it’s been a weird summer.  a long-short summer. of course, summer has been over for a while.  but as i am on the other side of the world, where summer is still very real, i feel i can still talk about it. after japan, i spent some time working at an archiving job in which […]

when i was younger, after a reprimand or lesson of some sort, my grandma used to tell me, “you have to learn how to be a person.”  that would be the most direct translation of the chinese.  what she meant, of course, was that one has to know how to behave properly, how to treat […]


the weather is cooler and the days are shorter.  winter is looming on the horizon. i know.  i know.  i think winter is looming even when it’s june.  but it truly looms now. i also have a cold. i watched oldboy with some friends two nights ago.  the final scene caught me unexpectedly.  it was […]