Miyo’s Tsubuyaki

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

Thank you, Vancouver!

Thank you, Vancouver!

What incredible weeks they’ve been! Vancouver always holds a special place in my heart and never fails to uplift my spirits. This time was no exception. The city exuded warmth and hospitality…

Just like that…

Just like that…

Just like that, my mother is gone…it was an abrupt ending. She was totally fine a few days ago. Well, “totally fine” might not capture the full truth of the cancer patient. Her energy and oxygen levels…

Newfound Freedom

Newfound Freedom

Once upon a time, I was a nimble mover—light as a feather, going places without a care, no car needed! When I ventured into my current apartment, it was a solo, car-free expedition…

Teamwork Starts From Sharing

Teamwork Starts From Sharing

Click…Blackout! Just like that, I lost all power. As a computer programmer working remotely, my work relies on the Internet. I quickly assessed the situation. It was still daylight outside, and my devices were fully charged…

Once In A Life-Time Meeting

Once In A Life-Time Meeting

The San Diego International Fringe Festival came. And now, it’s over. Over the course of the last few weeks, a myriad of moments unfolded, each carrying its own unique flavor and impact. Through ups and downs, twists and turns…

When Do You Draw A Line?

When Do You Draw A Line?

A long time ago, somebody told me that the more keys you get, the more your life gets complicated and busy. Fortunately, the number of keys I have to hold hasn’t increased much. Two for my apartment, two for my work, and my car, but…

If you really want it, you’ll find a way!

If you really want it, you’ll find a way!

Once in a while, I open an old wine from my “wine cellar” which is just a wine rack laying down on the kitchen floor. I cannot open them for somebody’s special occasion because the humidity and temperature control doesn’t exist…

Do you feel empathy for AI?

Do you feel empathy for AI?

My brother got Alexa for our mother, who lives in a care facility, so that she can turn on and off the TV and light even when she’s not feeling well. When I saw her using it, I smiled and asked her if she liked it….

I’ve come a long way…

I’ve come a long way…

Looking back, I’ve come a long way. Much longer than a few years. I joined Toastmasters at the end of 2009 just to improve my English speaking skills. At that time, I didn’t value speech delivery all that much. I thought…

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