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Don’t forget to join my first blogiversary giveaway. Who knows? You might win the $30 gift certificate from Sincerely Sweet Boutique. Now, hurry up and join. This will be ending soon!   Click the link below to be directed to my blog anniversary post with the giveaway. My first blog anniversary giveaway On another note, I have another giveaway going on in my site. Want to win a free paperback and a journal? Then join the giveaway and get yourself be included in the draw. Four winners will be chosen to win the combo package. Open internationally. Click the link Read More …

The Pope’s Stone by Marc Kuhn: Review + huge giveaway

Title: The Pope’s Stone Author: Marc Kuhn Published: October 9, 2012 Paperback: 242 pages Kindle Edition: 229 pages ISBN: 1479185299 Purchase links: Amazon Kindle * Amazon Paperback * Barnes and Noble Book blurb: THE POPE’S STONE is a fascinating historical novel that follows the lives of Nathaniel and Nicholas, descendants of the Barrington family of Virginia. Each young man keeps life-long journals which eventually reveal their parallel lives; lives that are mirrored by similar events and experiences, similar relationships and consequences. The two, however, lived a century apart. The only connections between them are their family heritage, their journals…and the Pope’s Read More …

Koreans: Christian College of Nursing

Yesterday, I was in the mood to open my neglected Facebook account. I browsed through the newsfeed and my profile page, but nothing caught my fancy. I then opened my photo albums and reminisce. Tons of pictures with Korean students and friends were featured, which inspired me to write this entry about my last group of students when I was in the university. I was assigned to be a tutor for students from 기독간호대학 (Christian College of Nursing) in Gwangju, Korea. Since there were a lot of Korean students studying in my university, the school decided to offer tutorial services Read More …

私の父 : My father in Japan

Early this morning, I checked my yahoo mail account and smiled when I saw a mail from my Japanese foster-father. He replied! Few days ago, I’ve been reminiscing my Japan days. Along with those memories are the Kojimas who served as my Japanese foster family in the youth exchange I have participated. Last Friday, I sent an email to my otoosan and wasn’t expecting his response to be so soon. Usually, it takes two weeks before he can send his letter to me because 1. He’s busy as a news director of Ishikawa prefecture; and 2. He must translate my Read More …