Nonverbal communication

While looking at consultation data transcribed from audio files, I’ve been studying linguistic forms in spoken interactions (in primary care settings). A question flashed across my mind today and I quickly looked it up. What exactly do nonverbal cues include in general? One of the famous quotes is that about 93 per cent of communication […]

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BENEDICTS, NORWICH: REVIEW II

Previously, I wrote a review of the popular local restaurant in Norwich, Benedicts, and I just want to add more comments because we love the place (here’s a link to the previous review). ‘I have never been disappointed with their meals or their service.’ – Again, I felt the same. Luca and I had lunch […]

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Weeks 130 and 131: Carry on

Week 130 was too busy to sit down to write. To my shame, I asked my supervisors to reschedule our meeting as my chapter draft wasn’t ready in time for my supervisory day. I felt really guilty, but I’d made slow progress over the month. We’ve postponed the meeting until late July and I’m now […]

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Time to say goodbye to a really nice class

I’m at a very early stage in my teaching career. I’ve been working as a language teacher of Japanese while doing my PhD for three years now. Most of us teachers have to deal with the same emotions. It’s a sad feeling when we have to say goodbye to classes we really like. In January […]

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Week 129: Little indulgences

On Monday I took a nice walk in the Victoria Embankment Gardens, dropped by my favourite pastries shop, Melba at the Savoy, and had a honey lemon ginger éclair and English breakfast tea. The weather was beautiful, and I genuinely felt relaxation and excitement in these longest days of the summer. (The longest day of […]

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Hong Kong

If I had gone to Hong Kong alone, my eight-day stay would have been very different. I would have spent most of my time at the conference, and in the evenings, stayed in my hotel room and worked. Because Luca joined me for the entire trip, we toured Hong Kong together. We went to Victoria […]

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