[Tuesday, October 16] Back to the marathon

I think last week has been the most tiring, and the most productive of my PhD so far. Let’s recap in order. I had my first meeting with my two advisors at the same time last Tuesday. I was so stressed, and had a lot of questions at the same time. What I was the…

[Monday, October 08] A week full of work

October has come, and the weather is finally getting colder here (well, 24 to 28 degrees Celsius, which may be seen as a pretty good temperature in my hometown!). This week has been kind of contrasted. It took me much more time that I thought to set up the pilot test for my upcoming experiment….

[Tuesday, September 25] Have a break, go on a trip

It has been a tiring week, especially on Thursday. The day before, I had to prepare my presentation for the neurolinguistics seminar, and to make it as detailed as possible. This seminar lasts for 3 hours, and we are only two officialy registered students. Then, each of us has to present for one to one…

[Tuesday, September 18] One month has gone, and what a month!

It is crazy to see how time goes fast. It’s like summertime and all the funny distractions from the sun, wonderful beaches of the East cost suddenly left, leaving the lab and the daily bentô behind, and of course, a pile of books and articles to read and summarize. What a life! Sometimes I’m wondering…

[Wednesday, August 29] It’s been a while!

How come, how come I haven’t written here for days! The “here” has to be underlined, I promise I have been writing, all my days turned around writing these days. Let’s recap a bit. My advisor fave me an advice (does is sound redundant?), to redo everything. So, I picked up the most classical papers…

[Saturday, August 18] Cheer up!

It’s like I finished the last post with a depressed mood. But just by seeing the title of this post, it sounds like a depressed mood with hope. It’s just that I have no idea how to improve it! Change was coming, change came. Now I think that being involved in a Ph.D program is…

[Thursday, August 16] Redo it. Change is coming.

This week… I think this week will be memorable for me, for a long period of time. First of all, the analysis of my ERP experiment. “You have a great story to tell”, my advisor said. But I don’t know why, I couldn’t find a great excitement when I heard this sentence. “But I don’t…

[Monday, August 13, 2018] Sunday grey, Monday blue

It’s been a weekend off. It’s also been a weekend off for the sun. Raining, raining, raining. Chilling, chilling, chilling. And I somehow finally took the time to watch Meryl Streep’s movies I’ve wanted to watch for months, and to nurrish myself normally. Yeah, a normal weekend for ordinary people, but surely not for a…

[Friday, August 10, 2018] After the rain, Comes the sun

Let’s sum up the little mess from yesterday. The software R (a software for statistical computations and graphics) just crashed down on my computer. For some reasons, it decided to remove all the packages I installed before. You think this is cruel? Sit down and read! The story isn’t over! I restarted R today, and…