“When I was young, I spent a lot of time traveling alone and I loved it. Now that I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown tired of it. From a Western perspective, you hear people say, ‘Traveling alone is good. You discover yourself.’ I totally agree. But it also gets boring and lonely. I realized this whenContinue reading

“I got really sick last summer. I had bronchitis, a lung infection, and stomach flu. The whole ordeal, which lasted four months of anxiety and nonstop coughing, was terrible. They did lots of blood tests on me. They also did ECG tests to make sure I didn’t have heart problems, which is something you don’tContinue reading

Him: “We met at a Christmas party in Taiwan. She was studying Chinese, I was a biochemical science major, and we were members of a friendship and cultural exchange club between Japan and Taiwan. I sat next to her at the party and we became Facebook friends. That’s it. Didn’t speak to each other againContinue reading

“When I tell people I’m Brazilian, they look at me with disbelief. How can someone look Asian and be from Brazil at the same time? But I am. I just happen to have Japanese blood. I’ve been told that I smile all the time, although I’m not always aware of it. Probably because I wasContinue reading