1. When I was a kid, I thought that ‘Yogyakarta’ was a stupid name. I mean, here’s an island (with the same name as the street I grew up on, hence the youthful interest) with a capital called Jakarta (birthplace of the American president!) and – on the same island – they name one of… Continue reading Yogyakarta

How to Drink Tea

Wen and I were exploring Hamarikyu-Teien garden and went into their oh-so-cute teahouse: Here’s the view from the other side: Inside it’s a traditional tea house; just tatami mats on the inside: They serve exactly one type of tea – green – available hot or cold. I had the hot, Wen had the cold: For… Continue reading How to Drink Tea