Didn’t know Ishiguro once aspired to be a singer-songwriter.

understanding the biological basis of pleasure.

Jason Lester and his use of colors

Offscreen magazine, issue 22

I’m trying to imagine what a difference kind of productivity would look like — one that emphasize care, maintenance, and other things that look like ’nothing’.

Jenny Odell

— a daily dose of optimism

A custard pudding by Asahi Egg in Shimane prefecture, Japan

I ran into this pudding in my local supermarket and bought one, having a weakness to custard.

One spoonful and I was surprised by the creaminess. It was as if I were eating custard cream. It served me as a warm, comforting blanket. I didn’t need caramel sauce.

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As a journalist writing for a subscriber-only publication, I often think about what our readers would want to pay for.

So I decided to reflect on my media consumption, trying to figure out why we read/watch/listen to certain content.

Morning routine

When I wake up, I would want to read something peaceful…

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

This is a sequel from a previous piece reflecting on my media consumption, trying to figure out the reason for consuming certain contents.

Day 2 Tuesday

7:30 a.m. — I do some morning meditation with Insight Timer. They are doing a January meditation challenge, and I like the variation in…

Yuzuha Oka

Yuzuha is a journalist at NewsPicks in Japan. Her works have also been published in Reuters, BBC and ABC among others.

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