Found these when I was walking around the Shibuya Tokyo area.
First: Very cute cellphone straps and magnets that are in the shape of every kind of food.
Second: I went past a cute noodle shop and this caught my eye. YES NOODLE STORE IM HAPPY.
Third: An Italian restaurant that I saw. It was over-grown with plants. A new gardener is in need.
Is thinking too much a good thing? Does it sort out your brain or does it clutter it up more?
I am currently riding on the Shinkansen Bullet Train. Another adventure sounded refreshing to me, but this time I am venturing out on business and not pleasure. The man besides me just pulled out alcohol from his bag and is about to take a big swig.
Whenever I travel, my mind goes blank and I find myself thinking about nothing and everything at the same time. It will be good to spend time away from home even though it will be a short trip. I don’t know what to expect and I will go there with an open mind and try my best.
I am glad that I have the smooth sound of the train moving along. It is relaxing and I feel myself dozing off. I only pray that I do not oversleep and miss my stop. The sun is starting to set and the view I see from the window is beautiful. I hope to see Mount Fuji on the way before it gets dark.
I usually name my paintings after I paint them. Before I start, I never know what I am going to paint. I examine them afterwards to think of a name. This was one of my earliest paintings and I did not have a name for it until I came back from Singapore. I visited a park area there with attractions and beaches called Sentosa. I found out later that it means “Tranquility” in Malay. After looking at it when I came back I saw peace in it and decided to call it “Sentosa”.
I never know what to say to those kinds of comments and I find my self apologizing for not having enough bad experiences. While it is true that I have lived a fairly sheltered life, not everything is easy. The internal struggles I create for myself can be suffocating. I often beat myself up for where I fall short, and become my worst enemy. Negative comments from others fuel it, even if they are slight.
One quote that I find comfort in is this one:
All bad events can benefit you and your future.
Right now in Japan the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It’s absolutely beautiful and the feelings around are very pleasant. It is sunny today, and the light that hits the cherry trees makes me feel like I am in an eternal spring, leaving the bitter cold winter behind. This special window of time lasts only two weeks. It teaches you to appreciate the little time that you have and make the best out of the natural eye candy.
It is the most beautiful to me when they begin to wilt. Of course, it is not a happy thing to see them disappear, but it makes one feel peaceful at the same time. When the petals start to fall, it looks as if it is snowing in the spring time. My heart hurts as it asks this beautiful season to not leave, but it must. It is sad, and I really don’t want it to go. I want to live forever in this one space in time, staring from the train window at the white trees.
Catnapping in the sun, reading a book under a tree, sketching in the evenings as the wind blows in your hair. I just want to soak up each moment. I can’t explain it in any way other than, it is just the best feeling in the world to find something to love.