Category Archives: Phd

Hey little fighter, soon it will be brighter

I need to write because I’m experiencing the darkest time line since I’ve moved to Auckland. I had been so happy and excited about my new life every day for the the past 3 months until last week. I thought … Continue reading

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Rant about Apple fandom in academic style

This is what fandom authority Henry Jenkins wrote in his book Fans, Blogger, and Gamers. It hits the nail on the head as to how I feel about the Apple fandom all along. “One becomes a ‘fan’ not by being … Continue reading

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Ivy League dream reignited

Caution: This post is filled with overwhelming joy of a dreamer finally getting what she wants. Cynics beware. As my departure date to Auckland approaches, every day I’m confronted with mixed emotions. I’m happy and worried and excited and anxious and self-doubting … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from being sick for a week

I got the worst tonsillitis recurrence this past week. In fact, I only began to feel better today, yet I’m still on a liquid diet today because I’ve completely lost my appetite due to the difficulty of swallowing (no pun intended) … Continue reading

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Rejecting Phd offer

I finally brought myself to reject the PhD offer of my favorite school because of funding. I’ve been aware for quite sometime that it would have to come down to this, but I just couldn’t reject it because sending the email … Continue reading

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I became that kind of woman

When I was about 14, like Penny on The Big Bang Theory and every other 14-year-old, I dreamed of becoming a big movie star/singer/Hannah Montana/whatever. You get it. Fortunately, that dream was soon replaced by a way more practical dream … Continue reading

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I was right. I belong in a university classroom.

I gave my first master’s level lecture today. As predicted by my friend, many students (including the security guard) mistook me as a student. The girls told me they didn’t think their lecturer would be so “funny, fashionable, young and … Continue reading

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