Summer cicadas

I arrived in this country more than a decade ago in July 2006, and I must admit that all I knew about the islands were the stories my beloved Okinawan grandfather had dutifully told me during the warm days we shared together in our magical house (one day I might tell you about it). But…

Hungry anyone?

Doing legal paperwork isn’t fun for me, I do not like queuing, or filling forms, but I have found a way to make things interesting for me. Because right behind the tax office, there is a cozy small restaurant that has the most fantastic food selection I have seen in a while, you won’t break…

Unique

A long time ago, I stopped caring about people’s opinion, so whether you find me interesting or boring, I’ll leave it to you, I’d never fight your idea of me, after all, we are all entitled to our opinions. And I follow the same policy towards my physical appearance, if you find me fat, curvy,…

The kiss

Japan is living one of the hardest summers in its history; we try our hardest not to leave the house during the most dangerous hours of the days, which it’s when the heat hits its highest hottest most humid digits. But I need to keep going, as do thousands, even millions, of people, in this…

100 rejections

As an aspiring writer, I ‘ve come to peace with the fact that I have to face rejection to, one day, be able to be a known writer. I am a blogger, though, which I literally adore, because people have been amazingly receptive to my humble work, sometimes I even get surprised when I get…

1.8K readers: On Medium

On July, 26th 2016, I started blogging, I had been doing some posting but nothing close to blogging. And not even in my wildest dreams, I would have imagined that 1.8K people would be reading my posts one day. And blogging has not only allowed me to share my thoughts but also to get to…

The new me

The new me doesn’t like makeup or cosmetics, doesn’t like fancy things. The new me prefers silence to parties; the new me prefers chai tea to soda, and water to beer. But my favourite coffee shop, where I can get coffee for a dollar, it’s not such a quiet place. And as I need to…