Kia ora tatou,
This blog was started as I moved to Japan. I had been living in Vietnam where, at the time, every page was scanned before opening making it discouraging to use the internet for any more time than was absolutely necessary. My life was filled with paper journals in those days and I still love the use of real paper to capture thoughts. But moving to Japan with its high speed internet meant that I could delve in to something that had interested me for some time, blogging.
What was originally a way to keep friends and family up to date with what my partner and I were doing on a day to day basis in Asia has turned into a place for self-reflection, a place for meeting like-minded people, and a place for writing. This blog has been with me as I transitioned to being a full-time writer after 10 years of teaching.
For various reasons I’ve lived in 5 countries and have travelled to quite a few in between. I am lucky, lucky, lucky, but I’ve also tried to situate myself so that I could take advantage of whatever opportunities arise. As such, most of my life is about exploring new ideas, discovering wonderful things and people…and food! Although I think of Asia as my spiritual home, I am happy to currently be living in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
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