Bye Bye: Yoneko sensei

Bye Bye: Yoneko sensei

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The chocolates: the granny and the train

While I was waiting for the train, the unmistakable aroma of chocolate knocked on my nose, entering without permission. It woke up my senses, so I started looking around just to realized that the lovely 90 years old lady sitting next to me was enjoying chocolate. One would think she had a few ones or…

Cicadas and the peeping Tom

  I recall my first day in these islands as if it were yesterday, but not because of the excitement of arriving in a new place to discover, to learn from, to treasure in my heart for the years to come. But because of the noisy, impolite, nerve-wracking singing of the cicadas, that woke me…

The “successful” guy: The poor girl

  The guy sitting at the cafe nervously looked at his phone.  Someone was running late. And we were all witnessing his impatience and the cruel ticking of the clock that wouldn’t stop for him, or anybody. A few minutes later, she came almost running through the door, ordered a cup of coffee, and sat…

The girl from Ipanema: walking down the street

    A summer day I was walking down the street when I saw her. A woman so beautiful that could stand traffic, and yet so unaware of it (her beauty) and the effects she was causing on people.  She was walking blindly to the desire looks she received from men, and the hateful looks…