Gotta Play Catchup

"Cat vs. Converse" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/500 sec, ISO12800
“Cat vs. Converse” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!Hello, how’s it going?

Well, I’m back at home (arrived this morning at 1 AM) and back in the swing of things. That means I am back to work and also I have a few days of just myself and my three girlfriends. In the photo above, you can see one of them playing with my shoe. I think the shoe will be okay – Converse hold up pretty well against cat claws… so far at least! 😾

It’s funny, but I’ve only been gone a week and the kittens have grown so much! They look like small cats, not kittens anymore. 😵

While I was on vacation for the past week, I didn’t have time to keep up with my daily blog posts. Most of the days when I returned to my cabin on the ship or to the bed at our guest house, I was too tired from drinking and partying with the family. 🎉🍹 However, I did take plenty of photos. 📷 Now I need to go back and write those posts, which I will back-date.

I’m not sure how they will appear in rss feeds, but at least they will be ordered correctly here on my blog. But, just so you know, the blog posts from July 24-31, 2016 will be back-dated. 📆

I hope you had a nice Monday… at least as nice as Mondays can be. 😜

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

My Fasting Experience

"On Her Perch" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/110 sec, ISO200
“On Her Perch” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

These past couple weeks, I’ve been water-fasting quite a bit, with a 72-hour fast and a couple of 48-hour fasts. The rest of the days I just ate at dinner time. It’s been a great experience, and I feel a lot healthier! 😃

One of the main benefits for me is that I get a nice sense of control and self-confidence over food. The food industry is so powerful and influential, and they want us to eat more and more, so it’s been great to regain control and realize that I don’t have to eat as much as they tell me to. And I’m not going to die if I skip a meal!

It’s funny, but for as long as most of us have lived, we’ve been told to eat three meals a day (and then several small meals a day), that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, etc… but really, where did these rules come from? It’s been so ingrained in our culture that you need to eat eat eat. So if you mention that you are fasting, people are appalled and can’t understand. The belief is that it is so unhealthy, but where did that information come from? ❓

People have been fasting forever, and some of our wisest people recommended fasting for health. It’s really quite fascinating!

The first time I fasted, it was difficult, but once I broke through and completed a 36-hour fast, it became much easier to fast whenever I wanted. The sense of empowerment is incredible.

Anyways, enough about that. There’s so much more I want to say, but I’ll save it for another time. Please check it out all the information on water-fasting if you are interested!

Tonight’s photo is of Yuzu, our calico cat. Both cats love to jump up to the exercise bike’s handlebars and hang out there. It reminds me of a jungle cat, relaxing in the tree. What do you think?

I hope you had a nice weekend!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

Naughty Again

"Slipper Thieves" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/60 sec, ISO800
“Slipper Thieves” Cedar Park, 2016

Hello!

Today’s photo is of the two little monsters caught doing what they do, which is being naughty. 😄 We keep our guest slippers in a basket by the front door, and today they decided that the slippers would be fun to play with. It’s so funny that they love to play with footwear! We have a little basket that we put the kids’ clean sock into after the laundry is done, and the kitties have been grabbing a sock here and there, and bringing them downstairs to play with. At the moment, there are about 10 socks on the floor now! Thankfully, they don’t damage them. All-in-all, the kittens are not too bad, but sometimes it can be frustrating… for instance, they accidentally turned on the kitchen faucet, and when I came home from work, the water was running full-blast. 😞 Oh well…

Take care! 🐱

– B Barron Fujimoto

Trying to hide

"Trying to Hide" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO3200
“Trying to Hide” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!Hi, how are you doing?

Tonight’s photo is of one our kittens, trying to hide. I don’t have too much to say about the effectiveness of her technique.

Today went by so quickly… my workday was pretty busy, and before I knew it, it was 4pm. Since I skipped lunch today, 4pm meant I worked 8 hours and 20 minutes. I am still using Toggl religiously, so I know pretty much exactly how much I work, and how much time is spent on each task. It’s a great tool!

Well, I’ll try not to work so much and balance my home life more, which for the next few weeks means spending it with my girlfriends! (2 kittens and our doggie) 🐱🐱🐶 Plus some finned friends. 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠

Take care, and see you tomorrow.

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto