Sunday, February 27, 2011

White house on a Hill Top

After the breakfast with J, I went to N's house to have a lunch with him. He had just remodeled his bathroom. It took a little over three weeks to finished and still there are some small things have to do. He showed me inside of the bathroom. It is a great looking new bathroom. Best of all, he has a brand new toilet bowl called Washlet. It washes his bottom with shower and it drays the bottom with warm air after you finished your job. It's a invention of Japanese TOTO toilet Co. Washlet is quite popular in Japan.  I helped him to programing the control panel for toilet bowl. It was working very good and feel good, too.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Water Lily

"We are going to have a big storm on this weekend. " That's what weather report said.  But it was a nice day today. Even though We had heavy rain on Friday night. However, it was very cold. I was shivering with cold. The old gas heater didn't help at all. It warmed up only if I stayed in front of it. Even under that condition I worked hard. I finished a news letter and I did voice over for the new watercolor demo video.

When I went outside a little before dinner, I saw beautiful sunset. It was burning red over dramatic clouds. I quickly went back to the house and I snatched my camera. I took some good pictures. I am going to paint watercolor from this photos. I was happy that I went outside even though it was cold.

Lately, I often falling sleep front of TV set. Even though when I was watching my favorite program "American Idol." This is a serious symptom of old age.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Water fountain

It has been dark and cloudy day today. We are expecting a storm this weekend. I have to make a plan to do in the house for this weekend.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hey, this is no laughing matter.  The telephone call that I received from LA county jail was turned out to be a serious scam. I wrote about it in my Japanese blog and one of the readers told me about it. Even she gave me a web site to check. It was a scam warning site. I was shocked to see a same story I had experienced in the web page. 

I called telephone company and asked about this scam. After I told my story, a lady on the line said "You didn't accept collect call so you don't have to worry about it, but just in case, I block your long distance collect call service." I was glad I made the call. What's a relief!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Secret Spot

I received a letter from Shevron. It read "Congratulation you get two 25 dollar gift certificates." And there is an instruction how to get the gift certificate. I went into the web page where I can redeem it. First I chose a restaurant from the lists that participated this program. And I printed the gift certificate. Great!!! That I thought. However, small print said that I have to buy over 45 dollars worth food to use a 25 dollar gift certificate. Not only that, there were some more things that discouraged me to use it. I never seen a gift certificate with so much restrictions. It was not worth it. I through it away in a trash can. What a waste.

Monday, February 14, 2011


My telephone rang. I picked up a receiver. On the other end of the line I heard recoded message said "You have a collect call from a LA prison inmate do you accept it?" I hung up. what was that. I don't have any body I know in the prison. What wonderful country America. No wonder I love this country.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I painted this piece as my watercolor demonstration for the last class. One of my students brought this subject and want me to do demonstration. The last class of the month is our demonstration day. I usually spend about 30 minutes to do the demo. I liked this one. So I decided to upload to my blog.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spring Breeze

I went to Kaiser hospital to take a X-ray photo. It was the last check up of my lungs after the pneumonia I had last March. If there is no problem found, I am recovered from it completely.

After that I had a breakfast at the coffee shop near by hospital. I haven't  have an American style breakfast for a long time. I usually eat Japanese food. That why, when waitress brought me the breakfast. It was huge. Therefore, I had take half of them home. No wonder American people are so big.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mt. Shari

I picked a lot of grapefruits at the house I stayed in Palm Springs. The house owner don't eat them I guess. They said "Pick them all for your self" So, I brought the whole tree with me. I will have the grapefruit tree in my garden now. LOL  Fact is I picked 16 of them. They were large like a soft ball.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SG Sunset

I went to Palm Springs. I will write about it later.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SG 2

I am going to go to Palm Springs. Therefore, I won't upload my art work next three days. I will start it again on Sunday.