Every October, artists around the world take part in an interesting event: a challenge to draw/paint/create a work of art based on the one-word prompts released by inktober.com. It’s a fun challenge to boost productivity and to see what many other artists around the world have created. This challenge, though created for artists, is used… Read More Start of Inktober
When my family and I were traveling to Toyama for a camping trip on our summer vacation this year, we never could have expected what happened at the camping site. It all began when we were within 15 minutes of the site. We saw an old firetruck, blaring its siren and traveling down the road—… Read More Wait, what?
(Apologies for the late post!) Today I’m going to talk about my experience with writing novels as a young teen and the challenges that come with it. I started writing seriously when I was about 11 years old. My original inspiration came when I was around age 9, from a friend we’ll call N. When… Read More My Journey as a Young Writer
My siblings and I have been homeschooled our whole lives. We haven’t spent a day in kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school. We’ve learned through textbooks, online resources, and directly from our parents. In Japan, being a homeschooler is an unusual thing that many people are not familiar with. The blank stare is… Read More Entering a New Season
It all started when my family and I were cycling on a nearby trail. After about fifteen minutes of pedaling on the slick asphalt, we stopped at a park to take a break. We got some water and food, and hung out there for a little. And that was when my mom took out her… Read More Guess What?
Hello, guys! Welcome to Life In Kyoto, my basically inactive blog. Yep. That’s right. Even though I used to post once a week, juicy in content about Japan, culture, my life, and more, now (sadly) this blog has not been active at all. Amidst my promises of more posts, (besides for the occasional half-hearted burst… Read More My New Posting Schedule
Thank you so much for coming to this blog, whether it’s been your first time or your fiftieth time! You all have been such a blessing and encouragement to me. I hope my posts have been a blessing to you as well 🙂 I first started my blog just because a blog was that “other… Read More 21 Days of Thankfulness— Day #10: You, the Readers!
Hello, everyone! Happy New Year! We are officially in the new year, the year 2021. We have just finished 2020. As we move forward, it’s also important to look back at the former. What went on in 2020? How was it? How did we react? How can we learn from it? What were the highs… Read More 2020, the Year We’ll Never Forget
Hey all! I trust that you already enjoyed Halloween! It’s an exciting time of the year, with piles and piles of candy to munch on, fancy costumes, the creepy feel that wafts through the air… So of course Japan celebrated Halloween just like any place, right? Not so much. Some big cities have Halloween parades,… Read More Getting into the Halloween Mood ~My Favorite Japanese Candies~
Hey guys! Today I’m going to do something a little different: I’m going to share you a short story I wrote over a year ago! It isn’t the best, but the message inside is important and that many people need to hear. Content Warnings: depression, natural death She was dying. Her breathing was getting slower,… Read More The Metal Heart ~A Short Story~