Monthly Archives: March 2008

Daycare Issues

I’ve just received a copy of the city-issued newsletter, Tsukuba no Ko (Issue 61, 2008 03 18). This issue is interesting for me because it reports on the results of a survey conducted last year among parents who use the … Continue reading

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Health-Conscious Moi

Health-conscious na…ang Lola n’yo! I used to take Nature Made vitamin supplements, for the simple reason that it’s the only familiar brand amongst the other brands available on the drug store’s shelf. However, the tablets are just too large. I … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, PhD Graduate? (Practical Advice to New PhDs in Japan)

It’s graduation season once again. To those who are completing their course requirements and who will be receiving their coveted degrees at the end of this month, congratulations! It’s time to relax and bask in the glory of your PhD. … Continue reading

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Spring is Here

Finally, I don’t have to wear that thick overcoat whenever I go outside. I don’t even need to wear a boshi (hat) because the temperature is getting warmer by the day. Yay! It is such a relief to be rid … Continue reading

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On Writing

When I was in Grade Four, I was asked by my teacher to join an on-the-spot essay writing contest. Although I didn’t have an inkling on what an “essay” was, I agreed anyway, figuring that I could just ask my … Continue reading

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