Tuesday, August 12, 2014

East Jasmine Review




My short story "A Cheese Burger and Pickles" was formally accepted by East Jasmine Review for publication. The date will be on September 1st. To support the American Literary tradition, I want millions of people all over the world buy a copy of East Jasmine Review!

http://www.eastjasminereview.com 

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Literacy of Japanese Women" Published!



Page 36 of the July issue of Eye-Ai magazine.  Available in Japan and Hawaii and also on Amazon.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Suganuma Akira Sensei


Suganuma sensei is my Sanskrit teacher at Asahi Culture Center at Shinjuku, Tokyo. I joined his advanced class since April without knowing devanagari.  I only took one basic Sanskrit course from one of his students long time ago. 

The class has been working on Bhasa's play.  It's been very interesting.




This is my third Sanskrit book written by him.  He told me he didn't like to sign his books.  I said, "Why not?"  He eventually signed it for me.  I would regret it if he didn't so I'm glad about that.



I didn't know he also wrote my name.  Thank you!



The bookstores in Japan offer book-cover services.  They usually ask customers if we want it, but this time the worker didn't ask me.  She handed me the book as you see it as above photo.  



I have a lot to say about this first page already but I need to rest my eyes.  It's very exciting to talk about each word and on my each discovery!



I like this book. It's thick but not heavy and the corners are round.


I was unaware that he was the author of my first two Sanskrit textbooks when I joined his class in April.