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PhD Procrasticleaning

PhD Procrasticleaning

  Today’s research: 100%* of PhD candidates confirm that so called procrasticleaning is a crucial first step towards actual PhD writing. *this study is based on a random sample of three research students

More of Eastern Samar…

More of Eastern Samar…

Originally posted on Had we but world enough and time…:
Sunset over the UN Hub Some pics of community members clearing fallen coconut trees as part of a cash-for-work scheme, which will clear the land ready for crop planting, and also reclaim the good trunks that can be processed into lumber for house rebuilding. This…

Diving in Pearl Island

Originally posted on Life in the Great Beyond:
Pearl Island before destruction from Typhoon Yolanda. Photo credits to http://www.fotocommunity.de von Herr Martin Schaublin. Danke viel mals! An off-beaten site, I haven’t even heard or read about the spot and we only knew we were going there when we were already on the boat for our…

Sunset Bliss in Guiuan

   

Housemates: Minimum of Four Legs

It’s been a little over a week  that I’ve moved into my comfy plywood walled Villa Kunterbunt and there’s been a lot happening. The first two typhoons passed Guiuan, luckily they stayed on the water and didn’t make landfall in Guiuan. Still they were pretty depressing – amazing how much noise rain can make on […]

One more Beautiful Bougainvillea

Welcome to Guiuan – Welcome to Typhoon Season

Welcome to Guiuan – Welcome to Typhoon Season

Doing research on disaster resilience I shouldn’t have been surprised when pretty much right after I arrived in Guiuan, Eastern Samar we were warned of the first typhoon. It’s typhoon season you see. From 25 up to 50 typhoons are counted each year in the Philippines and so currently the typhoon Henry is drumming on […]