“We’d like you to introduce yourself first in English, then in Japanese,” came the request. I was facing three strangers in a room whose defining characteristic was that it simply had none. Stark and barren, manufactured and blank, I sat uncomfortably in a similarly indistinguishable suit, and commenced to distinguish myself by choking spectacularly. Because [...]
Entries from October 24th, 2011
October 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments · bike shops
Apologies for the radio silence…the job hunt has been all-consuming but I’ll be back soon! Especially because I did this this past weekend… Thanks to Tom at Superb for packing my track baby with so much care!
October 10th, 2011 · No Comments · tokyo
Chased wheels of all kinds…
October 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments · road rides, tokyo
A day or two ago, my mother pointed out several tall, skinny trees, their bushy branches peeking up over walls enclosing neighboring yards. Nestled amongst the sturdy green leaves were clusters of small, orange, waxy flowers, almost hidden away, as if self-conscious of their own bland appearance. “They’re called kinmokusei [Sweet Osmanthus],” my mother said, [...]