— by Michael Colbert: If you ask Lynn Ng which flavor of soft cream is her favorite, she’ll probably say scallop.

“It’s actually really delicious despite seeming like such an incompatible mix,” she says.

Three years ago, Ng and I worked together as assistant language teachers at a technical high school in Hokkaido. This meant we spent weekends on the roads of Hokkaido in her blue Passo…

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