Doing better and worse

When people ask me how I'm doing and I don't feel pressured to respond with just "fine", I often tell them "I don't know". This is then usually followed by "I seem to be doing better than ever and worse than ever at once", and right now I kind of feel that way as well. … Continue reading Doing better and worse

Passing the JLPT

Last week I found out that I'd passed the N5 level Japanese-Language Proficiency Test. For those who don't know, the JLPT distinguishes between five levels of proficiency, with N5 being the lowest and N1 the highest. I've been living in Japan for almost a year and a half now, so after finding out I'd passed … Continue reading Passing the JLPT

Dazing regret

Breathing apathyThe days are painted blackWhat I once lived forBelonging to the past I drown in your absenceThough our time was briefHaven't found acceptanceStuck in disbelief Has it already endedBefore we even beganThere is no moving forwardAfter all that's left unsaid The future I dreadedNow seems here to stayMy fear manifestedAcross time and space My … Continue reading Dazing regret