What writing can reveal

One of the measures Susan Cain uses in her Quiet quiz to determine whether a person is an Introvert or an Extrovert, is the statement: ‘I often prefer to express myself in writing’. It’s probably not a surprise to you that this statement rings true for me...

Try saying yes more

I’ve alluded to the fact that I’ve felt quite lonely at times on this trip and I’ve also mentioned once or twice that I consider myself to be an introvert. In a post about the lessons that travel has taught me, I talk a little about the dilemma this presents to me on...

There is always a lesson

On this trip I’ve made several travel buddies, people who I’ve gotten close to for a day or two, but who once added to Facebook have inevitably been forgotten. It’s not easy to make true friends on the road because generally you simply don’t have the necessary time to...

As I give I get

Yesterday as I was driving somewhere, I saw a dude wearing a t-shirt that said, “As I give, I get” and it got me thinking. Earlier the same day I’d had a whole conversation with a friend about the lyric in a Ben Howard song that goes, “I become what I deserve” which...

Understanding takes time

In previous posts I’ve touched upon the topics of cultural difference, tolerance and getting used to the unknown and in this post I want to give you an example of how simply spending enough time in South East Asia has meant that something that was at first, not just...

People should smile more

I’m currently spending lots of quality time with a good friend of mine and we’ve taken to playing a game whilst driving around town on my scooter. The game hasn’t exactly got a name as such, but for the purposes of this post, let’s call it ‘the smiling...