The last boxes arrived from Tokyo yesterday.  It is so strange....  Many small things that I was never paying attentions seem to bring back more memories.  

For example...

Japanese cartoon character Doraemon traveling around the world magnets. 

To tell you the truth, I was always looking for a chance to get rid of these magnets.  Kids got at Seven Eleven when we travelled Taiwan in 2006, summer.  

I was lucky that the movers put these in my box before I throw away.  


Japanese cushion, ZABUTON.... like futon bed.
After 1 month across the Pacific Ocean, need some sun light.  Traditional Japanese zabuton and futon beds are made of 100% cotton inside.  Fresh air and the sun will make the zabuton soft and silky again and smell like SUN.  

looks so cozy.....  another thing that I didn't realize in Japan.

One more comfy thing

Bamboo pillow 

bamboo pillow for a nap on a summer humid hot afternoon.  
I think I will take this with a yoga mat this weekend!  Isn't it a good idea?  


surprise good-bye party

My yoga students.  I miss them...
I spent the last night in Japan at a hotel in Yokohama.  They came to visit me to say good bye.  

Isn't this beautiful and so sweet ...

and they also got me SYU SYU

Syu Syu 
Hair accessory is very popular in Japan now.  Especial big ribbons.  Flower prints from LIBERTY is very popular too.  

pink syu syu

green syu syu

white big bow to go with white dress.  My favorite.


Apartment in San Francisco " City"

It's been almost a month since I left Japan and I am starting to miss my friends....  and my yoga student came.   To San Francisco!  She is a composer  The great news for me was that she got an apartment in San Francisco!
I teach her yoga and she teaches me chanting again!  In San Francisco!
I helped her unpack, which I really like to do.
All the interior and the view from the window was too pretty.
So quiet that you can almost hear trees breathing!

Beautiful Living Room
I just love their curtain.  Black sheerest silk organdy over white silk canton. 

Murano Crystal Lamp Shades

Big lamp shade and this black dining table looks so feminine together.
Blue and white marble like tiles were very cute and it was heated for cold San Francisco morning.   


and lovely entrance of the apartment. 


Living in the city apartment seems to have a lot of fun.  
But today, I am enjoying beautiful weather of Foster City with my kid! Another Pool Day!

unpacking is fun

Packing is so tiring that last thing you want to do.   But I found out today...... Unpacking is so fun!  Like meeting old friend.  Meeting something you really love.  

My favorite tea cup from my mother in Japan.  So beautiful!  I would really want a pillow cover and lovely cushions embroidered with this KARAKUSA MOYOU blue leave design . 

Oh!  One more lovely thing that I unpacked today made me smile...

A small gift I got from my lovely student in Tokyo.  
She is a fashion writer for Japanese girls fashion magazines. I am thinking now how I can use these cute materials from India to decorate my favorite items...