Marshmallow Sakura

marshmallow sakura in the park of japanAs a foreigner, we don't always have chance to see the blossom of sakura in Japan, especially at the end of April. We were so lucky to see these picture in reality inside a park of Tokyo that year. The first impression to me was : Wow! incredible, what a "marshmallow trees !" They just look like those marshmallow in white, pastel pink, blue, green (even in purple nowadays) which we did taste when we were kids.

Hong Kong is a small place, earning living was difficult in those day when we were young; it was a luxury for us to have marshmallow which could only be found in department store or theme parks.They were "deluxe" not only because of it's cost or specially located, but the time that our parents could spend with us to share this joy.

When I grown up, these colourful marshmallow become popular again, and can be found any where in Mongkok. I was so excited to buy one and finished it within seconds......but it's not the same anymore. Is the taste different? No, quite the same; or due to it's value? may be, it cost little and easy to find, that we don't feel so treasure ?! But the most important is, I am not with my parents at that moment......I miss my childhood.

I think the only way is to take a break, spend some time with our parents, having chat time, T.V. hours or even a short morning breakfast, knowing that the time we can share together is becoming short; be their "kid" again, you will remember that moment and keep to the bottom of your heart even they are not next to you some day.


Virtual, Virtual, Virtual

neon sign at night time in tokyoDo we really need to be a different person, just escape from the past? make new friends? to new places? join new groups? new hobbies? so we can have new life? really a total new life and new me?

I've get lost when I began to get in touch with some of my over 10 years friends in the virtual world this month, although the network of connection seems so close and easy, I can't "reach" them any longer; they are far outside of my memory, I don't know who they are, it's so sad!

Have you discovered that, in one sudden day, some of your friends who used to be working/studying or playing with you so close, chat a lot from day till night; having similar thoughts, both of
you will shout to the same boss ......when time pass by, you no longer recognize them, they seems as strangers, so bad and so sad!

It's seems they just don't want you to be part of they life anymore, which reflects the old him/her; or truly you don't really have any good to them besides bad memories, this may be the fault of our own?! may be ......yet so true.....

Could friends be real and forever? I think, yes! if you are true to them, you should get at least one out of ten who can treat you in the same way. Too optimistic? then one out of a hundred (if you've got this many) and it should worth to live in a real you.

Being in the virtual network, I could not ask for any from my virtual friends, when I take a break from "my lost", I learn to relieve from anything that have no return with no regret; but treasure to those just right next to you, no matter in virtual or real life.


Creating Miss Lady Flower

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Creating Miss Lady Flower

Miss Lady Flower

DIY paper craft floral globeHello everyone, I am Miss lady flower. I was created by protowork annie in February this year, she gave me a very special task to perform. Guess what? To bring sunshine and happiness to an auntie who need to stay in the hospital for the rest of her life.
I am living next to her bed right now, every morning when she wake up, I will smile to her and say good morning. Although I was made of fancy paper, I don't have the real aroma of flower, I have the blessing from her friend that will never forget.

If you have someone in your memory of love, it's my pleasure to deliver your remembrance to him/her; just forward me with your blessing & I will give them a big hug!


Follow your dream

snack on shinkansen ASAMAto KaruizawaWhen we get use to the rhythm of our life, we just don't want to have any changes; gradually we forget what we did dreaming of but just working, day by day, month by month and year after years......

In that spring, we get a ride on Shinkansen ASAMA 521 ,fly towards our destination of Karuizawa......my dream comes true! Isn't that so simple? Yes! as simple as a ride on Shinkansen and I am feeling so happy forever after.

Take a break from your normal path, waken your hidden dream and take a little step forward.
No matter how far the destination may be, you act a little will bring you closer to your dream and one day, you are there! I am waiting for your sharing of that happiness some day!


Simply Ramen

RamenAfter a long walk in the busy district "Kichijoji", we are exhausted. An aroma attracts us to follow street by street and shop by shop......finally we come to here 蔥太郎 -a Japanese ramen shop.
Is this bowl of "Mr ramen" nice looking? not only this, but really yummy with a touchy feeling.
Whenever you feel dry, lack of power, or anything feeling worse than these,

! Go to grab a big mouth of ramen with a spoonful of hot soup, feel the sincerity of the chef's belief in making simply a bowl of ramen, you will be grateful with full power and ready for the next move !

P.S. - There was once a ramen shop in Hong Kong that gave me a great support whenever I needed a refreshment. But one day in last year, the touchy feeling was gone forever when the chef went back to his home town. Miss your ramen so much ...清水師傅.