How I wish those Japanese professors of mine have this sort of sentiment.
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The path to realising one’s childhood dream
This decade weights heavily on my heart. I still remember vividly when I wrote my ambition of becoming a scientist in primary school. I was always fascinated those while lab coat scientist that you saw typically on TV shows. I used to dismantle toys to see the inner workings of it. It was this curiosity of desiring to understand how things works that drives me and subsequently lead me to this path of doing research in graduate school.
A Question to professors and associate professors who screwed the future plan of students, why are you doing this?
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I want to know why some supervisors who are just out there screwing up people? It is because these students may one day be your “rivals” for grants? Is is because you experienced terrible supervision during your Ph.D. that you think you ought to do the same to your own student? Is it because students are just dumb that is is not worth spending your time on them? Then why do you even bother to agree to supervisor them in the first place? Is there a reason of withholding the defence of students? Are students just really there to follow your instructions and order without questioning it? Why do even University administration defend and protect these people because they are tenured?
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In November 2018, It was probably the first time in my life that I am consciously aware I suffered an episode of panic attack. This was not just simple self diagnostic that I search through the internet, although initially I did search up for symptoms about it but later I did had a confirmation of it when I had a consultation sessions with the university counselling service.
PhD student and Supervisor - (Erratum)To Professors, Is shaming student in front of other people a fetish of yours?/ my thoughts on my future”
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This blog series is of my personal opinions and experiences in grad school. My personal bad experience may not necessarily reflect the situations in most academia settings but I hope this will shed some light to people about the good and bad of academia. This is my way to vent some of my frustration in this top-down hierarchical environment of the lab I am in.