Happy Holidays from snowy NYC!

So sorry for not posting lately....
I have only a few months left ....I am not willing to carry big suitcases to JFK airport moving back to my country. This is really unfair to me, so I am going to take a chance one more time. Please wish me luck.

Thanks SO much for taking the time to visit my blog and all your very kind comments this year. It means a lot to me.

I will be back with a big smile in New Year.

Happy Holidays everyone! xoxo


Coral reef

A beautiful crochet and bead necklace
arrived from Italy last week.
I love red-orange beads which it reminds me of coral reef...

I would love to go to see the ocean....


Corner view /home

There are some pretty snowflakes arrived in my house...
A beautiful holiday card and origami ornament are from lovely Veloca in Argentina!

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Bunny organic onesies and T-shirts are at my store and now
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Boston color

It was warm and wonderful weather,
so I went to Central Park yesterday.
So relaxing...

Hope everyone had a great weekend too!

My trip to Boston was great! People were very friendly and the city was so clean..
I stopped by shop-pod to see lovely Julie. Her store was so pretty and cozy...
I would love to go back there again!


Taking a little break

I am leaving for Boston tomorrow morning.
A short trip...

and after I get back from my trip,

I will complete updating my etsy store!
Bunny bunny bunny....next week!



corner view / cell phone madness

I had a phone call from someone I know,
she wasn't in a good mood and hung up on me in the middle of our conversation. It wasn't nice feeling..

I tried to calm down myself.
Thinking of nice and quite ocean..

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Hope you have a lovely & relaxing weekend, everyone! xo



My mint and rosemary plants are awesome!
I grow them indoor now and they still alive.
Hope they survive the Winter...


Earl Grey

I did a small illustration project for shop-pod store located in Boston. The tea is so delicious! Please stop by their lovely store when you visit Boston!

I met Jennifer at the opening last Saturday.
She is such a lovely person! I had a really great evening!


corner view / water

I just realize...

If there is no water,
I am not able to create any art...

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•• I have been very busy lately,
so I don't have much time to post...
so sorry but I will be back next week for sure!

Have a great week everyone! xoxo



I went to the park last Sunday.
Leaves are in autumn colors...red, yellow and brown..
Fall is such a beautiful season!

Lovely Jennifer will be visiting NYC from LA next month.
I am looking forward to meeting her!

Have a lovely day, everyone! xo


corner view / my dream

This week's corner view is "my dream".

I left Japan 10 years ago without saying anything to my parents.
They didn't know where I left for..I was so immature at the time.

Every encounter has a deeper meaning.
All the people I met were so valuable...even on the internet...

I am not sure where my next destination is....but
I still wanna go to see different places
and meet new people... I am so excited!

To see more corner view..

Have a great weekend everyone! oxox


corner view / love

Again, so sorry for the delay of my post.
This week's corner view is "love".

Why is love so much pain?
I had to say "good-bye" to someone I love last year..
It was pain, so much pain...
but it helped me grow....


More corner views...

Have a great weekend, everyone! ox


corner view / souvenir

So sorry for the late post...
I had very busy week but I am glad it's over!
I still have to work over the weekend but I feel more relaxed.

This week's corner view is "souvenir".
When every time I go back to my hometown, I go to the shrine and buy some beautiful omamori (lucky charm/amulets) and I give them to my friends as souvenir....

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Have a great weekend everyone! oxox



I was tag by lovely babalisme..
so, here is the rule.

• Open your first photo folder.
• Scroll to the 10th photo.
• Post the photo on your blog and tell the story behind it.
• Tag people to do the same.

Well, I am a bit cheating... when I was organizing my closet, I found some old photos and picked the first one. This photo was taken in the early 70's . My cousin and I (on the right) used to play together all the time. We went to the beach, festival and camp together...I can't physically go back to the old days but all the memories are still fresh in my mind..

now I tag lovely Joanne at jgy and hello,it's me!

Have a great weekend everyone! oxox


corner view / white

The theme of corner view this week is "white".

My friend brought me a lovely gift from Japan.
It's a tea set and I love the simplicity...

I have been living in NY for 10 years.. when I first moved to US, I didn't have much my possession. I had only a big baggage to carry... That's all.. but now, there are so much stuff in my place. Do I really need them?

I like the words, "quality is more important than quantity"

I want to have a minimal lifestyle....more my life simple...

It will also help refresh and clear my mind.

Yes, I decided to get rid of all my unnecessary stuff and donate some of them to The Salvation Army...

Please check out more white corner views!


Fall harvest

Look what I found here ....

I am inspired by other corner views last week...
I am thinking of getting a US driver's license
next year so that I can go anywhere I want....
maybe go pumpkin picking!

Hope you are having a great weekend! ox