bookish conundrums #1

Listen, I'm a bookworm. A bibliophile. Some would say a hoarder of words, though I'd rather say I'm a collector of stories, perhaps even a proud bibliobibuli, a book-bosomed bibliophagist. Now that I've successfully thrown in a bunch of words from this article, let me cut to the chase. I have a lot of books

SCANDALOUS SHOULDERS IN JAPAN

With the arrival of summer came the arrival of sudden humidity, scorching bright sun and temperatures that made my little West-European self feel like I was on a summer holiday in some southern location. On top of that, the half-amusing, half-devastating phenomenon of May Sickness (五月病) took its toll, and left us feeling tired, grumpy, and

さくら満開

Yesterday morning; the cherry blossoms that were but promising little buds for weeks, suddenly burst open, covering the entire park outside our dormitory with clouds of muted pinks and whites. When I stepped outside, families were scattered all over the park, cans of peachy alcohol in their hand (and strawberry lemonade in their bags for their children who

Found in Translation

As almost every person who enjoys watching movies, I do have my appreciation for Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. A story that deals with being overwhelmed by your surroundings, with the feeling of living in a culture that’s so unfamiliar to you that you feel like you’re drowning. An aesthetically pleasing and touching take on