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Meladramas
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007  




Happy Birthday to all you Geminis
out there!

I seem to have so many creative friends of this sign,
all over the world!








My commercial filming/recording was a hoot!

Without going too much into detail,
(we are bound by a confidentiality clause)
it was an extremely long day.

It began at 5:30 am and ran until approximately 11 pm,
when I arrived home carrying two heavy bags,
exhausted!

My "co-stars" made the time go by like a breeze.

I met a few new fun people, and worked with a few others I already knew.

I don't know when this commercial will be on TV-

I'm hoping to get a copy of it for posterity,
to send to my friends and family...


PCs vs Macs



Michio has started up his new semester at TUJ;
Temple University Japan.

I think he's happy with his classes...


felix


I am gearing up for some canvas action.

I want to catch something, that has eluded me in past years,
and paint it this year.

Now is the season,
the rice fields are being flooded,
and soon the rice seedlings will be planted-

A few weeks later, before the rainy season starts,
the weather gets liltingly warm,
and the sunsets on the fields are amazing.

This is my hope, to catch one on canvas this year!


Here's my iPOD update:

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Art Garfunkel
Scent of a Woman Tango - Itzak Perlman
You Don't Have to Mean It - Keith Richards (& The Rolling Stones)
Looking Forward - CSNY
Winter Light - Linda Ronstadt
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Stephane Grappelli
Nagasaki - Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra, feat. Henry "Red" Allen
I'll Fly Tonight - Echo & The Bunnymen
Begin The Beguine - Les "Hutch" Hutchinson
All I Know - Art Garfunkel
Putting on the Ritz - Fred Astaire
Blue in Green - Archie Shepp
J'ai Deux Amour - Josephine Baker
Butterfly Sugar Baby - Crazy Town
The Chase (Midnight Express) - Giorgio Moroder
Je Cherche un Millionaire - Mistinguett
I Saw Stars - Django Reinhardt & The Hot Club of France
Nimrod (Adagio) Enigma Variations - Sir Edgar Elgin, from the "Elizabeth" soundtrack








'Till next time...
Mela signiature





1:49 AM

Monday, May 14, 2007  




Wow.
A lot to report today.

First off,
I want to congratulate my niece Jennifer
on becoming a brand new mommy,
and bringing a beautiful, healthy baby girl into the world...

Welcome Natalie Arielle!


Recently, my son Michio & I
did something we originally tried
to do 3 years ago...

We climbed Mt. Takao!

I finally felt fit enough to give it a go,
and the weather was perfect for it.

This was my first attempt, Michio's second.

Because there were so many people,
(it was during Golden Week, a holiday in Japan)
there were long lines for the route
that starts with a cable car ride halfway up the mountain.

So, we decided to hike the entire way,
on the #6 route.

As an unexperienced hiker,
it was an ass-kicker, to walk all the way up.
But it gave me a sense of accomplishment,
to make it to the top!

The scenery going up the mountain
reminded me of the woods of Pine Bush,
where I grew up.

All that cedar pine...

Michio shall we climb?
Well, whaddaya think ?
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy



Michio Mt.Takao 5_4_07
And we're off!
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy



Pamela the mountain goat
I definately won't be the first one to get to the top,
but I'll get there...
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy



Michio whispering pines
Michio, the mountain man!
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy


A view_from Mt Takao
The view from the top
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy


Michio with soba lunch
Michio with soba lunch
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy



Pam the top soba shop
Red faced me, at the top of the mountain
waiting for some soba.
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy


Pam at top Mt. Takao
Well Dust My Broom!
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy


A soba lunch and ice cream cone later,
we decided to head on down the mountain.

We began this hike at about 12 noon,
and it was starting to get late in the afternoon.

We walked about halfway down on the #4 route,
and crossed a lovely suspended bridge,
to the other side of the trail.

Finally we got to the ski-lift
and took the ride down just before they closed it at 5pm.

It was a slow gentle ride down,
and we could see exactly how far we had climbed!


On the ski lift down
The ski-lift ride to the bottom
©2007 Pamela MacCarthy


On the ski-lift down, they took a dated photo of us,
to offer as a souvenir later.

It was a perfect day.
We took the train home,
as it fast approached sunset...





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And, my last bit of news:

I was selected to be in the commercial!







Till next time...
Mela signiature





6:56 PM

Tuesday, May 01, 2007  



May is here, at last!

The air is getting that lightness
that both thrills and terrifies me.

That lightness of flying/falling...

I present my newest digital art work,
Juneaux...







© 2007 Pamela MacCarthy
Juneaux




To see more of my digital work,
go here.

Recently I took a slow boat to Chinatown.

I took a special weekend & holiday only train
from Shinjuku to Yokohama,
and then got on the "Sea Bass";
a cruising boat shuttle bound for the park near Chinatown.




Sea Bass

© 2007 Pamela MacCarthy


To feel the spray of salt water on my face,
and smell the sea air
was just what I needed.


Sea Bleeze, prease

Sea Breeze, Please...

© 2007 Pamela MacCarthy






Yokohama Bay

Yokohama Bay

© 2007 Pamela MacCarthy


Cruising along the Yokohama Bay was very relaxing,
and soon I arrived at the dock,
near the park.

A short walk later,
and I'm at the Chinatown gate.

I enjoy walking after a good Chinese meal !

The day went so quickly!






Today, I'm off for an audition
for a singing TV commercial.

Wish me luck...



'Till next time...
Mela signiature





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