Archive for March, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It’s my friend from high school’s birthday today. We were pretty much joined at the hip forĀ 8 years, running shit always and forever!

Miss Jen! Happy Birthday!

I’ve been listening to Muse all morning, this song’s drama, some space rock for ya, cheers to the future!

Friday, March 11, 2011


The city building inspector just came by to check on the progress on our house and after hearing the news in Japan late last night, boy did he have a lot to say about earthquake friendly building.

Watching the footage of the 8.9 earthquake in Japan and the devastating tsunami that followed, my first thoughts were of Akiko, the Masudos and the Kondos, my dear friends in Tokyo, luckily for them they were not near the Sendai region where it hit hardest. I have so many fond memories of Japan, how lucky am I to have once called Tokyo home. I now just watch in awe, their courage and determination, their strength and organization to rebuild their lives after unimaginable loss and uncertainty. Let’s help them get back on track, go to the Red Cross site and make a donation or buy a bunch of songs from iTunes “Songs for Japan” album, every bit helps.

My nectarine tree is going off, it’s like hanami here under the nectarine blossoms. A far cry from my old stomping ground, Inokashira Park in Tokyo, it’s still pretty though and every time I look out my door I’m reminded.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hello world!

Why wait for a better day than today to start blogging? The sky here is always showing off, this morning is no exception, gorgeous blue with fluffy white clouds. The branches of the torrey pine outside my door are waving at me, pine needles falling to the ground and squirrels that call the woodpile home are feasting away. It’s a bit chilly today so I’m in no hurry to venture outside, let the squirrels eat their breakfast ’cause a slight trigger of the door opening and they run for dear life! Poor things! Don’t feel too bad for them though, knocking their teeth out on our yard everyday and they’re well fed chubby little things. All I ask now is for them to stay away from the newly planted grass seed ’cause I’ve had more than enough mud for one season and we desperately need a lawn quick. Alas we need to carry on with our day! The sun’s peaking through the clouds, the wind’s still howling from last night’s heavy rain, it’s clear now and getting warm, let’s do this! My name is Dia and I live in Leucadia, CA with my husband. I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, smack dab south central Canada where the Assiniboine and Red River meet, more famously known as hometown of Neil Young with some brief stints post university living in Vancouver and Tokyo. Being so far away from “home,” family and friends this blog’s my way of keeping in touch with everyone, all the things I’d love to chit chat and share given we had the time and not living in different continents, timezones, etc.