“What I do is what I am” – I know that if I ever had to choose a quote for a tattoo, I would have already made up my mind. Picasso made it clear. Every action and every decision should arise as the ultimate expression of one’s strengths and weaknesses, fears and pride. This gives one the freedom to choose his or her own path without being constrained by convention or influenced by externalities. This is what I do; this is who I am – welcome to The foreigner.
Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands (6 min. read). Living in Japan as a foreigner is always quite an adventure. It doesn’t matter how long you have been living here, the sense of curiosity, admiration, and at times even perplexity seem to never cease. Beyond the distance and the language, it’s a culture that barely resembles … More ‘Shikiru’ with the Japanese mind (II)