Miyo’s Tsubuyaki

I may be quiet, but my mind is a chatter box.

Knock on Another Door!

Knock on Another Door!

If you keep knocking and the door remains closed, it might be time to move on. That’s what my wise friend, Jon White, told me when we were chatting about my storytelling journey the other day.His advice spoke to my heart dearly. He did not suggest giving up anything I...

The 10,000 Hour Rule’s Myth

The 10,000 Hour Rule’s Myth

Miyo, you’ve become such a story artist! When my friend told me the other day, I asked myself. “Artist? Have I? Did I master?” The question reminded me of the famous book, “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell. In his book, he says that it takes 10,000 hours of intensive...

Why Do I Live?

Why Do I Live?

The other day, I was telling my friend, Tina, about a nightmare that I had the previous night. It was a lengthy story and we laughed in the end. Then, a few days later, I realized that it was also a dream. I’ve never told anybody about the nightmare, which reminded me...

A Little Change May Turn Your Bad Day into a Good One!

A Little Change May Turn Your Bad Day into a Good One!

I gasped when I saw the numbers on my scale a few months ago. It was six months after I started working from home. I knew that I would lose muscle mass to some extent, but the decline of numbers like bone mass and muscle strength was beyond my imagination. It was a...

One More Jump!

One More Jump!

Trees wobble outside my window. Since I started working from home in March 2020, I’ve been noticing some creatures outside of my window...birds, squirrels, cats, and insects. One of the most active ones is Charlie, a squirrel. The 10 freeway is visible behind my...

You Be You!

You Be You!

Lately, I spend a lot of time for preparing props. For in-person stage, I hardly use any, but for virtual stage, I’ve been having fun with them. Their appearances last only for a few seconds, a minute at the longest, but they add value to my story. So I always try...

Get a dress! It will take you to a party!

Get a dress! It will take you to a party!

Life doesn’t go as you plan, does it? Recruiters give you job offers only when you already have a job. Nobody asks you out when you are single. And when you’re busy, everybody wants you to do something RIGHT NOW! Does everybody get a special memo or something? My...

Nothing Is Going To Change Unless You Give It a Try!

Nothing Is Going To Change Unless You Give It a Try!

Hey Miyo. Do you tell stories? Last month, I was at a comedy storytelling show called “The Antidote.” When the show was about to end, the host, Deanna Moffitt singled me out. It was three months ago when I set my (virtual) foot on the show for the first time. I was...