Granted, Beijing is not new to me in the sense that I had not been there before. However, for one, I have never lived there – and this seems to be my personal standard of “knowing” a place – and for another, the last time I spent any real time in Beijing was in 2004. … More Into a New World*
I recall making a promise last year to continue documenting the less academic parts of research-life in China in a series of retrospectives, which never came to fruition. This year I make a second attempt, and will (try to) keep things bite-size for benefits yours and mine. I shall be dreadful (dreadful because one of … More “Always wear sunscreen” and other bits of advice
This is the ranty way of showing anybody who had doubts that I am still alive. Rants coming up: 1. The class yesterday overran from 21:30 to 22:30. Some kind of new record. 2. On to the title: Me: “Are you still looking into use of language in telegraphy? There’s this text that you might find … More Overheard during break in class
Daily Academentia – I sat through a morning’s worth of pre-submission Masters presentations on the history and philosophy of science. The presentations were mostly for the purpose of students receiving last minute feedback from multiple academic staff – in addition to their individual supervisors – for a well-rounded thesis. Or at least this is … More As uttered by many men with questionable motives.
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I have been back in Hangzhou for nearly 48 hours. I have gained two flatmates, some progress on my project, some progress on my essay, several mosquito bites, offers of outings, and a general upping of stress-levels. But whatever, life goes on, and since I haven’t moved pictures from memory-card to laptop, we will have … More Days Twenty through Twenty-Three – 6-9 September
Another quick update because Beijing has been… difficult. However, there seems to be an end to the hardships (which, as always, will seem insignificant once all the problems are solved) and I am looking forward to starting work here “for realz”. Things that have been settled: Yes, I do have a scholarshipped spot at the … More Days Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth – 2-5 Sept