In the Zone

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“In the Zone” Cedar Park, 2022

With or without clothes, the basket is her place. 😆

Cat Stand

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Cat Stand” March, 2022

I picked up a new book from the library and set it down on my desk. Within seconds, Yuzu was testing it out as a perch. Cats!

Tomie and Sophie

“Tomie and Sophie” Cedar Park, 2022

Today I went for a quick ride around the neighborhood with Sophie, my 1972 Peugeot UJ-10 bicycle. I happened to be wearing my newly-acquired Tomie joggers that I found at TJ Maxx over the holidays. It was such a random find that I had to buy it (only $12). It really scares Mariko.😆

Give the video a watch if you have a few minutes!

Chuto Hanpa TP

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 25.4mm, f/3.2, 1/50 sec, ISO800
“中途 半端” Cedar Park, 2021

“Chuto Hanpa” (中途 半端) is a Japanese phrase which means “doing something halfway”, in other words, starting something but not finishing it or leaving it incomplete.

In my house, I’m able to take the photo above often as it seems that no one besides me is willing to put the toilet paper roll on the holder. And I always think, “Chuto Hanpa” and chuckle to myself before putting the roll in the holder.

Besides that task, I’m also the “lights-turner-offer” and “cabinet-door-closer”. I used to get annoyed and complain but now I find it funny and satisfying to do this little bit of tidying up. (can turning off lights be considered tidying up?)


Ghibli Food

I know the general consensus is that the food in Ghibli movies looks amazingly delicious, but I’m going to have to say that it never seems appetizing to me. It always just looks flat and blah and I always think what a missed opportunity it was. It’s a shame that I cannot feel enthusiastic about the food, but I guess it’s just a psychological mismatch I will have to bear. I’m happy (and a bit jealous) for everyone who can get excited about it, though.

Anyways, I do follow illustrator Nabatame Kazutaka, whose food looks absolutely delicious to me. Just look at this curry and this shumai bento box! おいしそう!