5 Tips for Studying A New Language

Have you recently started to learn a new language and are looking for study tips and tricks? Or have you been studying a language for a long time and are running out of ideas of how to keep it going? Here are some of our favourite study methods to learn Chinese and Japanese that were…

Building New Habits

In recent months I increasingly realised that life is all about the habits you create – most often subconsciously. If you want to be successful in life, you need to diligently work on building the right habits that bring you closer to success a little bit every day. We often don’t realise that it’s the…

A Small Act of Kindness Can Have a Big Impact

When we deliver a small act of kindness to a friend or even a stranger, it will have an even bigger impact on them receiving this kindness, than it took you to deliver it. Not just that, but people who have received an unexpected act of kindness, are more likely to pass it on to…

Spring has arrived in Yokohama (or is it Summer now..?)

The weather in Yokohama is so similar to the one in Shanghai – one day you’re cold and wondering whether to turn another heater on, and the next day you’re not just ditching your jacket, but also applying sunscreen. One of the things I feel so grateful about is being able to go for a…

Autumn in Japan

Happy Friday everyone! Today, I would like to share with you an album of piano miniatures inspired by spending autumn in Japan. After visiting a Monet exhibition in October, I set myself the target of writing a timed 1 hour piano sketch each week as a way of combating writer’s block. In the end, some…

Make somebody else’s negativity your positivity!

Fed up with people’s negativity on everything, I set one of my goals in life to finding something positive in daily negatives. Of course, it doesn’t always work and most things can’t even be explained with karma. But the negative outlook of some people really bothers me – you can decide if you want to…