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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Why Do I Blog Meme?

Strawberry Singh has a lot of thought provoking posts. Several months ago she did one called “Why Do I Blog Meme?” and she encouraged fellow bloggers to give it a try themselves. Well, here I am and here it is. How long … Continue reading

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Preludes: The Samurai’s Poem

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I approached the samurai seated in my teahouse. I bowed with respect, saying, “konnichiwa honorable sir.” He looked at me with inquisitive eyes, unlike the blank stares of those warriors who … Continue reading

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Preludes: And I Was Alone

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I was no longer geisha Suzuki, I used my real name again. I had a home of my own because my patron wanted this for me. The garden was named … Continue reading

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Preludes: The Zen Garden

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I was a little girl I saw my first tea garden. I was charmed by the teahouse and the Zen rock garden. I visited there often and always found … Continue reading

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Preludes: Our Okiya

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 The hanamachi was the oldest of all the flower towns and our okiya was the largest. We had five geisha and many apprentices. The teahouse was open each day and we performed … Continue reading

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Preludes: My Onesans

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I studied diligently as apprentice geisha despite my onesan’s absences. My big sister couldn’t get along with other geisha sisters. I was saddened when my onesan left one day. And I … Continue reading

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