The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 2

It was a warm, sunny Friday with no clouds in sight. Carter pulled up to the restaurant a few minutes before 12pm. He got a text message from Ted on his way to the restaurant but didn’t have a chance to read it until he parked his car. Ted had arrived early and grabbed a … Continue reading The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 2

Automatic for the People

Effectively immediately, Trung Chatter will replace the manual transmission that powers its blog with an automatic transmission system. There's a debate among bloggers about the relevance of manual transmissions in the world. Some enthusiasts argue that manual transmissions are more fun and give people the most control, but this group has been shrinking rapidly as … Continue reading Automatic for the People

The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 1

Carter Nash sat up straight in his bed. He rubbed his eyes, then glanced at the clock on his nightstand. It was 4:30 a.m. Too early, he thought to himself. He had trouble falling asleep last night, but probably drifted off around 1:00 a.m., which meant he got only a few hours of sleep. The … Continue reading The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 1

Avogato

I took the following picture of a shirt at a cat cafe called Cat & Craft this morning. One of the baristas was wearing the shirt, which I thought was cute and interesting, so I asked the barista if I could take a picture of it. A male cat that's an avocado? The word "avogato" … Continue reading Avogato

I Hope We Can Meet Again

Last month, I read a Japanese novel called 今度君と逢えたら. The title translates roughly into I Hope We Can Meet Again. It took me a month to read the book because I didn't know how to read many of the kanji and had to search for words I didn't know, but I managed to do it … Continue reading I Hope We Can Meet Again

Forgotten Words – Part 3

Escape Still reeling from what was happening, Walter stood there in stunned silence. Was this a bad dream? No matter how many times he pressed the button to activate the jump back in time, nothing happened. He quickly inspected the right time bracelet and noticed some superficial damage to it. It must have happened when … Continue reading Forgotten Words – Part 3

Forgotten Words – Part 2

The Hunt The five male Neanderthals had been walking for nearly twenty five minutes. Each member continuously scanned the forest as they walked side by side. It was if their senses were on high alert and they were keeping constant vigil of their surroundings for any potential threats. Other than an occasional grumble, the group … Continue reading Forgotten Words – Part 2

Forgotten Words – Part 1

Genesis Walter Smith had been watching the group intensely for nearly thirty five minutes. Despite the uncomfortable heat and humidity, not to mention the constant buzzing of pesky insects around him, he never broke his concentration or gaze from the group, which consisted of five adult males, seven adult females and eight children ranging from … Continue reading Forgotten Words – Part 1

Requiem by a Lake

I received sad news the other day that one of my former colleagues passed away recently. We weren’t very close, but I am grateful that I ran into him at a Japanese festival last year because it afforded me a proper chance to say goodbye to him and wish him well in his retirement. Serendipity … Continue reading Requiem by a Lake