Week 17

Week 17 was busy with attending three seminars and extra reading. I need to finish writing another 2,000-word summary. One of my supervisors allowed me to sit in on her module at medical school, which discussed the topic of End-of-Life Care. I observed the medical students’ consultation work with older patients in particularly challenging situations. […]

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Summer Class Week 1

The new language classes for the summer semester have started. I am teaching two courses, Beginners with 14 students and Upper Beginners with 11 students. Week 1 class is always fun! We meet new people who might share the same interests and learn the greeting expressions. I also showed an introduction to verb conjugations for […]

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Day off

On Saturday, I read a book on mentality, how to restore confidence and how to make myself motivated again – a kind of positive thinking method. Following the instructions in the book, I made a list of my future goals and top 10 priorities. My research eventually came out as the number one priority. I […]

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Week 16

Last weekend, we celebrated Easter Sunday by eating chocolate Easter eggs. The day before, we went to our favourite Italian restaurant, and there he gave me a surprise card for the Easter celebration. It was my first time to celebrate Easter in the UK. The Easter break is over, and I am back to work. […]

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Week 15

I have been working on several tasks: editing my research protocol, writing literature reviews on two main topics and preparing ethics forms. The biggest achievement from Week 15 was that I got approval to take an audio-recording of primary data for my research, which is a very positive step in the right direction. It also […]

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Blossom

For the past few days, I have been talking to my family. They said how beautiful Japan’s cherry blossoms are this year. I am badly missing my family, partly because we are on an Easter break so most of the students are back home, and partly because of the stagnant situation of my research. The […]

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