Saturday, October 27, 2012

Falling Up

 

Too bad you can't scratch and sniff this picture. These glowy orange kinmokusei are flowers that bloom around Japan every year in October, and they give off the most lovely fragrant scent. Just everything about these flowers cheer me up.  I found this tree of kinmokusei near my work around lunch time.

You may have noticed that I'm doing quite a few photoshoots these days. It's been really exciting to have the chance to shoot some events and experience a variety of situations with my camera. Somehow, I feel empowered when it is attached to me. How I wish I could take a trip around the world and capture the scenes I see with these lenses. Sometimes I feel severely limited, being inside while seeing the warmly inviting sunshine beckon through the window. Weekends are bliss.

 

We found this extremely adorable and fat caterpillar right in the middle of the road. It could have been easily squished by an oncoming bicycle or mischievous kid, so after enticing it onto this piece of rock, we moved it to safety in the grass.
What wonders exist all around, if only we look out for them. Sometimes right beneath our feet.

 

Lately, I have been so busy juggling everything, but I am more excited and motivated than I've been in a long time. Rather than something completely new, this passion for photography feels like something I've been holding inside and have held off for far too long. It is a means of expression and creativity that fits me like a glove. I'm determined to learn more and keep getting better.

 

 
   
Outfit:  Jacket - Zara, Striped Tank Top - Lowry's Farm, 
                     Brown Tank - Forever 21, Jeans - Lee, Necklace - ?

 

Tomorrow is a day of photoshoots and attending a friend's event, and Sunday is another live performance. Busy busy. Why can't the weekend last five days instead of two?
It makes me wish for the long summer holidays of high school and college days... what a luxury. After graduating and moving to Japan, I've been continuously working full time, and I don't think I've ever had a holiday longer than a week. (And those happen maybe once a year.) I guess that's the working-in-an-office life! Gotta pay the bills. If I had the days off and the money, I would love to start even by traveling around Japan, since there are still so many places I haven't seen yet. Well, maybe all in good time! I just have to start by doing my best now with what I can.