The Image of a Person is Made: It’s an Illusion ★人のイメージはつくられたもの

Have you mad e a quick judgement on a person?  I have seen and experienced many people do that.  Because of the voice of the person, the particular style of cloth they were, or even based on whatever they like to eat, some people tend to determine who they might be depending on how they…

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Living as who I am 私らしく生きる

Who do I want to be? Who am I? (日本語は英語の後にありますよ)Do I really know?  The other day, someone I know briefly defined me. The definition did not match with mine, but my intention is not to complain about it. I appreciate other’s thoughts and different ways of knowing, and yet I also know that a decision…

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How do I listen to time? 時間と相談?

日本語は英語の後にありますよ💕 I hear this phrase, “I don’t have time for it” But, really … Do humans make time or time comes to them? When does time run out and how do humans determine the moment? Can I create a segment of time like that really? After all, what is time indeed? Time flies! I think…

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Why not teach ‘how to’? なぜ作り方を教えないか

Some people ask me if I teach ‘how to’ cook. My answer is no. So then, why not?  As one of the many concepts I contemplate during the making process, I am interested in cultivating imagination by being creative through artistic engagement. I find that a process of cooking similar to art making process. There…

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Making Public Place 公共の場のつくる

The warm summer breeze touched my cheek. I checked the weather forecast, which informed me of the early heat wave! It looked like the rain was on its way after the short snip of summer weather. I could not help myself to plan a spontaneous camping trip. This instant decision required some schedule adjustments. I…

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Captivate as Showing 「見せる」より「魅せる」

I haven’t been here for a while – I was busy, but also my writing angels decided not to linger in my head. I only write when my writing angels stay by my side. I almost feel like they just appear out of nowhere and tells me what to write. Once I am in a…

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Be nice to Self 自分を大切にするとは?

Be nice to Self. What does that mean? 日本語は英語の下にありますよ。 Do whatever I want to do? Get whatever I wish to obtain? To spoil self? Be nice to myself means, to me, to embrace the whole self in the most positive way.  “How come I make such a silly mistake!?”  I used to blame myself. “Why am…

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What might ‘living’ mean? 生きているという意味とは?

How many of you have thought of what might ‘living’ mean? Does living simply to continue to be alive or ….. Looking at the flowers through the viewfinder of my camera, I though of this beautiful life. To me, these flowers are still alive as fallen flowers, but not dead because they fell. Death to…

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Recipe? Does it really work? レシピ通りになる?

日本語は英語の下にありますよ〜🌸 “You recipe didn’t work, you know,” said a confused face. “Of course, it doesn’t!” said my silent voice in my heart. Instead, I smiled and said, “That’s too bad… I am sorry about that” 😅 Recipe Video: click here I believe in sharing anything. Sharing means giving. I believe in giving means to offer…

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Cherry blossoms bring ‘cheeries’ 桜は、咲く「羅」

日本語は英語の後にあります。 Cherry blossoms returned again. Every spring, while I forget what I did last year, cherry blossoms listen to the wind, the temperature, their body, and perhaps humans’ expectation? …. maybe. I am not sure, but I would like to believe so.  When I moved to this land wherein I currently live, the Pacific West…

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