Kyoto Finds: Inside the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Hidden in the heart of Japan’s culturally-rich Kyoto lies the beautiful Arashiyama bamboo groves.  Arashiyama is a famous destination in Kyoto dating back during the time of ancient Japan due to its pleasant natural setting. Yet, Arashiyama bares its outmost charm during sakura season or autumn and this also goes for all other Kyoto tourist spots. The…

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Feign and Fiery | Matters of the Heart

I fought to find my equilibrium, I shy the summer in my heart. Occasionally the warmth shines at the atrium, Filled with sweet surprises like a tart.   Is it a fault to be born this way? To love when I see what you say. I’ve been halting how my heart sways, Living life just…

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Kyoto Finds: Okochi Sanso Mountain Villa

After gazing into the enchanting world of Arashiyama bamboo groves, you’ll eventually stumble upon the gate of a famous property in Kyoto, the Okochi Sanso Villa. The villa is the finest residential architecture being showcased in Japan. Its name literally means “Okochi Mountain Villa” as the villa sits on the top of a hill. This…

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Dotted Dominos | The love game

 “Dotted Domino” presents a young girl’s keen observation of courtship, the yearning of love and belief on the existence of a soulmate.  Dots represents the different characteristics and uniqueness of every person as the Domino tiles symbolize every individual. Meanwhile, the title sentiments fears of failing and ending relationships as well as the acceptance of oneself’s uniqueness…

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Desert and Snow | Irony of Warmth

“Desert and Snow” is a poem I specially written about my mom’s life that unfolded before my eyes, it’s a special poem I gifted to my mother. It contains my praise and gratefulness for her courage and resilience despite her life’s setbacks. Magnifying the irony of after living long in a desert, she eventually finds…

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Damn Dame! | Introspective

The words are the dame’s pro and flee passion withdraw, Your feelings to the world on throw, neither for anyone nor a crow, Here came a lad with ardent claws and prolonging feeble flaw.   The lad got the same game, for audience it was pretty lame, Not knowing what was the aim, nothing too…

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