Memoir Three

Memoir: Three

I spent 9 years living in Ireland, most of my adult life so far. I learned a lot.

Here are some of the things I learned while there, for better or worse:

  • I learned to drink tea with milk – in my home country we mainly drink herbal teas. It took me a good few years to accept the idea of “milky tea”.
  • I learned to eat fried/scrambled eggs for breakfast, sometimes with beans, sausages, or bacon – where I come from we call this a packed-full lunch.
  • I learned to apologise when somebody bumps INTO me – this one is really funny and when I do it here, I cannot help but notice the big-eyed wonder in people’s face expressions.
  • I learned to say “thanks” when I give my money away – perhaps the most peculiar of all, still can’t wrap my head around it.

You decide whether these are positive or negative, I’m afraid I’m too bloody biased :).




Vilina Christoph is a writer and unofficially calls herself a word alchemist. She writes about her journey of healing from trauma and abuse to raise the awareness around the importance of mental and emotional health. She believes that finding our voices and speaking up our truth can helps us transmute our pain and transform our lives.

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