Summer Class Week 10

  I have finished all my teaching jobs for the summer semester! For the last class, I brought some Japanese snacks and juice, which we enjoyed for the last 30 minutes of the lesson. For the past six months, since I started my language courses in January, I have had wonderful experiences in the classes, […]

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Outreach: Japanese culture & language

I delivered five sessions on the Japanese culture and language at a secondary school. A total of 125 students in Year 8 (25 students in each class) joined the session, which was more of an interaction style between us than the presentation style I did last time. I fully enjoyed all the sessions with the […]

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Summer Class Weeks 7, 8 and 9

While working on my literature review chapter, I have also been trying my best for my classes. Teaching has turned out to be a good change of scenery for me, and I have been really enjoying it, especially for the past three weeks! I came to show lots of contextual pictures and videos to the […]

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Relaxing Weekend

Having read my supervisors’ feedback on my work, it seems I have managed to get over the first hurdle of my PhD studies. Now I can finally relax a bit. This morning, I read a novel (without a deadline, summary and references!) and ironed our 14 work shirts that were left after washing over the […]

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Weeks 25 and 26

I am writing this with an enormous sense of relief. For the past two weeks, since I came back from Tokyo, I had been concentrating on editing my chapter, although it was a struggle and I had to ask my supervisors for a two-day extension. I finally submitted my work last night at 10 pm. […]

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