A lovely week. We biked to Krumme Lanke to swim on Wednesday, and joined my classmates for beers in Gleisdreieckpark on our way back. I realised how much I had missed them!
My supervisor responded with detailed comments on my thesis, which I’m now reworking. I’m a bit taken by his commitment to my research. I feel that I’m in very good hands, and I see clearly how he betters my thesis. He has suggested some interesting future collaboration.
He also recommended me to check out a job opportunity, a paid PhD programme. As much as I wanted to apply, I realised in the end that the subject was too far away from my research interests. After all, you only do one PhD (if you’re not Patrick Galbraith), and if you’re going to spend several years doing it, the subject better be a perfect fit.
I might have found this fit elsewhere. I emailed a prospective supervisor early in the week and got a positive reply on Thursday. We have since corresponded regarding requirements, funding, etc.
No matter what happens, I must say that it’s such a lovely feeling to be at the end of something and to be totally open for future opportunities!
Got another “not selected” on Filmfreeway. I guess my kind of “ethnographic” film is not a fit for regular film festivals, despite they’re “independent” and I applied to the student category on this last one.
Got a bit caught up in the “MIA drama” in the Japanese learning community.
- Some episodes of Made in Abyss (2017) on Netflix
- High Score, E1–3 (Netflix)
- Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (series pilot, 1999)
- Ricky Gervais Meets… Larry David (2006)
- Crunchyroll: Adapting ANIME Logos Into English (Rent-A-Girlfriend, Seton Academy, Quintessential Quintuplets)