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

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.

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Opinionated, Personal Life

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.

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.