It was never between you and them anyway

TEMENOS CIRCLE

Mother TeresaI read these writings from Mother Teresa and it affected me today. It makes perfect sense in the complex world we live in today. Her long-lasting words of leadership are messages that could simplify our relationships that need constant negotiation.

I guess in the end we all have one maker to judge our life. How we treat others, how they have treated us almost becomes irrelevant. At the end all that will matter is how you feel about yourself in the eyes of our maker. As Mother Teresa has taught us in this message, it was never about you and them anyway.

Her message also reminds us to be good, happy, give and honest.

Amen to that!

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COOKING WITH SUMO WRESTLERS. TOKYO, JAPAN.

IKIMASHO!

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How do sumo wrestlers get so fat?

Learning how to make Japanese stew and rice cakes with the big boys.

Last week I was given the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of sumo wrestlers. Last week I was given the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of sumo wrestlers.

I was part of Omochitsuki – a traditional Japanese festival where cooked rice is pounded with large wooden mallets until it becomes mochi, a much-loved Japanese sweet. I was part of Omochitsuki – a traditional Japanese festival where cooked rice is pounded with large wooden mallets until it becomes mochi, a much-loved Japanese sweet.

SUMO TOKYO COOKING KINDERGARTEN JAPAN Omochisuki A hollowed segment of tree trunk is used, and is extremely heavy. The convenient round bowl-shape holds up to the hard wood mallets used to smash the rice.

The rice was pounded by the sumo wrestlers until it became gelatinous. The rice was pounded by the sumo wrestlers until it became gelatinous, then folded by hand.

The resulting mochi was then passed on to a group of parents who dusted it in kinako - soybean flour. The resulting mochi was then passed on to a group of parents who dusted it in kinako – soybean flour.

In Japan, a lot of events have their origins in times when most villager’s diets consisted of very simple food.  A long time ago, when rice was used as a currency, most Japanese only got to eat rice on special occasions.  A condensed rice treat then, would have more calories, and be even more special. In Japan, a lot of events have their origins in times when most villager’s diets consisted of very simple food. A long time…

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My gift for you / Mi regalo para ti

Happy New Year!

Nagataya Kyoto Japanese Calligraphy, Shodō

You can download now the calendar 2015 of Nagataya Kyoto for free, thanks for your support. This is my present for all my customers and followers.  I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year. Please share it with your friends.

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Mitsuru Nagata

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Ahora podéis descargaros gratis el calendario del 2015 de Nagataya Kyoto, este es mi regalo para todos mis clientes y seguidores, os deseo una Feliz navidad y Próspero año nuevo. Compartelo con tus amigos, gracias.

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Even though I look like this, I always apreciate you

Still amazing”

Nagataya Kyoto Japanese Calligraphy, Shodō

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Even though I look like this, I always apreciate you/ Aunque siempre parezco así, siempre te lo agradezco / kou mietemo itsumo kansha shite imasu

That was a calligraphy which I gave to my mum because of her birthday, my cat is always selfish and bites me but we love her.

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