Having a hoot at the Owl Cafe


My letter from Hogwarts got lost in the mail, and my jelly beans always taste like plain old strawberry or apple, but at least I’ve now gotten to meet and greet with a parliament of owls (that’s a group of owls in case you were wondering). Visiting an owl café was one out of two […]

こんばんは from Tokyo


It’s my last night in Tokyo, and I’ve just checked into my fantastic little retro capsule at the Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel in Shinjuku. I was originally looking for a hotel or apartment where I could stay for the entire weekend, but when that turned out to be mission impossible, one night in a capsule […]

A Korean Temple Stay


On Sunday I woke up at 4AM to bow and pray. 108 prostrations to be exact. Wondering what that entails? Here’s a video. Spoiler alert: Your knees, ankles, thighs, back, and whatnot will protest after a while. Why did I hug the floor at 4AM on a Sunday instead of hugging my pillow in my […]

What I’m reading right now


While my curriculum keeps me from embracing new novels at the moment; newspapers, magazines and journals are all keeping me busy between classes and on the subway. The world never stops turning and brilliant people keep churning out exciting new discoveries, journalists keep writing captivating pieces and technological masterminds keep devising new ways to steal away […]