Snapshot

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Buddha and Cats” Cedar Park, 2019

Today’s photo is one of those “11:59” snapshots. I’ve been taking daily photos (started as a 365 project years ago) and sometimes, I haven’t taken a photo until the day is almost over. So, the last minute photo is an “11:59” photo. 😄 In our home office, we have a few figurines on the shelf next to some framed photos.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Saturday Cooking, Drawing, Reading, and a Movie

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/8, 1/5 sec, ISO800
“Watches” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today was a relaxing Saturday for me. I didn’t spend it napping, though… I actually did a few fun things all at home indoors, so I kept myself somewhat busy.

For the cooking part, I made tortilla chips for the first time ever. They weren’t completely made from scratch, but I made them from a big package of corn tortillas in the freezer. I’ve found corn tortillas are pretty much useless for tacos after defrosting from the freezer and only somewhat salvageable for enchiladas. However, they are great for making chips! Basically, I cut each tortilla into six pizza slices, then deep-fried them in a skillet. It took a while to get through the bag of 36 tortillas, but now we have a decent bag of chips to use for salsa or nachos, and they taste excellent!

For the drawing part of the afternoon, I finished a profile portrait on my iPad. Profiles are a real challenge for me, but I am pleased with the final result:

“Saturday Sketch” Cedar Park, 2019

I also finished a book in record time. I had seen the movie Crazy Rich Asians last year, but just this week I borrowed the Crazy Rich Asians eBook from our library and plowed through it in three days. It was a fun read! The book is even better than the movie, which I also enjoyed. I am looking forward to the rest of the trilogy, which I have on hold at the library.

And finally, I watched the Japanese movie Kids on the Slope 坂道のアポロン. It was pretty good! I loved the setting of Japan in the 60’s.

So that was my Saturday.

I hope you also had a nice one!

またね~

p.s. Today’s photo is just of the items on my desk next to the monitor. It’s not very exciting or interesting, but I think it’s okay to document the mundane things in life. When I think back to our old house or even our apartments in Japan, I wish I had more of these simple images.

Wordless Wednesday

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/60 sec, ISO1000
“Watch Holder” Cedar Park, 2019

⌚🖐️

Black and White Rum

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/60 sec, ISO4000
“Black and White Rum” Cedar Park, 2019

Black and white rum? No, the rum is a golden amber, but the photo is black and white. 😄 Cheers!

Sunset Snapshot

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/150 sec, ISO200
“Sunset” Cedar Park, 2019