How Nara seduced me with her unique charm

“Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.” In my mind, I was aggressively shaking this friend of mine, who posted this on Facebook as her Japan itinerary, and asking her incessantly: “What? You’re not going to Nara?! Why are you not going to Nara? You have to go to Nara!” But in reality, I was pounding my…

When you no longer have a mother

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day when your mother is already dead? How do you fight the bitterness of seeing people having lunch or dinner with their mothers on their special day? How do you restrain yourself from spewing sarcastic comments just because you were dying inside missing your dead mother while here are your…