with some trepidation 不安に駆られながら

I view future developments in my department with some trepidation as one of colleagues that I respect is leaving for another post.
私の尊敬する同僚が別のポストのために今の大学を辞めることになったので、うちの学科の将来が不安です。

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I have mixed feeling about his leave 😭

introvert 内向的
extrovert 外向的

I think I am extrovert. On the other hand, my husband @jk describes himself extroverted introvert. I wonder most IT people are like that..? 私は外向的だと思います。一方で夫は自分のことを外向的な内向的だと表現してます。ITやってる人はほとんどそうなのかな…。

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I learnt these words long time ago but I still struggle to remember so hopefully writing them here helps me memorise them.

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I'm enjoying living in a country where the culture is quite different to my own. It feels good to be learning and adapting all the time. I'm drawn to #Buddhism and try to practice #meditation every day. After years of work, I've returned to being a student and I'm attempting to learn a second language. I watch too many movies, and recently started to try and learn how to play #Go. I'm a big fan of spicy Asian food, and I'm currently experimenting with intermittent #fasting.

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Extreme weather 異常気象(いじょうきしょう)

A torrential rain and a record-breaking heat wave in Japan, an unusually hot summer in UK, and now a heavy rain in India.. extreme weather all over the world😭

日本の豪雨に記録的酷暑、めずらしく暑いイギリスの夏、そして今度はインドの大雨…世界中どこもかしこも異常気象😭

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I am seriously concerned with the future of Earth..

tendonitis 腱鞘炎(けんしょうえん)
a pain relief patch 湿布(しっぷ)

I have been using a pain relief patch for my tendonitis on my left wrist.

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It seems that in the UK a pain relief patch is not common so I had to ask my mum to send some over from Japan. My doctor told me to rest the wrist well but that is impossible for a mother-of-three-month-old-daughter.. 😅

dull/blunt (刃物の)切れが悪い
whetstone 研ぎ石

We bought a Global whetstone because some of our knives are so dull.

切れが 悪くなってきた包丁があるので、グローバルの研ぎ石を買いました。

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I've never used a whetstone and have only seen my mum and uncle using it back home. It feels like I have stepped up to the next level😜

Iced decaf soy latte at Starbucks + content daughter after a massive poo explosion = victory

スタバでアイスディカフェソイラテ+大量うんち爆発後のご機嫌な娘=勝利

My very first Mastodon toot. Unlike Twitter where I used to tweet things randomly, I would like to have a theme or two on Mastodon and I am still thinking.. at the moment, I am considering using it to brush up my English as I have been feeling that my English vocab has been noticeably decreased over the past few years. Input is important, but I definitely need more output..

nipponalba | mastodon

A small mastodon instance for family and close friends.