Month: November 2020


When you live in a foreign culture, there really is something you learn every day. In the case of Japan, even after 10 years I’m still learning things. I remember, it took me four years to realise that everyone was carrying a handkerchief to wipe their hands in the toilets, and that’s why often (probably …

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Alone but not lonely

Being able to look after yourself both physically and mentally while alone is an important life skill. As we are social creatures who crave company, being alone can really make you feel lonely. But it’s important to know that being alone and feeling lonely are two different things.

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