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I have finally got all of my omiyage sorted! For new JETs, it’s tradition to bring gifts for all your new colleagues and supervisors. The idea is to give a little keepsake from your home country, and typically edible gifts are the way to go. 317 more words

JET Programme

The deep breath

Today is my last day at work, and it’s almost one week until I leave for Japan. I feel like I am living in a state of fast-forward. 581 more words



This is by far the longest I’ve gone without blogging since starting this blog, but man, the last 3 weeks have just flown by and in just 9 days I’ll be getting on a plane one way to Tokyo! 351 more words

JET Programme

The Final Countdown and Reflection

So, you know when you have a goal, more like a dream, to be somewhere or do something in the long run? And you spend time, effort and dedication into slowly making that dream a reality. 447 more words

Jet Programme

2 more weeks...

On 3rd August, I shall board a flight that will inevitably change a lot things in my life.
That’s about 2 weeks from now. So life has become a mad rush to meet people, sending off last minute e-mails, packing, getting gifts and learning as much as I can about Singapore. 1,219 more words


Hearts meet, luggage separates

It had been two hours since I arrived at Kansai Airport, and here I was, a lone character sitting at the international arrival terminal waiting. 630 more words

The Marlborough Express

Playing games with clean up

Today marks the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster.

I spoke to one of my good university friends who has lived in Koriyama, Fukushima (which is about 50 kilometres from the Daiichi nuclear power plant) for the past four years, and learned some interesting things about how life is going in Fukushima, three years on. 650 more words

The Marlborough Express