January 2011

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i’m showing 7 drawings at mondo bizzarro gallery in rome, italy with junko mizuno and makiko sugawa.  it started in december and ends on janurary 23.  the title of the show is ‘fujiyama girls/new sexy art from japan’.  i’m not sure if my drawings are sexy, but that’s okay.

if you’re around in rome this month, please stop by at the gallery.

it is one of my dreams to go visit rome.  my drawings went ahead to make that dream come true.  all i have to do now is to bring my body there in the near future.

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rally :: phoenix

my boy loves phoenix. he sings out loud and plays the air guitar/drum to it.

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paul and i are glad to announce our second-born daughter, koyuki sophia.

koyuki was born at 10:43pm on monday, july 26th.

her birth weight was 3240g.

she is now five month old. she is happy, healthy and beautiful.  koyuki is a japanese name combining the kanji ‘small’ + ‘snow’.  it means that it is snowing gently.  we wanted her to be as gentle and pure as the untouched snow.

i’ve been fortunate that she is very calm and happy.  she hardly cries.  even when she wakes up at night for feeding, she ‘talks’ like ‘uh~, uh~’ to call me.  she smiles and plays on her own happily.

i’m still a three year old parent.  i’m learning to take care of two children.  i’m lucky that she’s a good sleeper.  i used to think that the saying, ‘sleep like a baby’ is just to tease sleep deprived parents.  but now i learned that there are some babies who actually sleep!  she can sleep 8 hours straight, even 12 hours once in awhile.  i only have to nurse her once at night.  i couldn’t believe at first that she can do that.  i remember checking to see if she’s okay only to find a peaceful baby sleeping.

if and when my three and a half year old boy sleeps through the night for the first time ever, i’ll be laughing.

elijah loves koyuki so much and plays well with her.  he expresses how much he loves her by kissing and licking all over her face and putting her small fist in his mouth(why?).  he’s learning to be gentle with her.  we pretend that she can walk.  he likes to hold her hand and go for a stroll around the house.  we’re playfully amused that she can jump so high and occasionally she can fly so fast.

nowadays, she likes to observe her hands very carefully.  her eyes are glowing when she does that.  it is so fascinating to see how human beings start to make sense themselves with their bodies and the world around them.  i fail to appreciate the basic fact that my eyes can see, my mouth can talk, my legs can walk, and my hands can draw.  it’s a cliche but watching her put me back to appreciate such basics of life.

(koyuki on a lovely blanket by carole)

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happy new year everyone!  i hope everyone has a wonderful and inspirational year.

my year started with full with joy and laughter.  my kids are growing healthy and lovely. I’ve been enjoying mental maternity leave. i feel recharged.

paul played me this song the other day.  this year is going to be smooth and silky like this.

“the gaudy side of town” by gayngs

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