What am I talking about? This. The humble rice cooker. Set with two functions; Cook and Keep Warm, the Rice Cooker is a home appliance that I have cherished since I discovered its existence circa 2015. Please forgive me for the late appreciation post on the topic - as a White Lady, my family messed… Continue reading Student Appliances: The Rice Cooker
I'll get to the point. I'm now at the stage of my thesis where I'm preparing my methodology and designing my survey/interview/analysis. It's not difficult, merely time consuming. How is it, that I don't find it difficult? Because I discovered a sneaky tip for finding measures from previous studies! As an academic, citation is key!… Continue reading Finding Measures for your PhD Methods Section
Living on campus at university can be a stressful, isolating experience. As a PhD student who needs to move away from home (temporarily) in order to fulfil attendance requirements, I both anticipate and dread the experience. As many of my frequent readers will be aware, I haven't exactly had great experiences with my accommodation in… Continue reading A Box of my Own
From the ice-peaked caps of Hokkaido's mountains to the vibrancy of a Tokyo suburb's local climb, I have experienced many natural wonders in Japan. Moiwa-yama, Takao san and the Emperor's Grave park all instilled a sense of wonder and reverence at the power and beauty of nature.
This blog post is an open call-out letter to White people, addressing their comments on my family. Particular focus goes to my White family members. You know who you are. Take a quick listen to this. You don't have to hear the whole thing. Just take a listen to the first minute. What's your reaction;… Continue reading Dear White People Commenting on my Family
Japan was...amazing. In wonderful, and not-so-wonderful ways. I could wax lyrical about everything I've learned, and write whole chapters about my experiences, but for now here's just a bullet-point list of the things I learned while travelling from Sapporo in the north to Naha in the south; For the love of God never allow your… Continue reading Travelling In Japan for 28 Days
It should come as no surprise to my readers, at this point, to learn that I am a HUGE fan of modern technology. Without it, many things would have been impossible for me. I couldn't have educated myself without the concept of a home computer; I couldn't have the flexibility to work where I pleased… Continue reading Laptops in Class, and Making Learning Accessible to All Students