I’ve started listening to the music I used to cut to. I like the music but it takes me back and almost makes me revert. Especially when everyone else is asleep and I’m feeling so lonely. I’m getting the little cold feelings I used to get down my spine when I got depressed. It’s not pleasant and I just want to snuggle with my boyfriend or hug my friends but they’re over 16,000 kilometers away. London weather today didn’t help. I can’t wait to go home but that makes me feel like this trip is a total waste and I’m not grateful enough for it. Everything is falling apart in a matter of minutes.
L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”
Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.
Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love.
Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.
Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.
Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.
Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.
Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.
Ilunga: (Tshiluba, Congo) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.
Schadenfreude: (German) the pleasure derived from someone else’s pain.
Age-otori (Japanese) To look worse after a haircut.
Arigata-meiwaku (Japanese) An act someone does for you that you didn’t want to have them do and tried to avoid having them do, but they went ahead anyway, determined to do you a favour, and then things went wrong and caused you a lot of trouble, yet in the end social conventions required you to express gratitude.
I have felt every one of these and now I know the words for them. Too bad they are in languages I can’t speak…
The government has decided that if someone requires surgery but is also obese, surgeons will not be given the okay to operate on them until they lose weight. Okay that’s a little unfair but I can sort of see where they’re coming from. More health risks and what not. HOWEVER when the patient is elderly and requires a hip replacement, it’s just a vicious cycle. They need a healthy, pain-free hip to exercise in order to lose weight so they can undergo surgery to give them a healthy, pain-free hip.