Time flies as it is the last day of August today in New York. I have been uploading my website everyday for a few months though from the September, the updating will be random.
Hope that you will still enjoy my site. I wrote a lot in the past months so you have plenty to read!
I just want to make an announcement that my Japanese book published in 2017 will now have e-book version from this September 2020.
To be exact, Japanese Amazon and Rakuten Books will have e-book version of my book and the release date is September 30, 2020 as I just received email from my publisher, Bungeisha this morning.
Click here for Kindle of Japanese Amazon for Japanese readers.
Rakuten Books is here too for Japanese readers.
My US published book in English has paper and also e-book available to purchase. Click here for Amazon US.
Actually, from Amazon Japan, my English book is available to purchase too. Click here.
Anyway, I was talking about what I was looking for in my entire life as the other people absolutely look for the same.
If you don’t understand what I am talking about, please click here to read the column.
As I stated there, I grew up in the bubble economy in Japan. It was gorgeous. Everything was about materialistic all right for sure in the era.
In romantic relationships, we competed how we celebrated Christmas or what kind of gifts we got from the love interests, those are the sole topic amongst us in the era.
I know how shallow it sounds like though in the era, it was not easy for any of us to look into the depth of our our minds or think of anything but materials at all.
Size of affection and love depended on the size of the gifts we got, or how many stars the hotels we stayed or restaurant we dinned.
My first marriage was in the era so I had to get biggest stone around when I got engaged… Because I had to let my friends know how deeply my fiancé loved me and it depended on the carat of the diamond.
It was stupid, shallow and also gorgeous era and it was hard in Japan if you wanted to understand true meaning of the lives.
We had to achieve higher, do everything big and fancy, or buy more expensive the better all the time.
I have been to the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo at the main dinning and famous Sushi bars in Tokyo without paying any money. I was a young girl, that is what I mean.
After I moved to New York from Japan, my value was still there and kept going to nice restaurants like La Tour d’Argent, a famous French restaurant that got farms to raise their own ducks so every duck served in the restaurant got serial numbers.
I have been to the restaurant in Paris and ran into Woody Allen with his wife who was adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and probably their adopted little girl there.