Monday, August 31, 2009

take it slow

i grow up in big cities all my life
Hong Kong...Taipei...Montreal...

coming to Japan 3 years ago
is my 1st time living in country side

i wasn't used to it
i always thought and dreamed of moving back to the cities
be a career oriented woman
be successful and 'smart'(hehe!)

yet...this 3 years
God taught to me slow down
look around
appreciate nature,things,especially people nearby
take time to build relationship
take time to chat with a kid on my way back home from home
take time to hear the elderlies' wisdom

take it slow but not being lazy

yesterday, as i was strolling around the city
i found this super nice cafe hidden in the corner of a very quiet neighourhood
the owner was at the front door sweeping
so i started the conversation
as we were chatting
the owner invited me in for a cup of juice

the cafe is beautiful!
the owner was an architect and she just passed on her business to her daugther and now is free to do things she wants
so..she turned a traditional japanese style building into a cafe
thanks for the lovely time
i am definitely going back for lunch...and cake next time!!

素敵な空間と時間 ありがおう~

and hmm...don't know if it is due with me getting old
but i had so much fun watching election on TV yesterday

the dominant party in Japan has changed!!!
what will happen??hehe

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