cycling

the normalization of life

Recently I kept thinking a lot about how we humans always seem to adapt to new circumstances that we then perceive as the new default. I started thinking about it after one of my cycling runs. I used to do a 40km course through Tokyo and I still remember how broken I was the first […]

the japanese dichotomy of politeness

There is something about Japanese culture that has always struck me as odd. Generally, people in Japan are uber friendly and there are countless occasions where Japanese politeness has saved me when I was lost or when I did not understand something which then lead to some mistake on my part. However, on the street […]

cycling – reflections on a tale of two worlds

If I were to believe that one can define themselves in a singular way, I guess I could call myself a cyclist. I am also a fast cyclist. I tune my bicycle for speed; I want a perfect machine. I want it to be a smooth ride and I love it when I manage to […]