where the sun rises

Having grown past the age in which I’d Google how hot the people are in cities before visiting, I was very pleasantly surprised at how good-looking 80% of the Japanese I’ve seen are. A hushed silence fell over the plane and passengers as I flew in from Hong Kong. Even in the dim lights of the night, Japanese faces seem to shine ever so bright. The tips of their mascara beckoning class and finesse. I cannot put a…

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The Glory and the Dream of the Central Kingdom

The only story that matters in this century is the resurgence of China. I use resurgence because China considers itself the Central Kingdom for a reason. Much as the Jews have always dreamt of reclaiming a lost kingdom prior to Israel, so does China increasingly aspire for its rightful place in the world. We have no idea what rightful will look like exactly – but I am an optimist. After my trip back to China this June, I…

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