Hi, pleased to meet you!
Thank you for stumbling upon my personal blog. 00:23am [twenty-three am] is mainly intended for my personal recollection. I write to understand myself better, to be able to look back on things and moments in time. As a rather forgetful and nostalgic person, I made this blog about the things that make me feel the feels. However painfully honest (or silly) sometimes, I’d like to think that this blog is my love letter to life. These days I’ve privated every post of the last 12 years, except one. I hope for this to become a place of recollection, contemplation and… thoughts?

You can call me Louise or マル, which is a pseudonym because I like being a bit mysterious whenever I can. I’m a travel enthusiast, art aficionado and fan of all kinds of food. During uni I studied Cultural Heritage and it has been my soft spot ever since. I’m intrigued by cultural differences, aesthetics and things that other people would probably call “old junk”. Japan has captured my heart and soul and will forever travel to and fro. One day however, I’ll own a country house in France and open it up to receive guests from all over the world. I’ll then sit on the porch watching the sun go down, as an old lady in a pretty sundress philosophising about life.

I am a believer, prone to anxiety and I might like drinking a little too much. Sometimes I can be a bit of a snob but I’m always eager to learn about anything and everything. Most of the time I feel a little lost in life. Currently I’m in the midst of actively creating a life I think I love (although, what the hell do I know?). You could say I’m a bit of a geek and friends know me as a bit of a weirdo, but I’m also a firm supporter of being your own person nonetheless.

よろしく !


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