I paticipated in the Poo Garden project again. I was surprised to see the great progress from last time, because it got wall and plants which didn't exsit last time. I nailed roof today. It was fun.
Nyankichi : you really like those kinda thing...
Frog : you guys should thank for the U.S having huge place so that you can make this garden.
Food additives is not good for cats and dogs as well as for human.
Yuki : I heard cheap cat foods could be dangerous.
Nyankichi : I know.. I don't want to..
To reduce the cost price, some pet's food companies use cheap meat which is for example dead animal meat. To make it last long, some pet's food companies add several food additives.
Yuki : I don't want to feed cats&dogs a food-can which says human shouldn't eat it.
Frog : It could cause cancer and renal insufficiency.
I changed Hamukichi's white paper bedding to brown one. Hamukichi totally camouflages, I couldn't find where he is.
Nyankichi : Does he escape again??
so I called his name
Yuki : HAMUKICHI~
then he showed his face up. I have to see hamukichi's face everyday to make sure if he is safety there and doing good.
Frog : I thought he escaped again.
Yuki : agree...
I am thinking about the next greeting card's design for sfwalkingbeans. I had this idea while I thought about cat and dog. Although this is very rough, It's fun to think about this kind of idea.
When I cooked napa, I didn't throw the core away and put it in water.
Surprisengly, it started to grow very well! and finally it got flower :D It's a small yello flower and very pretty.
Time flies. I woke up with full of energy but next moment when i notice it's already night and very sleepy. I want to have brain/body which doesn't require sleeping....
The bus I took today was very crowded. Since busses in San Francisco shake a lot, I need to hold something to stand, but the place I stand has nothing to hold. So I tried to not fall down and imagined as if I was doing surfing. Soon after the bus started to drive, a men next to me noticed that I was having hard time to stand, and he slided the rope and place it in front of me. It was very helpful. Thank you very much!!
I found interesting hermit crab. He(or she? let's say it's he!) had a shell with funny face. I guess he could wear happy birthday shell when someone has birthday.
Yuki : I wonder if the appearance of shell could effect hispopularity.
Frog & Nyankichi sensei : (talking to hermit crab) Your life is not easy too....
Frog: what's this?
Yuki My imaginary bird that I want to see somewhere around here.
Nyankichi sensei : He is a little bit chubby.
Dried anchovy is good for making Miso Soup base. I usually cut off their head and internal organs, and put the rest of part in a bottle of water. Then put the bottle to refrigerator and leave it one night. You will have good miso soup base.
It's nice to share the time for cutting anchovy's head and eat with your family and friend. hahaha.
My illustration is on boomerang! It in Canon Creative Park. You can downlad the image and how to make boomran instruction on the website below. Enjoy!
●Canon Creative park (English)
I went to a project called 'Poo Garden' today. What is the Poo Garden? see http://www.metagarten.de/.
We were trying to make a prototype of composting toilet. Today three people and two dogs were working so hard to make the one. One project member brought worms, and other drilled a lot and I collected dried leafs and so on. It was a fun project, let's see how it goes!
If there are an monster (or hobgoblin?) to eats dirt(and composed garbage) and makes dirt, it would be like this.
Monster : I am a very good friend of worms♥
Frog : Oh my!
Nyankichi sensei : (is checking compost garbage can) maybe she is in here too...
After deciding to sleep, It took about 1 hour until acutually go to bed.
(1) Brush teeth.
(2) Take shower.
(3) Dry my hair.
(4) Set my alarm clock.
(5) Suddenly remember that I didn't feed Hamukichi & Uwokichi, and I feed them.
(6) Turn the light off.
(7) Finally go to bed.
Have a good night!
Most of eggs has oval shape, but there are some eggs has kinda pointed top.
Yuki : I think a hen put too much power when she deliver egg.
Nyankichi sensei : ....o..ok..
Frog : I am hungry. let's just eat it!
Japanese people in the old days ( maybe about 900 years ago) are amazing to create interesting gods, called Tusukumogami. Thye are the gods that dwell in the old tools. They lives for example... pot, prayer beads, geta (wooden flip flap) and so on.
Yuki : if people see those gods, they wouldn't through things away...
Frog : Yea
Nyankichi sensei : wowow it's interesting!
Next month will be 1 year after the 311 earthquake.
Yuki : wow...time flies.
Nyankichisensei : Since we are not in Japan, we feel like time flies. But there are the people in Japan who don't feel that way.
When I went back to Japan last month, I was surprised to see newspaper has radiation map and to hear my cell phone rang when earth quake will come. I feel many things have changed after 311. Although human can not avoid to have earthquake, but human can avoids not to have radiation....
Frog : hope Japanese government can set nuclear plant down before another big earthquake come..
I had three appointments today and run out of my energy.
Yuki : But today was good day.
see you tomorrow~
I had a video shooting today in downtown San Francisco with Jimdo( http://www.jimdo.com ) crew from Germany! After the shooting, we all had a lunch together. We ordered salads, but it came with huge bowls as basketball!! Not only me, but also the Jimdo video crew are also surprised the salad's size.
Frog : I didn't expect German people are also surprised at super sized salad~.
It was fun lunch and shooting! The video we shoot today is going to be on air probably around summer.
Please check it out!
It is said when things get older, there are gods called Tsukumogami( see wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukumogami) start to live in the old things.
Yuki : Hello ~~!!
Tukumogamis : hello~!
Because of them, I tend to have hard time to through old things away. I feel like the god are yelling at me 'hey! don't put me into the garbage box! If you fix this, you can use this again. Don't throw!!'
Yuki : Are there any good idea to not to have this bad feeling?
Nyankichi sensei : I think there are!
to be continued.
The old days in Japan, people sew their jeans when it had a hole and wear it again. People also made floor cloth out of used towels, and people trimmed wooden cutting mat when it got older and use it again. I think it's very good behavior in terms of recycling products. I don't see those things nowadays though.
(garbage story will be continued)
(this is continuation from yesterday's topic)
When I think about the environmental issue, which is increasing the amount of garbage, it's hard to buy stuffs.
Yuki : This T-shirt will became garbage after several years......(so I shouldn't have this..)
Frog : ....well....if you see something you want to have, you would forgot about the issue pretty quick.
Yuki : hmm.. it might be a problem that the prices are getting cheaper than prices of the old days. People can buy stuff very easily.
There are several kinds of garbage we named, like food waste, recycle, trash etc etc.
Food waste are always smells bad, but I think most of the garbage except food waste are bad for environment.
Yuki : because most of garbages take a loooooooooooooot of time to become dirt.
Nyankichi sensei : but we do have recycle garbage too~!!!
Frog : what happened to you guys….
Although I said that I am going to write about enviromental issue, I would like to introduce the mop dog that I saw on the street today.
The dog was like very big black mop I have never seen before. I couldn't tell where is his head, where is his regs, where is his hands and where is his hip. He was just like big black mop. (the dog might be 'she', by the way) very interesting.
When I was child, I always made a lot of wishes at a temple. I only paid 5 yen though...
- Hope my pet will be healthy and have good baby.
- Hope I can do sakaagari (common excersise by using horizontal bar)
- Hope I can collect all Dora-emon comics
- Hope my room become bigger
- Hope I can fly in my dream
- Hope the earth's ozone layer won't broken any more.
Kid Yuki always thought about the environmental issue at the end of my wishes. Now, a few decade past from the time......., the ozone layer problem are getting worse and worse.
Yuki : .....hmmmm it's so sad to see the news...
Frog : I didn't know you were worry about the ozone layer since you were child.
Nyankichi sensei : Blog are going to think about environmental issue for this week.
Sweets I want to have this two days so bad is... daifuku & green tea. (If you don't know daifuku see wikipedia. )
daifuku : Oh, it seems like we are very popular now!
green tea : That's good!
Yuki : I want to relax with having daifuku and green tea...
Frog : How about rice cracker? I have one.
Nyankichi sensei : Ok ok, let's buy it tomorrow, so for now you can have banana...