Saturday, April 28, 2007

I should have gone with him...

The picture hubby sent me through email enticed me. "Hey, middle-angel! Why don't you get out of your boring work and come here for refreshment?" The fish wispers. I wish I could escape from work and enjoy river fishing with him at Kaida Kogen.
Golden Week has just started.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Moth or Butterfly?

This beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid was sent to us by one of my hubby's friends. They often go river fishing together and I also know him a lot.
I don't know the reason, but it is always delighted to receive such a beautiful present all of sudden.

The code for the flower is purity and it comes originally from India, Taiwan and Indonesia. Phalenopsis is Greek meaning mos-like and thus it is called Mos Orchid in English. On the other hand we Japanese take it as butterfly and call it "Kochoran," in Japanese meaning Butterfly Orchid. As everybody knows it is a very popular flower and used for a bridal bouquet or corsage.
In that sense, I think "butterfly" is more suitable.

Isn't it interesting that we can find the difference between the western and eastern sensibility through the origin of the name of a flower?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

In these days...

April is the beginning of a fiscal year and I've just started my new school life. 4 clasees per week ( 3 psychology classes and one Korean language) besides work put me in a pretty hectic life. It was a good decision, I think, to have chosen the University of the Air. I can attend the most classes through the air. I have to go to campus only about 20 times this year. So far I've been enjoying the classes. Studying about inner world of human being is profound and thus better I know, more interesting it becomes.

The other day I saw 2 movies, "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" and "Effroyables jardins"; the theme of both movies is human love. Under such extreme situation as World War II, how people can manage to keep their basic humanitarian way of thinking? I'm very impressed with the old man who died for the 2 responsible for explosion and 2 given a bad wrap, and his wife was also wonderful, having inherited her husband's strong will. In these days I often see Korean movies and TV dramas for my language study (good excuse, isn't it?), but western movies are good once in a while.

Despite of busy days, I managed to have time to make presents for my young friends in the States. They recently gave birth to lovely baby boys. In Japan we have Children's Day (May 5) celebrating and praying boys health and well-being. The carp family and the worrier's helmet are the symbols for the festivity. Although I'm not satisfied with how they turned out to be, I hope they will like the 8-inch square handwork.