One stage at a time

I wrote about culture shock when I arrived in Japan. I must admit that though I felt that it was subsiding at the time when I wrote about it, it lasted for a long time after. Feeling confused and sometimes frustrated was exhausting and I often wanted to hide in my apartment until those feelings … Continue reading One stage at a time


Third or fourth time’s a charm

I arrived in Shanghai for the beginning of the second year of my master’s last week. I landed and met a friend from Paris, everything went incredibly smoothly. The first day we shopped for essentials, the second day we set up bank accounts and bought bikes and SIM cards, the third I collapsed into bed … Continue reading Third or fourth time’s a charm

Finding a balance

WordPress kindly informed me on Saturday that I created my account three years ago. I feel like we've been through quite a journey, my blog and I. Thank you, my lovely readers (shout out to Aunty Lorrie for all the encouraging comments) for checking out what I'm up to, it's great knowing that I can … Continue reading Finding a balance