This year started off pretty rough.
I'd just moved back to the Netherlands, and it was taking me much longer than I thought it would to settle down. I'd assumed that I'd be moving back to Leiden, but as fate would have it, I ended up moving to the Hague - something that took me quite some time to mentally get used to. The process of finding a place to stay here at the beginning of the year isn't easy; and by the time I'd finally found one and physically made the move here, I needed a break.
As luck would have it, a holiday in Gran Canaria turned out to be that break! 😊
I remember the day I decided to start this blog like it was yesterday. 😊
Before that, I'd been running another blog with two of my friends for a while. However, after some time we realized that we were each interested in a different field of writing, and decided to go our separate ways - so to speak - and each focus on our individual fields.
It took a while after that for the "Debz Meets World" concept to form in my head and become what it is today; in fact, it was only about a month before I launched my website that I decided on a name for it...
I must admit that my main reasons for coming to Thailand had very little to do with learning in a school-setting, and more to do with exploring and experiencing the Thai people's culture first-hand. I was so excited about living in Asia, riding elephants 🐘(Lol), as well as visiting the many beautiful islands in Thailand. Even though I had a feeling they'd probably be more to this trip than met the eye, I didn't think much of it then.
It was only when I was having a conversation with a friend in the school canteen one afternoon that I started to realise just how much more was going on beneath the surface...
Being the lover of sunsets that I am, it took me a while to appreciate taking pictures of the rain. Just like everyone else, I used to run for cover whenever it started raining. But all that changed when I started taking photography lessons.
One day one of the students in my photography class asked the teacher what time of the day, and what weather is best for taking good pictures. A number of students gave their suggestions in response, but the final conclusion was at the golden hours - sunrise and at sunset. The teacher explained that it was because of the amount of natural light being emitted by the sun at these times.
Afterwards, he asked us what we thought about taking pictures in the rain, and hinted at it being a great way to challenge ourselves creatively.📷
I find it easier and more effective to write down how I feel rather than to say it.
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