Letter From the Editor

January 3, 2011

Letter From the Editor: Year of the Rabbit

by Kayoko Akabori

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Martians! 2010 was totally jam-packed, wasn’t it? Back in February the site got a facelift, and fast forward to November when we launched our first line for the Umamimart Shop. We organized nine successful Umamiventures throughout the year, in the Bay Area, NYC and LA, and of course there were so many […]

November 2, 2010

Letter From The Editor: The Umamimart Shop

by Kayoko Akabori

Wow, November certainly snuck up on us, did it not? The sunlight is orange over here in the Bay Area (like the color of the World Series champs, maybe?); the air a bit crisper. The leaves are finally turning color. Amber! Crimson! Gold! Ah, Autumn in full bloom. But no time for sighs. There is […]

October 1, 2010

Letter From The Editor: Viva La Vida/ Viva Los Muertos

by Kayoko Akabori

There’s something strange happening on Planet Umamimart. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is a shift. I feel it. Do you? It’s approaching a whole new level, which is thrilling, but has me contemplating too. What is it? How did we get here? Where are we going? WHO AM I? Ha. […]

September 1, 2010

Letter From The Editor: The Rs

by Kayoko Akabori

I try to live my life void of time constraints. I don’t wear a watch, and I’m perpetually in a rush and am nearly always late for everything. I’m not proud of this, and it’s always something I try to improve, but it somehow makes me less anxious, not knowing what time of day it […]

August 2, 2010

Letter From The Editor: Sloth Season

by Kayoko Akabori

Sloth: Disinclination to work, or exert yourself.* Jesus considers it a deadly sin, but we all deserve to lay low once in a while, don’t we? And every year, people around the world seem to choose the entire month of August to be lazy. Cubicle junkies in the U.S. get Fridays off; New Yorkers spend […]

July 1, 2010

Letter from the Editor: Welcome to My Neighborhood

by Kayoko Akabori

July is here! My god, look at this ultra blue sky– it’s so goddamn bright here, I still can’t deal with the California sun. Quit complaining! It’s gorgeous here! Fine. It’s a new month, and rent is due today. This is my first rent check I’ll be writing since I moved out of Brooklyn! I’m […]

May 24, 2010

Letter from the Editor: Moving Out + Kayoko Chocolates

by Kayoko Akabori

People have mentioned to me that they want more of an “editorial voice” from this blog. I’m a serious Twitteraholic, so ya’ll can find me there anytime for some rude and crude remarks in 140 characters or less. But I’ll do a “Letter from the Editor” once in a while, like Martha Stewart or Dana […]