You probably could of guessed it. 2021 has been a bit of a shit. In the XX years that I have been alive, 2021 has presented me with great amounts of ups and downs. To be fair, the beginning wasn’t that bad. I started the year with a new job at the university. I got paid to sit in front of my computer while mentoring students at my university, critiquing their writing and teaching them how to study. I received […]
Not often do we get a second opportunity to go back to university and tried out something different. For some people, once may be enough. For others, staying at university seems like a dream. For me, this is my take-2 opportunity to try out something different; something for me.
私は旅行するのが大好きです。 一年に一二回海外を旅行します。日本でよく一人旅をして、色々な所に行ったことがあります。今まで、日本に5回も行ったことがあります。また、日本に住んだことがあります。日本は私の国, オーストラリアとずいぶん違うので、びっくりしましたが、いちばんびっくりしたのは日本の電車です。
A good 10 months has gone by since my last post. Overall, life has been well. I have started a new job, had a few new encounters and gained new life experiences. Today, I wanted to share one of those new life experiences I have been working on more recently. Let us start by asking Are you a dog or a cat person?
Do I need to wear a sarong? This is a question that all tourists will ask over and over again when going to a temple in Bali. People get confused and wonder what other dress codes and rules there are specific for females and males. I wanted to share my thoughts and experience in this regards from a recent trip to Bali. For starters, I will say that the dress code rules vary base on the temple being visited. I dare say […]
Close your eyes and imagine hills of verdurous rice paddies, clear blue beaches and colourful vibrate coral reefs waiting to be explored by you. Now imagine sweating it out at a meditating yoga class and feeling fully refreshed afterwards. To help loosen up the tension in the muscles, a luxuriate massage session is waiting for you by the resort pool. Sounds amazing? Bali is a small yet an exotic island that encapsulates all these things. Its exoticness is exactly the […]
For years, Hokkaido has been on my travel list. I’ve wanted to put a tick next to this place on my list for yonks. Years of listening to other people’s stories about how great the place was, and having amazing pictures on various locations in Hokkaido presented to me when I least expected it; I was done being the sitting duck. I needed to take matters in my own hands. One night, while sitting on the floor in my apartment, […]
I have finally gotten around to uploading the photos I took during my travels in Gunma early this year. The photos were taken during the plum blossom season which is around January to early or mid March in Japan. Apart from the featured image of this post, this is also one of my favourites: Make sure to check out more photos I uploaded under “Photos” > “Gunma“.
During the end of August to early September, schools in Japan go on summer vacation. My workplace, a Japanese high school, was no exception (although, most students and teachers continue to linger around school for extra classes and extra curriculum activities – aka school club activities). Luckily for me, my job role did not bind me to any work commitments of the sort. Not sure whether it was the travel bug or the stress built up from work, but I […]