Monday, December 31, 2018

Breakfast sunday

Outside was cold, I put on heavy cloths, scarf around my neck and stepped outside. Early Sunday morning two of my friends and I get together at J-town for the breakfast. We have been doing this for the last almost 20 years. Well, at least J and I were.  We enjoyed simple breakfast and conversation. The senior men’s breakfast meeting.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Teaching Watercolor Painting

I had started teaching a watercolor class at Yosemite national park art center. It was my first teaching experience.  It was the year of 2004. I had taught the class for 13 years and quit. I had enjoyed teaching, but It was hard to drive six hours to get there. I became too old for that.

Friday, December 28, 2018

The last one

The last watercolor class of 2018 is over. It was the small class, but a very good one. I was happy that I had a nice time with good students. They gave me enough energy to challenge for the next year.

Monday, December 24, 2018

A Cleaning day

The old television set in the living room which I haven't watched it for a long time. I wonder it's still working. I tried to switch on. When I reached the television set, I saw a lot of dust top of it.  I started to clean it with the vacuum cleaner. After I cleaned it, I saw a lot of dust around it too. And soon I can't stop cleaning things. It became big project. I had to take a nap when it half over. But I felt good.

All about Sunday

This is the morning that two of my friends and I have breakfast together at the J-town. It was thick fog covered my town. So thick I was afraid to drive on freeway. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


   I had a glass of wine last night. I haven't have it for long time. And I found out drinking wine by myself is not enjoyable. It made me tired quickly. 

   I usually enjoy alcohol at the party though.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Christmas Gift

I went to Hollywood. One thing I don't like about in this town is hard to find a street parking space. I was in a hurry. I have to get an audition studio on time. Finally, I found empty space on the street. I parked the car and rushed to the studio. I made it. Audition went well. But when I came back to my car street police was standing by the car punching information of my car to his devise. I got $75.00 parking violation ticket. Thank you officer.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

A beautiful day

Friday morning, every thing look beautiful after  two dark and cold rainy days. A friend and I went to a small bakery and cafe. We had light breakfast there. It was cup of hot coffee and croissant ham and cheese sandwiches.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Watercolor class

It’s raining and cold. Even though this bad weather I took a morning walk as usual. It is almost my morning ritual.
I had a watercolor class this afternoon. I worried the weather because I majority of my students were senior. Some of them might not drive in the rain. After all, I have three students showed up the class. Good job ladies. You guys made me a happy instructor.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 I added a little more work on the demonstration piece which I did at the watercolor class last wednesday. I think it was enough work for this painting. I will take this to the class on the next wednesday.

In the afternoon I painted new watercolor. I finished it quickly.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

A old sketch

The thirty years old sketch I found in the closet

and the painting I did from the sketch.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A breakfast club

As usual、 we three of us get together at the restaurant in Little Tokyo this morning. It was our regular Sunday meeting.
The restaurant open at 8am. As soon as it opened we got in and we stayed there until a littl after 10am. We enjoyed a nice meal and chat. 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Japanese seniore lunch gathering

Two friends of mine and I went to Japanese restaurant 
in Long Beach and enjoyed the lunch. 
We arrived there and we stayed until 2pm.
The place is closed for lunch time on 2pm and they 
open 5:30pm for dinner. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I see this sign every morning during my regular walking exercise.  
I don't know why but this sign caught my attention.
I think this is a kind of cute sign I want have one in my house.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Study of a cat

Recently, I painted two watercolors of orange colored cat. 
This is the study sketch of the cat from my  sketchbook.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The first one

In the morning I painted small size watercolor. This is the one of painting I will take to Japanese exhibition. I am going to paint six more  watercolor paintings for this size. 

The image above is not one I painted. This is a sketch I might paint next. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

In the Old Sketch book

In an old sketch book I found calligraphy I wrote long time ago. I studied it for couple of years because at that time I was sign painter for living. I was practicing calligraphy using sketch book. The old sketch book brought me a lot of memory.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Lookin for a art and craftsman's shop

I needed new watercolor paper which I never tried before. So, I went to the store which one of my students told me. I got the paper. I am going to study the paper today. I can hardly wait to see the result of an effect from the paper. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

I do exercise of reading English and Japanese aloud for every morning. I have just finished a book "Memoirs of a Geisha"this morning. I will read "The Last Precinct" for next.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

I visited my friend's house this mornig. I haven't seen him for last three weeks. because I had been busy for the watercolor painting exhibition last couple week. Now it over so, I decided to see him. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A watercolor painting class.

It was the day I teach watercolor class. The first, I did demonstration of this month subject. Near the end of class we talked about color mixing.  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Busy friday

I cut my hair with an electric hair trimmer. I made it very short and I don't have hair top of my head so, it looks like an almost skinhead. I like this way easy to wash hair or head. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Two of my friends and I enjoyed breakfast on last Sunday. But I was 10 minutes late to get the restaurant because I totally forgot about daylight saving time. summer time. The good thing was one of the friend called me earlier to warning me about time change,  So, I missed only 10 minutes to get there.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

I had an audition this morning. It was commercial. My part of audition was an old man, naturally. So, I was no need to act anything but Just to be there. I was old man enough already.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Today is the tenth day since I start taking pills for the Shingles. Doctor gave me a prescription for ten days supplies of medicine.  It's means this is the last day for the pills. Now all I have to do is just wait for all the scab will come off.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Singles on the face

I have been fighting with face shingles. I didn't know it grows on face. I thought it starts only on the body.
It's very tough to fight with. I am sick old man now.