Overwhelmed but Marching On!

(pun intended)

February was a a short whirlwind of good news and bad news for me, especially in terms of my professional career and academic path.

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Something about Reflections

{{From a thread I tweeted.}}

2017 was the year I got dumped romantically AND academically but I bounced back so quickly that some people mistook me for being strong and feisty when what happened and what is happening now is me actively avoiding relationships and attachments since then.

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I read : The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante [may contain SPOILERS!]

I finished reading this series a few days ago but I felt like I need to put this down into writing, both to process and to let it go.

This the blurb for the novel series from Goodreads. You can read other rave reviews there; it got 4.5 stars out of 5!

“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014.

Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant and bookish Elena and the fiery, rebellious Lila with unmatched honesty and brilliance.

The four books in this novel cycle constitute a long, remarkable story, one that Vogue described as “gutsy and compulsively readable,” which readers will return to again and again, and each return will bring with it new revelations.

Here’s my personal take on the book:

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As I’ve explained in my previous blogpost, I was using the hashtag #sistulisthesis whenever I post snippets of my PhD journey on Instagram. Since I submitted my thesis on the 29th September, I opted to use the hashtag #SisHabisThesis (I finished my thesis) to commemorate my activities after writing and while waiting for the comments and results from the external examiners. Read More