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 I have to share some beautiful pictures of the cherry blossoms....It was absolutely amazing to see in person. I can cross it off of the list of things I thought I'd never be able to experience.  Kai and I had a picnic under the cherry blossoms too with our dog. It was romantic and a lot of fun.

I leave you with a delicious panda nikuman! Hope you enjoyed a small peek into Japanese springtime!
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I've been keeping fairly busy this past month...I'm going to be opening my own Etsy store for my needle felted critters! These are all of my original designs based off of my drawings. I'm very happy with how they have all turned out. Still trying to think of some appropriate prices considering how long they take me to create.

Unless you all live under a rock, I'm sure you are aware of the horrible earthquake and tsunami that has greatly affected Japan. Luckily, I am located in Tokyo and I was not scheduled to stay in northern Japan until much later this spring. The town I was going to be staying in was damaged by the affects of the earthquake, so I'm going to wait to see if I can still go. If not, I'll just be staying in Tokyo after all. An excuse to go out to the countryside would be nice though...Tokyo is doing just fine. It feels like life is normal for the most part.

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 Sometimes I feel the need to share my love of  living in Japan...
Here are a few recent things I've enjoyed or experienced as of late.

My friend Miki taught me how to needle-felt little I'm thinking of opening an Etsy shop soon!

Constantly grabbing inspiration from cute Japanese stores and houses...

Enjoying good food and trying new things...

Winning cute prizes in Akihabara...My apartment is cluttered with cuteness.
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 [personal profile] backerbse tagged me, so I decided to respond.

Whoever else would like to do it, feel free.

1. Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up:
Miruku, who is sleeping soundly in my lap.
Glass of soda.
Scribble pad.
Empty hangers.

2. How do you style your hair?
I wear it up almost all of the time...pigtails, ponytail, high bun, and low bun.

3. What are you wearing now?
White 3/4 sleeve top, skinny jeans, and white socks.

4. What's your occupation?
Jack of all trades...I occasionally teach English, model Japanese fashions, and sell a little bit of art.

5. What do you hear right now?
Twin Peaks and the sound of the heater...also, the dog is snoring.

6. Who was the last person you hugged?
My husband this morning.

7. What fictional world/universe would you like to live in?
I'd love to live in the world of Harry Potter...I'm such a dweeb.

8. If you could learn a musical instrument instantly, what would it be?
I would play the violin.

9. Which name of your sims would you choose for your own child?
I love the names Penelope and Wendy.

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Something classy like Rosemary or Bonnie.

11. What was the last thing that you bought?
Groceries...  :p

12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I haven't been to New Zealand yet...

13. What things would you like to see happen in the next 5 years? (advancements etc.)
A job I actually want, bigger apartment in Tokyo, improve my Japanese, visit the states, have children.

14. What language would you like to speak?
I want to speak Japanese fluently...I absolutely NEED to in order to communicate.

15. What does your username mean?
Currants are yummy in jam and I love potpies. Kinda self explanatory.

16. Which book are you reading at the moment?
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.

17. The last movie you've seen?

18. What is your favorite TV show at the moment?
Twin Peaks.

19. Favorite animal?
Cats, dogs, rabbits

20. If you had the ability to travel in time, where would you go?
I'd travel back to the 1920's..I love the era of flappers!


Sep. 24th, 2010 05:27 pm
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My husband and I adopted a dog! :D

She's a 13 month old maltese and her name is Miruku (mee-roo-kuu) which means "milk" in Japanese.

Her original owner could no longer care for her. It was a very stressful environment with two large dogs whom were sick. Hopefully she receives enough attention from us.

One interesting fact...She only understands Japanese commands.

Just some random dog commands in Japanese you might find interesting...

Osuwari - "Sit!"
Jampu - "Jump!"
Dame - "No or Don't"
Iiko - "Good dog"
Oide - "Come"
Mite - "Look"
Booru wa - "Where's the ball?"
Totte koi - "Go get it!"
Ote - "Shake paw"
Mate - "Stay!"
Onegai wa - "Beg for it?"


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