Thursday, December 15, 2011

it's relative.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

but similar.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Love it!

me & you

Sunday, September 18, 2011



Friday, August 26, 2011


Sunday, August 21, 2011


happy pride!

Friday, August 5, 2011



Thursday, August 4, 2011




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

miss you...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

dear kitty

Ah, sweet victory!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Way to go, Nadeshiko Japan! You deserve it.


Monday, June 27, 2011

I do.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Sunday, April 10, 2011
Here is a link to Joanne Arnott's blog. She was one of the many wonderful writers who participated in the "Friends Across the Pacific" Japan Earthquake benefit.

She has posted some beautiful poems "from & for Japan" by Canadian and Japanese poets.

Thanks, Joanne.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friends Across the Pacific

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Japan Earthquake Benefit

Join us in supporting relief efforts in Japan. The BC Japan Earthquake Fund
and the Asian Canadian Studies Society invites you to an evening of poetry, fiction, performance, with some of Vancouver's finest writers:

Daphne Marlatt, Joanne Arnott, Proma Tagore, Roy Miki, Lydia Kwa, Hiromi
Goto, Fred Wah, and more!

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm

VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main Street, Vancouver

By donation. All donations will go to the Canadian Red Cross through the
BC-Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Handmade for Japan

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Handmade for Japan
Benefit Auction
Thursday, March 24th, 8 pm EST- Sunday, March 24th, 8 pm EST (United States)

One hundred pieces of unique handmade art made by more than sixty artists will be auctioned over a three day period. Handmade for Japan will be donating 100% of the proceeds through eBay Giving Works, which is partnered with MissionFish, to GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Handmade For Japan aims to raise over $50,000 to help the victims of this disaster recover.

Hands of faith

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Canada Cares:
Hands of faith come together for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
12 Hour Vigil/Prayer/Chanting for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

"With the desire to aid those in suffering, faith groups across the Lower Mainland Area will be gathering for a 12 hour vigil/prayer/chanting session on Saturday, March 26th hosted by the Steveston Buddhist Temple to remember those who have perished or are going through the hardships of having lost loved ones through this devastation. Since this disaster transcends all race and religion, we are inviting people from all faith groups to join us in this vigil. "


Thursday, March 17, 2011
We have arrived in Vancouver.
Our prayers are with everyone in Tohoku and Japan.

We're okay.

Friday, March 11, 2011
We're okay but Japan is definitely not.
We're deeply saddened by all the damage and loss throughout the country.

Please take care everyone, wherever you are.

Haru ga kita!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring is almost here. It's been a looooong wait!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

inaka life

Monday, February 14, 2011


settling in

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's taken a while but we are finally settling in.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The view from our window. What a difference in a week!



Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's very cold in Japan! And we're inside, too!!