May 31, 2009

In memory of Guruji

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois had passed away on May 18 and his memorial service is held today in Mysore, India.

I thank Guruji, for the gift he gave us in the spirit of yoga.
I thank all my dedicated teachers for passing along the tradition.
Practice, practice... and all is coming.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois 1915-2009

May 25, 2009

Nagoya, Japan

I spent some great times with my friend who is teaching yoga at mysoul8 in Nagoya. We had nice picnics at the park, visited the Nagoya Boston Museum for the Gauguin exhibition, walked to some temples, lined up for 1 hour for lunch at Houraiken (famous for hitsumabushi but definitely worth the wait!) and took a trip to see Arimatsu tie-dye. My mini-weekend vacation ended with yin-yoga class lead by Nea. It was just so nice and relaxing!

So, where are all the nice pictures from the trip?

Well, I am sorry to say but I wasn't mindful to keep track of my belongings and I had lost the camera somewhere! Well.... what happened, happened. It was probably meant to be. I am bummed out but I learned my lesson and I believe what was lost will turn itself back somehow in different shape or form someday.

Nonetheless, I had a great weekend and that's all that matters!

May 19, 2009

Mysore India

scenes of Mysore, India 2004

May 7, 2009

Deep yellow

Pumpkin soup.

pumpkin, onion, tofu, milk and a hint of olive oil and salt to taste.

So simple and one of my favorites.

May 6, 2009

Indoor gardening

I went to this gardening event at Hotel Okura. Some area felt a bit Disneyland-ish (no offense!) but the amount of green and flora in the set up was quite impressive.

See, this was all an indoor set.

May 3, 2009

Wall Painting

In the midst of golden week and fine weather-temperature, I am getting my spring-to-do-list accomplished. Furniture layout has been rearranged, plenty of flowers are planted in the balcony and today, I painted one of my bedroom walls. So far looking good!

ゴールデンウィークまっただ中の良い天気に、春の to-do リストを達成してます。家具のレイアウト替えは済んで、バルコニーにはたくさんお花を植えて、今日はベッドのある部屋の壁の一部をペイントしました。今のところいい感じに仕上がってます!

May 1, 2009

Happy May

Peppermint and basil growing