Nagasaki Update: I’m a typhoon survivor

As if this whole year so far hasn't been a fucking horror show, a giant typhoon decided to make an appearance in it. If this was a novel or something, this is about the time the readers would begin to question if they should continue reading the said book.  On Friday the 4th, while D…

Nagasaki Update: What a week

This week was very happening. It's just how life is I guess - I was feeling rather down and unaccomplished as I do every month without fail, and then the universe is like, no way mate, we're going to throw random issues at you and light a fire under your bum. It's a new week…

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 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…

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 Life Update: Human Knots and Nature Walks

So it's our program's tradition to take our students before the beginning of the semester to a camp (as in bunk beds and cabins) up the mountains of Nagasaki and this month we did it. It's a palooza made up of several fun English speaking activities where the students get to know one another, get…