Thailand Diary Ep 1: The Gunpoint Robbery

My Thailand adventures are probably the most wonderful and most painful times of my life. It was strange because when I was living in Thailand, all I ever wanted was to leave and when I finally did leave, it was with a lot of sadness and second-thoughts. One of the things I miss the most…

A tribute to the nameless other women

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the other women in songs, novels and films? You know - the ones who didn't end up with the main characters, the ones who are portrayed as villains, witches and supposed home-wreckers, and social climbers. the ones in the songs with whom the guys cheated with. In…

One year anniversary of my blog

Everything heals (a little drawing I made for this blog post) When I started this blog exactly a year ago (it's been a year!), I was in pain. I was a bit broken to say the least. At the beginning of this painful journey, I was under this notion that my self-worth was somehow intricately…

Corona Diary: Drama..drama..drama..

I swear, I swear, sometimes drama follows me. I usually just sit at home thinking of what to cook but I get roped into things I am not even aware of. The other day I was checking my messages on Facebook and I saw that I had some messages in the requests inbox as well.…

Quarantine Movie Recommendation

I know.. I know..we as a collective are going bonkers with the loss of human contact and we all wish for normalcy as soon as possible. Even an introverted mole rat like me can't wait to teach back in the classroom and see my students' faces. I've been reading and drawing loads but I'm also…

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.…

If only I was a white man ..

Imagine an Asian woman, a white man, a white woman, a black man and a black woman applying for an English teaching job in a southeast Asian country. Guess who will get the job? I don't know but I'll tell you who would be considered last for the job - the Asian woman. Every country…

I just want more cats.

Nagasaki's Dejima Wharf 26 September 2019 Since I've become single, people keep telling me there's plenty of fish in the sea and they mean it well and I really appreciate it. But you know what's abundant in the sea? Trash. Like, literally mountains of trash. Lots of trash. Rubbish. Garbage. Junk. Debris. That is what's…