local time: A New York deli cup in Hawaii

Wooden bowl of pineapple and a ceramic cup of coffee made to look like a typical New York Greek deli paper cup

Four boxes of my kitchen and home stuff arrived here from Berlin yesterday. Not all them survived the journey.

Pieces of a broken red teapot in newspaper

Broken small Le Creuset teapot in newspaper

These two left Berlin as my favorite and only remaining teapots.

But many cookbooks, cups, plates, and potholders arrived safely. Strange to see the things from my old life, like my reusable version of a NYC deli coffee cup from my friend Tim, alongside things from my new life, like local pineapple for breakfast in the wooden bowls Marko found at a “moving back to Japan” garage sale here in Honolulu.