Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

When I went to Japan recently, Tokyo was HOT. Not only hot but was humid too. San Diego is also mildly hot.  There are obvious ways to keep cool physically during the summer (eating some shaved ice, going to a full blasted AC mall, diving into the beach, are my favorites) but I was thinking […]

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Birdsong

In 2012, I went to Japan in the summer for a short volunteer trip in the North Eastern region called Tohoku to do some volunteer relief work. Before stepping foot there, it was hard for me not to use the words “tsunami”, “earthquake”, or “debris” when I tried to describe the Tohoku region (which literally […]

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