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My 11-year-old niece, visiting Tokyo, asked me if she could read my most recent article. I pulled it up for her, and after a few minutes she was done reading and said, “That’s pretty cool.” I have never felt more validated.
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My latest pottery project. Tried a new clay, new wheel technique (V-shape) and new glaze and played around with glazing. Pretty happy about the final product
Been thinking about young South Koreans the past few days. The generation being shaped by two gruesome national tragedies with horrific death tolls, a pandemic, a housing crisis, widening income inequality — all while growing up in a rising global economy.
Leaving the restaurant at 8pm per guidelines under Tokyo state of emergency, and yet … still a full house. Some people got seated minutes ago. Most people here are watching the Japan-NZ men’s Olympic soccer quarterfinals.
BREAKING: Of the 120+ people who died, 74+ people sent to hospitals; 46+ people died on-site at the Itaewon Halloween crowding crush. The death toll likely will still rise.