Jewelry makeover done.

(My previous post, here)

The first time I visited the jewelry shop, I was told it will take three months to receive the ring. That was in July.

Jewelry makeover shop Suzuki 鈴貴

After thought about it a while, decided to go home without making an order.

Because I was worried to leave the jewelry at the place with the person I do not know well.

Those jewels are priceless for me I can’t lose any of them.

I know it sounds silly but it’s just uneasy to do so.

As typical Japanese, I didn’t say “No, I don’t think I’ll leave these jewelry here and wait for three months”.

Instead I told the person “Suzuki-san” that I’ll think about it.

Then he suggested me, he’ll put me on the waiting list for now.

He said come back in the end of Sep, once I’m ready.

He gave me two months to consider.

That given option mitigated my concern, and I said “I will do so”.

Design ideas I got;

As referred to Suzuki-san’s past work, it’s obvious that he has a lot of experiences.

So I asked his advise for the designs, sent an email attached the image file.

He was kind enough to reply me immediately, said he’ll share his idea when I visit in Sep end.

End of summer, I went back to the shop and had a talk and left my jewelry there.

Right after I got out of the shop, I was like I have left my most important things behind.

I thought I have made a fatal mistake.

That’s one month ago.

It’s been a long month.

Those rings and necklaces have been with me on behalf of my late boyfriend for years, the absent of them made me worried and restless.

When I went there in Aug, it was a crazy hot day.

Now it’s cool or almost cold autumn 🍂.

I just purchased a thermal shirt for jogging.

Back then I was sweating all over and wearing a water-cooling shirt.

Time passes.

Today, I received my ring.

Two heart shaped diamonds and small pieces into one.

It’s been 20 years since my boyfriend passed away.

Thankfully from now on I can put this ring on me everyday.

You know the feeling of being with the person who gave it to you when you are wearing it.

I am being protected, and do have a sense of security.



At night Chobi who is three years old starts playing, he tries to play with G-san his estimated age is 16 years old or could be older.

Of course G-san can’t handle Chobi, Chobi gets frustrated and bites G-san.

G-san goes to my mom asks for help, mom gets mad at Chobi.

Chobi feels down and comes to my room on the first floor.

And G-san later comes down too.

Basically they are buddies.

G-san looking outdoor Chobi looking at G-san
Staring at G-san
Chobi and a tail of G-san
Walking around

A Lazy hard worker

It sounds like a paradox, but I’m too lazy to stop working hard.

A little break with Chobi

that is rooted in my nature of hating waste of thing.

Cats just dozing for a whole day

Sorry if I’m bothering you

because I know how much it will take to makeup for what I have lost or going to lose once I stop following what I think needs to be done.


It’s similar to exercising everyday.

Hating waste of time, money, and waste of something of myself and the people or things I care about.

it’s better to work little and often than to feel the stress of knowing that there would be an waste of something.

As getting older, it becomes harder and harder to do both, a daily maintenance & acquiring a new knowledge to survive and improve.

These days, any fundamental improvement, it most often requires implementation of a new technology and/or knowledge.

I can buy stuff it’s really easy and quick, on the other hand understanding its mechanism and do initial setup need time and effort. But I’ll alway try to do my best. Or my brain begins degrade immediately.

Like in each second it’ll getting weaker and slower.

For eliminating the threatening feeling, I work hard.

It’s a strange feeling, but that’s the way to live I’ve learned in the last 20 years.

A Lovely paining from U.S.


Beginning of this month, I purchased this oil painting.

And just received.

Surprisingly small and so beautiful.

So beautiful. Love it.

Art is priceless. It gives serenity and draws a smile.

I appreciate that I was able to have this painting, it is with me all the time.

These days, many commercial quality images are available on the web for free.

Famous posters, art, design and photos. Those can be saved to my pc by several clicks and I can make a hard copy at a convenient store.

That’s what makes handcraft more worthy to me.

It has warmth, on the opposite from digital art products.

Egret we call it 鷺.

There is a park near my place and an egret (heron?) is in the pond.

優雅 elegant
See you again in 2021

This year, I avoided going there as there were too many people at the park due to COVID.

No other places for children to play, the park was packed from an early morning.

My alternative jogging course was less people and no egret.

I hope I’ll meet him or her again in next May.

Don’t know why but this living thing is so attractive.

It does not move much, it is just being there stand still.

And sometimes fishes a fish.

One day, I found it on the roof of gymnasium. It was just there, looking down the traffic.

I was in the car.

It was on the roof.

The roof would be more exciting.

鷺草 fringed orchid
鷺 is pelecaniformes

Manual treadmill for winter

This very unusual year has been a less variation of life.

Nevertheless, time never stops and 2020 is going to finish in 83 days?

It’s was HOT like crazy until three weeks ago.

On the way back from morning jogging, I wetted my towel at the park’s water-tap to cool down my head.

Got wet all over at last by sweating.

And now, it is already fall.

The seasons rotate regardless of COVID-19.

I am happy to jog outside except from Dec, Jan and Feb.

Dec could be fine.

Jan and Feb are most often cold, I must be strong or I shrink from going outside.

Naturally, the exercise frequency decreases on Jan and Feb.

Even though somehow I manage to go out and run, the sweat.. it gets unbearably cold as I get warm and hot.

No way to avoid sweating anyhow. Actually that’s the main purpose of jogging. Work a sweat.

Happy if I were like this.

One of options would be a gym for three months.

There are two gyms I might be able to go, one is 800m away and other one is 1km away.

・How do I get there? On foot or by a car. I don’t have a bicycle.

・Both places don’t have a shower.

It’s hard to decide.

Either jogging outside in freezing cold.

Or go to the gym on foot / by a car. Ride on a treadmill, and change the clothes or go home in a cold sweat wear, finally take a shower at home.

I left the gym in 2017, then I became an all season outdoor jogger.

And “how-to-overcome-winter” topic always comes up in my mind around this time of year.

There is another option.

Since last winter I have been searching a manual treadmill on does have some,

Like this or this

(A bit of concern is that there is no user review. )

but I prefer bigger and durable.

So I’ll buy one from

For running, deck length must be 110cm or more.

Like this one, (it is not available now.)

I think I can put it next to our car space or in the backyard, that’s convenient.

Right after finish running, I can run to a hot shower and a bathtub!

Buying from overseas takes longer to receive, it’d be better decide in a couple of weeks.

Do you have any recommendations? Please let me know.

世界の平和と金木犀 ”osmanthus”


Last year’s post, about Osmanthus scent.

This morning, when I opened the window to let in the fresh air.

I realized the scent.

These past few days, as the morning air is getting cooler, the scent of osmanthus becoming more noticeable.

Wondered where it comes from, and it was actually very in front of the eyes.

For years, it’s been there at the corner of the backyard of right-behind next-door.

Our backyard and their backyard are facing each other.

Until last October, our backyard was filled with full of trees and weeds so that the osmanthus tree was invisible.

It is hard to see what is under your nose.

The idea of “how about planting one in our backyard.” comes up almost always at this time of year, because of the sweet autumn scent.

At 6:00 this morning, I had a quiet time with my morning coffee in my hand.

The cool air, the scent of osmanthus, a cup of coffee and the birds singing.

Autumn is short that is why it is precious.

This is a bigger one at the park.