Archives - Hiroka Kurita

When it starts to smell like home

Yet, in random moments, when a smell catches me off guard with the memories it brings, I like to believe the things I feel then are things people feel when they are home.

The smells of cigarettes and alcohol

I never believed my parents to be addicts. Or maybe I did notice, but it never seemed wrong.

Protests, pressure cookers, and critical thinking

During the heat of the moment, when emotions and pressure are high, there is a high chance we will take actions we will regret.