I am still on maternity leave (will end soon sob sob), but have been coming to my faculty to work on my PhD corrections since a month post delivery. And since I haven't really got an office to work in yet, I have been working from the postgraduate room. Several students have asked if I was a new Master student. Sipu2 I... muda muka agaknya eh? Of course, sbb pakai seluar jeans and sempoi makes me look more like a student than a staff.
Syukur ada facility mcm ni. Dulu before I left for PhD, my faculty x de offer working/reading room utk postgrads, unless they are research students of supervisors with grants. Alhamdulillah this room is sgt best utk bekerja. Tgh syok bekerja, tiba2 a song played on my Playlist, lagu yg slalu aku dgr masa study di lab di Plymouth, and terus jd nostalgik kejap. Yes, this lab is cosy as far as working from the lab goes, but I am missing my old lab so much. Now Room 206 Smeaton Building dah jd distant memory je lah ... Semoga ilmu yg dikutip semasa di meja tersebut berguna for life.
Back to reality, focusing on NOW, glad to report that I am happy to be working from here.
PS: Although I was awarded minor correction, I had to ask for one month extension to give myself time to recover from the birth and all that follows after. For those not in the know, my viva was held on 24/1/13 at 34 weeks pregnant. Balik Msia 28/1/13, then exactly 30 days later, I gave birth to Zayd. Between then and now, I have gone through jetlag, settling down, lapor diri kerja for 2 weeks before cuti bersalin, the polyhydramnios scare, the birth, NICU, jaundice, countless blood and urine tests kat Klinik Kesihatan and Hospital Serdang for Zayd's jaundice, confinement, painful breasfeeding, sleepless nights, and submitted a whole book chapter to be published. Have been working on the correction for a few hours a day for the past month. Hopefully next week bole submit correction, doa ye... (wow... just realised most of the above aku x document kan lg, cerita viva, cerita BF, cerita NICU... huhu... nanti dah submit bole la ye)