I flew to Kagoshima to spend a week with my mum. It was really nice to see her and have some time to relax together. We did some shopping, visited the popular shrine Kirishima Jingu, found a nice coffee shop Sabo Gen in the city centre and had a lovely dinner at her favourite French restaurant, Top Grill Sky Lounge Shiroyama Kanko Hotel. Time sped by so quickly!
During the holiday (it wasn’t actually time off until 28th February), I also worked on editing a piece of my work to submit. The work was originally my MA dissertation, but I rewrote it as a journal article. Each section had to be shortened considerably, and I found it really difficult.
This week, I started some assistant work for another research project. Things are getting busier and busier. My aims are to successfully complete my fieldwork and go back to England on 1st May.
My achievements in Week 61
- Finally submitted my work to an online journal.
- Enjoyed a week’s holiday with my mum.
Goals for Week 62
- Continue my observations, recordings and literature review.
- Have some social time with my British friends who are coming to Japan for holidays.