I haven’t been posting here–or anywhere else for that matter–at all. And, this is NOT the time to be posting. But, since I have signed in, I thought I would say hi. Much has happened in the last few years that have given me a lot of perspective on things, some which… Continue reading おひさしぶり！
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…
It’s unbelievable how long I have left this space. It is already the New Year season again and things are crazy busy. We have moved again. In fact this past four months has been a series of moves for us. From New York City to the west coast to New York State (nowhere close… Continue reading Shanah Tovah!
So, there is a TV show that I am totally hooked on: The Good Wife. I love the acting, I like a lot of the scripting, and I am finding the twists and turns the story is taking intriguing. I watch it through Netflix and online.
Today I overheard someone saying that I “seemed sweet.” Just in case you were wondering, this is NOT a compliment, particularly when it is directed at an Asian(-looking) woman. The connotation in this case seems to fall along the lines of thinking of me as cute, non-threatening, helpless, demure, and a follower. In the American… Continue reading Being called “sweet”
In the past decade, for the first time in my life, I was harassed by a particular individual as a woman. It made me acutely aware of my womanhood in the most unwelcome way. It also made me doubt myself and my actions during the time. That was the most difficult part of it. I… Continue reading Harassment, Bullying (いじめ), and 許されざること(Unforgivable Things)
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.