Sylvia is likely wearing a black beret. She's a fan of ruminating, admiring everyday design, and shopping at the dried fruit aisle in Trader Joe's (in no particular order) - sometimes all three at once.
Everything was happening so fast that there was no time to think beyond the present moment, and everything was new.
5 things you should own for your closet, inspired by Japan.
A host family feels like a simulation, like we were all playing into our respective roles even though we had just met.
It was, perhaps, the beginning of a cultural affair.
It is a story told ad nauseam.