Contract Ripping: The Stages of not signing a second year in the JET Programme

Well, it’s the big move-on-out week here in Tottori. It’s been a surprisingly painless affair, considering how, just last year, moving out of Vancouver led to a panic attack-cum-heat stroke that left me curled up on the road in my suit. It’s very easy this time around, owing in many ways to the fact that … More Contract Ripping: The Stages of not signing a second year in the JET Programme

Losing Bangkok 2: The Beach, the Come-down, the Reconciliation

So here I was, the boat out to the island, thinking I was finally free from Bangkok. In the end, I never got away from the city. Because the whole time I’d been there, Bangkok had been taking things from me. On the first day, it took my eyes. I’ve always been so good at … More Losing Bangkok 2: The Beach, the Come-down, the Reconciliation