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…

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.…

Corona Diary from Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki April 2020, me and my pink hair 🙂 Took my mask off before taking this picture. We are living in bleak times at the moment - it seems there might be doom and gloom every moment of the day. Social media is full of fake news, real news and also full of dramatic people…

The importance of friendship

Some of my best friends ..my loves who saved my life .. I remember sitting on a bench at the Bournemouth Pier about 7 years ago. I remember the cold crisp air and the sound of the waves hitting the pier. I was so cold and I was waiting for someone to answer my call.…

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.…

Nagasaki Sunday Scenes

I love fall. It's my favourite season of the year because the air is crisp and cool. When I walk in the mornings, I can feel the tips of my fingers and the veins in my cheeks in the cold air and it makes me feel extra alive. But it's also not so cold that…

Nagasaki Weekend Life: Imbibing the market

A year into moving to Nagasaki, Japan and I am starting to fall in love with the city. I used to complain how quiet and isolating it is and the city still is but I must have changed. Somehow I feel at peace mentally and physically, a type of happiness and contentment I have never…