Paddington Bear: In Shinjuku

  Paddington visited me a while ago 😊 Just kidding! I came across Paddington in Shinjuku station a while ago and I couldn’t resist..! I think I was more excited than the children themselves 😊 I also would like to thank you all for your support and kindness. I have no words to explain how much…

My confused brain: On Sundays

  I wake up as I do every morning at 5:00 a.m. without alarms. I think I am an early bird because I am neither tired or grumpy. I am fully awake. But today is Sunday, and although my heart is ready to write, my brain has decided not to oblige today. “It is Sunday”…

Her

There she was waiting. I could see in her profile that she was shy. Once we started talking I could see in her a wise but fragile soul, as she had survived not one but many battles, cried defeats and survived ignominy. She smiled and laughed at my poor attempts at humor. But her laughter,…

Odawara: Its treasures and pinky ninja

The first time I visited Odawara, I didn’t know what to expect, but as soon as I saw it,  I fell in love, metaphorically and literally.  And even now after so many years, it still speaking to me. And to many people, because even the samurais stop to take photos in front of it (Odawara…

Fairies and my insomnia

Late at night, fairies visit me whispering stories and old tales. Some speak familiar languages, some talk in dialects I have never heard. Nonetheless, they all come to share their stories and their secrets. They fly around me, tickle me, pull my hair softly until I wake up and agree to play with them. When my…