Month: October 2019

PhD Journal Entry-Week Three

He coughed and corralled the rattle in his chest into her mouth and then ptui!-spat on the floor in a restaurant. Imagine just how disgusting that is. ‘This is the beginning of the third journal entry, with a very disgusting habit I have seen some Chinese folks do. Spitting! I didn’t even know how bad it was until when I saw one sign in my dormitory elevator which read ‘keep clean and no spitting…’ I guess spitting is a big issue. I must say that I have not come across spitting on campus. It is [...]

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PhD Journal-Week Two -7th October 2019

This is my second entry into my Public PhD journal. Week two of my PhD at Central China Normal University(CCNU), Wuhan, China. The transition from a working person to a student comes with various changes. As a working person in Malawi, I had a domestic worker who did most of the chores. As a student, I have to do everything by myself. I have to cook, clean, do the dishes, laundry, grocery shopping etc. This has not been hard for me, because I was aware of the change, and I was trained by my moth [...]

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PhD Journal-Week One

This is my first entry into my Public PhD journal. Week one of my PhD at Central China Normal University(CCNU), Wuhan, China. Week one started with travelling. Three flights and a Taxi to finally find myself in my room. 3 hours from Lilongwe to Addis Ababa, 9 hours from Addis Ababa to Guangzhou, 1 hour 30 minutes from Guangzhou to Wuhan, and about 45 minutes from the airport to the university. This is minus the layover hours. I was drained physically by the travel, but I was very hopeful that al [...]

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