Cảm ơn

02. September 2019 Uncategorized 0
Cảm ơn
Nothing more Irish than learning how to say ‘thank you’ in the native language of any country you visit! So to from me to you at the end of this journey with all the highs and lows, in all the ways I know how, I must say… Cảm ơn ありがとう Takk fyrir Gracias Grazie Hvala ...

My dog(s) ate my homework

30. August 2019 Uncategorized 0
With the thesis all pretty and printed, these three are skeptical about the excuse I have for not playing with them enough these past two weeks, and for being MIA all summer. Full disclosure they haven’t eaten my homework yet, I just need to protect this copy of the thesis from a chew-happy pup that ...

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks

25. August 2019 Uncategorized 0
In the two weeks since arriving home things have been hectic! Between the random calls to help on the farm, outings to catch up with friends, spending time with my family (and dogs) my day light hours are pretty booked up. Which has led to my old habit of being a night owl… I have ...

Goodbye and god bless

11. August 2019 Uncategorized 0
Goodbye and god bless
Time to say goodbye to the country that unexpectedly stole my heart. Just a year ago, before beginning this course, Vietnam was not even on my radar as a place I needed to visit. Now after three months I don’t want to leave! Between all the research and data analysis over the summer I managed ...

So long, and thanks for all the tips

31. July 2019 Uncategorized 0
My time with IRRI and CCAFS-SEA has come to an end and we marked this with an exit presentation of the research to date. The tips, advice and guidance I have received from everyone in the office has been invaluable and I couldn’t be more grateful! I especially want to thank my supervisor Dr Sridhar ...

“Rice to the Climate Change Challenge”

28. July 2019 Uncategorized 0
I wish I thought of that pun myself! Rice and shine will have to suffice. Anyway this here is an insightful video into rice and climate change. Dr Bjoern Ole Sander, the head scientist here in IRRI and representative of IRRI Vietnam, discusses three key questions on rice and climate change at COP24 in Katowice ...

Pressure is for tyres… and Master’s students

23. July 2019 Uncategorized 0
It is my final week here in the IRRI office and my head is reeling at how quickly the time has flown by! My time in this office was nothing at all like I expected. The part-time jobs I have had throughout college have all been fast-paced, on my feet hauling heavy loads all around ...