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little thoughts.

枯渇

私、今まで

素直じゃない部分とか、

人を尊敬することに対して

けちな部分が沢山あって、

この人凄いなあ、って思えることがあんまり無かったんだけど。

…というか、思わないようにしてた?

変にプライドが高かったり、

おごってる部分が、正直自分にはあるから。

でも最近は、もったいながらずに

この人、凄い。

って、前よりも素直に思えるようになった。

思えるようになったのか、

「凄い人」と話せるチャンスがただ単に以前よりも増えているのか。

どっち?

どっちも。

そう、どっちも。

愛情と一緒で、尊敬の念って

沢山注いだから枯渇することはないんだ。

むしろ、きっと尊敬の念を素直に注いだ分だけ

自分の理想とするもの、

目指す場所も

レベルアップするんだ。

だから、

もっと沢山尊敬できる人に出会おう。

そんな風に本気で思う、今日この頃。

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出会いは、

必然的。

出会ったのは、

必要だったから。

出会った時こそ、

ベストタイミング。

今日、心に響いた大切な言葉。

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yes, I will

This world won’t give you

so go get it yourself.

What are you waiting for?

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I knew what I wanted but

I used to not know how to get it.

Now, I know what I want

and I know how to get it.

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I am going to make this happen.

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dear somebody special

As long as smiles exist

I got back from Ishinomaki-shi
earlier tonight.

I can’t write everything
that I am feeling now but
I am very very glad I went.

I don’t know what
I was able to do for the people there,
and whatever it was that I did,
I know it’s not as direct as
shoveling out mud from the houses or
building a temporary shelters.

But, I did get to meet people directly and
was able to see people smiling
and heard people telling me to come back again
to see them again.

I heard people telling me that
they don’t know what to do
but I never ever heard people
saying

`I give up.`

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So many people with warm heart.
So many people with great smile.
It may take a while but
I know you can do it.

We can do it.

If you are interested in
the volunteer activity I participated,
here is the link.

http://road-nf.typepad.jp/michi/

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dear somebody special

off I go…

From tomorrow until the 19th,

I will be in Ishinomaki-shi.

I’m going to go

to keep my promise.

The promise I made to myself

when that earthquake happened.

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dear somebody special

With love…

It’s been a long long time since
the last time I spent my birthday
with my family.

Birthday isn’t as special as it used to be
when I was little.

It is still, a day that reminds me
how fortunate I am
to have so many wonderful people
in my life.
…and it makes me want to be the same
for others as well.

I want to be a person who brings
joy and happiness to your life,
just like you do to my life.

My dad is still in Shanghai so he couldn’t have
the birthday meal with us but
he sent me a message saying:

Go ahead, challenge as much as you can!
…but please be moderate and
don’t shock mom too much!

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Thank you for all the birthday wishes.
All your warm wishes
nourish my heart
and lead me to become a better and a warmer person.

So once again,
thank you so so much.

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dear somebody special

the wind tells

It’s been a week since the last time

I updated my blog,

I guess I have been quite busy?

I guess so.

I’ve been thinking about many things lately

but I am feeling pretty positive.

I feel like I can do it.

Do what?

I don’t know yet

but I just feel like I can do IT.

Happy mother’s day, mom.

Love you always.

For the mother’s day dinner,

of course we took her out to our

favorite restaurant, Capriccio.

Mmmmhmmm..

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hamburger challenge

Here comes my favorite month of the year.

Here comes the day

I have been waiting for too….

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At 9:30 AM,

my sister Akiko and I left home

to walk to Shibuya,

which is about 2.5H walk.

(After the long long walk,

hawaiian hamburger awaits us!)

By the way, for some reasons,

when Akiko and I plan to do something,

the mother nature likes to test our strength,

so it seems.

(…like the blizzard in NY.)

Today, as we were walking,

we constantly had to fight against

ridiculous wind

but we managed to walk all the way to Shibuya

and then went to KUA AINA

and had a huge burger and fries.

It was rather embarrassing walking around Shibuya

with messy hair (from the wind),

parka and sweatpants

but oh well,

who cares.

Akiko had errands to run in the area

so she couldn’t walk back with me

but I decided to do it alone.

Did I give up half way?

No way.

I made it.

 About 12 miles walk and

now my legs are sore but I am satisfied.

Where should be our next destination?