It’s been a while…

Hope you’re having a good week…heck a great year!! I’m getting over a cold, but I did manage to venture towards some water this weekend. While it was sunny…it’s so rare in Seattle 🙂 It’s February 29th…a leap day…what are you planing today? Hope it’s fun:)  

  Such an ‘authentic’ photo 😄



Bookstore wandering :Left Bank books at Pike place market 

Hello Bobbin!

Just checking in with you, and letting you know I’m alive and well!! ( Despite the warlike brutality of job hunting and apartment hunting… sigh, I digress)
I’m enjoying the heatwave that is nationwide but is very daunting in Seattle. I LOVE sunshine…but I’ve been here in Washington for far too long and I feel my tolerance for ‘heat’ is much lower then I want it to be 🙂  so after facing a case of painters block, I decided to do a book store run or take refuge in the comfort of paperbacks and AC. The setting of today’s excursion was Left Bank books at Pike place market.  It’s a quaint little store that has an adorable and irresistible reading nook on the second floor… I was looking for a book titled “Women who run with Wolves because of a quote  I read from it on tumblr rumbled my curiousity:

“Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.” 
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I didn’t find it. ( or a used copy) It seems that it’s pretty popular (go figure) and I’m just now getting on the proper feminist bandwagon 😀   From what I’ve skimmed, the book seems to be tying in parallels of strong female characters and wolves…I couldn’t help but think of my novel and the artwork I’m drawing/painting and how the little from this book is inspiring ideas for my art work 🙂  I also browsed a book called ‘The Whale’ but I save that for another post 😉



TGIF…hard off is coming

Good morning from Japan! 

It seems it’s been really nice weather in Seattle.  Clear skies, wow, 29° 

 It’s been ☔️☔️☔️ everyday since July started here in Numazu. The ☔️☔️☔️ has put a damp on my mood😪. Not to mention I caught a cold this week😷. 

Packing✈️ with a cold😷 was like 👇😑

But it’s finally FRIDAY! 

The thing about this particular Friday is… Hard off, the second-hand shop, is coming to get both my couches. My apartment will feel very empty without the couches *sniff* 

More Hair Salons

Because of ☔️ I haven’t been venturing out to photograph salons as much as I had hoped but here are some from this past week-


Indoor Salon next to my Japanese class- “hair color kezomeya” means house of colored hair. My Japanese lessons are paying off! 🙂


okay, this isnt a hair salon. this is the spooky showcase next to hair salon kezomeya.


Salon Ripo-so (the po is extended like “poh”) . Is it just me or is that mini van parked too close to the front door?


awkward parking!



Salon Alcolic- “alcolic” is the japanese way to (mis)pronounce the English word “alcoholic”. Alcoholic as in the adjective to describe food/drink containing alcohol, and not the type of person addicted to such food/drink. 🍻 Sounds like another nominee for best salon name😛


Salon Michi- came across this salon for the first time yesterday. The person living in this house turned the front part of the house into a small salon space. Really random location!

Bisous your Pinterest is looking amazing! Please keep sharing your pretty photos of very pretty you!💗💜💙