31 Dec 2007

Thank you 2007 Welcome 2008




Another fresh new year is here . . .

Another year to live!To banish worry, doubt, and fear,To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given meTo live each day with zest . . .

To daily grow and try to beMy highest and my best!
I have the opportunityOnce more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,And sing more joyful songs!
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Always, Love.
Emi.

26 Dec 2007

Why Don't Man Listen?


For this one, Dr. Billy exhaustively searched for an answer. How sweet would it be if there existed the perfect scientific comeback for the next time a woman screamed at you, "Why are you ignoring me!"

Well, here are the inklings of our anatomical answers...In the September 2005 issue of the journal Neuroimage, psychiatric researchers at the University of Sheffield reported that male and female voices activate distinct regions of the male brain. The scientists monitored the brain activity of twelve men as they listened to male and female voices. They found that in men, women's voices stimulate an area of the brain used for processing complex sounds, like music. Male voices, on the other hand, activate a region of the brain used for producing imagery. This may suggest that, at least for men, the female voice is more complex and more difficult to hear and understand.But there's more...An earlier study in the July 2001 issue of Radiology also showed that men and women listen differently. In this study, researchers at Indiana University had twenty men and twenty women listening to a passage from a novel. While listening, they underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain. A majority of the men showed exclusive activity on the left side of the brain, but a majority of the women showed activity on both sides of the brain. Now there is certainly more research to be done, but we can put these two pieces together and start to make a leap toward excusing occasional male lapses in listening to their female partners.
So men out there, here is our suggested comeback when you are accused of not listening:Honey, I try so hard to listen. It's just that my brain is incapable of doing what my heart desires. (Then go back to watching football.)


- "Why do man fall asleep after sex" Chapter 1 page 8


Well ... this question is so subjective, not all men react this way but... how about you or your peartner?


At Omotesando

23 Dec 2007

Christmas


I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

-harles Dickens

At Akasaka

21 Dec 2007

Your Music


So sing, from the bottom of your heart
Dance , with your body waving free
And live, putting your soul into it
And when you love, love as though you have never been wounded, even if you have.

At Singapore

19 Dec 2007

Truth of truth



The line between right and wrong had blurred. In my search for truth, I had become a lie. Perhaps some secrets should remain secret.

- Little Black Book

At Omotesando

16 Dec 2007

Accept



It would be very important to Learn to understand people different from yourself,
and to accept others as they are.

At Singapore

14 Dec 2007

Precious moment


When you woke this morning, did you look forward joyously to the day? When you go to bed tonight, do you think you will be filled with satisfaction? Do you think the place you are in precious?

Me? - Yes. I do. Sometimes I don't but now ... Yes.

At Singapore

11 Dec 2007

Perfect Closet



Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesn't change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt, it's a freakin' ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?

At Singapore

10 Dec 2007

Signpost




Hope to the best plan tp the worth.
At Singapore

3 Dec 2007

What Do I Want?


As Ray Porter watches Mirabelle walk away he feels a loss. How is it possible, he thinks, to miss a woman whom he kept at a distance so that when she was gone he would not miss her. Only then does he realize that wanting part of her and not all of her had hurt them both and how he cannot justify his actions except that... well... it was life.

- Shopgirl

At Yokohama

I'm a...woman?



A woman needs to be held, even, and science has shown this, if itswith someone she doesn't care about. Protective hormones are released,and the amount of hormones released depends on the degree to which sheis held. The first and best is the complete surround. He wraps you inboth arms, whispers how beautiful you are. Second best is the 'armaround.' He is next to you but with one arm around you. Third is he'sjust next to you on his elbow, but he rests his hand on your stomachand looks at you. Fourth is you snuggling up to him with your head onhis chest, while he looks away into space. But when the first besthappens, you feel completely, wonderfully like a woman.

- Shopgirl.

At Yokohama.

26 Nov 2007

Partner = Best friend





sometimes I just think it's more importantwho we're with than what we're doing.

19 Nov 2007

Brand New





Sometimes doing something is worse than doing nothing
At Waikiki

18 Nov 2007

The Line



I wish there were a rulebook for intimacy. Some kind of guide to tell you when you've crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming, and I don't know how you fit it on a map. You take it where you can get it, and keep it as long as you can. And as for rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself.


At Hawaii

13 Nov 2007

Flirty



A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today.

This is the man who discovered electricity.
You think more people would listen to what he had to say.
I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess,
I'd have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you're wrong?

What if you're making a mistake you can't undo?
The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine.
He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we hadn't been told.
We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day.

Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves.
We have to make our own mistakes.
We have to learn our own lessons.
We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore.
Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant.
That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.

10 Nov 2007

Change



we don’t like it, we fear it, but we can't stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. And it hurts to grow, anybody who tells you it doesn’t is lying.

But heres the truth: the more things change, the more they stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes change is good. Oh, sometimes, change is ... everything.

At Hawaii

7 Nov 2007

Warm Saturday Afternoon


First do no harm, easier said than done. We can take all the oaths in the world, but the fact is, most of us do harm all the time. Sometimes even when we're trying to help, we do more harm than good. And then the guilt rears its ugly head. What you do with that guilt is up to you. We're left with a choice. Either let the guilt throw you back into the behavior that got you into trouble in the first place, or learn from the guilt and do your best to move on.
At Midtown

27 Oct 2007

The Possibility, Of more.



Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for.
At Roppongi

21 Oct 2007

Goodwill





The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
At SHimoda

16 Oct 2007

Love is...





sometimes we dont know what we want until we find it.

sometimes we don't know what we want until we lost it.

afraid to hang on,but afraid to let go.

We see the same thing?


What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock 1834-1913, British Statesman, Banker, Naturalist

At Kamakura

11 Oct 2007

Let




"Maybe part of loving is learning to let go..."
At SHimoda

9 Oct 2007

Heals


We look for comfort where we can find it.
Is it what I want to?

At Shimoda

8 Oct 2007

Rest...


Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
- Barbara De Angelis

At Shimoda

4 Oct 2007

26 Sep 2007

24 Sep 2007

23 Sep 2007

Past Tense




What happens when an stoppable force meets a immovable object?


At Yoyogi Park

16 Sep 2007

13 Sep 2007

4 Sep 2007

22 Aug 2007

20 Aug 2007

30 Jul 2007

23 Jul 2007

Water Me


At Omotesando

17 Jul 2007

10 Jul 2007

19 Jun 2007

29 Apr 2007

18 Apr 2007

Get Real



At Omotesando

17 Apr 2007

Ride



At Yoyogi Park

4 Apr 2007

13 Mar 2007

12 Mar 2007

Proof



At Nishiazabu

21 Feb 2007

You And Me



At Roppongi National Art Museum

7 Feb 2007