Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Part 2, 'Men'---Noodles
Vocabulary for making noodles
1. Nobasu (stretch out the dough)
2. Nekasemasu (let the dough 'rest')
3. Wakasu (boil the water)
4. Arau (wash the noodles)
5. Taberu (to EAT )
6. Itadakimasu (dig in!)
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Joanne Gover Yoshida, Aikawarazu Life in Japan
Orion in the summer sky
above the heavens way up high.
It's what I see that's what it is,
don't tell me that it can't be so.
Today I reach to heaven-ly
places that I've never know'n.
Science, friction, poetry.My-lovely-----------o
my lovely-- o-wn
O r i o n.
*(thanks to a little help from my friends)
Monday, June 29, 2009
to make me raise my head up high.
Above even the brightest glow,
a configuration that I know--
My eyes go back,
I crane my neck....
O r i o n
Note from me: After I posted this, I realized, Orion is generally seen in the winter,
and could I really have seen "Orion in the summer sky"? last night? It's raining tonite so I can't check. I could have sworn I saw the three stars and that is why I felt so happy and surprised, to look way way up, literally to the top of the heavens, to see it's belt.
So I just looked up 'Orion in the summer sky', and lo and behold, it looks like it can't be seen. Could I have mistaken the 3 stars in a row for something else? Any astronomers out there? Or, once the rain stops and it's a clear night I will look again. I may have made a heavenly mistake!
That's what's tricky or lovely about a poem---it's a Feeling in a Moment, so I suppose it doesn't matter if it's really there or not, right?
from a slightly disoriented me today,
Sunday, June 28, 2009
since I discovered how to highlight, I am linking left and right, right and left from within one post.
it's fun and yet there was something about plain old-fashioned posts, no where to go but the post where you are.
do you like to link?
Friday, June 26, 2009
Watching the waxing crescent moon while enjoying an ice cold Pino
The moon kept getting closer and closer to the space I was in.
Until finally, it arrived on top of the Pino pack.
Just a little above the dot
on the i.
Happy weekend! JGY
PSS A French question: Does 'tous les deux' mean 'both'? It's how I thought to say it, but I just tried to find it in the 'translator' and I got these variations:)
deux d'entre eux, oui les deux
Je remercie les deux d'entre eux
tous deux d'entre eux
un toast à vous deux
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A candlelight concert a train ride away,
up a hill called Tori Goe, 'sound of birds'
to an art museum named Artegio where all the pictures have a Music theme.
We stayed and we sat on the concrete floor in the candlelit room. Piano music filled the gallery, surrounded by candles of different heights and in all different colors. We could barely see the playing but we could hear the music, and outside we could see the silhouetted mountains and still hear faintly the sounds of birds...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For this weeks Corner View Wednesday, Street Fashion,
My daughter is modelling a must-have item for elementary school students, the
'Ra-n-do-se-ru'. The word is presumably from German, but like many words 'borrowed' from other languages, the Japanese rendition becomes a word in itself.Students carry their books for the day in these leather-ette backpacks which come in many colors. Years ago girls wore red and boys wore black, but now they come in light blue, shades of pink, navy and tans depending on the trends.
Here in the photos Y turns her back away from me because other kids are coming and she is at the fashionable age where it is un-fashionable to be seen on the streets anywhere near her mother.
For Street Fashion around the globe, please take the corner view tour beginning with Jane in Spain, and these other great eyes for fashion:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Three birds on a wire were sitting so perfectly still in the rain.
They were poised directly over the street life, evenly spaced above the word止まれTO - MA - REwhich is the street sign painted on the road meaning 'STOP'.
I am intrigued by the way the street signs in my Japan neighborhood are painted on the roads, its as if the ground is turned into one big asphalt canvas with symbols that I have to decipher in my days.
As you can see in the post title, I decided to call the birds
(pronounced TOE, MA, RAY)
I am beginning to understand what they are telling me.
What do you see out your window?
Corner view participants can be clicked on by following the little birds to Jane HERE...all the way in Spain.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thank you Marie
Thank you Marie
All day I'm finding myself
note to readers: This is my poem (one of many) from today. Please feel free to use it and substitute in the name of the person you'd like to thank today.
Friday, June 5, 2009
The whole of this life
I told that to the goldfish
before I went to sleep
and they didn't move
at all, but I woudn't say
they were un-moved
because I'm learning that
my happiness is
your happiness and so I must've
added a drop of it into
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