Category Archives: Nightlife

2015 is here

Obviously, 2014 is no longer with us. And actually, Leeds will no longer be my present soon. I will be leaving the UK on Tuesday, January 13. But I have plenty to do before then – such as cleaning out my room, taking care of issues with my bank, job hunting and meeting up with …

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Birthday Weekend

When I was living in Rouen (France), it dawned on me that every Christmas Day should fall on a Sunday because (just about) everything in France is closed on Sunday – just like on Christmas Day. Likewise, every birthday should fall on a Friday or Saturday (provided you don’t have to do anything super important the following morning). The good news …

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A (somewhat unexpected) visit…

Since I first started working/studying abroad, I have always envied co-workers/fellow students who have been fortunate enough to enjoy visits from close friends and family. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen in Japan (probably because the flight is too long/expensive for many people in the U.S.) or France (probably due to the relatively short time I was living in L’Hexagone). While Genba and …

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Out with the old, in with the new…

It’s the time of year that makes event promoters and club owners in Leeds drool with the sight of £-signs swirling in their heads – Freshers’ week. More on that later. But the mass arrival of – I don’t know how old those kids are – hasn’t been the most interesting part of my life since the Great North Run. …

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A Caribbean and 日本-flavoured weekend

It’s a holiday weekend in this country. Well, a bank holiday weekend to be exact (I have no idea what a “bank holiday” is – nor do I feel like looking up the meaning of the phrase on Wikipedia). In any case, this weekend presented no shortage of fun activities in Leeds – such as Leeds …

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I Can See Clearly Now

If I were on the other side of the Atlantic, I would be trying to survive the dog days of summer. But my first August in the land of fish and chips has seen me spend more time outside wearing jeans than shorts… Which is a bit odd considering that May, June and July actually had …

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