It has been a while since I have written something here, actually put down my thoughts.
I am currently in Coquitlam, Canada, and so far away from home. It feel surreal, like Germany would be right down the next street, even though I am so so far away.
I cannot help my brother, cannot help my dog or visit the rest of family. I am here until March. I never thought I would actually manage to come here, but whenever I hear that my dog Max is getting sicker again and is fading away, I am wondering if it was the right choice to go into exile like this.
Yet I do not regret it, I have gone so much further than I ever dreamed possible. I dreamed of going to see the world. Which is exactly what I am doing, and I couldn’t be happier than that.
I am forging bonds left and right, feeling a little bit like Yu Narukami from Persona 4, especially with all the fog coming up here. I have very nice housemates, and love going out with them, especially Aditi, being with her is so much fun.
On the last day of “summer weather”, we went to English Bay, and I was determined to take a bath in the Ocean there, because I wanted to swim and be on the beach in this country and this could as well be my last time to do so. After I dressed back into my normal clothes (all the while perfectly well hiding my bust and all), there was this older guy, surrounded by family and kids, intently staring at me through his sunglasses. I KNEW he was watching me closely, probably thinking of lewd things.
Later we went along the beach and bought some fruits in a store, and gave out apples to homeless people on the way to the train station.
What else will I discover once Natty comes back and we will have a car at our disposal?
I already learned so much about living on my own, especially how to cook and do the laundry, which i never had to spend much time to think about before.