Author Archives: rurikia

Book Review: The Accusation

The Accusation Bandi English translation of 2014 Korean original by Deborah Smith, Grove, 2017 Subtitled “Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea”  the bright propaganda poster cover certainly drew my attention whilst browsing Elliott Bay Books, and a few glances inside … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Snow Gypsy

The Snow Gypsy Ashford, Isabella Lake Union Publishing, 2019 Spain, April 1938: 14 year old Lola takes the family’s goats and heads up to the mountain pastures for them to feed.  As she returns later in the day, a late … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Yuzu Shio Ramen with a side of Takoyaki at Kizuki in West Seattle

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Random Food of the Day

Economy class dinner on Delta between PVG and SEA.  They do seem to have improved things since the last time I was on one of their longhaul flights.

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Random Food of the Day

Because, well, why not add fiber to cola?  (I did not give it a try).

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Random Food of the Day

A variety of skewered meat and veg, just waiting to be grilled in a Chengdu subway station.

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Random Food of the Day

Snacks on the Sichuan Airlines flight from Xi’an to Chengdu

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