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2021 Photo Journal

Little White Flowers

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2020 Photo Journal

Red and Cream Spider Lillies

Spider lillies growing by the side of the road, you know, as they do.

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2019 Photo Journal

First Week– Done!

Finished my first week of working in Gifu Prefecture.

Tomorrow I have some plans to go to a cherry blossom festival with some coworkers. Then, Monday, I’ll meet some friends to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Somewhere in there I need to remember to do my laundry…

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2019 Photo Journal

Tiny White Flowers

This week has been a difficult one for a wide array of reasons. So, instead of going straight into work this morning, I decided to have a snack outside the train station.

My little break was all of ten minutes, but it helped a bit. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve been feeling especially annoyed and agressive since Tuesday.

That said, tomorrow evening can’t come fast enough. I have plans to play D&D with the guys Sunday and an extra day off on Thursday (National Holiday). I really hope I’m all sorted out by Tueday.

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2019 Photo Journal

The Start of Another Long Week

But this time, I’m feeling vaguely positive. February is almost over and the weather’s getting pretty nice. Here’s to hoping this week’s a good one.

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2018 Photo Journal

An Attempt was Made

Monday, I bought a couple of flowers on my way home from the phone shop. Having a little cash this month, and needing a change, I picked out two chrysanthemums and a cheap bunch of filler leaves. I had an idea of what I wanted, but no actual experience handling flowers.

I only had a rough layout in my mind: the white one would be taller and the leaves in the back would make a W shape.

Once I got home, I took out a vase that I never used, and started cutting. I remembered mom always said to cut the stems on an angle. From there, I arranged the flowers how I wanted them before putting them in the vase.

Big mistake. The neck of the vase was yoo narrow to use everything, so I put the flowers first, then added the greens.

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2018 Photo Journal

Remember to take a breath.


This year has been a bit on the difficult side so far. So far I’ve had a serious lung infection, an allergic reaction to a common antibiotic, injured a tendon in my foot, and have come down with a nasty eye infection this week. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall, but I have to remember to take a breath. It hasn’t been all bad and I’m still living where I want to be, doing a job I don’t hate.

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2018 Photo Journal

Thank Goodness

This week was too dang long. I need some rest, good food, and a soak in some 37゜C lavendar-scented bath water.

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2017 Photo Journal

T-Minus 37.5 Hours


I will be moving out of my apartment in Anjo in about 37.5 hours. In that time, I still need to finish packing, finish cleaning, get the key from the Leopalace office in Nagoya, call the gas company, run a few personal errands, order new furnature,  and try to find a couple of hours of sleep. Wish me luck.

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2017

Tulip Week 04

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Since these were planted in Osaka, does that mean an army of Osaka Grannies came out en mass to set these up?