Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bishop Creek

We had a breakfast in Little Tokyo. It was our weekly breakfast gathering. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Song of a Deam

I am  composing a mail to watercolor students.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yosemite Valley

One of watercolor class student brought us eggs. 2 dozens of eggs for each student and he gave me 6 dozens. I can't eat them myself. So, I gave 2 dozens to my neighbor and 2 dozens to my friend N. and I am going to have 2 dozens for myself. Now, I have to watch my cholesterol.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Water fall

I have so many things to carry when I go to watercolor class, especially when I do demonstration. Therefore, a bag I have now is not big enough anymore. So, I went to "Target" to get new and larger bag. I found a right size one. I can carry that tomorrow to the class.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Half Dome

The breakfast meeting on Sunday was uproarious one. Nowadays,  only John and I came  to the breakfast. However, one more person joined on that Sunday. He was a business man from Michigan. And he was totally stranger. Why does such a thing occur? It was all John's work. He is very good to make a friend. He is curious about people. So, he will start conversation with stranger easily. I wish I could do the same. So, We had a nice breakfast and a nice conversation.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Red Mountain

I was invited a dinner. It was a Hanukkah dinner. I am not a jewish but I like a good food. Especially, a potato pancake is my favorites. There was about 30 people at the dinner and there were mostly Jewish. They sang a song of Hanukkah and lighted  8 candles at the end of dinner party. It was almost midnight. It was an interesting experience. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Morning Coffee

It was a cold day today. Rain started in the evening and temperature went further down. I was born in cold country and I hate a cold weather.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Irving Street

I stay home a lot. I am painting all the time. Because it's my job. But some people might say that not good I should go out more. I agree about that. So, I went out today. I needed more postage stamps and some foods. Also, I had to go to a bank.
I went  to Marukai Store. A large Japanese food store and furniture store on the second floor. I needed only four items to buy but the store is so big and crowded. And what is more, I wasn't familiar this store I couldn't fine things I wanted. I spent a log time in the store and I was about to give up. Then I fond all the items I was looking for were right front of me. 

Palm Springs

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Bench

I was invited a Hanukkah dinner. It was the first day of a Hanukkah. A friend of mine N and I went to E's apartment where we were going to have the dinner. It was a very nice dinner. We had a chicken, Brussels sprouts and potato pancake. Especially, I was impressed by her potato pancake. It was so good. I tried it a couple of times before and I didn't like it. But finally, I had a good one.

By the way it was a Hanukkah dinner but did we have a Jewish person at the table.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Sign of Autumn in the Wood

I have been painting watercolor with great enthusiasm since a friend of mine N and I came back from Japan. I had a strong impression by landscapes at Azumino in Nagano prefecture. It was a foot of mountain range we called a Japan alps. It was our first time visit the area and we were falling in love with the place. So, I am ready to paint all the scene that I captured with my camera. I am serious. And if I go back to Japan, I am sure I will visit there again.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Yosemite Valley

I went to Soba noodles restaurant.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


The other night, on the way back from the restaurant where we had a dinner. We saw a beautiful illumination light in front of a house. It was a so beautiful our driver N changed a course and stopped the car in front of the house. We stayed there for a while. I like Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh my god, this is not good. I had only three students at my class.