• Jun 28, 2021

    Are books the most beautiful thing to have happened to humanity? Yes. Do I love reading? You betcha! I’ve now officially read 400 books and it feels great. My milestone was Stephen King’s Different Seasons. You can read my review of it h...
  • Apr 28, 2021

    A really, really, really fun experience. I love discovering new recipes, trying them out and, if they pass a few simple taste tests, writting them down in this modest little notebook of mine. I hope it will manage to make its way down to...
  • Apr 5, 2021

    My brother and I really enjoyed it. Such a peculiar taste. And those tapioca balls? Unlike anything I ever tried before.
  • Sep 17, 2020

  • Jul 12, 2020

    Not the most comfortable experience in the world, but an interesting one nonetheless.
  • Jan 2, 2020

    Another year, another set of books ^_^
  • Nov 20, 2019

    This was a really fun little experiment. I especially enjoyed all the conversations with my Gran as she provided me with info and sordid family gossip.
  • Nov 5, 2019

    This was such an amazing experience! Been up all night doing this, but I feel so fulfilled and ready to take on new challenges and work hard towards the completion of yet another set of goals.
  • Sep 27, 2019

    Best feeling ever! Knowing I earned a full tuition scholarship on my own, through my own efforts, diligent studying, passing exams and raising my overall GPA and thus relieving my parents (and myself) financially really is the best feeli...
  • Aug 25, 2019

    Well, certainly not the noblest of goals, but I really wanted to do it. I spent my adolescence and young adulthood as a very prim and proper, responsible individual who shied away from drinking. Now, at the ripe old age of 25, I finally ...
  • Aug 22, 2019

    At first, it was "before the age of 25". Then, once I realised I wouldn't make it in time, I extended the amount of time I had to complete this goal. I am now two weeks short of my 26th birthday and am very glad that I finally managed to...
  • Aug 21, 2019

    I finally did it. Here's my itinerary: Belgrade - Amsterdam - Brussels - Bruges - Paris - Toulouse - Madrid - Barcelona - Marseille - Genoa - Rome - Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice - Ljubljana - Belgrade. This trip's been years in th...
  • Aug 20, 2019

    Ljubljana is the cutest little capital I've ever visited. You can literally walk from one end to the other & see everything there is to see in a day. It being the last destination on my summer backpacking trip, it came as a bit of a ...
  • Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
    Aug 16, 2019

    An utterly gorgeous city. Will probably come back.
  • Padua, Province of Padua, Italy
    Aug 16, 2019

    A lovely little town. If you find yourselves in the Veneto region, you won't regret half a day spent in Padua.
  • Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    Aug 16, 2019

    This is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited & I would've enjoyed my visit far more if I wasn't sick. However, I just know I'll get to see it again.
  • Aug 7, 2019

    Genoa is a lovely town in northern Italy, though I must say there is little to do but leisurely stroll around and admire the narrow streets.
  • Aug 6, 2019

    A real pretty city, though I'm sorry I only got to spend several short hours in it. I'll come back again one day.
  • Aug 5, 2019

    I love this city &, apparently - Madrid loves me back. Can't wait to come back for the third time.
  • Aug 4, 2019

    For years I kept hearing that this was one of the greatest experiences you could possibly grant to yourself. Now that I've done it, I can wholeheartedly say that everyone who said that was 100% right. Travelling alone is such an incredib...
  • Aug 4, 2019

    This city is ridiculously beautiful. I can't wait to come back & experience its charms all over again.
  • Aug 4, 2019

    It was an honour seeing it back in 2010 & it is an honour now. One of the greatest paintings our world has to offer, in my opinion.
  • Aug 4, 2019

    The only drawback I can think of is that it was in Toulouse & not Japan. Well, some day :)
  • Jul 23, 2019

    This is absolutely crazy & I love it. I've only stayed in two hostels so far & I've already made friends with so many people I never would've ordinarily even talked to (prostitutes, drug dealers, you name it), had brilliant conve...
  • Jul 23, 2019

    I should do this more often.
  • Jul 23, 2019

    Brussels is a city that features both stunning old world architecture & modern day edifices. I spent three days in this city & can certainly see why it's dubbed the capital of Europe.
  • Jul 23, 2019

    This is such a beautiful, quaint little town that's retained its medieval atmosphere, replete with beautiful façades & cobble-stoned streets.
  • Jul 23, 2019

    It's... Hmm, interesting. I guess it all depends on your host & what you're looking for.
  • Jul 23, 2019

    Paris can certainly feel underwhelming at times, but there's a reason it's so hyped up. There is so much to see & so many places to visit. It was definitely a good idea to book eight nights in this city. I'm only sorry I can't go ins...
  • Jul 14, 2019

    This is such an incredible city. I'm so glad I decided to make it my first destination. It was a great way to kick off my Grand European backpacking summer trip. This is the farthest north I've ever been and I love everything, even the c...
  • Jul 10, 2019

    Best decision I ever made!!!
  • Jul 1, 2019

    Beyond happy with my new beaut.
  • Jul 1, 2019

    I have no idea why I wanted to do this, but I'm really glad I did it anyway.
  • Dec 29, 2018

    33/30 Not as proud as I could be, since this year I mostly stuck to short books and trash, but still - a book is a book and a surpassed challenge is a surpassed challenge.
  • Dec 29, 2018

    Tre Metri sopra il Cielo by Federico Moccia (reread) ∗∗∗∗ Ho Voglia di te by Federico Moccia (reread) ∗∗∗∗∗ The Rough Guide First-Time Around the World: A Trip Planner for the Ultimate Journey by Doug Lansky ∗∗∗∗ Cracked Up to Be by C...
  • Nov 25, 2018

    Japanese used to be my major. However, after dropping out, I've had next to no contact with it. Now, I'm finally getting back in the game. I took Japanese as a subsidiary course at the beginning of the term and, so far, it's been great. ...
  • Nov 25, 2018

    Well, it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. After eight years of manual transmission, I finally agreed to learn "the easier way to drive" and I don't particularly like it. I guess it's because I'm so used to and nifty at drivi...
  • Sep 7, 2018

    Could've stayed in there forever. Too bad I don't have a bathtub and have to rely on friends. They don't even realise what a luxury it is.
  • Apr 25, 2018

    I really liked doing this. Felt like I was sharing some secret world with other readers. Really hope to continue this tradition with new notes inside other books.
  • Mar 10, 2018

    "It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us."
  • Feb 3, 2018

    Munich is a nice little town, not overly touristy (with the exception of Oktoberfest-related madness). I had three days to roam around it and it made for a nice pitstop to my skiing resort. Glad I took the time to see it.
  • Jan 10, 2018

    A lovely city to explore. Would like to go again and visit it in the summer, though a winter visit provided my brother and me with a wonderfully festive atmosphere.
  • Jan 4, 2018

    Never thought I would do something like this. At first, it seemed a bit pointless, but then it got really fun. I'm glad I did it.
  • Dec 31, 2017

    1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander 2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (reread) 3. Richard III - William Shakespeare 4. A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare 5. Macbeth - William Shakespeare 6. O...
  • Dec 22, 2017

    It feels divine. I am on my way to being well-read and I couldn't be happier for it. I consider reading more than a mere passtime. To me, it means everything.
  • Oct 30, 2017

    Went to the river with my brother and threw the bottle. Maybe it'll reach the Black Sea or maybe somebody will find it and read it. I wrote the message in English, just in case.
  • Oct 11, 2017

    This was fun. I had a few bottled up emotions in me and let my soul bleed all over this letter for a while, before putting it in an envelope and sending it to a stranger. It's funny how the things we're terrified of suddenly become so be...
  • Sep 28, 2017

    Found an old jar that was lying around unused and turned it into an ordinary little miracle. Can't wait to fill it up. :)
  • Sep 19, 2017

    It'll be fun to see how far I've come. Will be opened in six years.
  • Sep 10, 2017

    It is one of the most widespread languages out there with one of the easiest grammar systems to comprehend, so there's really no excuse for not knowing it. I've had experience with Spanish before, five years of learning it. I even went t...
  • Mar 25, 2017

    It finally happened. It was quick, hard, sudden, complete and overwhelming. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. I keep waiting for this feeling to diminish, but it doesn't. I just keep falling deeper and deeper. It happened sudd...
  • Jan 1, 2017

    Every year I challenge myself to read a new batch of books. Sometimes it's thirty, other times twenty, it's even happened once that I read fifty books in a year (a challenge I won't be repeating, as it's left me drained). This year it wa...
  • Jan 1, 2017

    It's amazing to be able to look back, pick a date & see exactly what you were doing on that particular day. I'm amazed with myself for having accomplished this at all.
  • Jan 1, 2017

    There are so many emotions we experience every single day, the ones that need recording. Emotions are primarily what I've written about these past twelve months, not events. It's good, even healthy, therapeutic to acknowledge and let all...
  • Dec 15, 2016

    One of the best and most rewarding experiences I've ever... well, experienced. There are a lot of refugees passing through Europe at the moment and they need all the help we can spare. My part in this story begins with English classes, a...
  • Aug 17, 2016

    Sardinia is a tropical paradise that offers more than just picture perfect beaches. With its numerous historical and cultural sights, not to mention spectacular trekking trails, Sardinia has something for everyone. Despite being the seco...
  • Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Aug 7, 2016

    My second visit to the wonderful city of Venice proved to be even better than the first one, three years ago or so. I got to see it by night and in the middle of summer, as opposed to November, when it was quite gloomy and rainy. Hailed ...
  • Jul 20, 2016

    Loved it. There's no city like it anywhere in the world. It's so unique and has a special kind of energy to it.
  • Jul 11, 2016

    I got my student card today and officially enrolled into Uni. Still don't know how I feel. I guess I rated this experience four stars because it's generally the right thing to do, but I wouldn't go as far as saying I'm happy. I'm still k...
  • May 8, 2016

    Sadly, I didn't get to be in Pisa for very long, only about three hours or so. Still, I got to see all the chief sites and wander the vibrant streets of this charming town. Campo dei Miracoli is a gorgeous place to lie down and relax in ...
  • May 8, 2016

    A magnificent city, alive with history, art and amazing architecture. There were sites to see and warm atmospheres to soak in, but I took the greatest pleasure in simply wandering the narrow streets and grand piazzas for hours and hours.
  • Siena, Province of Siena, Italy
    May 8, 2016

    I really liked Siena. It's vibrant, more Tuscanuesque and less commercialized than Florence. This charming town plays by its own set of rules, has colourful districts named after different animals and is the site of Il Palio, the famous ...