“Always wear sunscreen” and other bits of advice

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

As uttered by many men with questionable motives.

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.

Days Twenty through Twenty-Three – 6-9 September

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

Days Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth – 2-5 Sept

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