Hello! My name is Frankie and I am a writer and teacher based in Southern California. You can find out more about my work by clicking the links above or by checking out the latest posts in my blog below. Thanks for stopping by!
You were a heck of a year…
I was gifted a paperback copy of Infinite Jest and I knew by the time I was a few pages in that I would probably not understand this book. At this moment. I still have it though. It’s sitting on my shelf right now, waiting for me to come back.
I LOVE it when people ask me for book recommendations, but the problem is giving the right recommendation. I know it has absolutely nothing to do with me but I feel like such a failure if I can't recommend anything good. So, I thought I'd talk about how I find books to read (teach a man a fish and all that). Read more for top places I find new stuff!
I'm currently listening to Drew Barrymore's memoir, Wildflower and one of the chapters in the book is called "Door Number One," a.k.a. the name of my new life philosophy. And yes, it does have to do with “Let’s Make a Deal.”
I recently listened to Laura Vanderkam's time management book What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. It's made me seriously think about how to make my mornings the best ones ever. Here’s what I’d do in my perfect weekday morning.
After having so many Japan posts queued up, I'm kind of at a loss for what to write about. So here are some recent favorites that I've been thinking about!
Since I've been home for the summer, I've been trying to catch up on my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I was able to read a few more books the last two months so here they are.
Please enjoy a video of me eating a giant rainbow cotton candy in Harajuku. And yes I ate the whole thing. Granted some of it melted in the process due to high humidity.
So, I watched the anime series Cardcaptor Sakura a few months ago and, in the opening sequence of that show, Sakura has a dream that she is on a rooftop across from Tokyo Tower. Ever since watching that show, I've been obsessed with visiting the Tokyo Tower.
On our second morning in Kyoto, my feet were still hurting. I couldn't believe it. Just a few days into our trip and I was limping like I'd burned my foot on a George Foreman grill. But I was determined to visit Arashiyama and Micah is always ready to follow my plans (I’m pretty lucky like that).