Bilingual blogging

Bilingual blogging

At a cafe in Tokyo, when we were having a chat over wine, my male friend Asuka brought up an interesting topic. He suggested that I write a blog post in Japanese once in a while – say, once every five posts. I had never thought about it before, but bilingual or multilingual blogging sounds [...]

Weeks 120 and 121: Step by step

Weeks 120 and 121: Step by step

I returned to the UK last weekend, having spent three weeks in Japan. For the last two weeks, I had a hectic schedule sorting out business stuff and completing my chapter draft, etc. But, overall, my holiday in Japan was fantastic, as always! Spending time with my family and close friends was the highlight, and [...]

Healing crystal bracelet

Healing crystal bracelet

The following day, after coming back from Yakushima Island to Tokyo, I found a lovely shop called Crystal Banku, featuring healing gemstones. I loved the cosy and welcoming atmosphere, and the showcased stones were beautiful. It was great fun to have a chat with the owner who is an artist and a translator. I found [...]