Miyo’s Tsubuyaki

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

Time to Change!

Time to Change!

"I cut ties with friends who don't make progress and make the status quo."said my friend. His comment started a train of thought...about my stories.  Each of my stories takes its own journey.  They usually start from a Work-In-Progress folder.  After numerous edits,...

Perfect Story

Perfect Story

The other day, I was watching a Lifetime drama—not a good Lifetime movie but a soapy one with deceptions and murders. (Hey, don’t judge me! I may get an innovative idea for my stories!) When a protagonist took a fall after being chased by a villain, I chuckled because...

Slowing down can be the best way to speed things up

Slowing down can be the best way to speed things up

The other day, I got the second dose of the vaccine. I didn’t know what kind of side effects I would get, so I blocked two whole days off just to be safe. I got only fever, so I worked during the day. As a programmer, I can write code even when I’m in bed. But when I...

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...