Dear self, what is wrong with you?

I have a talent for hurting myself. A knack for accidents. A flair for disasters. Every day, I discover new ways to harm myself, usually in the kitchen. I slice my fingers instead of the fruits, I dunk them in boiling liquids, I smash my knees on the furniture… I’m a klutz, and it’s not amusing.

I think this book is about me, hah. I want this for Christmas, Santa, pretty please? Note, I don’t generate income from this link.

Just yesterday, I scorched my hand on a straightening iron that I assumed was faulty. I touched it like an idiot, and it hissed like a snake. Ouch!

I’m also a champion of public embarrassment. I stumble, I fumble, I blurt out things that make no sense. I drop things, I shatter things, I spill things. I can’t catch a bouquet, or a ball, or a break. IS IT REALLY ME?

Sometimes, I wish I could vanish into a hole when these things happen. But my mum taught me to laugh at myself, and not take life too seriously. She said I’m impulsive, and that’s why I get into trouble. She said I should think before I act, or speak. Thanks, mom. You’re so wise.

Now, I look at my fingers, and they look back at me with blisters. A painful reminder of how clumsy I am.

I’m still here.

Hello from the kingdom of wonder! I’m back to blogging after a long hiatus of three years. A lot has changed in my life since then, some good, some bad, some ugly. But I’m not here to wallow in the past, I’m here to celebrate the present and anticipate the future.

I’m still living and working in Phnom Penh, the dynamic capital of Cambodia. I adore this country and its people, and I want to share my stories and perspectives with you. I hope you’ll accompany me on this adventure of exploration and transformation, as I write about the things that interest me, and maybe you too.

I’ve decided to start anew, so I’ve archived all my old posts. They are still there, waiting for me to revisit them someday, when I need a reminder of who I was and who I’ve become. But for now, I want to focus on the new, the thrilling, the unknown.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog, and I hope you’ll leave me some comments too. I’d love to hear from you, whether you’re an old friend or a new one. Let’s connect and chat, and maybe we’ll discover something from each other.