She hears snuffling at the door. “Ma,” she says, and it is stilled.
“Wo hui lai le.” I return.
They never do open the door from their side. 630 more words
Compared to many other countries, Japan still has a very high percentage of smokers. The habit is so prevalent that even in cosmopolitan Tokyo many restaurants allow customers to smoke anywhere on the premises, and despite repeated pleas to… 479 more words