Tag Archives: Manchester

The Good, The Bad and The Clumsy

Vacation. The annual collection of ten (or twenty) days when you kick the mundane world of your nine-to-five to the curb. Or reveal who you really are. I haven’t uploaded an article on this blog since my graduation ceremony in July 2015. But since I made plans to return to the U.K. to take part …

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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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All the Freaky People Make the Beauty of the World

On a normal Tuesday night, I’d be training with the Hyde Park Harriers. Of course, I enjoy the camaraderie as well as the training. I could use some more work as I didn’t run as well as I should have in the ParkRun on Saturday. Anyway, as you might have figured, yesterday wasn’t a normal …

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ハーフ the fun

Recently, I’ve been feeling stressed. That’s nothing out of the ordinary as usually when I’ve felt stressed, it has something to do with an assignment. Sure enough, I have one due on Monday, March 31 – a due date that actually provides me plenty of time. But I would like to finish it as quickly …

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Seeing some Jazz – or not

Sometimes, it’s great to have a touch of home in a foreign country. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a poster near my flat promoting DJ Jazzy Jeff‘s appearance at a club in Leeds named Oceana. When I think of DJ Jazzy Jeff, two things come to mind: my favorite sitcom, The Fresh Prince of …

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So Bloody Knackered

Two nights ago (Friday, September 20), I mentioned in a Facebook status update that I was “so bloody knackered” (British slang for “very tired”). It’s one thing to be very tired in the library (where I spend a lot of time now because my computer problems still haven’t been solved), but it’s another thing to …

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