2014 happened. I wouldn't necessarily say it went by in a rush, but it had a lot in store for me. Work-wise, socially, not so much for this blog. I've been exhausted and tired for most of the year from all the good experiences I made, I didn't have the strength to be an active blogger and I'll most definitely not change that in 2015, just to keep the expectations low and be straight up honest with you. I'll blog whenever I feel like it and want to make sure a lot of quality and effort goes into each and every post I publish. I spare you a review of my 2014, but in hindsight it's been a great year, mostly because I somehow managed to travel a lot, I went on four trips in total and been hopping back and forth between the U.S., Europe and Asia. I acquired a good amount of new skills at work which I'm very proud of and it brought me so many steps closer to my graduation next year. I'll actually be done with school this year and then enter a six-month internship, which means there's a terrifying amount of exams and finals on the horizon and I'm already shell-shocked just thinking about elaborating on hypothetical criminal cases in front of a six-headed examination board.
After waking up at 6.30am I explored the neighbourhood, got a pack of band-aids from Family Mart (dem heels, I tell ya.. I'll never wear Primark sandals ever again), my go-to iced Lipton milk tea and had my very first ever Excelsior Caffé beverage, which should mark the beginning of a passionate obsession with said coffeehouse chain. Excel Café is basically my Starbucks replacement in Japan, I white girl-like just couldn't function without my daily iced orange caramel brûlée latte. Apparently, it was limited edition and I already fear the outcome of what might happen next time I'm in Japan and Excel Caffé doesn't serve it anymore. Since I tend to go overboard with buying beverages on vacation (literally, you'll never catch me running around with less than three different beverages in my hands), I felt pretty sick by the time I arrived to Kyoto's only Eggs 'n Things branch, coincidentally just one block down from my apartment. I had watched people line up for its opening at 9am starting way before 7.30am, the Hawaiian pancake hype is real in Japan, I tell you. I don't think I have to mention I was the only gaijin in the queue - as per usual.