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Saturday, March 29, 2008  

And, the flowers are here!

I took a little hike with Michio,
along with a small group from Fuchu City's International Salon
to visit a landmark Japanese garden...

Run by Bridgestone Corp.,
we were allowed in by invitation,
as this place is closed to the public...

I took a lot of cell phone photos of the highlights,
and Michio added one of his.

Ev'ry pitcha tells a story don't it?

The Bamboos
© 2008 Michio Yves Ueda

Pamela at the Bridgestone Park
© 2008 Michio Yves Ueda

The Teahouse
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Teahouse manju
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Water, rock, sky...
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Magnolias In the Sky
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Michio at the Okunitama Jinja
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

It was a beautiful walk, ending at the
Okunitama Jinja.

This place is 1900 years old!

Oh, and, the cherry blossoms are here!

I knew it would be an especially beautiful Spring this year,
what with all the extra rain and snow over the Winter.

The flowers are intoxicating!

But for many,
including my son Michio,
and my friend Michael,
this time of year is a hellish-allergy time,
due to the onslaught of Cedar pollen...

It must be especially frustrating,
to want to go out to enjoy the warm weather
and see the beautiful blossoms,
but to do so means suffering from extreme allergy symptoms-

A conundrum, it is...

Here's my updated iPOD HANAMI Mix:

Burn It Blue (Frida) - Caetano Veloso, Lila Downs
E Presioso Perdoar - Ryuichi Sakamoto feat. Caetano Veloso, Cesaria Evora
Do Ya Wanna Funk (Patrick Cowley Remix) - Sylvester
Love in Traffic (John Creamer + Stephane 'K' Remix) - Satoshi Tomiie
Tempermental (Hex Hector /Mac Quayle Reverse Drum Dub Club Remix) - Everything But the Girl
Give Up The Funk - Parliament
Blue Wind - Jeff Beck
I'm Outta Love (Hex Hector Remix) - Anastacia
When the Heartache is Over (Hex Hector Remix) - Tina Turner
Let's Face The Music and Dance - Caetano Veloso

'Till Next Time...
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12:39 PM

Friday, March 21, 2008  

Michio Yves Ueda is 22
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Happy Birthday to my son, Michio!

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy
collage on paper
stickers, color pencils, marker

'Till Next Time...
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9:40 AM

Monday, March 17, 2008  

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

'Till Next Time...
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11:22 AM

Friday, March 14, 2008  

Afternoon Plum Blossoms

29.5 X 21 cm.
Oil Pastel, India Ink, Aquarelle Pencils
©2008 Pamela MacCarthy

I went back to the park to do this sketch.
It was a perfect time to go,
with unseasonably warm weather...

As I sat quietly sketching,
I saw a little rumpus at the top of the tree,
and then I saw one of these...

Spring must be here!

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10:47 AM

Tuesday, March 11, 2008  

The plum blossoms smell sweet
their branches reach out to me
Winter waves goodbye...

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

The plum blossoms are here,
with their angular branches
and sweet smelling blooms.

They are the perfect non-alcoholic mood

When these flowers make their appearance,
along with the warmth of the sun,
it reminds me of a perfection
not designed by anyone on Earth,
and I find this comforting...

Here are some very cool sneakers
designed by someone here on Earth,
from the Converse 100th Anniversary Collection.

Do they not, RAWK?

I recently had an iPOD event.

After recharging,
it appeared as if FROZEN,
with the screen reading:

OK to disconnect

With a large check mark across the screen.

W T F !

I found this remedy :

Flick the "hold" button on the top left corner
back and forth a few times,
settling it back to off. (left)

Push the menu and the center
down at the same time and hold it there till the APPLE

Presto, change-o!

My iPOD BUMP IT 2008 update:

Going Under - Evanescence
Lonely Planet - Aurtas (Global Underground:Paris)
Roll Your Own - Tripswitch (Global Underground:Paris)
Starlight in Dadem (Da Lata/Aurora Remix) - Ekova
Love Movement (Ulrich Schnauss Remix) - Revtone (Global Underground: Paris)
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Satelite of Love - Lou Reed
Listen To The Rain - Evanescence
Leave Planet Earth - Paul Oakenfold (Global Underground: New York)
Eiffel Nights - Pig & Dan (Sharam :Dubai)
The Water Song - The Scumfrog (Global Underground 10 :Athens)
Time (Scumfrog Remix) - Murk
And I'm Telling You - Jennifer Holliday (Original Dream Girls Soundtrack)

I am crazy about this new to me
music medium; remixed dance tracks!

Especially the stuff on The Global Underground label.

Lately I am so wanting to expand my horizons
and get my Diva-esque vocals
wrapped around this type of project,
and on the global dance floors!

I started out as a disco / funk singer,
after all!

DJ's/ Mixalots out there, any ideas?

Use the contact button!

'Till Next Time...
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3:33 PM

Tuesday, March 04, 2008  

It's my blog, Meladramas' birthday !
5 years running!

The Orchid Show was spectacular again this year!
The theme this year was The Four Elements.

Ikebana Girls@JGPIOF 2008

Me & my Ikebana classmates, minus 2 of us, at JGPIOF @Tokyo Dome, 2/26/2008.

Here are some shots of some of the flowers, displays, and fellow observers...

Element Fire Orchids

© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy
The Fire Element

Mighty Paph 2_26_08

The Mighty Paphiodelium (Lady Slipper)
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Wedding Dress of Orchids

Japanese Wedding Dress (of Orchids)
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

Tigers Tokyo Dome

Tigers in Tokyo Dome
© 2008 Pamela MacCarthy

It was a fun afternoon.

Each year is different,
in its subtle surprises...

My prints are sent,
I am officially entered in
Lessedra Gallery's Annual Mini Print 2008.

Here is my "HEX 2008" iPOD update:

All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
Northern Sky - Nick Drake
Human After All - Daft Punk
Relight My Fire (Hex Hector Mix) - Ricky Martin feat. Anastacia
Shuck Dub - R.L. Burnside
Nefertiti - Herbie Hancock
Harem (Hex Hector Mix) - Sarah Brightman
He Got Game - Public Enemy
A Breton Carol - The Chieftains
4th Piece - Jan Garbarek
I Drove All Night (Hex Hector Mix) - Celine Dion
Roll With Me - Bill Perry

'Tll Next Time...

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1:05 PM

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