I am back again

Jun 7, 2010

Yeah...I am back home. This time from Kyoto.

Kyoto is a fascinating city. I have always loved the beautiful balance of the old and the new. It's the oldest city in Japan with nicely preserved shrines, buildings and temples. At the same time, the city also has lots of modern features and it reflects on the food too. Check out the food I had during the past 2 days in Kyoto.

My main purpose to Kyoto was to attend a conference. I had been busy preparing for this conference ever since I came back from Birmingham.
I was quite anxious for this conference for 2 obvious reasons.
1. The work I presented was mainly done by my Chinese friend, Lei who had graduated and gone back to her home country. So, since I was new in this, I had to do lots of studying in order to convince the audience of my findings.
2. My professor raised the hurdle by requesting me to present in Japanese. Gosh!

But I did it. All the hard work paid off. I felt quite good that I took the challenge and presented in Japanese though I was sure I could have done better with more practice. ^-^

My professor gave me 2 thumbs up and told me that I did well. Hopefully he really meant it.


Uncle Lee said...

Hi Nana, glad to read you have done a '2 thumbs up' well in Tokyo. Well done! Outstanding!
Love the Japanese food display and presentation, but regret I'm not much of a Japanese food fan......
I can imagine your very fluent, flawless Japanese. I sure admire and impressed too....
You stay easy and relax, have fun, Lee.

Nana said...

Thanks Uncle Lee, I am quite happy because he mentioned about my presentation during our lab meeting today and it seemed he received some good reviews from the audience. He congratulated me in front of my lab members and it was overwhelming. More hard work coming my way as time is ticking. Can't wait to go home next year! ;)

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