Funny Disappointment

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/3.6, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Veggies To-Go” Cedar Park, 2023

When Mariko goes out to eat with her friends, I look forward to the leftovers that get brought home. They are usually delicious. But today she returned with a small box of raw veggies. I had to laugh.

But they were actually pretty good. I not fond of raw radishes, but these were actually pretty good. 🙂

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?)

またね~

Sushi Chef

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/2.5, 1/40 sec, ISO6400
“Sushi Chef” Cedar Park, 2020

We have this fun box with scratching pad inside, but what makes it fun for us humans is that it is printed with sushi restaurant-themed graphics and cutouts for the cats to look out of. I finally got Yuzu to pose for this nice photo. Too cute!