23 March 2009

5 Weeks to Go

There are five remaining weeks in the semester. Amazing isn't it? It seems as if the semester has just started, but no, it is more than half-way done. And things are still busy.

I have started recruiting people for the experiment that I am running in behalf of a professor here. I have people scheduled to come and meet with me in different times of the day, so that they can run the experiment that we have designed. Hopefully, that goes smoothly. And hopefully, that goes smoothly enough that we can perhaps draft an abstract for a conference and present the results for it.

I also need to make another draft for a human subjects protocol as well. This is for my own experiment now, not for someone else. I am starting to design the experiments that are needed for my dissertation, and I need to start running them soon. The goal is to have a draft of a proposal ready by the beginning of May, and have it defended soon so that I can fully do the research starting next academic year. That then hopefully places me to an expected graduation date of Summer 2010.

Hmmm, maybe that is too optimistic, but I don't know. I hope that would be true though, since I am starting to get sick of school. I am also starting to get sick of the scenery, and I think I need a scenery change in the near future.

In other topics, the weather is starting to be better. The sun is starting to show off its face, and sometimes the shine is so hot that I feel like I am a braised chicken.

(Ambassade van Nederland, from my Embassy Row Series)


  1. The weather is still cold here... I'm hoping it will change soon!

  2. You must be very busy now... but the end is in sight ! :-)

  3. Zhu,

    It is indeed changing! I didn't turn my heat on for the last few days now.


    Yes! The end is in sight!