I’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about how when someone’s born into a burning house, they think that the world is on fire.
I don’t remember what car we drove then. It was likely the Volvo SUV, which was present in our lives for a very short time. Only four months, right before our monumental move to Singapore.
There are many places I have been to, but these are the only ones I know. Places are like people. You have to love them, hate them, explore them, and talk to them before you can really know them. Only after you share a cup of soup and a sandwich together will they reveal themselves to you.
A forest sprawls out in front of you. The night lights the forest in a brilliant shade of blue, as if it were part of the sky.
Before my tenth birthday, my mother offered me the opportunity to travel to Hawaiʻi to celebrate. One of her clients, living at a beachside mansion in Maui, requested she fly out to the island to conduct business and she convinced her company to send our entire family.