Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ft. my mom+sister


May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month! I’m really excited to do a post about it this year; I actually didn’t know APA Month was a thing until this year. Which is very sad. There needs to be more awareness about this month – Asian-Americans deserve to be represented.

As I said in my About Me page, I am Japanese-American; exactly half Japanese. I haven’t really written about being Japanese besides posts from my 2016 and 2018 trips to Japan as well as a post where I compare Japanese schools VS American schools. I’m hoping to change that as I’ve started discovering my Asian-American self a bit more this year:)

Anyway, I talk a bit about representation and my journey being Japanese-American in this post and also did a little Q&A my sister (who is also half-Japanese) and my mom (Japanese citizen) to celebrate! I hope you can relate – if you are also Asian-American – or learn something new.


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things I’ve realized


I really appreciate you taking the time to read my ramblings, experiments and thoughts. I don’t voice my appreciation enough.

To be truthful, I’ve been a little hesitant to post about quarantining. I did… one post about quarantining on Avocado Thoughts, I believe. For some reason, in my brain, I think of posting about quarantine like I’m acknowledging it to be something worthy enough to post about. When I post something on Avocado Thoughts, it makes it very real.

I guess today’s post is gonna be about some of the first world things I’ve realized/learned while social distancing and just staying home with myself. I feel a little weird doing this as there are many people dying and losing their jobs because of Covid and I’m just here posting about some things I’ve learned from it. I hope that even though what I’m sharing here pales in comparison to the loss and suffering of the world through Covid19, my post today can help you realize some things of importance.

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covid19 + thoughts

Hello, lovelies💜

How are you all handling this craziness surrounding Coronavirus? I hope you are all healthy and safely quarantining. I am doing my best to stay home and be productive😅

About a week ago, I believe I said to a couple of my friends; “I think this is all an overreaction,” and “There’s no way they will close down school, that’s ridiculous!” (also notice the word “they” – naive Sera didn’t even know who might close down our school district let alone the magnitude of this virus). Granted, I do live in a relatively small town where a lot of times, the problems that affect the majority of the population of the United States do not affect our little community. Well, I can tell you that I have most definitely changed my mind about Coronavirus. Here are some of my thoughts about it.

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