Dear Diary, Here's a challenge to ponder: Three couples and each with a stroller - there's FOUR - get on board a crowded car at 5th avenue. Last couple has a deluxe stroller as massive as a Hummer. The father pushing it is also as big and tall as the stroller. One family has TWO … Continue reading Four Strollers in a NY subway car.
Dear Diary, I took a ballet class after a very long break from doing other styles. I love ballet but I am thoroughly and painfully convinced that God did not build me for dancing - especially ballet - and I get painfully reminded how difficult it is to do it RIGHT. Even the fundamental turn … Continue reading Ballet is an unforgiving, harsh mistress.
Dear Diary, FB asked me at the end of my day, "How was your day today?". Hmmm let me see... How do I explain this: I had a string of appts lined up one after another today, starting with a health screening. I ran an errand before the appt and arrived at the clinic a … Continue reading FB: How Was Your Day?
My hubby gave me his cold over the weekend. It’s now taken over my face. I took liquid Dayquil this morning but the cold looked at it, said “phoey” and kicked it to the curb. Now my nose has dropped off my face and is running all over the office. Please make this chaos stop.
Death Bolt 💀🗝🔐
Dear Diary,Sometimes when you're on your way to work in the usual morning commute, something comes up that breaks up that monotony. Usually the trains going in and out of Queens have a particularly colorful character riding it. Today's drama was this: A slice of life in the NY Subway: I'm riding into my work … Continue reading The Rolling Partition
Dear Diary, It's been a while since I penned my last entry here. But today as I eagerly put together my little plate of snacks, the memory of my beloved grandma came to me. Snack time in Japan: When I was growing up, we'd spend periods of time living with my grandparents in Tokyo while … Continue reading 3pm Snack Time
Enjoying the nature's sound, the gentle breeze and the lapping water of the river. The cicadas are singing their final songs of the summer and soon we will be putting away our light clothes and sandals in exchange for leather coats and boots. But for now...Just this moment.... We lie still and look up at … Continue reading Little Reiko’s Moments: End of Summer
Sometimes you have to wonder.... If saying you feel bloated is simply a state of denial that you are in fact.... FAT.
When asked the question, "How do you see yourself 5 years from now?" my answer has always been: "I don't know." It's an honest response, because my life has been so transient ever since I could remember, that I know too well that nothing can stay the same forever. In my case, change has always … Continue reading Little Reiko’s Moments: The Near Future