see their new baby […]Read more "Week 76: On to the next step"
The fieldwork report was nearly done on Wednesday, and I spent Thursday reading through it again and making minor alterations. I cannot say that I have any feeling of satisfaction with my work yet; not until I have heard from my supervisors about it. I created a format for the report in February and entered […]Read more "Week 75: Report is done!"
Ever since I came back to England on 1st May, I have been writing my fieldwork report, and its progress is about 75% at the moment. Listening to the audio data I collected and creating summary tables (actually detailed descriptions) is time-consuming, but I thought it a necessary and crucial process for me. While writing, […]Read more "Week 74: 75% Progress"