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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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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 spectator

Today, one of Leeds’ major sporting events took place. While it was awesome being in the city centre for the start of the Tour de France (considering it was a once-in-a lifetime event), it felt less fun being a spectator for another major athletic competition starting in the city centre. For one Sunday in November, the Abbey Dash takes over the …

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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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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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