“Where is my Marcel?” I said getting ready to exit the airplane and looking for my volume of “In Search of Lost Time. The Way by Swann’s”. I have heard about “In Search of Lost Time” from a friend a long time ago. He said its author, Marcel Proust, was a sort of hikikimori who … More Our Companion, Time
It is just a few days before I will go back home for a few weeks. Both excited and nervous! About two months ago I looked at the calendar and thought there was still a long time left. I felt I couldn’t wait anymore and at the same time I wanted to make my remaining … More Magneto in the fog
It was nice to visit sunny and already warm Tokyo for a while. Dreamy pink atmosphere. People in Tokyo speak about how beautiful sakura is and also about their job related changes at it is the end of financial year in Japan. When I came back to Sapporo it snowed the next day. But finally there is a hint … More Spring’s promise of a dream
It is been three years learning Japanese. Three sweet years. If I was in a relationship with Japanese, I should start thinking about engagement soon. Yes, I have been comparing learning language to loving a person. Long time I have noticed that recently, upon meeting a Japanese person for the first time, they would tell … More Can one be in love with a language? V2
I cannot help being a spring/summer person. It takes me some patience to live through winter, especially here on this Northern island where it is quite long. Spring means days are longer. Spring means more natural light. Spring means ice age will be over. Spring means rebirth. Chance. Life. Spring means I will be going … More Spring is coming
May every woman be able to choose. If you think you have the rights you are supposed to have, please be reminded that many women around the globe do not. In the sentences above we can easily substitute word women with lgbt, certain ethnicity, certain nationality, certain age group…or even humans. I wish we wouldn’t have … More Women’s day today and every day
March, one day spring, one day winter. Two years ago, I came to Japan for the first time. I was planning to stay here for three months and then see. Then I came for one year. And then for another. Sometimes I feel I have been here much longer, but other times it feels it … More Two years in Japan!