The JET Programme: Results

In my last post I told you all about my exciting and exhausting application to get onto the JET programme. Since that post I received my result… Giphy … and I got accepted! Giphy After taking some time to let it all sink in, I realised that this means that in less than three months… Continue reading The JET Programme: Results

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The JET Programme: Application

At the latter end of 2017, I applied for the pretty ambitious position of an Assistant Language Teacher on the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme, or JET for short. After hearing about it in my 1st year of uni, it had always been in the back of my mind as an option for when I… Continue reading The JET Programme: Application

The Solitary Trip to Sunderland

This Christmas break, despite that old familiar nagging guilt that comes with not doing enough work, was a holiday of firsts. I had my first Christmas with my bestie, first Christmas tree with tinsel (banned from my mum’s for being 'tacky') and my first official date. Now I’m not going into mega deets, but it… Continue reading The Solitary Trip to Sunderland

Dependent Independence

After an unbelievably big gap since my last post, due to the generic stress of being a 3rd year student, I decided that now’s the best time to write.  So I'm writing about something that’s been pretty relevant to me, and I’m sure many of you, recently and that is handling pressure. As stress was… Continue reading Dependent Independence

The Solitary Trip to Lancaster: Pt 3

The path heading down to the canal was shadowed by a canopy of trees and as I walked downhill it felt like everything was in HD. Bird calls were sharper, the fragrant smell of the waterside plants was stronger, ducks were chillin’ out on the canal and everything just felt better. I wasn’t under the… Continue reading The Solitary Trip to Lancaster: Pt 3

The Solitary Trip to Lancaster: Pt 2

Hey guys, Due to exams and an unbelievably stressful house move, I haven’t been able to write for a while. After moving chairs, couches, tables, pans, books and every other tiny thing that you completely take for granted until you're dragging it to and from your car, as well as spending over a week without my… Continue reading The Solitary Trip to Lancaster: Pt 2

The Solitary Trip to Lancaster: Pt 1

Hey guys! As you’ll have guessed from the title, this post is going to talk about my recent trip to Lancaster. While it seemed like a pretty ordinary trip, taken many times in my commute to uni, it ended up having a really big impact on my perspective of quite a few things, the main… Continue reading The Solitary Trip to Lancaster: Pt 1

The Noir Generation

Over the last few months, I’ve started to notice a pretty melancholic trend amongst our millennial generation. This won’t come as a shock to you, as all the ‘I’m dead inside’ memes have been circulating for a while now. But, as I've been meeting more people recently, I've began to notice it more and more.… Continue reading The Noir Generation

Understanding Yōkina

Hey guys, I thought that it might be pretty cool, at this infantile stage of Yōkina Living, to explain why I actually chose to focus on positivity and cheerful living. To do this, it seems like a good place to start by explaining what cheerfulness means to me as, although it might seem pretty obvious, it… Continue reading Understanding Yōkina