Week 147: feedback week

Week 147: feedback week

Week 147 was very relaxing overall. I felt able to step back from my data a little and looked at the whole picture from above, reading through my supervisors’ feedback comments on my draft chapters. Also, I attended a supervision meeting where they gave me many suggestions and some hints about the implications of my [...]

The joy of teaching

The joy of teaching

The classes for the autumn semester started, and I am back teaching Japanese at uni. Meeting a new group of students was a true pleasure for me, all the more after a long summer break! Due to greater demand for beginner levels, I am teaching the first level of Japanese. This has turned out to [...]

Traditional High Tea at The Savoy: Review

Traditional High Tea at The Savoy: Review

The Thames Foyer room is the place for Afternoon Tea at The Savoy. The atmosphere is exquisite, but at the same time, very relaxing. The afternoon tea is always on the top of people’s lists for special occasions. I wanted to come back to The Savoy on my 40th birthday – ten years after my first [...]

Ting Restaurant, the Shard: Review

Ting Restaurant, the Shard: Review

Ting Restaurant, which means ‘living room’ in Chinese, is the main restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, London, and is located on level 35 of the Shard. The ground floor entrance has a Chinese art painting, which is the signal that you have come back to Shangri-La.     I booked a table for dinner for [...]