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Fears of Failure

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post, and though that’s mainly due to being snowed under with work in a mad dash to get things done before Christmas, it’s also partly because I’ve been going through a couple of emotional PhD rough patches. 920 more words


Five Things I Have Done Instead of Writing the Thesis

As the old proverb goes, the longest journey begins with a single step. Notwithstanding the fact that most journeys these-a-days begin with a trawl through Google Maps (other maps are available), this wisdom still rings true. 802 more words

You & Your PhD

Go ahead and do it even if it scares you

 I have talked about conferencing and its benefits before and today I have more to say about that part of the PhD life again. I know I titled this post Do something that scares you because conferencing is one of those scary things I have had to do as part of the PhD. 690 more words

PhD Life

Road Safety Week map

A couple of months ago I was approached by Brake, a road safety charity, and asked to make a web based GIS to support their Road Safety Week campaign. 326 more words

PhD Life

Taking one step at a time

Don’t be overwhelmed by the size of the monster you are facing. If it looks ginormous, try to start by looking at its feet only. And if you ever get so cornered that the monster ends up eating you, remember that you can always tickle it from inside its belly. 694 more words


Good News Vol. 4 :)

My Paper on Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Published! :)

During the summer, I had to remove one of my essays on Murakami from my blog as I received an offer of publication. 58 more words

Japanese Literature