Lady of the Night

Recently I had decided to dress in a simple blouse and a matching pencil skirt for work. Because the blouse was rather low cut, I had inside a buttoned shirt. Upon seeing me out of the dressing room, Akira, the manager, became displeased and asked Ling-Ling, one of the servers, to tell me to discard…

My Beloved Familiar Stranger

She, his last passion, wrote this through me to him, her lost lovely: Remember that moon-lit window? Remember that dim kitchen? Remember that it was love that light up our nights We replaced our embrace with distance The starlit nights darkened I left, heart broken I sat, in the lonely shadows I wait, in the…

To Give is a Gift Itself

The act of giving is the greatest gift one can receive. You are not in want as long as you can give. I feel grateful for being able to give and contribute a small part to the world ^o^

Just a Little Boy

He wants everything He wants nothing He doesn’t want to think about you (me) anymore He wants to think about everything but He wants love to come to him He wants to start anew He wants to see you (me) He doesn’t want to see you (me) He wonders how you (I) are (am) He…

饅頭/Mantou (Chinese Steamed Buns)

  I love making food and always try to keep it as healthy and as nutritious as possible. It is always fun when I tell people that even the “sinful” desserts I have made are actually healthy too, because they do not seem to taste that way 🙂

Water: A Moekko Fable

A man, forever thirsty, came before two waters in the forest. One was a shallow well that collected water from rain that came from clouds that travelled everywhere; the other, a deeper well that sourced itself deep from the untouched earth and gave water fresh and sweet tasting. When the man drank from the shallow…

About a Boy

*I am not anyone but myself: I am real, no matter how much you deny me A man boy lost himself with me once. He said I was beautiful, smart, funny, genuine, and much more. Like the one before him, he told me I was the sweetest, purest, and most innocent girl he had ever…

In your arms I smile~

I wish I could switch roles with you and have you love me to the point of losing yourself It is not yet time for us to embrace Love travels with the wind and flows afar Far far away to the end of the earth It entraps me within its cage; I cannot run I…

Inspired by Ghibli~

Gave a lecture today. The students, distracted by the sunlight and the looming essay deadline, were restless and hardly tractable, but I feigned confidence and retained composure. Ever so often, I eyed the clock to help me count down to my respite. Safe in my haven, greedy for pleasure, I turned to my hidden music…

Lady of the Night

I asked the manager and the chi-mamas what were the selection criteria for the girls. Apparently, physical appearance and client preference were the only two. I guess being Japanese, it went without saying that we would not have a problem with personalities or customer service. It was my third night, and the clients have started…

Lady of the Night – Japanese Entertainment Industry

Here, I will chronicle my experiences being part of the entertainment industry. I had been part of the entertainment industry since high school and went on hiatus when I pursued my Masters’. I recently returned as part of my self-challenge, and look forward to re-learning the business. Call me crazy, if you will~.^ During my…