Nagasaki: Night And Day (Part 3 of Our Summer Road Trip)

PART ONE (GERO)

PART TWO ( TRAGEDY OF NAGASAKI)

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Even a dilapidated coal-miners’ island in Japan has a mascot

One of Nagasaki’s biggest attractions is Hashima Island, a former coal mining island that housed over 5,000 at its peak. The island is tiny and it’s hard to imagine that 5,000 ever fit here.

You can see shots of the Hashima Island used in 007: Skyfall.

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Red Flags In A Friendship

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Don’t ignore red flags

I hope my experience can serve as a warning to others. Names and details have been altered to protect privacy, but this story is real. These are based on the best of my recall. It was years ago that I met the person I will call Cindy.

Cindy is the person who made me realize that you should always listen to your gut instinct. When something or someone doesn’t feel right, listen to that. Don’t let yourself get caught like I did.

When Cindy and I met for the first time in real life (until then we had been corresponding via social media) she asked me, “How many people are on your enemies’ list?”

That was the first of many, many red flags.

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July’s Blogsphere Highlights #1 (2018)

I wanted to share this list of excellent posts. One of mine was shared in this list, but I am reblogging this to share the others great posts.

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Happy spoopy Friday the 13th! I am officially back from my small hiatus, which means Jason did not get me! My dad has returned to excellent health and humour once again. Thank you so much for all of your words of kindness, positivity, and support. You’re really the best community. ♥

To kick-off my official return to fun blogging theatrics, I wanted to share a handful of fantastic posts from various content creators around July’s blogsphere. In the midst of all the stress and anxiety from the past week, reading your posts kept me feeling excited, inspired, and motivated to return quickly and work harder than ever. You all are so brilliant and creative, and I hope that I can share a bit of your wondrous contributions as a way to show my appreciation of all you do.

Everything will be broken up into relative categories. Please, check…

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Why You Can’t Find Your Soulmate

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“How did you know he was your soulmate?”

“My what?”

“You know, your true love? Your destiny.”

“Um… erm… I don’t believe in that kind of thing.”

“Oh… so you settled.”

“I didn’t settle. I just don’t believe that relationships work that way.”

“It’s okay. You can be honest. He’s not the One. Not every one is lucky like me and my husband. We complete each other. He always supports me.”

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