Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Delivery a la SF

Nothing gets me going better than a package delivery from a distant friend. Go ahead and debate me on this.

This time, my soul sister E in San Fran got me a belated birthday present.

Amazon Kindle!!

Is this the greatest or what? Until E told me via e-mail a while back about this, I didn't even know what this was. After a bit of internet surfing, I was in love, and could hardly wait for its arrival.

I have been meaning to get back on reading this year, so this is a great start. Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much, E! You've literally "kindled" my heart and soul!

Until next time,


Sunday, April 24, 2011

In Full Bloom

Went to Takato after work on Sunday to see the blossoms on cherry trees.

The sun was setting and it rained a bit, but the view was breath-taking.

Thank you, T, for taking me out!

Until next time,


Monday, April 11, 2011

List of 10 -What I Think Is Under-rated

1) pin-heels at work places in Japan
2) newspapers
3) karma
4) Japan-made toilets
5) vegetarianism
6) the art of sending holiday greeting cards
7) a white tee and jeans on men
8) reading books
9) libraries
10) public transportation

In no particular order.

Until next time,


Friday, April 1, 2011

31st Birthday

Two weeks after the horrid earthquake that devastated Japan, I turned 31. And I was more thankful for that day than I ever was.

It is easy to fear and worry. We are weak, and we fret at every chance we get. But that's when we need to stay brave the most. Be thankful for everything. Appreciate what is usually taken for granted. Words of kindness. Smiles. Food. Water. Heat. Home. Bed. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. Girlfriend.

My birthday this year highlighted all of that. And I cannot begin to describe how much I love everything that makes my life what it is. No earthquake or tsunami can take them away from me. And I thank all my friends who took the time to celebrate my birthday while the country is in such a turmoil. Thank you all, with all my heart!

Until next time,