«There are many theories as to how or why I got to Japan. I like to think that it has to do with my teaching, with the scholarship I got from the Ministry of Education and with the desire to reinvent my career on the opposite pole to where I was born. Besides the country itself, I had the habit of going out to find something, I had my obsession with avoiding sunlight and also my favourite sport: dodging my twelve-square-meter apartment. That’s how the stories started, how the ideas just kept popping up».
ーFrancisco J. Villarreal, “A Gift” in The Blotter (link here)