Being happy in mundane things

Monday was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and warm temperature. As I walked towards the rail station, the warm sunshine and green leaves of the trees in the wind felt simply wonderful. I don’t know why, but I was filled with great happiness. I took some pictures of the sky and the town […]

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Weeks 123 and 124: Making a poster

There are three weeks until I fly to Hong Kong to attend an international conference. I’ve just started creating my conference poster. This is the first time I’ve designed a research poster, and I’ve read many websites on how to make an effective layout for qualitative research. I’ve got some worries about creating a poster. […]

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My writing tips

I love browsing “writing tips” and learning many excellent methods and the small habits people have! This inspires my motivation a lot. I write mainly for my academic life, but writing is a beautiful art, and my favourite hours are spent immersing myself in it.   Here are my seven habits when writing! These are […]

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Coffee and cake after intolerance

After I found that I had become intolerant to coffee, black tea with some milk was my favourite. I would have three cups of English breakfast tea with skimmed milk in the mornings. I also loved buttery scones and shortbread, and for dinners, loved cooking creamy pasta or cheesy lasagne. In April, I was shocked […]

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Week 122: Quality time with friends

On 1st May I cooked Japanese red bean rice, Osekihan, to celebrate the new Reiwa imperial era in Japan. I love the tradition that Japanese people cook and eat Osekihan at home on special occasions, such as New Year’s Day, an engagement or wedding, the birth of a child, and birthdays at the ages of […]

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