Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a ubiquitous topic in sociology research and psychology classrooms. I’d always considered it unarguably true. When I moved to the Solomon Islands, I saw the theory play out clearly in my daily life. 530 more words
At my University, it’s that time of the year where PhD students meet for their Annual Performance Reviews. While some of the paperwork may seem like an unnecessary time waster, it’s actually been a worthwhile task for me. 183 more words
A footprint in the mud in Gizo, Western Province. Heavy rains make the red clay roads hard to traverse by foot or by car.
The Anjeanette docked in Auki, Malaita Province. Ships are the primary mode of long-distance transportation in the islands in Auki, Malaita Province. Ships are the primary mode of long-distance transportation in the islands.
Sewing sago palm leaves into thatching near Matanaso village, Guadalcanal Province. Sago palm is a traditional local building material.
Night in Gizo, Western Province. The Solomons Islands has one of the highest energy prices in the world and one of the lowest rates of electrical access. Outside of the capital, Honiara, only 6 percent of households are connected to the power grid.
Palm oil is one of the nation’s main cash crops. The Solomon Islands exported US$21,258 million worth of crude palm oil in 2015, according to World Integrated Trade Solution.
House by the sea, Western Province.
WorldFish research center waters, Nusatupe island, Western province. Researchers care for giant clams in the area surrounding its center and conduct aquaculture experiments and other research onshore.
I know it’s been said before, that doing a PhD is like being on a rollercoaster – so many highs and lows, ups and downs. These moments of extreme can very easily happen in the same week, day or even hour. 329 more words