This is hilarious!
This is the last post for the year, so I’d like to say Happy Holidays everyone! The Thesis Whisperer will be on a break for most of January, but we will see you in the new year 🙂
Five years ago, a student gave me a little brass plate on a stand with an etched view of Hong Kong harbour. I am no stranger to the odd bottle of wine or box of chocolates, but a little brass plate on a stand was unexpected kind of gift from a student.
My student told me that, in his culture, it was a sign of respect for your teacher if you give them a ‘permanent’ kind of present. It was his way of telling me I had made a difference and I was touched. The little plate has sat on my bookshelf ever since and is often a subject of discussion when…
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