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?)


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!

El Arroyo Yard Sign

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/350 sec, ISO100
“Yard Sign” Cedar Park, 2020

El Arroyo is a Tex-Mex Restaurant here in Austin, and they are famous for the funny messages they put on their sign. It’s the first time I’ve seen one of their yard signs in action, though! Pretty cool, although I know who I’m voting for, and it’s not a refrigerator. 😄

I hope you had a nice day!

From the Sea

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/20 sec, ISO521
“Oyster” Cedar Park, 2020

Mariko had a couple of friends over to celebrate a birthday (socially-distanced outside on the deck), and one of the goodies on the menu were delicious oysters! Topped with ikura, tobiko, wasabi, and a dash of ponzu, it was excellent.

Somewhat related, here’s a photo I took of another sea-creature, also deceased:

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1200 sec, ISO100
“Mermaid” Cedar Park, 2020

I hope you had a good day! 😆