This is already my 4th semester as a PhD student. Time flies so fast when you’re really busy thinking, writing, reading, and reading, writing, and thinking.
I had my confirmation exam (or more commonly known as dissertation proposal defense) and got grilled by a panel of examiners last Monday, Jan. 25. It was a nerve wracking ordeal that I had to go through at 9:30 AM – and I’m not a morning person! My brain cells weren’t working yet at that time.
Thankfully, I passed. The examiners thought that my research was really a good one, despite mine being qualitative in the sea of highly quantitative research projects. One even commented that there should be more studies like this.
And now, the other half of my PhD life is about to take place. I am now a confirmed PhD candidate! Confiiiiiiiirmed! Hehe.