May 20th, 2021- On getting my first shot of Moderna vaccine and trying our luck in other countries

Hello dear May,

how does it feel to get my first shot of Moderna vaccine? Well, my left arm hurts a bit and I feel kind of tired (but this could be due to other stuff).

While I was going back home, I had a conversation with a taxi driver whose young daughter dreams of studying and living in Japan. Sounds like a great idea, although, and sorry my Japanese friends, I don’t know how are things now for foreign women trying to have a life and a career in Japan. What is the place of women nowadays?

So, study, I said definitely for this great culture, and then go and see if whatever she proposes will find a welcoming reception.

I know something about trying to make it in different places from where we have been born. And I have had roadblocks, cultural shocks etc

One essential thing has been not to insist past a certain point. When our basic values, or actions clash with a cultural or sociopolitical system, there is no need to insist and we need to take a shortcut. Or a long cut. Another way, in other words.

The essential thing is to keep walking!

July 20, 2020- Day 9 out of 66 for habit change- dream of Japan

Hello July,

it feels like summer with the temperature rising slightly. How is it going for you? Enjoy yourself while here with us.

I am trying the same thing. Waking up early, taking a walk and had a latte and some almonds.

Hmm, I feel very excited, but there are some things which need to be done as marking for example, and my head is refusing to obey and concentrate.

I am not going to force.

I will start by following my wildest imagination. And write a couple of pages for my new book, an adventure, taking place in different parts of the world.

Especially now that our movements are restricted with the pandemic, taking a virtual trip and seeing all the details of it is somehow the best thing!

Next step, looking at pictures of beaches.

Right now I am in Japan, a place I have not visited yet, but my imaginary self is having sushi by the seaside right now 🙂

Relaxing cruise on Seto Inland Sea with Guntu Floating Hotel

Guntu – a floating Hotel In Japan on the Seto Inland Sea