Christmas gifts

On the 23rd, 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 […]

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Christmas Dinners

What I realised again as soon as I came back to England was that all of my friends are no longer here, in this town and on campus. 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 […]

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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, had dinner with my aunt several times and met up with my cousins; I met three cousins on my […]

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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. My aunt talked to him about my research in advance, and she recommended that I talk with him in person. I got an appointment and visited his clinic. There were nurses who I have known […]

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