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The Hugging Pandemic

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I am a Sansei, with two teens, and a hamster. This blog is a repository for ideas and observations, expressed in cartoon form, by and large. A bit of a journal too. Feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM @ WILTOONS, (the Twitter for people who like to go out) where I post a journal comic. Thanks for dropping by! The pic is of me and my boy Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. (not really a fan but he wanted his pic with me) © Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons, 2009 to 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So there.

2 thoughts on “The Hugging Pandemic

  1. Asians don’t hug! I go to Japanese American Methodist Church. I dropped out for a while and when I returned I was so excited to see all the people I grew up with and the back then young grownups now elderly I started giving out hugs. At first everybody was like a stick. Now most people are either resigned to getting hugs for me or have grown to kind of like them👘🤔. Anyway now they all hug back😏

  2. Haha. Thx for the comment! Our Brazilian students are the polar opposite of Japanese and will dole out hugs on first meeting, as opposed to a handshake! Very disconcerting to we prickly Japanese. Don’t remember EVER hugging my father, and I won’t start now as he’s 93 and that could actually kill him. My Mom, (English ex-pat) hugs and we endure it.

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