Dépaysement

…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. … More Dépaysement

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The Other “V” Word

There’s no way of sugarcoating it – Valentine’s Day is a bitch, for couples and singles alike. From someone who isn’t all that good at either, here’s a few words on one of the more polarising days of the year. … More The Other “V” Word

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. … More Finding Fear in the Purple Prose