Category Archives: English

My first Asian environmental crisis

I always felt helpless when Buenos Aires was struck by a natural disaster. Whether it was flooding that turned my street into a river, or ash from a Chilean volcano. Besides the overwhelming presence of government announcements on radio, TV … Continue reading

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Nyon

Nyon at night is not a castle with a ghostly light. It is the train station and the broken dignity. It is the shoe left behind. It is the downfall of humanity as a whole. All in one night. All … Continue reading

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From Gare Centrale to that small bar with the good coffee

Don’t you find it weird that I know how to get from Gare Centrale to that small bar with the good coffee? In a town that we never visited together. Me, the woman you know so well, that you witness constantly. … Continue reading

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Werewolf

Werewolf – Cocorosie

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Waves

In her dream, a woman was standing on a beach, wearing a dress. Her feet were buried in hot sand. A little girl with bangs and dark hair was standing next to her, holding her hand. The girl was looking … Continue reading

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The Awkwardness of Common Places Series: Elevated in the Morning

Elevators are particularly awkward in the morning. First, the rush in. Hands hold the door so it does not crush anyone. Then comes the pressing of buttons, clumsily, coffee in hand maybe, or music still crying out of earphones. A … Continue reading

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The reserved seat effect

Subways (or MRTs) are packed in Singapore – not Japan during rush hour packed, but packed enough. There is a special seat in each end of almost every row of seats – a reserved seat. It can be noticed that … Continue reading

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