june days


artwork by satsuki shibuya

eating fresh salads, chicken & avocado wraps and fruits. oh and weekly dinners at mama africa; some proper chicken with pili pili, okra and fufu. I can’t go a week without it.

drinking iced coffees and iced teas. the heat is wearing me out. occasionally, I find myself out in central area, or kennedy town, having a drink with the boy in silence, people-watching. it’s our favorite thing to do.

practicing writing daily. words escape me. I always think of a perfect sentence when it is not the right time to write it down. I should get into a habit of noting my thoughts down on the go. thinking I will be able to get back to it later never works.

mastering time management and maximizing productivity. work has been busier lately, but also less fulfilling. I’ve taken on too many things in the last two months and I am feeling demotivated by everything.

learning without even trying bits and pieces of lingala. it’s entirely accidental. surprisingly lingala has some common phrases, which I recognize from croatian with different meanings and in different context, of course. but it’s funny to see connections and similarities.

reading mandela’s long walk to freedom. almost at the end. and maya angelou. I read almost every night, for at least an hour, before moving onto other things. all I have to do is remember that I enjoy spending time with a book far more than I like to watch television. it works for me.

remembering too many things; I’ve been caught up in my own mind and the past too much. inner dilemmas and debates are exhausting me, sometimes I forget where I am, because I am too lost in my own thoughts.

wearing striped skirts, long-sleeved button-down shirts and pajamas. summer is in full force in hong kong and won’t subside any time before october. just thinking about that makes me sweat.

making iced coffee with coffee-infused ice cubes and tiny leaves of basil. I’ve tried mint as well, and it works perfectly. next on the experimental list: lavender.

taking courses at coursera. I’m currently enrolled in four different courses and have absolutely no time to complete all the coursework, but at least I am watching the lectures and spending hours doing research. it feels so good. to learn for no reason.

sleeping. a lot. I don’t know how it happens, but I get ten hours of sleep on average.

inspired by bleubird’s summer list.

June 3, 2014