Weeks 102 and 103: Two weeks’ break in Tokyo

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about not working on my research for the past two weeks. But one thing I can report is that my paper abstract has been accepted for an international conference taking place in Hong Kong next year – I am going, for sure! It’s also odd, after I arrive in […]

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Week 50: Christmas socials

I attended Christmas socials at my school and enjoyed having a chat with PhD colleagues whom I had not had an opportunity to talk to. We discussed our research methods and shared some concerns about analysis over drinks. It was very useful to exchange our thoughts and experiences of research life. Some of the participants […]

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Week 33: Luca’s second time in Tokyo

Week 33 was full of socialising with friends of mine! Luca came to Japan for the first time in nine months for a holiday. Overall, I spent this whole week meeting up with my friends and going sightseeing around Tokyo with Luca. For my research, I only completed translating all information forms this week. Whenever […]

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New Year’s celebration

We welcomed in the New Year at our friend’s house over wine! I had a hangover on New Year’s Day and ended up spending the whole day sleeping. I woke up at 7 am this morning feeling good! Although it was supposed to be done the previous day, I made a Sicilian-Japanese New Year’s celebration […]

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Tokyo trip: Luca’s first time in Japan

I didn’t realise that I hadn’t been sightseeing in Tokyo that much until Luca came to Japan in November. There are some popular tourist destinations in Tokyo, and it’s easy to find them online, but I took him to my favourite areas where I often go for meals, drinks, shopping and some places at his […]

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