It has been 21ºC this week in Japan, and I pulled out a trench coat for the evenings. The cherry blossom season is already beginning. Today I booked a restaurant for a Hanami night with my dad! It is our favourite event in Japan to have drinks at an old restaurant within Ueno Park where thousands of cherry blossom trees are at their peak in late March.
Research-wise, this week, I made observations of seven consultations and took four audio recordings. During the consultations, the doctor had an urgent call about a patient. Because we were travelling together in the same car, I had to visit the patient with the doctor. When we arrived at the patient’s place and the doctor treated the patient and administered some medication, I realised how helpless I am in a clinical situation and wished I could help with the treatment or do something (but I couldn’t). I have been interested in health-related work, and my interest is getting stronger.
Luca and I had an argument about something small earlier this month, and we had an awkward period for about 10 days. I feel that we are now back to normal and talking to each other as much as possible. He is also planning to visit me next month. Initially, I thought that a four-month-long long distance love can be a little difficult and shouldn’t be that long. But actually, it has been really tough, we sometimes had a miscommunication. I don’t think I can do this again! Physical touch is so important.
My achievements in Week 63:
– Made seven observations and collected four recordings.
Goals for Week 64:
– Continue my observations, recordings and literature review.
– Prepare some illustrations and materials for the focus groups.