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For many of us travelers, traveling can be like crossing through a looking glass into a weird Wonderland, where we are seduced by worlds that are strangely beautiful and which we never knew existed. We’re shocked, awed, delighted, bedazzled and mortified all at once, reawakening us with a curiosity to go deeper. It allows us freedom to experience alternative spaces and it broadens our world to involve other realities, which in turn, gives us growth and a greater knowledge of the world. Personally, this is one of the reasons I love travel.
But sometimes, even in travel, we can get into a rut of falling into a pattern and mimicking footsteps before us, rather than carving out our own. How do we escape that rut even in (more…)
You might have seen this photo on Instagram
… Okay, I haven’t actually scoured the world for amazing aquariums. But I’d heard rumors that Osaka Aquarium was a pretty rock star aquarium .
And you know… it was! (more…)
Love Letter #28: To my Mother (Photo from when my mom visited me in South Korea)
Happy Mother’s Day to Moms around the world!
I hope you took the opportunity to do something for your mom.
By the time this is posted, this will have been a day late.
Nothing new. My mom knows how it goes and loves me all the same. She hasn’t disowned me yet, although I’m sure there have been times it’s crossed her mind to leave me on a (more…)
It was coming up on my second day in Kyoto and I was in a quandry. What would I do?
I was contemplating visiting Osaka Aquarium. I wanted the most affordable sightseeing itinerary and most efficient use of my day, as I’d have to return to Kyoto in time to catch the night bus to leave.
ROBOSQUARE, an interesting look into Robot Technology in Japan
When you think of robots, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?
For me, it’s movies like Blade Runner, Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey, where robots turn frighteningly evil and eventually, take over the world. Scary, right?
Another part of me thinks of fantasy Lego-set bots like Transformers or cute, quirky mechanized toys like Wall-E or R2-D2 from Star Wars.