At the risk of sounding dramatic- November 8th, 2016 changed my life. It’s not like everything was perfect and overnight it went to shit because a privileged white man won a race that he appeared to treat as a game of Monopoly. But kind of.
From the moment I was submerged under water and the world beneath the sea became visible through my goggles, I knew I would be scuba diving forever.
I landed in Thailand without a plan and quickly found myself up north in the quaint town of Chiang Mai. A place where accommodation is cheap, temples are ubiquitous, and trekking with elephants is the thing everyone is talking about.
I peeled my eyelids open to find a 6’6″ man towering over me with a look of concern in his one good eye. I felt the stiffness of the bench pressing against my back on the subway platform. I slowly started to piece together how I got there. This was not my usual stop.
Tokyo is a futuristic city where you can sleep in a spaceship, eat seafood delicacies off the street and watch robots battle all in one go.