Between Seoul Metro Doors

I was on my way back home, heading to my train. It was during rush hour, and the station was crowded. While walking toward my usual waiting spot (I always like to minimize walking distance to stairs after getting off. Who…

It’s Just a Game

Maybe it’s just a game.   When you start this game called human life, you get to select levels. Easy, Normal, Hard, and if you are a hardcore, Nightmare mode. You can customize more. Your appearance, location, and time period. (Who…

Bruce Lee - The Lost Interview

Bruce Lee – The Lost Interview

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now…

8/15

When I was younger, there was this argument about how we should call today, August 15.  August 15 is commonly known as the “anniversary of end of war” in Japan. That was the day our previous emperor told Japanese public…

2011 Annual Review: How was Your Year?

Just like that, 2011 is (almost) gone. 2011 was a big year for everyone…   Obvious Stuff 3/11. It was devastating, to say the least. Safe to say we all reminded ourselves (not only Japanese, but everyone who saw those…

Humans are...

Humans are…

-Humans- Humans can fall, but humans can achieve enlightenment too. Humans exist in between. Humans live between hell and Buddha, between people, and between life and death. That is why we call us human*.   *Japanese characters for human, “人間”…

Do You Have Any Fun Books?

  photo credit: corinne.schwarz   “Do you have any fun books?” I overheard one day in my local library. This boy, probably in 4th or 5th grade, was talking to an old librarian. I heard the librarian gently laughed, and asked the boy…