Lesson #7 – Introverts unite!

girl and dog walkingCorrect me if I’m wrong, but I think it was around the same time that we started seeing hipsters grow beards and juice served in jars that being an introvert became cool. Maybe I have a lot of introvert friends advocating the cause, but the number of instructional articles and diagrams on facebook educating the world on how to respectfully interact with introverts seems to have grown exponentially in the last year or so. Continue reading

Seven things I’ve learnt from my first six months of blogging

imageI started this blog at the end of 2014, just over six months ago. It was through reading others’ blogs that I became inspired to start my own. It was like falling down a rabbit hole, first I followed a food blog, then a blog about Canberra which led to other blogs about travel and health and fitness and politics and on, and on. I’ve never thought that I have much to offer in the way of expertise on anything, blogging has always been more about having the license to set up a little space of my own on the internet. If anyone ever looks at it, well that’s a bonus.

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Japan’s upwardly mobile dogs

Dog on a bike

Japan’s favourite dog (a Shiba Inu) going for a ride.

When you first visit Japan it doesn’t take long to notice that Japanese dogs are treated like babies. Since I arrived I’ve been trying, stalker style (I’m not proud of my behaviour), to take photographs of dogs in cute outfits. It’s tricky because when they’re out, they’re on the move, either towards you or away from you. If they’re not walking they’re still likely to be mobile, just via some other means, usually pram or pushbike.

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