Winter Gardening – My Favorite

On May 29, 2011, in Gardening, More,

They say Memorial Day is start of summer. It’s definitely summer because I am thinking of winter gardening. I like winter gardening: There are no mosquitoes, no sweat. Air is dry and crisp. I like to change design of our yards every year, imaging the look in spring. I move borders of flower beds, change […]

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Drift Ice – Shiretoko, Hokkaido

On May 26, 2011, in More, Nature,

When summer approaches here, I feel like watching drift ice. It must be like shaving ice for mind. I found a beautiful drift ice video with perfectly soothing BGM, my husband’s kind. The poster’s comment was it was taken on a cold day after stormy cold front passed, drift ice reached the shore that day. […]

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Cats – Nail Clipping

On May 24, 2011, in Cats, More,

I watched cats having nail clipping on YouTube and the owner was using nail clipper for humans. First two cats did not run way. Actually they looked happy after finished. Third one run away. I talked to my husband; we should trim nails of our cat. He said he wouldn’t dare to try it and […]

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alan – Tibetan-Chinese Singer, Active in Japan

On May 22, 2011, in Music, Others,

I first watched her video, singing “Kuon no Kawa” – theme song for movie “Red Cliff” II. I liked her singing. She was beautiful too. Later I watched a couple of other videos and wondered if her management people were trying to make her another cute J-Pop idol singer. But today I found videos of […]

Garlics – My First Ever

On May 22, 2011, in Gardening, More,

They are my first garlics I have been growing. The leaves started laying down. So I thought it may be time to dig them up. Aren’t they a little small? Possible reasons: 1. Lack of nutrition – My brother said I had to give them. I didn’t. 2. Species – I planted cloves of small cheap […]

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Hydrangea – A Big Flower, Finally!

On May 21, 2011, in Gardening, More,

It seemed never growing. If I planted it, the hydrangea would have been moved around more than a couple of times for testing. It is in the wrong place, with ground full of roots from nearby big shrubs with little sun. It’s been several years since my husband planted a tiny hydrangea he grew from […]

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Arashi – Satoshi Ohno – Solo Videos “This video has been removed by the user.”

On May 20, 2011, in Music, Others,

I posted about his solo performance a few days ago with 5 video links on YouTube. Last night, I noticed 4 of 5 links were removed by user since then. It’s kind of strange coincidence as I had been watching them for some time. If it is a copyright problem, I am sorry that we […]

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Arashi – Popular Japanese Idol Pop Group – “Teach Class” at Tokyo Dome

On May 19, 2011, in Music, Others,

I should say over the top “most popular” Japanese idol group in last couple of years for all generations. I think they are perfect brothers, sons, grand children in peaceful time. I was wondering what they would do after the quake and nuclear disaster. The mood in Japan has completely changed since. They anounced yesterday […]

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Space Battleship Yamato – Anime Music

On May 17, 2011, in Music, Others, Uncategorized,

Music of the first video is so fitting to current Japan. I think I will watch the anime. 序曲 大いなる愛 想人 : Overture – “Oinaru Ai” and “Omoide”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX5OKPSISI8 宇宙戦艦ヤマト より イスカンダル: Planet Iscandar : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsKKF-6wMQ ヤマトより愛をこめて 沢田 研二: From Yamato with love – by Kenji Sawada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yswV-vb8wMQ Space Battleship Yamato – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato

Basil

On May 17, 2011, in Gardening, More,

In last December, I think, I sprinkled one entire package of basil seeds in a small pot and kept it inside during winter. My husband commented I could not grow seeds like that. In spring, the basil got really crowded together in the small pot. After transplanted several times, now they are growing, too many of […]

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