That time I was questioned by the Japanese police part 3

This is the part 3 and the final installation of my eventful visit to the police station. You can read the proper posts on my site (somewhere). Me: [proceeding to use my phone] P1: Please do not turn on your phone. Me: I don't remember the time - if you want to know the exact…

That time I was questioned by the Japanese police part 1

I think all my close friends know three things about me - one, I can digress. Case in point, one time I was talking to my boss during a faculty meeting and I don't exactly remember how but I managed to bring in eating little chocolate pillows for breakfast which put the conversation to a…

Corona Diary: Life in the time of Corona

So we're technically not under quarantine anymore. My city, Nagasaki, is back to business with some social distancing measures in place. Our classes, however, are not back to regular and I'm forgetting how to use a chair because I've been teaching from home so much and I do not own a single chair in my…

Corona Diary: Small progress is still a progress

Things I did last week: I guess we're really lucky here in Nagasaki because we're not a strict lockdown. We can walk around, and go to places as usual most of the time. Most restaurants are still operating but they recommend you to order takeout instead of sitting in. I've been jogging and it's really…

How to see if your date is a jerk

I started dating not so long ago. I was in a relationship for a long time and I never really dated before that. But since I started dating, I have quickly realised that I needed to employ a mechanism to separate the good from the time wasters. A litmus test if I may say so.…