Weeks 123 and 124: Making a poster

There are three weeks until I fly to Hong Kong to attend an international conference. I’ve just started creating my conference poster. This is the first time I’ve designed a research poster, and I’ve read many websites on how to make an effective layout for qualitative research. I’ve got some worries about creating a poster. […]

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My writing tips

I love browsing “writing tips” and learning many excellent methods and the small habits people have! This inspires my motivation a lot. I write mainly for my academic life, but writing is a beautiful art, and my favourite hours are spent immersing myself in it.   Here are my seven habits when writing! These are […]

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Week 122: Quality time with friends

On 1st May I cooked Japanese red bean rice, Osekihan, to celebrate the new Reiwa imperial era in Japan. I love the tradition that Japanese people cook and eat Osekihan at home on special occasions, such as New Year’s Day, an engagement or wedding, the birth of a child, and birthdays at the ages of […]

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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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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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