Did anyone else love that song by Daniel Powter?
Ok so long story short, I was verbally abused by a 60-year old male teacher at my work for no reason at all which got me leaving for home in a pool of tears. What pissed me off is that he would have never spoken to a 1.Japanese, 2.male, 3.elder-than-me person, in that way. However; I won’t bore you with the details/get myself fired and instead just say, I have great friends. I spent my morning keeping busy by making granola then Akiko came over and we had a lovely green-smoothie-bowl lunch together (so I ate my packed school-lunch for dinner). After she had gone, Akiko returned again, this time with a gorgeous bouquet and bug spray (because I am so sweet-harhar-I am literally being eaten). Next, my teacher friend visited to see if I’m okay, she brought a cooked brown-rice and adzuki bean mix. These people know the way to my heart: food and flowers. Last but not least, Ashleigh drove one hour to see me! She came with dark Belgian (Laura be advised) chocolate. She drove us to Tottori (another hour) where I got my soy chai-latte fix and forgot alllllll about it. That’s some yin and yang shizz yo.
Also, the reason all these people knew is because I wrote a status about it on social media. Now, I only did this because I am a firm firm firm believer (and belieber) in honest blogging. I wanted all of you lovely people who follow my posts to know that there is always two sides to a thing. Travelling is amazing but it isn’t easy. And the grass may seem brighter on the other side but for all you know, it’s just the Instagram filter ;)
Honeydew green smoothie:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup frozen honey-dew chunks
Simply blend together and top with pretty things.