Five years ago, I read for the first time a Japanese version of an old French book, “Docteur, pour la première fois, nous avons parlé le même langage” dit Christina (“Doctor, for the first time, we spoke the same language”, Christina said). The book tells a true story of a female in-patient, Christina, in a […]Read more "“Doctor, we spoke the same language.”"
For the past two weeks, since I submitted my PhD thesis, I have been taking two online courses. One is a ten-week course of translation studies and the other is in applied linguistics for six weeks. I have enjoyed learning something different in the classes on translation methods (Japanese to English), and the other course in […]Read more "My journey across linguistics"
Recently, I’ve seen articles and videos on the power of personal narrative – how it contributes to your psychological well-being to look at your past memories and tell a story of your life to others. In a health research context, personal storytelling has been widely used for patients with life-threatening diseases. But I’m talking about […]Read more "What journaling means to me"