Life in Japan: Running Away from Perfectionism

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After many months of bone-idleness I’ve finally started running again. My biggest inspirations for going running on any given day are 1) the weather 2) if I have something interesting to listen to and 3) how much rice I consumed the day before. Historically, I always listened to ‘running music’. You know the vibe; ‘on-steroids’ mixed with ‘I’m […]

What do Europeans Search For About British People

Survive and Thrive in a New Culture: Get On or Get By

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Sarcastic, funny and polite. Three traits that non-English people often suggest to me are characteristics of English people and their culture – rightly or wrongly.   Believe it or not, whilst we are undisputedly a nation of marvellous beauties (amongst other things), not all English people are funny, sarcastic or polite. Sarcastic maybe, but certainly […]