oct 25 2017 ∞
nov 14 2018 +
  • language classes (Russian or French)
  • mixing music
  • calligraphy
  • chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony)
dec 19 2017 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
aug 31 2017 ∞
oct 27 2018 +
nov 29 2017 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
  • Cacharel LouLou: interesting fragrance which smells of spices (something that I am trying to find in perfumes) but on me it fails to change into plums and stays with that burnt musk note. I don't dislike it but I don't want it to become a signature
  • Lanvin, Oxygene: maybe again in deep winter. Nice progression into milky sweetness with a bit of pepper at the start
  • Molinard, Habanita
  • Molinard, Fleur d'Orange
  • Estee Lauder, Cinnabar (apparently it smells like oranges and incense which might turn out to be the love of my life?)
  • Lolita Lempicka First Fragrance: a classic. V cherry and sweet on me, I think I may end up having a bottle always
  • Lolita Lempicka Homme: yes! It is a fantastic scent which has a "manly" note and then changes into gingerbread spice, and t...
sep 7 2018 ∞
nov 8 2018 +
  • Kassia St Clair, The Secret Lives of Colour (1)
  • Nikolai Leskov, The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories (2)
  • Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea (3)
  • Steven M. Cahn, From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor (4)
  • Richard Mabey, The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination (5)
  • Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (6)
  • Mohsin Hamid, Exit West (7)
  • Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (8)
  • Min Jin Lee, Pachinko (9)
  • Estelle M. Phillips and Derek S. Pugh, How to Get a PhD: A handbook for students and their supervisors (10)
  • André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name (11)
  • Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History (12)
  • Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife (13)
  • Ali Smith, Autumn (14)
  • Hilton Als, White Girls (15)
  • Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (16)
dec 1 2017 ∞
dec 2 2018 +
jul 25 2018 ∞
sep 17 2018 +
  • Have a clear and short answer to the question:’what do we know now that we didn’t know before?
  • So don't be repetitive. Look at the diss through their eyes--what might need more discussion, what questions might be asked?
  • Really know the papers that massively impacted your work. What did they do, why and how?
  • Be well versed regarding any questions or concerns that have arisen in the past.
  • Think through both research & practical extensions of your work. What can it help people do?
  • How might each committee member use your work? How does/doesn’t it fit what they do?
  • I went through all figures and tables so if a question was asked I instantaneously remembered the main message.
nov 5 2018 ∞
nov 5 2018 +