Broken Coffee Filter Holder

"Band-aid" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Band-aid” Cedar Park, 2017


For a while now, our ceramic coffee filter holder has had a crack in its base, but I thought it was just a surface crack, and not something that would affect its strength. But the other day, it just gave up and broke. 😞

Well, we haven’t gotten a new one, and I’m debating on whether or not to attempt a fix on this filter holder, so in the meantime, I’ve been using a pair of chopsticks to aid in the coffee duties every morning. It’s working out well! I have time to ponder a permanent solution. A fun challenge, actually! 😄

I hope you had a good day!


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Cupcake Bar

"Cupcake Bar" Austin, 2017
Photo info: Motorola Moto G (4), 3.64mm, f/2, 1/30 sec, ISO100
“Cupcake Bar” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This afternoon at work, we had cupcakes brought in. But not just any ordinary cupcakes, but an actual cupcake bar! There were three cakes to choose from (chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet), two types of filling (chocolate or vanilla), and three types of icing (chocolate, vanilla buttercream, or strawberry). In addition, there was a big assortment of toppings, and even an edible glitter-spray. So fancy! What a nice treat for a Thursday afternoon. 🙂 I went back for seconds. 😆

I hope your day involved some sweet treats as well! 🍰


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ひよっこ Opening

One thing I love about the new asadora ひよっこ is the opening sequence. Along with the 60’s-style pop song, there are really cool miniature toys and scenery with the feeling of the era. But the really neat thing is, the scenery is made up of everyday objects from the 60’s. For instance, the people watching the olympic torch sit on typewriters instead of bleachers, there is a person fishing over a waterfall that is actually a washing machine, and so on. When I first saw the opening, I thought that it reminded me of one of my favorite Instagrammers, Tanaka Tatsuya… I wondered, did NHK get the idea from him? Well, according to his Instagram page, Tanaka is the creator of the opening sequence! How cool is that?!

Anyways, be sure to check out his Instagram and Miniature Calendar site. The scenes are so clever and fun.

I hope you had a wonderful day!


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Lights Out

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO500
“Lights Out” Cedar Park, 2017


Today’s photo is of a light bulb that I took to the hardware store so I could find the correct size replacement. We have a string of lights in our living room, but over half of the bulbs have burnt out. 😞

It turns out that replacement bulbs of the same size are almost impossible to find… I searched in the store and online but was unsuccessful in locating one. But I think even if I find the right bulb, it would be cheaper to just buy a whole new string of lights than 8 replacement bulbs! Just like how it is cheaper to buy a new inkjet printer than it is to buy a set of replacement ink. (I’m not sure if that is true anymore, actually)

Oh well.

I hope you had a nice Tuesday!


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