It’s been a year and four months since I went to the hospital with a life-threatening asthma attack. That day was a turning point for me. My life has changed since then and I’d like to talk about that. Not because I particularly enjoy talking about it (it’s pretty hard actually and I’ve been putting … More How Asthma Has Changed My Life
I had the weirdest teacher epiphany today. While I was marking a math test, I came across a hilarious answer by a student that made me laugh to myself. I thought: “Oh man that kid is hilarious. I really like that boy.“ Suddenly followed by: “Wait, when did that happen?“ A year ago, he was … More Taming Little Monsters
When I heard of the ‘Tokyo Jungle’, I had to see it for myself. It’s actually a beautiful park with temples and shrines. (Totoro may or may not live here.) As a point of reference: It’s about 20 min by train from Shibuya Station.
Whenever I say I’m traveling somewhere, people ask: “Who with?“ followed by: “Really? Alone?!“ (Either said in disbelief or pity, or both.) I’ve heard it so many times now that honestly, I’m sick of it. Initially I wasn’t going to talk about this, but a female colleague telling me just last week that she’d rather … More Why I (still) prefer traveling alone