The possibility of bearing witness to a baby girl grow into a teenager up and close has always stayed outside our reach—an imaginary process beyond our verification. Not until the sudden appearance of our nominal daughter who has traveled from the U.S. to Taiwan for a brief stay, that is. That baby girl seemingly still in our arms yesterday is now a gorgeous, almost comprehension-defying presence that leaves us stupefied. Alas, how wonderful it is to be a teenager!
- Jul 25 Mon 2011 16:39
- Jul 04 Mon 2011 15:27
For anyone who plans a first-time visit to Kyoto, it would be unthinkable not to include the Kiyomizu-dera Temple as well as Ninnen-saka and Sannen-saka nearby in the itinerary. But whoever has come back to this city more than once must know that there are many other spots of interest yet to be explored and appreciated. That’s our line of reasoning in May 2011. As we were taking advantage of a special promotional package launched in the wake of one of the worst natural disasters in Japanese history, a tinge of guilt found its way into our usual joy over another longed-for trip.