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My Namesake (cont’d)

“Whuddabout the othuh name?” I asked. “Whea you git Oshea from?” “I got it from this music artist I used tuh like,” my dad answered, again with little explanation. I thought through the old-school artists I knew my dad listened to, but the name Oshea did not jog my memory of late-80’s/early-90’s hip hop and… Continue reading My Namesake (cont’d)

All, Japan, Travel

Hiroshima 広島 and Miyajima 宮島

I've been able to explore a lot. I've visited Onomichi, stopped by Tokyo, explored Kyoto with friends, gone to Nagoya, seen Osaka. But not until last weekend did I go to the largest city of my own prefecture, Hiroshima. Hiroshima is the city we all know as the target of the 1945 atomic bombing by… Continue reading Hiroshima 広島 and Miyajima 宮島