This was back in 2013, which might be the most turbulent year in my life. Maybe for Ksenia too, at least it seemed to be a year of questions and change for both of us. She and her husband had recently got married, and she told me about the difficulty to be accepted by his family. She had studied to become an architect and was in love with Kyoto and its beauty. She wondered if she would pursue her career or be the woman her new family expected her to be, which according to them were two very separate things.