Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

I've just started reading Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki, which has opened my eyes to an approach to radical minimalism. I like the part where he describes “the Japanese once-minimalist lives”, what they used to be like, and the minimalist movement that has come back to Japan. There is something really Japanese about some people’s obsession [...]

Moving diary: Apartment handover

Moving diary: Apartment handover

We received the keys and legally started living in the new place – two bedroom riverside apartment. Here are six things we have done during the past week after signing the contract. Secured the date to set up Wifi for the new place – we've chosen Sky TV and broadband. Compared local removal companies and chose [...]

Week 95: Tidying up

Week 95: Tidying up

Research has been moving forward little by little. I've been revising Chapter 2. The reviews I have worked on for the past four months were initially just a section, but as I discussed it with my supervisors, we extended it to further relevant scopes and added references, and it has become a chapter. I am [...]

Week 82: A little bit of relaxation and bread making

Week 82: A little bit of relaxation and bread making

On Tuesday I had a face-to-face meeting with my supervisors, which was very productive. Through our discussion, I suddenly realised my misunderstanding of a topic which I had tackled over the last month and which had actually given me trouble in writing about. Sometimes, we students take weeks or months to figure out a matter [...]

Week 42: Tidying Up – Dan Sha Ri

Week 42: Tidying Up – Dan Sha Ri

Week 42 has been very productive and this might be a great turning point for me, or a starting point. My achievements in Week 42: Completed a draft of my data analysis for the preliminary data, which looks a rich resource. Added a table of prospective participants, the amount of data and some descriptions of [...]