I make sketches whenever I find something inspiring and touching. Those moments filter through my mind and create a small world in my sketch book.


Thursday, October 25, 2012


When we went to Sunday mass in the church, Maya took her small kaleidoscope with her. That church has many beautiful stained grass. Maya looked at them through her kaleidoscope and got so excited. I looked through it, since she insisted. The world was 100 times more beautiful than realty!
Children are the experts to find the way to look at the world from a different perspective!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mom's smell

The other day, Maya was laying with a cushion on the sofa. Suddenly, she came to me and said excitedly, "This cushion has Mom's smell!" Then, I remember I used the cushion to raise my head last night, since I had suffered from severe cough for a few days. She smelled my hair and said, "Yes, it is Mom's hair smell!"
I was amazed how she remember the smell of my shampoo and at the same time I felt shy. I guess I'm a real mother after all!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Harvest Moon

In Asia, people celebrate the full moon in autumn. Maya learned at her Japanese After school that September 30 is the harvest moon this year. She wished the day will be nice weather without typical fog in San Francisco. Yes, it was a gorgeous day and we saw a beautiful full moon! It was so big and bright. We sang a moon song in Japanese and looked at the moon through a binocular. We appreciate this special night given by nature and enjoy the bright moon light.