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Happy New Year 2024 and Hidden words of 2023 drawing

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Happy New Year 2023 from Japan!

Please receive my warmest greeting and attached new year card I drew, hoping that your 2024 will be the “Fruitful” year as shown in Japanese calligraphy “実”.

This year of the Dragon (5th of 12 Zodiac cycle animals) is said to be a symbol of shaping growth. Also, since the dragon is the only imaginary animal in the zodiac, I hope 2024 will be a year in which your ideas and imagination come to fruition with full of wellbeing.

How many hidden words can you see in the dragon drawing?

Below are hidden words from the last year’s drawing (mostly Japanese).

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Review of 2023 to thrive in 2024

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“A year without learning is a wasted year” 

This is the default phrase I think of when I am about to finish a year.

How was 2023?

In general, reviewing the past is one of the best ways to know where you are in relation to your objective (s). In this post, I will capture my examples based on the (1) Daily routine, (2) Major events and (3) Creation and Learning, hoping it might provide some insight into how to reflect your own 2023.

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New publication of Picture Book Series “Greeting of the World” and its Insight

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The three-volume picture book series “Greetings from the World” was published in April 2023!

This time, I was involved in the creation of this picture book series as a supervisor, so I would like to introduce just a few of my thoughts on this and early childhood education.

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Feel the connection and diversity of the world through cassava

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Do you like Cassava?

Ca………What?

If that’s the kind of your reaction, this article is for you.

Although I always say in my profile and lectures that I lived on 5 continents, I didn’t know much about cassava until I came to Mozambique. The movement I had over the past year (Denmark to Brazil, Mozambique, Japan, Indonesia then back Mozambique) I could feel the world through cassava.

In this article, I will introduce why cassava is actually important for everyday life and the world (WHY), how I felt the world through cassava (HOW), and what cassava is in the first place (WHAT). I hope this could be some learning to you.

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Story and tips for passing Portuguese Exam CAPLE C1 level

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Each learning has its own story.

Although people find it hard to understand why I learned Spanish in USA and started French in Chile, each language story makes sense to me. Here is my story on learning Portuguese, as well as some learning from the process of passing Portuguese Exam CAPLE C1 level.

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New Year 2023 for new start and Hidden words of 2022

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Happy New Year 2023 from Mozambique!

Please receive my warmest greeting and attached new year card I drew, hoping that your 2023 will be the year of “Opening/Start” as shown in Japanese calligraphy “開 (Kai)”.

The year of the Rabbit (4th of 12 Zodiac cycle animals) is said to be a symbol of Opening/new start to build on the past efforts. I hope 2023 will bring you and your loved ones both physical / mental wellbeing and 開 opening/new start.

PS. You might see some hidden words in the drawing. Below are hidden words from the last year (mostly Japanese).

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Review of 2022 to thrive in 2023

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“A year without learning is a wasted year” 

This is the default phrase I think of when I am about to finish a year.

How was 2022?

In general, reviewing  (not clinging in) the past is one of the good ways to know where you are in relation to your objective (s). In this post, I will capture my examples. Probably it might provide  some insight into how to reflect your own 2022.

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