Brooke vs. The World, Personal Life, Travels in Europe


...somehow I ended up reading about linguistics, and it was here that I came across a French word that immediately sparked my interest and proceeded to spread across my social media accounts.  The word is déspaysement, and it means to feel disorientated in a foreign country - not in a good or bad way, but more in the sense that one feels like a fish out of water.

Brooke vs. The World, Leeds Exchange

On the Flip Side

I'm over the halfway point in my exchange journey now!  It truly has been just as beautiful and exhilarating as my social media would have you believe.  The places, the people and the experiences are unlike anything I can truly express in words. This blog post isn't about all that, however.

Brooke vs. The World, Leeds Exchange

The First 24 Hours

Studying abroad has been a dream of mine since I was in high school.  It was one of the reasons I selected UOW and something I've been working towards my entire university life.  This January, my dream became very real as I embarked on the trip of a lifetime - to study in Leeds, England for six months.


Bonds Formed on Tuesday Afternoons

BCM311, you have been the toughest class I have ever taken.  No exaggeration, no word of a lie. When I stepped into my first BCM311 class I could never have predicted the turmoil that was to follow.  The truth is, this semester has been the hardest so far, regardless of my classes.  To combat increased mental… Continue reading Bonds Formed on Tuesday Afternoons


Naturally Digital

My second coding assignment is inspired by the possibilities of the Perlin noise code.  When we were first introduced to this code in our MEDA102 tutorial, I was fascinated by the way a computer can craft something so natural and realistic through coding.  I decided to abstract this concept of the natural vs the man-made… Continue reading Naturally Digital


Culture-Tinted Glasses – Japanese Attitudes towards Foreign Exchange Students

It seems that in terms of foreign exchange students studying at Japanese universities, the native Japanese struggle to understand how to cater for these visiting students, regardless of whether they are interested in engaging or not.  This discovery is supported by the digital presence of Japanese unis, both of which leave much to be desired.

BCM311, Personal Life

Finding Fear in the Purple Prose

Since the beginning of brookiyuki I've subscribed to many of my friends' blogs.  A part of being subscribed means that I get a cute little email in my inbox every time one of them composes a blog post - always thoroughly profound and enlightening to read.  And every time a little push notification pops up with their newest piece, I feel just a little more guilty and a little more nervous.