Aichi SoE Art Challenge: Days 4 & 5

A while back I wrote about an art challenge that I issued to myself when Aichi first put the state of emergency into effect. That challenge was to produce one piece of art for every day I was home under the SoE. However, in that time I only completed five pieces before turning my attention […]

Testing Out the New Camera

Bought a new phone yesterday after using the same one for almost 3 and a half years. So, I decided to take a few test shots in my garden this morning. I think I’ve found the settings I like. There is a pro option, where a lot of things can be manually set. All in […]

Little Red Flowers

After work on Friday, I stopped at the value supermarket close to the school I was stationed at. I meant to only to pick up a few things, but I ended up adding two more plants to my collection, bringing my total up to eight. This pretty plant was in the gardening section next to […]

Our Newest Addition

On the way home from work yesterday, I walked by a flowershop selling pointsettias. They were brilliant colored and available in a small size, so I picked one up. It’s been placed on my dresser for the time being, until I finish cleaning off my living room table. After that, all that will be left […]

Flower Fridays 01

I saw a lot of different types of flowers when I visited California. Most of them I don’t have names for. These flowers were especially beautiful because they reminded me of fire. They were planted not far from our hotel and it was mom that pointed them out. On our last day, we both got […]

More Decorations

At the JR Gate Towers building in Nagoya, the holiday decorations are already starting to be put up.  There are small christmas trees everywhere with pretty flower arrangements nearby. The trees in front of the station are also covered in lights. The big tree in the main hall hasn’t gone up yet, but I guess […]

Tulip Week 01

During my last visit to Osaka, there was a flower festival near where I was to catch my bus home. For 1000 yen, I could see tons of flowers, buy plants, and visit a cute little cafe.

Office Ikebana

Throughout November and half of December, I spent a lot of time warming my desk in the regional office. Since I’m and Emergency Teacher, I am actually considered an employee of the Education department of my company. Since the new year, I’ve been out in the field much more. However I do still work in […]