...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.
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.
The #MeToo movement is growing in response to the sexual assault allegations in Hollywood. But is the hashtag truly supportive or cathartic to the victims who use it to reach out, or does it do more harm than good?
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.
Warning - very personal.
There's a lot of people that I need to thank, for a variety of reasons. In this post, I try to name and praise every single last one of you.
Life can get very busy sometimes, especially for us uni students. In the moments when we have a slight reprieve, it's best to take a breath and appreciate everything that life has given us.
Every uni student will be familiar with the 'pinch point' of the semester; that moment when we look at everything that needs to be done and think, "Shit, how did I end up in this situation?". It's the moment when we realise we have piles of work still waiting to be given the TLC they deserve.
Isaac, it's been a year since we met, and it's been the best year of my life. (Well, my time at uni and my new friends have contributed to that 'best year' as well, but for the sake of keeping this post cute I'll focus on you.)
Well, it's that time of year again. All the wonderful holidays are done and dusted (including plenty of birthdays), and we're required to sadly accept that our life revolves around routine once again.