Review: One suitcase, eight stories – each representing the bizarre events behind a certain item belonging to a Soviet émigré as well as depicting life in the USSR from the 1960s to 1980s.Read More
In so few words, Andrés Neuman made me laugh, sigh, frown and marvel with the multiple universes that he created in The Things We Don’t Do. The 35 stories are short with a new one appearing every few pages, sometimes even just one. While they all start on a clean slate, the emotional baggage, astute observation, or wry…Read More
How many people notice or read a lengthy image caption on Instagram? Why should I bother to write them?
Because I care.
I enjoy uncovering everyday stories and talking to strangers. Dense urban cities fascinate me as there are many stories hidden within the concrete buildings and others waiting to be discovered in the streets.Read More
Some people prefer to scan through their Instagram feed. I prefer to take my time to absorb the stories behind the frozen moments, the essays that give context to the images and the thoughtful recollections.Read More
Hokkaido is an island that continually surprises me with its bountiful nature and rustic beauty. While my visit to the Shakotan Peninsula was brief compared to other parts on Hokkaido, its dramatic coastline left a deep impression on me.Read More
Life is too short for superficial “how are you”s and small talk.Read More
If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient; if you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.
It started as an ethnological experiment. I wanted to understand the bewildering fever that had rendered adults into mobile-wielding zombies hunting for imaginary monsters superimposed onto the real world. My Pokémon GO addiction crept up on me. What had began out of curiousity soon occupied almost every idle moment.Read More