Christmas gifts

Today I got some Christmas gifts. I missed having the Christmas dinner followed by lebkuchen at my aunt’s house, which I used to have every Christmas day until last year. This year, I ordered two boxes of lebkuchen to be sent from Germany to my house in England. The delivery date was supposed to be […]

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Christmas Dinners

What I realised again as soon as I came back to England was that all of my friends from MA are no longer here. My flatmates and classmates, who I spent the whole of my MA period until September with, have gone back to their countries. This situation is almost equivalent to living in a […]

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KLM flight

I am writing this on my flight back to the UK. My two-month stay in Japan was more hectic than usual! I took a teacher training module at my old university, made trips with my mum and had dinner with my aunt and cousins; I met three cousins on my mother’s side of the family […]

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My uncle

I visited my 70-year old uncle who lives on a Japanese island and still works as a primary care doctor. There were nurses who I have known since my childhood and we were very excited to see each other for the first time in 25 years. I entered the consultation room and met my uncle […]

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