Category Archives: Cherry Blossoms in Twilight

What are your earliest memories?

A post in one of the LinkedIn groups I’m in asked what were people’s earliest memories. Surprisingly, quite a few people had toddler (pre-language) memories, and some even baby memories! Some were traumatic, as to be expected, such as discovering … Continue reading

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Oral histories and interviews strike gold

While writing Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, my mother’s stories of everyday life around WWII in Japan, my eyes were opened to the gold of all personal stories, especially of culture and history. Sure, I had heard plenty of Mom’s childhood stories of … Continue reading

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The Japan WWII civilian experience

Yay, I just won a book, and not just any book. Amused by Books reviewed The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, a multi-faceted novel that covers WWII experiences in Japan on different fronts, including the civilian story of Yoshi and her … Continue reading

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