Winter: Extended Edition

Week 8 of the term: last year this is where it all came together, where assignments started to go really well and so was the marathon training. This year it's a different story, nothing's working yet because I'm doing my best from preventing this last microeconomics assignment from being a complete disaster. It's all fallen... Continue Reading →


Warren Vs The Snow

Following the elation from last weekend's speech contest triumph, I was keen to move on swiftly in order to tackle the next issue keeping me awake at night- this economics assignment. This assignment is particularly grotesque as every micro student I have spoken to agrees that even comprehending the question is proving difficult. So, as... Continue Reading →

The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students

It was roughly around November 2016 when I was introduced to the idea of the Japanese Speech Contest for University students, organised by BATJ and the Japan Foundation.  A late-teen Warren was sitting in Japanese class, probably raving on and on about something to do with Morning Musume, when Mrs Jones suggested I put my motor... Continue Reading →


One Sickly Boi Introduces: Future Funk

Well ladies and gentlemen he's bed-bound and out of action once again. While my first year at university was all about those chronic overuse injuries, it's evident at this point that the second year is all about the throat-ripping, stomach-destroying illnesses which are crippling me beyond belief. For the third time this academic year I... Continue Reading →


Burning through the Snow

After one hectic start to the year, we already find ourselves at the last week before another break. And goodness me it cannot come quick enough. The first half to the second term has consisted of two relentless opening weeks which saw the aptly-titled Micro Mauling and a bombardment of extra Japanese work, all before... Continue Reading →


A Long Way to Go

One month into 2018, and finally political warfare has broken out again at SOAS. This time however, lots of separate bickerings have flared up at once. We've had the cafe controversy, the UCU pension strikes, and my favourite of all, one of the SU boys having a bitching contest with Director Vamos through the medium... Continue Reading →


The Myth of Rest and Recovery

The goal for this week was simple: coast to the weekend and end the week with more energy than we started. After a frantic opening fortnight for the term, a week to top the energy levels back up would surely prevent burnout, and pave the way for another productive fortnight before reading week. That said... Continue Reading →


Seeing the Potential, and Facing Forward

This year can be a success. Forget the difficulties, the hurdles, the inconveniences: the fact of the matter is, if we work to achieve results, and by ‘work’ I mean really work, then it doesn’t matter what is going on around us, nor what is right in front of us; it can be done. Breakthroughs... Continue Reading →


The Micro Mauling

When the blog goes quiet it means one serious graft is taking place. We have just completed the second week back at university, and the conclusion to this opening fortnight has been a momentous one. It feels a bit like reading week has arrived, because these first couple of weeks have been one immense battle... Continue Reading →


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