Weeks 118 and 119: A linguist’s perspective – A sci-fi film, Arrival

I’ve been staying in Tokyo for my holiday. It was lovely that we had the cherry blossoms at their best in Tokyo last weekend. 🙂 As usual, I have spent time meeting up with friends, dealing with business and spending time with my family – doing less for research compared to when I am in […]

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Benedicts, Norwich: Review

One Saturday in March, Luca and I had a special lunch at the popular local restaurant, Benedicts. As we had a lovely time, I would like to record a little bit about what it was like. This was the third time I had eaten there, and I have never been disappointed with their meals or […]

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Moving diary: House-moving stress

I have realised that “house-moving stress” is going to last a while until we have finished assembling furniture and discarding unnecessary visible stuff (cardboard and items that don’t fit the new place). When I am stuck in my analysis, my data looks so mundane and seems insignificant, but I do need to assemble all of […]

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Week 117: A life-changing week

The title “A life-changing week” refers more to my current inner thoughts and feelings. Over the past few years, I have put off some things that I need to do – personal stuff not study-related. These have all come up in more obvious shapes this week, and I have just decided to resolve matters and […]

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Moving diary: Goodbye to the old flat

On Wednesday we finally finished cleaning the old flat after moving, and the handover process. I said ‘thank you’ many times to the kitchen while I wiped the cabinets and floor. Since we had focused on cleaning and tidying up in the new apartment, it was really nice to come back to the old place […]

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