Alison Lester

Alison Lester, mother of two, is a corporate communication coach and improvisational comedian living in Singapore. She has also lived in Beijing, Taipei, and Tokyo, where she worked as a freelance magazine writer and editor, and did voices for radio and television. A book of her stories has recently been accepted by Monsoon Books in Singapore.

Locked Out

It was by far the hottest summer in the three years we’d been in Tokyo. I couldn’t go out without feeling unequal to the challenge of getting back home. Even when I put the air conditioning on in the apartment,…