Extravagance

I don't really see myself as a traveller, a wanderer, or an adventurous person. My everyday life is nothing out of the ordinary: I go to work, I come home, I go to the gym, drink a beer with friends or watch Netflix, and then go to bed. But the one thing that makes my … Continue reading Extravagance

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Another year, another country

I'll come straight out and say it: I've changed country again. I can't seem to stay in one place for long. Ever since my first taste of life abroad (2011-12 Erasmus study exchange in Grenoble, France), I've been happily jetting off every year or two for new experiences in different countries. In 2013, I moved … Continue reading Another year, another country

Living

These days I find I forget to live in the moment. Since October I have been interning in a market research company in London. I enjoy the work most days, but an internship is by definition short-term and a preparation for the next step, meaning that I'm constantly thinking about the future. Returning to the … Continue reading Living

Japan again

When I left Japan in 2015, I promised to come back for a visit once I would be studying in China. Originally I had planned to go in January, but then the thesis ...happened. In April, when my Japanese "aunt and uncle" came to visit, I realised I needed to get a move on and … Continue reading Japan again

On to the next

First semester was exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, the first few months in China were great, but I definitely felt a huge relief after submitting my final essay on 7th January. That said, I also felt (feel) frustrated. It’s bittersweet submitting essays which you know are not using your full potential. I admit that for … Continue reading On to the next