Wednesday, November 30, 2011


When I got in the watercolor class room, I was surprised to see there were only three tables in the room. We need at least five tables. I went to the office immediately and requested two more tables and ten chairs. It was demonstration day. I didn't want any trouble important day like today.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcoming Cat

Watercolor class is located in Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gadena Ca.  Two blocks toward west on the same street, there is an another Japanese American community center. I use to go to a ukulele club at basement of the center. We had a lot of seniors there. I thought there were almost  60 people or so.
I wonder if it still there. If it's still going, I like to try ukulele again.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Snow at the River Bank

I visited one of my friends H. He lives in Wastchester. A new residential area near LAX. We were planing to have a late lunch at his place. On the way to his place I stopped by a Japanese food market and bought a pack of assorted  sashimi.  And H served brown rice and green tea. It was a potluck lunch, so to speak. It was almost three in the afternoon. I should say, it was early supper. I think it was the last meal for today. Even though, I might have a little snack before I go to bed.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Almost no exception, I go to  Little Tokyo every Sunday. I have a breakfast gathering. A restaurant where we have the breakfast open eight in the morning. However, with no reason, I go to Little Tokyo thirty or forty minutes before the time. Because, one of the members John is always there when I arrive there. So, we take a walk around the town.

At the breakfast we talk about things that happened last week.  John's favorite conversation would be a navy experiences during the Vietnam War. Also, he likes Japanese history and he watches Japanese television often. Especially, historical drama, in another word Samurai story. As far as Japanese history concern, he know hundred times more than I know. I am a Japanese and he is an American, there is something wrong in this picture.
Also, he is studying Japanese language. He can handle basic things in Japanese. Actually, he has  visited Japan once six years ago. And he is planning another one near future.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I have been struggle with a huge pumpkin pie. My friend gave me the hole pie when I went to his dinner party, Just because I said that I like pumpkin pie. What more, It was not a regular size but twice the size. It's from Costco. As you know every thing in that store come with huge size. Yes, I like pumpkin pie. I finished half of it already. And I am going to eat some more after I finish this diary.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dancing Light

I go to a drugstore near by my house once in a while. Walgreens is the name. The store opens twenty four hours a day. So, it very convenient place for me. I can stop by during my early morning walk. This morning I stopped by the store. I needed a toothpaste. I went straight to the toothpaste display shelf without change my walking pace.  But I couldn't find one I use.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Clear Water

J came to my house in early Saturday morning. He has been taking care of his wife for long time. She has terminal cancer. We talked, well mostly he talked and I was listening. But it was not about his wife. He was telling me about his happy days for long time ago.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Koi #1

I thought I heard knock on the door while I was working in my computer room. I could see the front of house through thin white curtain of the window.  But from my angle there was nobody I could see. So, I returned to my work. Then I head knock on the door again. This time it was louder. Finally, I stood up and went to the front door.  There were two men in white shirt and black pants.  As soon as I saw them I could tell that they are people from some kind of religious affiliate. Usually, I say some thing like a "I don't speak an English" and chase them away. Fortunately for them, I was in good mood in that morning. So, I had a nice conversation with them. May be I wanted to have someone to talk to, because I had been working in my room alone. Anyway, when it over I became Jehovah's Witnesses member.        not!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bodega Bay

"What seems to be the trouble?" As soon as I got a train station he asked me. "It was a long story." I said. "OK, let get on the train first and tell me all about it"

Saturday, November 12, 2011


My friend N and I went to Farmer's market on Saturday.  It was the original farmer's market, it located corner of Fairfax and third Street in Los Angeles. N wanted buy some candles for the Thanksgiving day dinner party. I haven't been there for long time. I think it was more than a year since the last time. I use to go there often until the place had remodeled and parking lot started charging big money. After the shopping we had light supper at a restaurant in the market.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Yosemite Sunrise

During my morning walk I saw some autumn leaves at one of the streets. A resent cold weather triggered to changing color of leaves. However, the color of leaves are not bright as leaves in valley.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I contacted an old acquaintance. I haven't see him many years. Even though our living location is not that far apart. I guess I am not good at keeping a good relationship. Anyway, I fond his mail address in my old diary and decided to contact him. 

And then,  I visited his house this afternoon. We were planning to go lunch together. However, when I went there he said "I made soup this morning do you want some?" I said "Yes" and then one thing after the other, we ended up eating lunch at his place.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rocky Shore

Weather was suddenly changed to cold winter days after heavy rain on last Friday. I am not good with cold weather. It depresses me.But I don't have to worry about it this winter. I got a new heater in the nick of the time.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Corner of the Park

Hey, I got a callback from the audition I had on Tuesday. It was a nice audition. There were lot of people in the room. I thought I did good.