Sakura: Japanese cherry blossoms

Today I wanted to share a drawing of the seasonal flower: Sakura 🌸 The famous Japanese cherry blossoms. Believe me when I tell you that there’s a little, or not so little, army of enthusiastic amateur photographers, such as myself, taking great photos, I mean, those photos are winning contest-quality, and because I also had…

Chopin

Music moves my poor writing skills, I know I’ll never be a Shakespeare, a Cervantes or a Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who made the world spin around Macondo, and that’s alright. We are all unique in this world, and we can’t repeat someone else’s path.  But I when listen to Chopin something is triggered inside me. …

A father: A hero

Some call him a father, some call him a hero, some call him a savior. Whatever our views on Chiang Kai-shek, arriving at his mausoleum was an impressive experience. You see the lights, the people, feel the liveness that floats in the air, and smiles at the joy that travels from heart to heart in…

The enchantment of languages: For a nosey Parker

I was quietly minding my own business. Yes, quietly — I can literally hear my husband smirking. Anyway, as I was saying, I was listening to my Spanish romantic songs, remembering forgotten stories, and silencing exhausting thoughts when I suddenly perceived a different sound in the air at the crowded train station. My ears perked as the dogs when…

Changes are coming

One of my favorite quotes is “keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe,” by Gail Devers. When I start @consult_culture, I was hoping and dreaming, but I never expected, it’d grow the way…

Gods: Radha Krishna

I walked in the dark alleys of the city thinking of nothing else but my troubles when I saw a little store illuminated with bright yellow lights. I got curious and made my way towards it.  And to my surprise, I discovered that it was not a store, but a shrine, a place of worshiping…