perfect simplicity

perfectly simple. perfectly me.

once upon a time not long ago…

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i had a blog.

Its intention was purely self-serving. It was a way in which to document milestones, life events, food endeavors and general everyday madness.   However, like many things, it slowly came to an end.  Essentially, it was closing a part of my life I no longer held any attachment.

In a way, I was glad.  Gone were the days of writing posts, taking pictures, uploading, etc.  But, as freeing as it was, I always thought about creating another site.  Something strictly me.

I just wasn’t sure what. And in thinking about who I am and who I’ve become, I realized I find the most pleasure in the small things.  A meal with family and friends.  A trip to an art gallery or museum.  A time to exercise creative energies.  A day spent baking and cooking with and for loved ones.  It’s who I am to the core.  It’s the most important memories that should be documented.  Cherished.

But, I also have longed to know more about my background and history.  Growing up Japanese-American in the most ethnocentric Japanese neighborhood this side of the Pacific has afforded me many opportunities to connect with my JA side.  I attended Japanese school, played basketball & softball, went to Obon during the summer months, took piano lessons, etc. Pretty much everything every other person did living in this area.

However, I’ve always wanted more of an opportunity to delve more deeply into my Japanese roots as well.  Cooking the foods I never had the opportunity to eat.  Visiting and exploring other parts of this culture that I have yet to experience.  Learning more about my family. Exposing myself to my heritage.

This journey will hopefully prove to be fruitful and unending. The teacher in me believes you should never stop learning. The teacher in me also tends to have a lot of randomness…so be prepared. 😉

So, as I am a work-in-progress, so too is this blog.



Written by liveeatlove

January 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Random is good. I can’t wait to read your posts! 頑張って!


    January 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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