Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happiness (to me)

I found this list that I wrote way back when. 

My Dad said to me once, out of the blue, "you have to enjoy it, all the time, because it goes so fast and we can take that for granted." It was advice that struck me as both simultaneously inspiring and terrifying but it pushed me to try and cultivate a sense of appreciation.  In dire moments I hang on to Dad's words because when it comes down to it, we are incredibly lucky people.

What are the little things that make you happy?

Monday, November 28, 2011

寒いですね (It's cold!)

It's snowed last week!! I was kind of shocked that it had gotten cold so quickly. The seasons here are like bam! One minute your praying for a faint breeze to ease the heat, the next you're a set of chattering teeth immersed in piles of snow. Although I'm not a fan of winter, such an abundance of snow is rather breath taking. 

It also means the Japanese girls bring out whole new levels of amazingness with their winter wardrobes. Above are two pictures I drew inspired by girls I've seen around. I have my JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) this weekend, eep! Wish me luck. This is my lame excuse for lack of posts for the last two weeks. Sorry.