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A Mid-life Crisis Lifestyle Change – Saying Goodbye to City Life

There’s a saying in Japanese, “Ginsei Wakaranai Monda” meaning, “You just never know in life”. Me, the city girl is moving to the country.  As my sister said, “who would have ever thought that you would live in the country.”  How true.  You just never know in life. I’m a city girl, raised in the …

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2016 Pantone Color of the Year-Rose Quartz & Serenity

This year for the first time in its history, Pantone chose not one but two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Why two?  Because they said, the two colors reflect the duality of the times.  One cool color and one warm color.  The two means connection, balance, order and peace. The color of the year often …

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How Do We Teach Asian Respect to Children in Today’s World

Today I heard that a friend of mine is going to be a new grandparent!  How exciting to welcome new life into this world! It just seems like yesterday when my husband and I were going to be new parents.   With each birth, I experienced excitement and anxiety combined with the physical discomforts of pregnancy.   Welcoming our little babies …

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What to Consider When Choosing Paint Colors for Your House

This spring, before we moved, we decided that our home was in need of a new coat of paint.  What color was I going to paint our house?  No worries.  I was all prepared with the perfect color and ready to go…. so I thought. When painting a house, you first have to decide if you want to …

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Mobile Game for Learning Japanese Kanji – Kanjilicious on Kickstarter

I am all for education and as an enthusiast for Asian culture, I truly believe that learning a language also allows one to get a better understanding of a culture. For all of you who have thought about learning Japanese kanji, but never got around to it or thought it was too difficult, have a …

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2014 Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

Spring is here and I’m finally feeling Pantone’s color of the year – Radiant Orchid.  It’s fresh and uplifting.  However, I would prefer to call it a clean, intense lavender.  By clean, I mean it’s not muddied, there is no strong influence of yellow, red, blue, or black.  Maybe it’s just me, but the name, …

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Cooking Club and Sharing Recipes – Chinese Fragrant Eggplant Recipe

Back in 2002, we moved to our home,  located in a very small cul de sac in the suburbs.  The neighborhood included a variety of ethnicities and professions, which was a good fit for our family.  After a few years of settling in, I found a couple neighbors who had a common interest in cooking: Winnie, from China and …

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Increase Energy: Connect Inward With Nature and See Beauty in All Things

In continuation of my New Year’s Resolution of “Increase Energy”  – here is step 4:  Connect Inward with Nature and step 5:  See Beauty in All Things Let me review my Five Steps To Increase Energy. Meditate Spend time with people Help others Connect Inward with Nature See Beauty in All things Connect Inward with Nature …

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New Year, New Energy

Happy New Year!  May 2014 be blessed in health, happiness and harmony for you and your family.  明けましておめでとうございます。今年も どうぞ よろしく おねがえします。 This year, of all the resolutions I was thinking about making, I decided it should be the year for just one resolution, instead of the usual ten. Here is the one: Increase Energy!  That’s it! The …

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9 Tips to Raising your Life Energy

I was talking with a friend about how often we hear people say, “I don’t like being around people with negative energy.  They don’t make me feel good.”  And that is truly understandable.  But sometimes we can be confused on what “negative” energy really is.  What gives you “positive” energy or life energy? Life is …

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