Category Archives: Trivia

Hats off to Daisuke Kinoshita

Dai, originally from Osaka, attended the same study abroad program in Spain I did in 2005. During the past 11.5 years after the program ended, he has worked in Madrid for some six years, in Japan in a completely different sector … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from my Sabbatical

Taking a gap year traveling the world probably sounds very cool to most of you. Yet, it does get tiring after a while. I started my sabbatical in late March last year and started losing interest by October. However, since … Continue reading

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Where are you from?

“Where are you from?” my high school classmate from eighteen years ago suddenly asked me when we were chilling at her apartment in Paris. “Huh?” “Don’t think! Answer right off the top of your head!” my friend insisted. “Well, it … Continue reading

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Love

I got interviewed by three high schoolers for their project on “love” in the street in Fez one day. They asked me about the love from my parents, and here is a recap of what I told them: My parents love me … Continue reading

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First Anniversary of my “Sabbatical” Year

A year ago today, I took off from Toronto, Canada, and started my so-called sabbatical year. It has been a very rewarding experience full of ups and downs, and I am grateful for everyone of you who has motivated me along … Continue reading

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Kettle

If it was not because my friend in Barcelona bragged about owning an electronic kettle, I wouldn’t have realized that it is not a common home appliance in an average Spanish household. (Right off the top of my head, I can’t … Continue reading

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