A Strange Serenity

My exploits in Japan have taken me to so many unusual places, but none was ever as strange as Tamagawa Park. It’s not really because it had exotic flora or fauna or that it had a long-winding river that snaked into the horizon or that it had visitors who didn’t speak nor relate with me.…

Autumn in Japan

After almost three years, a rollercoaster of emotions, and a brave decision to change my life, I am now back in Japan. It feels strange to me that I don’t feel strange at all. It feels like I had just come back from a very long vacation. And now I’m home. I’ve only been here…

Of those who like to stay late at the cafe

“Yeah, yeah, I know Jean’s a kind girl. She’s sweet and all.”  “But what you really mean is, she’s a bitch!” “I haven’t seen you in a while!!!” “Come here and give me a hug.” “I missed you!” “LUKE!!! How many times do I have to tell you NOT to talk to strangers?” “Could we…