I’ve just started reading Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki, which has opened my eyes to an approach to radical minimalism. I like the part where he describes “the Japanese once-minimalist lives”, what they used to be like, and the minimalist movement that has come back to Japan. There is something really Japanese about some people’s obsession […]Read more "Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki"
It’s nice to write in my journal after crossing out the tasks to be completed for the week and while feeling a sense of accomplishment: “My work is done (for the week)!” Luca and I used to enjoy Friday Pizza on Friday evening if I finished all my targets for the week on time. We […]Read more "Weeks 132 and 133: Feeling Relieved"
The last four months have been busy, settling down into the new apartment, teaching, travelling for the conference and writing chapter drafts. I wasn’t in a baking mood, although I baked frequently for two years until I moved out of the old flat. On Friday, I baked! The recipe I chose for my first baking […]Read more "Banana Bread"
One of the famous quotes is that about 93% of communication occurs non-verbally, and only 7 per cent takes place through the verbal content, called 93/7 Rule. But most of us know this is unlikely because language choices and grammatical forms carry far more weight in so many situations. However, people rely heavily on nonverbal […]Read more "Nonverbal 93/7 Rule"
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 at […]Read more "Benedicts, Norwich: Review II"
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 so […]Read more "Weeks 130 and 131: Carry on"