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I’m ill. The doctor reckons it’s just a cold, but since this is Japan, he prescribed me no fewer than four different types of medicine. Advertisements



Let’s just call that a four-month tea-break, shall we? I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m bucking the trend this year. In 2009, I’m going to update Gin&Comment at least once a week. This has been brought to you by the Department of Setting The Bar So Low Even I Stand A Chance […]

I’m finally back from my summer in Hokkaido. I managed to wangle (paid!) study leave from my office, who generally do things by the book but were sympathetic about my co-ALT and me not wanting to sit in the office all summer, and took a month off to study Japanese in Sapporo. It turned out, […]

Dead air


Assuming I can fix problems that the travel agents have suddenly discovered with my flights, I’m off on a two week holiday from tomorrow. Updates may appear, or they may not, depending on the whims of the Internet Gods and whether I write anything down while I’m away. With a bit of luck, I will […]



Hi. I’m Laura. I’m interested in a lot of things. I’m going to write about some of them here. Nice to meet you.