Here comes 2012! It is the year of the Dragon. The dragon usually clutches a pearl symbolic of its super-natural powers. Invariably accompanied by thunder and rain, dragons move like lightning and whirlwinds - - all powerful yet totally unpredictable. You may hear and/or read unfavorable news around the world; however, there are still many things … Continue reading Happy New Year 2012!
It has been more than 3 years since I last visited my beloved, second home, Hawaii. The air you breathe and the people you greet are so different from here in NY. Of course the sun and beach are as good they get! On this trip my family went to Maui after spending time with … Continue reading Aloha From Hawaii !
We went to Hatsumōde (初詣, hatsumōde?) yesterday (January 1, 2011) in NYC. There is no real Japanese Shinto shrines in United States except in Hawaii and Washington. Some people visit a Buddhist temple instead. So, we visited International Shinto Foundation located at 300 West 55th Street. It is a condominium building, and you will find … Continue reading Happy 2011!