Another guardian, Kanon

Little charo2 episode 42 Guardian

Kanon appears to guard Shota in the Lost Forest just at the same time Charo sees Dread.
I remember that painful moment she left Charo because she just wanted Charo to live strong without her.

I will recall some impressive phrases between Kanon and Charo.

Episode 9      A mother's choice 

That's band used to be mine. I gave it to Charo.
It's his only memento of me.
It's okay if he doesn't know me as his mother.
I just want him to live his own life.
(That must be a tough choice)
Yes, but that's the way it has to be.

Kanon fights back her tears.
Then I'll pray for you, Charo.
I'll pray you'll find Shota.

Episode 11        Out of the Storm

Charo! A storm is coming.
Let's go back to the lodge.
Shota may have left footprints. I have to find them before it's starts raining.(Charo)

Charo, we have to go now.

Just a little longer.

Now! It's too dangerous.

Don't tell me what to do! You're not my mom!

Kanon can say nothing.

Episode 20      Sayonara

Charo, it seems my son is in the Lost Forest.
I'm leaving. I'm going to look for him.

I won't see you anymore?

That's right.

Kanon left Charo a message ' Always be strong '


I want to protect you from all wrong

Wish to see you grow up strong

Even if the world should be against us

I'm glad l got to see you run

To find you young and free

Please remenber me, my precious one


This song is sung by Donna Burke, who  is a singer, an actress, a writer, a business owner as well as Kanon's voice.
I sent her a mail to praise her great work and her lovely voice.
She sent me  her sincere message back. I'm very excited to hear from her.
She said that playing the role of Kanon was a career highlight and so powerful mother love for her.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of Charo 2.

Snow fall

I made short poems of snowfall, never stop  persistently.
This time I made Japanese short poems 5,7,5 first and translated into English.

Snow fall never stops
             loaded on
                       labors to remove it

Amount of snow loaded
                No break time to melt away
                        It starts snowing

If falling snow were
                  Much of grief
                        I would wait to melt patiently

If falling snow were
               Tears of angels'
                          It would wash evil out

If falling snow were
                 Sigh of spirit of frozen queen                   
                          It might  call spring



A guardian, Dread

Little Charo2  Episode 42

"I've never expected to find you here."
"It seems I'm going to have to take care of you again."

The deep low voice was Dread's who had been dead in NYC in the season one.
Of course, I missed him as much as Charo and also never expected to find him!
I still recall his words when he used to take care of Charo  in NYC.
I want to share some good phrases in my mind.

From Little Charo  season 1  (archives of Dread's words)

"It doesn't really matter when your birthday is."
When Charo was crying because he didn't know when his birthday is, as he had been abandoned.
Dread said to him that he should make the day of the birthday.

"Whatever you want to do, Charo, you can make it happen."
Dread push Charo's back to go on finding Shota.

"If that's true, it must be worth a look."
Charo told Dread there are beautiful cherry blossoms every spring in Japan.

"Did you know that reality can be made of miracles?"
"Life is surely full of surprises."
Dread knew his life would end soon and he advised Serius to live strongly.

"We won't be seeing each other for a while."
The last word to say goodbye to Charo....before he passed away.


Snow flowers 2

More and more snow is staying here and there.
The snow flowers has grown bigger than last two days.


Japanese Doll

We are now depressed not only with bad economy but also very cold waves with much snow and icy roads.
I found promotions at shopping mall to attract people to buy. It's the season for vilentine's day and many kinds and a big amount of chocolate products are sold at the special counter.

Another view hit my notice. Japanese traditional dolls are being sold now on season sale. They are shown for a while, until the girls festival, "Hinayana Matsuri", on March 3. They Should not be displayed late after the day.

Most parents and grandparents are going to prepare a traditional dolls for the new born daughters or granddaughtes.

I used to arrange display the dolls when my daughter was small at home but recently not any more.
The custom to decorate dolls and make stages for them is a little bit tiresome. Arranging and settling down are much works to do...that's why I give up it nowadays.

I feel sorry for the dolls in the box not to be shown for a long time.



Before and After

An old unused skirt has been reformed into a pouch bag.
Now I've got a revival one, a bag made of suede skin just now.
It's familiar and warm to me.
I will use it as often as possible and keep it with good care.

I like to reuse products and help the good craftsmanship.

a pair of suits

                       Before                                                        After
a new pouch bag


Snow flowers

Cold wave comes around so many times this winter.
Snow fall covers the trees and it shows very beautifully like flowers this morning.
I took the white flowers on the trees outside on my way to work.

We need to be patient with cold weather but somehow enjoy the beauty of scenery, too.
I think it's the gift for the cold weather land in winter ....might be from a snow queen.


Encounter with touching

I can't stop talking about Charo this week.
I've never forgot about Dread who took care of Charo in NYC when he was lost and weak.
Dread was a stray boxer dog and lived by himself strong in NYC.
He had been dead before Charo left NYC just after he was found by his owner, Shota's father.
He was really worried about Charo and cared about him like his father.

Dread was a hero in the story "Little Charo" which was released two years ago.
I've never expected that Dread should appear in "Little Charo 2", so I was so excited to hear his voice on the radio. I burst into tears Before Charo did on my own!

I want to share the moment he appeared and let you know how cool he is!




Old boots refined

The old short length boots were almost worn out. It's my mother used to wear when she was young about 30 years ago. I loved the design and the fitting of the boots and couldn't throw away.
I met a master craftsman who can deal old shoes to remake into new.
I wonder if my favorite old boots can be renewed.
I asked him to repair the one.
A few days later,I've got a pair of renewal boots, which were dyed shiny black and attached fine heels.
I'm happy with the long life and good quality boots and I think it absolutely wise for the waste less life.
I'd like to take it at least until next decade with good care.


Saturday brunch

Woke up late
No need to hurry
I was just relaxed and lazy on Saturday morning.
A phone call from a friend if I would like to join her a brunch
at the cafe,which has been almost for 50 years.
I ordered bacon & egg hotsand set.
It really makes me to connect the morning and the afternoon.
I couldn't feel it less satisfied  than regular lunch on the weekday.
It was a happy cafe time on the weekend.
Seeing reflection of slight sun light on the surface on the coffee.


What a skill !!

I've found an amazing parking along the side of the small stream.
I never imagine I could park that way, Scary, Skillful and Surprising how to park the car.
It seems like for the car placing on the string in the air!


Archives of Steve Jobs speech at Stanford University

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

script of the speech

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.


Come back Mr.Apple

I'm really worried about Steven Jobs who is said to be off to have medical treatment on his health. I hope he will recover and come back.
'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' I'd like to start that way to remind him and pray for his good health.
This is the message to his staffs. It is his his confident and best regard to his fellow.
I'm very impressed that his truth will make his men move and manage the project successfully while he is absent.
I'm sure good heart will make it through....don't worry Mr.Apple, take a good rest!


At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.



There is a tomorrow

An old Japanese song to make you encourage, translated into English 
Enjoy the song of Japanese version! ( click to Japanese site )

Tomorrow will come There is a future
I'm young and I have a dream
Certainly someday, certainly someday
I hope that it will be realized
There is a tomorrow There is a tomorrow Tomorrow will come
There are people who found companies
And there's me who's still stuck in one
"It's nothing to get anxious about, It's nothing to get anxious about"
...is what I tell myself
There is a tomorrow There is a tomorrow Tomorrow will come
My new boss is a Frenchman
I can't even communicate through body language
This is my chance This is my chance
I will study hard once more
There is a tomorrow There is a tomorrow Tomorrow will come
One day I suddenly considered...
Why is it that I'm trying so hard?
Is it for my family? Is it for myself?
The answer was in the wind
There is a tomorrow There is a tomorrow Tomorrow will come
Lately young people often complain, but
it's considerably better now than it was in my day
I'll let it go... I'll let it go...
that they can't even speak politely to me
There is a tomorrow There is a tomorrow Tomorrow will come
Tomorrow will come There is a future
I'm young and I have a dream
Certainly someday, certainly someday
I hope that it will be realized
There is a tomorrow There is a tomorrow Tomorrow will come


Slow ....makes you relaxed at home

Shut up with cold weather and can't go out anywhere

You can stay at home and listen to good music

I recommend you one of the songs which heals you and relaxed

Remove laziness and tiredness and recover your spirit to challenge

Enjoy it for a while....


Eco-point has arrived !

I applied for Eco-point program which had been promoted by the guideline on Japan electronics recycle project, giving back something products you can choose.

I bought an air conditioner as you know,the old one was broken and it was injected by honeys' home.
I went entry to Edy more than two months ago,which is electronic money,you can use it instead of real money at some shops for example, convenience stores or some shopping malls.
I was very worried it might be timeout for the program because the response was too delayed.

I'm glad the promise gets real and feel like rich for a while.
But I'm a little bit shameful I can't be a Tiger Mask.



Here comes Tiger Mask in my town!

Good will heart to save children in a hard situation is spreading in Japan. The hero named 'Tiger Mask' finally appears in my city. The local paper says that he donates ¥500,000 to children in the welfare support facility. He also gives a note that it's a small present money on New Year.
I think it's more valuable than the amount money but countless value from the heart.


Winter view

I hate terrible cold but love the special view in winter,
 especially on a sunny day time after snow fall.

I took shots of the great views of the Mt. Tate this year!

Tiger Mask phenomena

Good heart warming news in Japan about  ' Tiger Mask presented school bags or money or toys to children  who live in the welfare facility apart  from their parents'

There seems to be each different presenter who pretends to be  Naoto Date alias a Tiger Mask, who is a hero character in a comic, born and brought up an orphan in a welfare institution, fought as a wrestler to pay back  his home children.

What a beautiful story in such a depressed and indifferent society!
I can't leave my eyes from those good will spreading all over the world.

Tiger Mask


space trip to the country resort

Precious time to stay in the resort
Felt like space trip in the country farm
Kept my time slow and fIoated in the dream.

'Welcome to the restaurant Farm !'

You'll be filled with natural power and joyful feeling.
You can enjoy yourself by the six sense, visual,smell, taste,sound, touch and heart.
But you should mind it a secret space.
Never let it be taken over by the invaders.
Keep the healing space carefully as a good guard.

I know everyone needs a secret base.
So you are one of the lucky ones if you find the dream resort.

Enjoy until your heart content.


What is the Happy Marriage !?

The Happy Marriage is the 'Me' marriage NY times

A lasting marriage does not always signal a happy marriage. Plenty of miserable couples have stayed together for children, religion or other practical reasons.
But for many couples, it’s just not enough to stay together. They want a relationship that is meaningful and satisfying. In short, they want a sustainable marriage.

“The things that make a marriage last have more to do with communication skills, mental health, social support, stress — those are the things that allow it to last or not,” says Arthur Aron, a psychology professor who directs the Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. “But those things don’t necessarily make it meaningful or enjoyable or sustaining to the individual.”
The notion that the best marriages are those that bring satisfaction to the individual may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t marriage supposed to be about putting the relationship first?
Caryl Rusbult, a researcher at Vrije University in Amsterdam who died last January, called it the “Michelangelo effect,” referring to the manner in which close partners “sculpt” each other in ways that help each of them attain valued goals.

“If you’re seeking self-growth and obtain it from your partner, then that puts your partner in a pretty important position,” he explains. “And being able to help your partner’s self-expansion would be pretty pleasing to yourself.”

“People have a fundamental motivation to improve the self and add to who they are as a person,” Dr. Lewandowski says. “If your partner is helping you become a better person, you become happier and more satisfied in the relationship.”



Start to work

Time to go back to work from the New Year's holiday!

I woke up earlier than the alarm and saved time for morning domestic works. I almost finished my works by 6:00 am and felt relaxed with coffee and the paper.

It was one of the precious time to fill energy into myself.

Someone said " It's better to think hard in the morning than at night "

As you know ' Early bird catches the worm.' I think it really makes sense.

I'd like to be an early bird as possible.


A Happy New Year 2011

I wish you happy and healthy come over !
Hope to keep your good will and never give up your dream.

I'm still learning in my life and will know what a wonderful life.
I set my mind to be simple and rich in mind......
I'd like to be a minimalist as possible so I will possess less and less.

Let's get start a brand new day!