This blog is dedicated to two special ladies who help make this blog possible through their continued support and inspiration.
“Baby” was born in late 2006, and is our first and only child so far:
Of course parenting includes lots of screaming, crying and diaper changes, and Baby has certainly done her fair share of each, but I wouldn’t take her back for anything in the world. Now that she is a little girl, and very sociable, we have lots of fun together.
It’s just amazing to watch something so small and precious grow up each day, learning little skills here and there, enjoying silly things like key chains or blocks. I remember the first months when she used to lay on cushion on the floor, playing with a little mobile that would spin above her head. She would watch it for a long time, then she learned to reach up and touch the little animals. Then, she learned how to grab the animals (which ruined the motor). We were so proud of her when she figured this out.
Now that’s she’s 5 years old, she has really blossomed as a little girl, and I love to see how her mind works:
My Wife the Bodhisattva
My wife and I have known each other since 1998, and we’ve been married since 2004. Time has passed really fast though and we’ve had a lot of fun together. She’s down-to-earth and I am a nerd, so we compliment one another.
Because she is from Japan, and I am American, we have learned a lot from each other over the years. She taught me a lot about Japanese culture, Buddhism and general common-sense things that Westerners like me would usually never learn through books and such. International marriages can be challenging, but if you really take the time to listen to and understand your partner, it really is a rewarding relationship.
I often joke that she is my “bodhisattva” because she teaches a lot of helpful tips on life and religion. I’ve posted a few of them here:
This blog and this page are dedicated to these two special ladies.
P.S. The fans they are holding a souvenirs featuring Matsumoto Jun and Ninomiya Kazunari from Arashi.