Vast and clear


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“Make Your Mind an Ocean.”
~ Lama Thubten Yeshe ~



I’m here…


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Sometimes Kaoru will get into a dark depressing mood. When this happens, Shun will just stay by his friend and wait patiently.


And then Kaoru might talk. He might cry. He might curse. He might just keep quiet. It’s ok. Shun will just be there waiting and Kaoru knows it.


An exercise to improve seeing


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The other day, read a post by Cemal Ekin on how we can improve seeing and start seeing things we would previously miss out. Was eager to try the exercise described in the post as I figured improved seeing would be good for both my photography and painting.

And here’s my first practice. Not very good though…I would say.


His mentor’s kimono


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Mikoto left his father’s house when he was 17 yrs old. He rented a room with the small inheritance from his deceased mother and worked part-time in a cafe set up by a group of old retirees while doing his studies.

His landlord and also one of owners of the cafe was a retired banker. He saw in Mikoto the son he never had and took him under his wings. He taught him to make good coffee, do sound investment, and how to enjoy his life. He became his mentor, his father and the family Mikoto has lost.

When his mentor passed on, he left Mikoto a house, his kimonos, his books and his cat.

Mikoto would wear his mentor’s kimonos during important occasion or whenever he feels lonely or lost or misses his mentor.

Someone always leaves


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“Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.”
~ Snoopy ~

Goodbye. Another goodbye. And more coming up. It brings to mind a Chinese proverb: “天下没有不散的宴席” [lit.trans. All banquets will come to an end].


Tidied up


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First of all, would like to thank the new owners for buying some of the items from me. I am really happy to know they are with new owners serving their purpose. I still have some dolls and dollie items with me for sale. Please PM or leave a contact if you are interested.

Have consolidated them for easier reference:

BJD and Blythe

Doll Eyes

Doll Wigs


My little prince


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Years back I saw a lace outfit made by a BJD owner for her boy. Very beautiful lace. Very romantic outfit. Very sentimental. And I thought “Ah, I would like to make something like that for my boy too.” Well, I finally did it. Not as good but I’m happy with it for now.

So here is my little prince.  (^ _ ^)