Week 147 was very relaxing overall. I felt able to step back from my data a little and looked at the whole picture from above, reading through my supervisors’ feedback comments on my draft chapters. Also, I attended a supervision meeting, in which they gave me some hints about the implications of my findings. This […]Read more "Week 147: feedback week"
The classes for the autumn semester started, and I am back teaching Japanese at university. Meeting a new group of students was a true pleasure for me, all the more after a long summer break. Due to greater demand for beginner levels, I am teaching the first level of Japanese. This has turned out to […]Read more "The joy of teaching"
The Thames Foyer room is the place for Afternoon Tea at The Savoy. The atmosphere is exquisite, but at the same time, very relaxing. The afternoon tea is always on the top of people’s lists for special occasions. I wanted to come back to The Savoy on my 40th birthday – ten years after my first […]Read more "Traditional High Tea at The Savoy: Review"
Ting Restaurant, which means ‘living room’ in Chinese, is the main restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, London, and is located on level 35 of the Shard. The ground floor entrance has a Chinese art painting, which is the signal that you have come back to Shangri-La. I booked a table for dinner for […]Read more "Ting Restaurant, The Shard: Review"
On the day following my birthday, I sent the draft chapters to my supervisors. The revision of Chapter 5 is now done, and Chapter 6 is halfway through. When sending draft chapters, I always have mixed feelings with a sense of achievement ‘I’ve accomplished my goals for this month’, a touch of guilt ‘I could’ve […]Read more "Weeks 145 and 146: Calmness after sending drafts"
I have completed Chapter 5 – the findings chapter, and have been working on Chapter 6 – the discussion chapter. It’s a bit strange feeling to see there the four summary tables of my findings, which I initially made for my convenience, with no intention of including them in my thesis. But my supervisors approved […]Read more "Weeks 143 and 144: Write quietly"