16 Mar 2017

Mr. Beans

The big mouse always sends me text when he goes back home. He is 'mame-otoko' for good and bad. 'Mame' means beans and 'otoko' means 'man' in Japanese language. So, he is literally Mr. Beans. This 'mame otoko' describes a man who is meticulous, diligent and attentive. Our relationship lasted before we got married, maybe because he was 'mame-otoko'. But if you go too far with it, you would be annoying.

13 Mar 2017

Sewing Project - Seat Pad

There were two seat pads which were discoloured and looked tired. So I sewed the covers. I used sample curtain fabric again, because the shop sometimes offers them at only one pound. I ripped off old fabrics and took out stuffing. And just stuffed them into new covers. I also made covered buttons to join the front and back. The fabric is thicker than before, so it became more secure.

11 Mar 2017

A Meaning Of Life

Why were we born into this world? We are just wondering about the meaning of our lives every day, searching instinctively for partners to leave offspring by, and sometimes struggling to overcome the hardships. We live and eventually die. I have no idea what life is all about, but I believe there is a meaning of each life even if it is shorter than others, even if it is almost forgotten...

It's the 6th anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011. They are still having aftershocks. I can't forget that my mind went blank and I had uncertain fear in those days. Now I re-recognised that we should more enjoy tasting and feeling a little happiness in normal days.

The scars of the Tsunami, Miyagi / as of 13 November 2016

7 Mar 2017


'Rilakkuma' is a popular Japanese fictional character. Its name is a combination 'relax' and 'bear' in Japanese. He is often seen dressed up in a variety of costumes, and as you can see this is as a panda costume. Lovely cuddling bear...