Dormitory Survival Guide: part 2

Step 3. Beware the wildlife   A. War of the Ducks   Dormitories are often on beautiful campuses, maybe even complete with parks or ponds. Mine in Sheffield was no different. But never forget that despite its beauty, that deadly creatures roam the British countryside and sometimes they make there way into cities. Of course…

Dormitory Survival guide: part 1

Living in dormitories in your first year of university is one of those must-have experiences that everyone told me about and when it goes well, it goes very well (Thank you Gumyoji). But Sheffield was an entirely different matter compared to Yokohama, the same way Ghana and Gulana are not quite the same (one is…

Arms race

Everyone at one point or another goes through a phase of some kind. Some whim that mutates into a minor obsession, whether it’s fuelled by delusion or the pursuit of being ‘cool’. Usually they’re fairly harmless; you lose a little bit of time, a little bit of money and a pinch of self respect every time…

Going barefoot: a lesson in spirituality

Do you feel a connection to the very earth you inhabit? If you don’t, you may be experiencing a sense of emptiness, a fading of the soul if you will. As one of the many humble creatures that exist here, we can only feel whole when we embrace the nature around us. If you are…