Weeks 120 and 121: Step by step

I returned to the UK last weekend, having spent three weeks in Japan. For the last two weeks, I had a hectic schedule sorting out business stuff and completing my chapter draft, etc. But, overall, my holiday in Japan was fantastic, as always! Spending time with my family and close friends was the highlight, and […]

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Healing crystal bracelet

The following day, after coming back from Yakushima Island to Tokyo, I found a lovely shop called Crystal Banku, featuring healing gemstones. I loved the cosy and welcoming atmosphere, and the showcased stones were beautiful. It was great fun to have a chat with the owner who is an artist and a translator. I found […]

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Yakushima, Japan: Senpirono Falls

In the middle of April, I flew to Yakushima Island in the southern part of Japan, my mum’s hometown, and stayed for two nights. The best part of the trip was mum’s cooking, of course! – and also, one of the most recognised waterfalls in Yakushima, Senpirono Falls.     It is massive, with a […]

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Headshot Photography in Tokyo

I was very lucky and happy to have an opportunity for a headshot photograph to be taken in Tokyo by Yasuyuki Ogawa, a professional portrait photographer, and Ayaka Hamamoto, a make-up artist. They – as freelancers – normally work with professional models for fashion photography in Japan and occasionally do headshot photography for business platforms […]

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Weeks 118 and 119: A linguist’s perspective – A sci-fi film, Arrival

I’ve been staying in Tokyo for my holiday. It was lovely that we had the cherry blossoms at their best in Tokyo last weekend. 🙂 As usual, I have spent time meeting up with friends, dealing with business and spending time with my family – doing less for research compared to when I am in […]

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