My journey to Japan

The 4th busiest airport in the world
The 4th busiest airport in the world

The coach I rode to the airport on was fancy. Most of the journey involved sitting. As a vegetarian, the leather seats made me feel comfortably uncomfortable. The blue lights lighting the coach’s interior felt vaguely futuristic, as if I were in one of the earlier Star Treks, only with a higher budget. (more…)

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It’s all about trust

Their trust definitely didn't cause them to fall to their deaths (I think, I don't know)
Their trust definitely didn’t cause them to fall to their deaths (I think, I don’t know)

Just chilling out waiting for my sofas to be taken away.  Oh wait, that was five hours ago, and I still have my sofas.  They won’t budge.  I’m starting to wonder if they’re cursed – the mere suggestion of my sofas needing to be taken away is enough to turn even the most respectable house clearance professional into a paragon of unreliability. (more…)

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Leaving friends behind

Too many friends to count
Too many friends to count

Recently I’ve been getting ready for my move and doing irreverent things like going to Centre Parcs.  My flat is still full of too much stuff but at least I’ve cancelled my phone and internet contracts now.  Spending time recently with so many people has made me realise how much I’m leaving friends behind.  And I’ve still got a few more friends to see before I go so I’m making the most of every minute of it. (more…)

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Believe in yourself

Gai and Lee
Gai and Lee

Here comes another installation of the Is it? Yes, that’s almost motivational Chronicle! I’ve been feeling pretty great lately. I stopped this morning and wondered why. I thought, “gee, everything seems to be going so well right now! It’s probably that.” But then I thought some more and realised, “what are you on about? You’re just ignoring anything that’s going wrong!” I should point out at this time I was over an hour late to work.

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Knock knock

Interviewing Norman Lamb
Interviewing Norman Lamb

A couple of weeks ago I went to Westminster to interview a member of the Cabinet.  I know what you’re thinking…  Well okay maybe I don’t – I’m not a mind reader.  But apparently that’s the kind of thing I do these days, which surprises me daily because I never tried to get into politics.

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