Food and Art

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“Interior Art” Cedar Park, 2020

Mariko and I went to the soft-opening of a friend’s new East Side King restaurant (nearby our house, yay!), and the interior art was done by another friend, Peelander Yellow. Lots of creativity in the taste and visual senses. Fun!

Out With the Old, in With the New

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“Old Mug” Cedar Park, 2019

I bought a new coffee mug, which meant I need to retire an old one. I’ve had the Starbucks Osaka mug for about 20 years but it’s time to let it go. I’m a little sad, but the color is fading and I’ve actually never been too fond of the design.

My new coffee mug, though, has a design that I absolutely love! It’s a stainless steel/enamel mug and has a nice lid, so it will keep my coffee warm longer. Unfortunately it cannot be put in the microwave. But I think it’s great. Definitely sparks joy. 😊

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“New Mug” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!


Late Spring / 晩春 (1949)

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“Late Spring” Cedar Park, 2019

This afternoon I watched “Late Spring / 晩春”, the 1949 masterpiece directed by Yasujirō Ozu. It was excellent! I found the simple story line completely engrossing. It’s so completely different from today’s cinema, and I felt like I was watching something… pure. I don’t know how to describe it, but perhaps it was just straightforward with no gimmicks. Very refreshing. It’s time-travel back to a different era. Highly recommended!

Whisky Treat

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“Whisky Treat” Cedar Park, 2019

One of our house-guests brought me a birthday gift from the UK, which we opened tonight. It is delicious!! I absolutely love Scotch, so I’m going to try to savor this as long as possible. It will be difficult though… 😆