Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birch Trees

I went through my old mailing lists. I was using this for the last time for next show. After that I am going to use mail lists to send next show information. I hope I get good responses from this.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Still-life with Pink Rose

Recently, I have found two new places in my town. One of them was Giuliano's Delicatessen. During our watercolor class exhibition, one of the students brought us torpedo sandwiches. It was so good and I wanted to know more about it. Surprisingly, the store was located not for from my house. It's established in 1952 and very popular place among the local people. I felt like I was only one didn't know about this place.

I have found two other Giuliano's in the area. However, original and only owned by Giuliano's family is the one in Gadena. The closest store from my house. I am not serious sandwich eater but I love their sandwiches.

I took one of my friends to the store for a lunch last Friday. Inside was just an ordinary store. And way in the back, There was a little counter where we can order sandwiches.
There were tables in the front of the store. We can eat there or we can take home. We enjoyed
tuna salad sandwich at the table. I felt like that I became official citizen of the city.

Well, I will write about the other new discovery in the town next time.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Apples and Bananas

My friends and I went to see an art exhibition at West Hollywood. It was the art work of human figures which is not my specialty. However, I enjoyed it much more than I expected. To tell you the truth I like to start figure drawing my self. Also, there was a Japanese artist. I had nice conversation with him for short time. I found that some of them are such good artist.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bishop Creek 2

Bishop Creek

      I received a letter from my bank. It was from bankcard service department. I wondered what is this all about. The letter said “We temporary blocked your credit card because there was an inconsistent activity.” What is the inconsistent activity. I didn’t by anything unusual or expensive items. Is this some kind of scam? I have been paranoid about scam. Because I was almost deceived by telephone scam once not long ago. So, I called the bankcard service office immediately. And I found the inconsistent activity all about. I used the credit card to pay for skype credit more than month ago. I had a lot of problems at that time. My card didn’t go through for some reason. Somehow, the card company considered it was the inconsistent activity. I have’t been using my card since then. I didn’t even know that my card was blocked. Any way, It all fixed now. I feel better now knowing the card people watching card scam that well.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mountain Road

Weather report was right. We had heavy rain all day long today. However I had a nice time with my watercolor students at the community center. We didn't have a lot of visitors at our watercolor exhibition but we had nice time. It was a good opportunity to know each other.

One of the students who is only male and only native English speaking person in our class got two long submarine sandwiches. And they were good. So, we talked about the place. "It's very popular place around this area" he said. Even though I have been living this area over twenty years, I never heard it before. I guess I don't eat sandwich that often, that why I didn't pay attention. I enjoyed the sandwich so much, I am going to check this place myself.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The First Snow in Aspendale

I went to a community center to set up our watercolor exhibition booth. this is the first show this year.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Afternoon in the Park

I called my sisters in Hokkaido, Japan. Both of them are safe.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


An intruder broke into friend's house.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Half Dome in Early Spring

I had a commercial audition today. It was around lunch time. so, I stopped by my friend N's house and we went out for lunch. It was a Sushi restaurant near his house. I had a Chirashi-sushi. It was my favorite dish at the place. A lot of food and very reasonable price. I enjoyed food very much as usual.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yosemite Valley

I have been doing Tai-Chi for last eight months. when I started it I wasn't sure if I can learn all the complicated movement. However, I got so much better now. Even though learning Tai-Chi would never end, I can enjoy playing it now.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yosemite in Early Spring

I had had lunch with my friend N after I enjoyed the breakfast with my regular breakfast club members. It was just like a Sunday week before. I guess senior life is pretty much predictable. However, we had an interesting lunch this time. It was a vegetarian lunch. It was newly opened small restaurant near N's house. We never been there before, so we decided to tray it.We both liked the foods very much. I like to go back there and try defferent menus next time.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Smoky Half Dome

Old friend K called me Out of the blue. I haven't talked him such a log time. When I was selling my art works at Little Tokyo he came to my booth often and we had a nice chat. However, since I quit that business I haven't heard from him and I haven't call him for a long time. This is a good chance I'd better call him more and we get together sometime to have lunch or something.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yosemite sun light

I was glued to the TV tonight. It was the American Idol night. I couldn't afford to miss this one. Tonight People voted out fourteen singers out of twenty four. It was a tough moment.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yosemite Valley in Blue

I was walking around the class room during I teach watercolor. It was a quite job to do for a old man like me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stream of Spring

I made an another demo video. Since I started Net Watercolor Class I have been busy making videos. I am good at it nowadays. I can make it in short time. I mean editing it in short time. Only a little trouble is vice over. I need more experience. I have been reading English and Japanese book aloud every morning. It might help.