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
Last year I decided to enter an annual contest in Kyoto called the Children’s Reading Bookmark Competition. It is a contest that chooses the best bookmarks made by kids. These bookmarks must be designed based off of a book that they like. The winners have the opportunity to have their bookmarks exhibited around Kyoto in… Read More I Got An Award!
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?