Update (17 December 2012)

Just a quick note to say that my PhD viva went very well: I passed, quite unbelievably, without corrections. My family and I are now making our final preparations to move to Kuala Lumpur in just about 11 days...

Here is a photo with my supervisors, Lynne and Daniel, and the internal (Joan Swann) and external (Andreas Musolff), as well as my family.