Today I have just signed a contract with Dept. of Computer Engineering. Now, I am officially a full time lecturer at Chulalongkorn University. My former adviser came and said to me that he once heard a following quote.
You are considered being successful in your academic career when your grand student got her Ph.D.
And he said that he is going to email to his adviser (Jean Ponce) that, by the above standard, he should be happy now and once my first Ph.D. student graduates, my adviser will consider himself being a successful teacher. Well, it is a long way until my grand student got her Ph.D.