Monday, August 16th, 2010

Passing the wringer

 
The past two weeks have been really hectic for me – at least it seems to ease down a bit this week. I had to resubmit my proposal by Friday …


Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

It’s better to be a dog in a peaceful time than be a man in a chaotic period

I came across the Chinese proverb when I was researching the origin of the so-called Chinese curse of ‘May you live in interesting times’ – apparently, the saying is incorrectly …


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

5:55, Wednesday

The royal blue sky outside has turned darker by the second now that the sun is facing a different part of the globe and I’m still at the office, spending …


Friday, July 9th, 2010

One hurdle passed, to face another fork in the road

 
If anybody’s wondering why I’ve been so quiet for the past couple of weeks, it’s because I have been focusing on my proposal presentation. As part of my Masters degree, …


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Rolling the writer’s block

If you’re wondering why I haven’t updated my blog recently, it’s because I’m in the thick of writing a paper for an upcoming conference in New Zealand at the end …


Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Pop goes the button!

My body’s probably trying to tell me something about my expanding waistline (ahh, the joy of getting old!). I went to the loo today at the university (stay with me, …


Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Just an ordinary day

 
Six minutes to midnight and I’m about to call it a day – take a shower and head to bed. It’s getting colder as we move closer to winter – …


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

First = Last

 
Starting afresh always carries a risk that people around you are unaware of your previous accomplishments and experience. Of course there is an art in sharing those information over time …


Friday, April 30th, 2010

Woohoo – Friday has arrived!

 
Ahhh – the weekend. It’s finally here. Hurrah!
I can hear the faint chattering and laughter from across the hallway where staff and postgraduate students mingle over some nibbles and drinks. …


Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Müde am Mittwoch

 
It’s 6.33pm and I’m sitting in my office at the university, feeling drained – I don’t know why I feel so tired today. Maybe it’s caused by the cool and …