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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Benedicts, Norwich: Review

One Saturday in March, Luca and I had a special lunch at the popular local restaurant, Benedicts. As we had a lovely time, I would like to record a little bit about what it was like. This was the third time I had eaten there, and I have never been disappointed with their meals or […]

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Moving diary: House-moving stress

I have realised that “house-moving stress” is going to last a while until we have finished assembling furniture and discarding unnecessary visible stuff (cardboard and items that don’t fit the new place). When I am stuck in my analysis, my data looks so mundane and seems insignificant, but I do need to assemble all of […]

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