Indeed! The best part has to do with my supervisors. I appreciate the candid exchange of ideas and feedback, the quality of mentorship, and the fair amount of independence they give me in doing research. I’m also happy that they encourage me to do relevant endeavors. Alongside doing my PhD in 2015, I accepted a part-time job as teaching fellow of Victoria University of Wellington (School of Economics and Finance), and as World Bank short-term consultant for a Philippine project on disaster resilience. Apart from these jobs, my supervisors also sent me to conferences. These were huge added tasks, alongside doing my PhD research work, but the experiences were all worthwhile. The next best things are the casual conversations with other PhD students. It is comforting to know that there are others in the same boat as you are.