I had a really lovely holiday. All the events I went for were super enjoyable.
My mum’s house is massive and looks fantastic. They really did a great job.
I enjoyed being around my family and am definitely looking forward to going back.
Here’s me, my mum and some aunties in one of the many ashobi I accrued during the trip.
I went to visit my dad. I don’t have the words at the moment to describe how it made me feel. Grief continues to be an emotion I have no clue how to navigate. I seem to unlock a new approach daily that helps me trudge along and make it through the day. I am extremely grateful I got to go.
Jet lag has been a bitch. I thought it would be gone by now.
Listening to Visages and cleaning my room. Been wanting this one for a while. So so good. 🥰
I’m hanging in there…. barely. Very much looking forward to Thanksgiving so I can have a break.
Received some bad news about my father’s estate. Can’t believe we’re coming up on 2 years and this person is still causing all this trouble. I can’t even imagine what it will be like when I get to grieve my dad properly.
I am happy I am going to Sierra Leone for Christmas. I know we say our loved ones are always with us, and I do believe he is, to some extent. I just feel like his energy will be stronger in his resting place. That’s his home. I have a hard time with him not being buried in a place I can go visit regularly.
It’s crazy that there’s only 6 more until the end of the year. 😐
Lenzman and Submorphics played this Calibre on the most recent Echobox Radio show and I forgot how much I love this tune. Gonna have to put it in rotation for a bit. 🥰
Currently listening to some Redeyes and reading research articles.
I’m up early. I’m going to SD this weekend for my friend Shannon’s wedding. She is genuinely one of my favourite people ever and I’m happy to get a much needed break to go celebrate with her. But, I’ve got heaps to do, so I can actually enjoy my weekend.
I was writing a lesson plan and the Alix Perez remix of “About You” came on, and I immediately was vibin’. I forgot how good that track is! I got that nose wrinkle going as that bassline kicked in. 🥰
The other day at work they were doing some marketing videos for our socials and they were interviewing all the teachers and asked the question, “What is something your students would probably find surprising about you?” I said without a doubt that I regularly rave to drum and bass at 6am. 😂
Spending my Labor Day Weekend doing homework, what else is new? 🙃
I’m listening to Atlantic Connection. I’ve always been a huge Atlantic Connection fan. I don’t know if he was gone for a bit or I just wasn’t aware of tunes he’s been doing over the last couple of years… the latter is more likely. We know I am late as shit about finding out about new dnb tunes. 😂 Regardless, I’m always happy to listen to his stuff.
I’m not too bothered by there being no seasons in SoCal. I am so grateful that I don’t deal with snow anymore that I’m ok with that trade. I do love fall though. It would be nice if I could just go on a “Momijigari” like they do in Japan. Momijigari is going on an autumnal jaunt to see the fall leaves.
Doing homework. Listening to some Smote. I used to be OBSESSED with this one tune of his on Innerground from back in the day. More than happy to jump back on the Smote train. 😊
I also listened to this mix while I was at the gym this morning. Not only do I love Zero T’s tunes, but I also really love him as a dj. His sets are just so good. 🥰
He plays Break’s Squash remix towards the end. That remix really is amazing. Still got it on repeat!
Boo. Summer is over. Fall semester starts tomorrow. Not having a proper summer holiday made these past 3 months just speed by!
Fall is my favourite season. I didn’t get a summer holiday, but I do have 2 weddings coming up. I will be travelling for them and they are the weddings of 2 of my favourite people, so that should be fun.
Listening to this Disrupta mix from a couple of months ago and trying to get myself organized for the new semester.