Who is KP?

10301298_648015949489_588783560591892643_nI have horses on my shirt.  Did anyone notice that I have horses on my shirt?  Because I think it’s important to point out that I’m wearing a shirt with horses on it.

….don’t worry about the squid.

Well, alrighty, then, let’s kick this shin-dig off the right way!  KP is short for the Japanese term “Kinpatsu Oneesan,” written 金髪お姉さん in Japanese and translated in English as, more or less, “Blonde girl.”

I’ve been writing since I was pretty young, although most of my early stories didn’t exactly have words (just pictures), and usually involved wacky-looking stick figures (usually, of royal descent, aka “princesses”) and horses, and they were all variants of pretty much the same plot–somehow acquiring horses and riding off into the sunset.


Well, okay, okay, so not REALLY the end.  Anyway, the idea for “Kinpatsu Oneesan” was conceived in 2012 when I was living and working abroad in Japan and decided to make an ill-attempted pitch at being discovered by a travel show (cough GLOBETREKKER cough).  Naturally, I failed; however, I continue to use KP to write about travels, books, movies, relationships, art, fitness, dates-from-hell, or whatever else comes to mind.  Unfortunately, I suffer from a terrible writer’s disease called inconsistency and sometimes will go awhile without submitting a post (sincerest apologies).  I am currently living and working in Hawaii.

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” –Anaïs Nin


All photographs taken and edited by me unless noted otherwise.

P.S., Globetrekker/National Geographic/Lonely Planet, if you ever by any chance stumble upon this blog, and are somehow inspired to take on a blonde, Japanese-speaking host, call me!

9 thoughts on “Who is KP?

  1. Kinpatsu Oneesan 金髪お姉さん ,

    Will you be our tour guide when we come for a visit? Love the blog thus far.

  2. Hi KP

    I loved reading through your blog post, They are simple and one can relate to them. Keep Writing.

    I believe you love travelling as much as I do. If you feel so do check out my blog.

    • Thank you very much! I enjoy being able to connect with others through writing, so it makes me happy that you feel you can relate 🙂 Just started following you, looking forward to reading about your travels!


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