20
May
08

Blitzing through the PhD

It has been ages since I have posted on this blog and I am feeling guilty about it. My schedule is just not human this semester and I can bearly get through the week let alone find spare time to blog.

Take this morning. I slept in until 6am (not 5am as usual). Got up and started working on a late poster assignment -which looks a Lucky Charms cereal box add crossed with an educational pamphlet. Realised I was late for class and that all of a sudden, low and behold, I had cedited the wrong author in my power point oral test which reviewed an article on historical art education research methods. Scandal! Death! Stress! Quick change the photo! Change the bio! Change the name! Yikes!

Certain humiliation was certainly avoided thank God. Got to class. Realized that in a month I will be presenting at the InSea conference in Taipei with many renowned scholars and have so far prepared nothing. Better get to work this weekend. Showed my photos to uber design Prof Roland Young. He gave them the o.k. Soon it will be back to this afternoons PhD classes, more class prep for Haufan, and more marking.

On this crazy schedule which starts right out of the gate in the morning and finishes between 10-11pm many details get lost and are overlooked. Unfortunately my blog has been one of them. As has been the cleanliness level of my apartment and other important aspects of a balanced lifestyle. However, it is only five weeks until my vacation starts and then I will be boogying over to Amy’s wedding on Pender Island, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Osaka. Work hard and play hard. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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4 Responses to “Blitzing through the PhD”


  1. 1 globetrotteri
    May 20, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Never fear hun. We’re all still here and here is where we will remain.

    I’m rooting for you Jo. Six weeks to go and you’re a free woman. You’re going to look back on this year and wonder how you did it all. Where does all that super-human strength come from? This is what it takes to get through an intensive Ph.D course and that’s why most of us don’t have one!

    You should be immensely proud and satisfied with yourself. In addition to completing your year at a Taiwanese university, you have also managed to provide unwavering support to your students. Your latest photo series — what an amazing note to end the year on. You deserve an incredible vacation and a nice, long rest after the year you put in.

    Congratulations Ms Joanna Rees! You made it through! You are sheer inspiration. I’m so proud of you Jo! All my love!!

  2. May 21, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Carrie,

    Thank you so much for this kind comment. It certainly made my day. You are my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without you. I think that one Saturday we should go out for lunch at the Rose cafe near Shida. Thank you for being understanding towards my busy and stressful schedule. I am lucky to have a friend like you.

  3. May 22, 2008 at 12:59 am

    I kind’o know what you’re through. Work load in Taiwanese universities could get insane, especially for a PhD, especially with endless language and culture barriers. Buddha knows I’ve been having my own share … 😉

    Hang in there.

  4. May 24, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Thanks a bunch Filination. This week has been a killer.


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