Our next place of residence has been determined. If all goes as planned, we will live there for at least three years. Welcome, stability!! I never thought I would say those words so happily, but sometimes (just sometimes…) moving all the time becomes draining… I haven’t updated this blog in a while and I am… Continue reading Welcome Home…
I often get junk mail with this title. Each time I see it, I think, what a stupid title. If I were to be somehow moved by this statement, most likely the “ex” would not be an ex. In my case, anyway. I guess I should count my lucky stars.
I received an inquiry from a friend about traveling to Japan this July. This is the relevant part of my response. I know there are a lot of opinions about this out there, but this is my latest opinion on the matter. Read on if you are interested. Tokyo is relatively safe. My mom tells… Continue reading Advice on Travelling to Kanto Right Now
This presidential primaries is interesting to me and symbolically significant. On the Democratic side, on one hand, there is Clinton, a woman, and on the other hand, Obama, who is multi-racial. For me, the win of either of them would be great, on a symbolic level. But, no, really, let’s get on with it. The… Continue reading The Presidential Primaries
The other day I heard someone who ended up in a really bad situation say, “I just wanted to fit in…” This provoked some memories in me. The memory of my wanting to be just considered a plain old vanilla Japanese person. Making sure that I knew my Japanese well so that no one could… Continue reading Humans as Social Animals
That is that to be less likely to be a target, you have to be less afraid. Not just pretend that you are not afraid, but really not be afraid. Fear makes you slouch, your body movement jerky and stiff, and it also makes you panic. To the person who is looking to attack, that… Continue reading The Paradox of Self-Defence
Me? Well, I am actually a hundred percent breast milk kind of a gal. Perhaps a little extreme by some people’s standards. Yes, the La Leche League-type. Well, what can I say? My mom is a hard-core LLList and I was inculcated by their ideologies–via my mom, of course–from birth. I am not such a… Continue reading In Praise of Formula