I’m wishing you all a happy new decade! Time flies and it seems not so long ago where we greeted 2010. But at the same time a lot has happened in 10 years. I hope that you all have pleasant memories to look back upon and even though everybody is having ups and downs, it is important to keep looking at all the positive things.
I’m often find myself wishing for more time to do the things that make me smile. And I’ve learned that taking enjoyment in small things will enable you to squeeze in more of those in your precious spare time. I’m sure if you’re following this page that you already know what some of these enjoyable moments are for myself. And I certainly will share the really memorable ones with all of you.
So to celebrate the new year, I’ve finished my last part of the Ryokan series! I hope you enjoy the final piece!
Ryokan Hospitality – Part 5
Today I’ve published the fourth part in the Ryokan collection, and I’ve finished also the fifth and final part of it. You can expect this one to be published as soon as I have reviewed it after it’s been sitting here a while.
I’ve been taking my time with these two as the fourth one was one I had struggles making it sound interesting. Often an experience can be exciting to go through, but once you start writing or talking about it you realize it is sometimes nearly not as exciting to a second person. Not being an experienced writer, I will admit it take a lot of trying to find that story pace that can make something sound like fun. Or you simply get stuck… like I did on this piece.
That I aside, I hope you all will enjoy the latest and final pieces in this collection.
Ryokan Hospitality – Part 4
For most of my western readers this would be a very belated Happy New Year! But for my Chinese friends this would be right on time since in a couple of days they would have their New Year celebrations!
I’ve taken some time this weekend to review one of my stories that got stuck in my drafts: Ryokan Hospitality – Part 3
I’m lacking a bit on energy lately to finish all the stories I’d still like to tell so I’m again not uploading as much as I would like, or maybe as much as you would like.
In any case I hope you will all enjoy this part.
I’ve been at Barnsley rather frequently lately, once a month to be precise and while most of my visits are either a repeat of previous shenanigans, or just failed attempts even, I’m glad I can present you guys with another unique one.
Now before I throw in the link here, I do like to give some credit to Accidental Alice for this one because the little show I pulled off was inspired on one of the stories I’ve read from her.
Also one of the things I’d like to mention that despite I’m writing only the success stories, more than that number are just fails or rather negative experiences. I don’t see any reason to write those out, and I don’t think I ever will. Still I’d like to drop this here as reality check for my readers, should they become under the impression that I only get positive experiences.
Anyway, without further chatter, here’s the fifth story of Barnsley.
Barnsley – Fifth Visit
I realize that it’s been a while since I last post a story. Time has just not been on my side. Now to make it up to you I decided to share the first story in a series of experiences during my trip through Japan about 5 years ago.
Personally I found these stories one of my most memorable stories I have to share, mainly because of how unlikely these seem to happen in our western culture. It is one of those moments where you see and feel that there remains much to be said and thought about how western society has alienated itself from the concept of nudity.
Added on top of that I’ve read blogs on the internet of people visiting Japan that I did not find stroking with what I experienced. So at the same time I will hope to break away from recurring stereotypes about an isolated and xenophobe Japan.
The entire series will be collected in the section Collection 3
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something, and this is well due to me being extremely busy lately and not finding the right moment and mood to start writing down some of my experiences. But don’t worry, I still have a few stories to tell. One in particular is a recurring visit to a place in the UK called Barnsley. I have a few snippets already drafted down, but I still need to stitch them together in a coherent chunck of proper writting.
And—as it may be—I’m currently on my way back to Barnsley. With a bit of good luck I will be able to add an additional chapter to the story!
So please stay tuned, you’ll find the Barnsley-experience pretty soon in Collection 2.
Each year again I tell myself: “is it just me, or has this year gone by faster than the last one?” And I’m pretty sure most of you will say the same. It’s a common thing I tend so notice with the people around me. We all feel we had too little time to do all the things we wanted to do. Or we were too consumed by work to notice that you had not lived a year as out spoken as you would like to have had.
Worry not, no matter how much you do, it will never feel enough. I would pretty much describe it as a plague of our modern day and age. The mind maggots of the 21st century.
I hope all of you were happy with the things that you did do this year. That you can move forward thinking “lets do this or that again and I hope next year it will offer me this chance again”. No matter how big or how small it is. Otherwise we’ll just all loose ourselves in the wanting instead of the having.
So with this I’ll wish you all a merry Christmas and the very best for new year!
Hi good folk,
Wecome, and if you’re looking for a reading, then I can already let you know that I’m currently writing on a 7 part story involving my stay at the Chateau Frontenac. So that means you may expect a post to be delivered very regularly! So I do hope you’ll stay tuned and come to check regularly.
In case you would get lost on the site, you’ll find these new stories in the first collection.