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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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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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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Weeks 68 and 69: The last day of my fieldwork and Luca’s third time in Tokyo

Last week, I started my observation work with the last physician in my fieldwork, who is a bit different from other physician participants. He is the chief doctor at a clinic, has about 12 years’ experience of medical practice, and is very modest. What impressed me the most was the excellent staff at the clinic. […]

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Week 67: Slowdown

Because I only had one case for my observation this week, the last few days were a bit more relaxed, with reading, a beauty salon appointment, shopping (the perfume in the photo) and dinners with friends.   Presentation skills course This week, I also finished the presentation skills course I have been taking since January. […]

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