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Can Poets survive on Medium?

Medium changed their system for calculating writer-earnings on 28th Oct. 2019, and the new system doesn't seem to work v...
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There are no Ugly Waiters in Hong Kong

The Chinese word “小姐(xiao jie)” is one of the most frequently used words in everyday conversation and you must learn it ...
19.11.2019
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From the window of the bus #973, Tsim Sha Tsui East – Stanley: a short trip to Hong Kong

Stanley is one of the most popular spots for tourists in Hong Kong. It's located in the southern part of Hong Kong Islan...
11.11.2019
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The situation in Hong Kong not so bad, maybe during weekdays: our short trip to Hong Kong

We arrived in Hong Kong yesterday. The biggest concern was around the ongoing Hong Kong protests which have been going o...
11.11.2019
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Hong Kong Trip with my Mother from Japan

I am planning to go to Hong Kong with my mother. Yesterday I asked her how much money she was going to take. She said th...
11.11.2019
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Travel from Japan to Hong Kong after the Super Typhoon

I am going to Hong Kong tomorrow. The situation there is a bit tricky at this moment, but I need to go to update my Hong...
11.11.2019
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I had a haircut in Japan

Medusa is a mythical creature in Greek mythology who has snakes instead of hair. Anyone who looks at her eyes turns into...
11.11.2019
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Super Typhoon is coming to Japan

Every year I come back to Japan around this time of the year, October to the beginning of November, and it is one of the...
11.11.2019
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Japan Airline’s Children Seat Icon causes Some Discussion Overseas

Today, I read about Japan Airlines who have added a feature to their seat maps which tell you that when a seat is reserv...
12.11.2019
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Why I am writing in English, even though it’s not my native language

English is not my first language. I was born in Japan and I grew up in Japan. My parents are Japanese and they don't hav...
19.11.2019
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What and who is blogging for?

Blogging is not working anymore, or at least, it doesn't work as well as it used to. But, in Japan, there are still lots...
12.11.2019
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Why aren’t Medium and Patreon popular among Japanese? What is the most powerful social media in Japan?

I started writing on Medium in both English and Japanese in March 2019.
12.11.2019
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What picture would you draw in the Japan’s new era

It has been two weeks since we started the new era in Japan, "Reiwa". Changing the era name means that we have a new emp...
12.11.2019
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Why did I start writing on “Medium”

A couple of months ago, I started writing in English which is my second language. I posted some blog articles on this pl...
12.11.2019
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Why do we travel?

My boyfriend and I are planning to go to travel this week. Both of us love travelling. I have been travelling almost alw...
13.11.2019
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Japanese Drinking Culture (1) In a Train

Since I started travelling to some countries, I realized that drinking habit is different from country to country, from ...
12.11.2019
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Is it easy to be a politician in Japan?

In Japan, there is a nation-wide local government election going on right now. Because of the population decline in town...
12.11.2019
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Why do the Japanese say “Sorry” so often?

I read a blog article of a Japanese lady who lives in Vancouver. She said that she often says "sorry" when it is not rea...
12.11.2019
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