Life & General

Finding Happiness in a World Where You’re Allergic to Dogs

Dogs are a gift. Dogs are loyal, honest and sincere. Dogs love their owners and simply want to be loved in return. They are rarely selfish, frequently kind, and earnest in their desire for hugs and food. Their pleasures are simple; a soft bed, a comfortable place to hang out, and walks to stretch their… Continue reading Finding Happiness in a World Where You’re Allergic to Dogs

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Reviews

Ordering from Signomatic

Well, as a professional who is savvy on the internet, I came across the offer for bloggers to write about Signomatic and get a free sign, so here's my review. Before I wrote a review about the company I decided to order something for myself. Because I have a sense of humour and was tempted… Continue reading Ordering from Signomatic

Life & General

AIYA coffee in Shuri

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g298225-d10488868-r456907411-AIYa_Cafe_Coffee_Road-Okinawa_Okinawa_Prefecture_Kyushu_Okinawa.html Some nights I have dreams about this cafe. I step off Shuri monorail station, I take the Shuri Castle exit, and walk on the left side of the road. There it is. It has a shipping container outside labelled 'second coffee stand', but you go to the shop at the back. It has no… Continue reading AIYA coffee in Shuri

PhD Progress & Thoughts

Difference Between Research Types

I was teaching a student the basics of research when they asked me about the difference between Theoretical Research, Applied Research, and Practical Research. While I provided quotes from academic papers, I found that I was slowly confusing myself by trying to become more specific as to why each approach was different. There a plenty… Continue reading Difference Between Research Types

Life & General

Heatwaves

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/boiling-hot-days-in-store-for-much-of-southern-australia/news-story/097c7cbb05b3b4a7792c9920d0ae8bed This is echoing a thread I posted on Twitter, and will continue to post on all my social media accounts until this Global Warming thing is under control. Heatwaves are getting worse and we need to adapt, fast. With coal still powering most of our electricity, power outages mean that air conditioning is… Continue reading Heatwaves

PhD Progress & Thoughts

Writerly ‘Voice’

http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2013/06/24/literary-voice-developing-it-and-defining-it/ I recently received feedback from one of my supervisors on a draft. They requested that I develop my 'voice', and then elaborated no further. As an incredibly verbose person I benefit very little from simple statements with no context or guidance. This is something that this supervisor has yet to work around, and something… Continue reading Writerly ‘Voice’