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March 7, 2010

My 103rd post!

I started this blog on the 19th of January in 2009.
My first "real post" was on the following day...a post about the new years celebrations here in Japan.
It was the year of the cow... Now it is the year of the tiger...and I didn't even blog about it because I thought I was so busy...too busy to write...

Here is a picture of my tiger that we have had on display in our house since January....this tiger will stay on display till the end of the year...


For a person that has started many "projects"most of which are left to be finished, I never thought that 100 blog posts would be possible. LOL I didn't even notice my 100th post...

With hopes of improving my writing skills AND hopes to take my mind off of a few unhappy moments ...I tried to comb through my life and find interesting bits and pieces that would remind me of why I chose to live in Japan. I used to think it was my mother's "fault" for dragging me back and forth between the US and Japan. However, now I know that once you become an "adult", you really can't blame your parents for anything...it is your life to live and your thoughts only that can control what you do.


I do not know how to express my thanks (yet) for the many people who have taken the time to read my posts, comment, given me advice and support and have been great friends even though we may not have met in person....right now just allow me to say "arigato" (thank YOU).

I will continue to blog because I hope to improve my writing skills, continue friendships, make new ones, learn more about Japan (and of course share what I learn) and most important of all... to be happy.

Although he is not one of my favorite presidents...I do think this quote is rather appropriate to explain how I feel:
"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement; in the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

...here is a bit of happiness that I found the other day while waiting in line with my number in hand...

I look forward to my 777th blog post! Have a happy lucky day!

11 comments:

Frances said...

Good morning Tulsa, and congratulations on posting more than 100 times. I so enjoy reading your blogs.

Your photos are always just perfect company for your words, and you continue to let me have more and more insights into what it might be like to be living in Japan.

Thank you! xo

I_am_Tulsa said...

Frances, Thank YOU! Your blog, comments and advice are always inspiring....thank you so much!

ALeks said...

Congratulations Tulsa,it is wonderful to be a little part of your world here,love the little tiger,I am a tiger too,:O)
Greetings from me and a hug!
Aleksandra

I_am_Tulsa said...

thank you ALeks for letting me be in your world and thank you for your kind words! If you are a tiger then this is YOUR year! Yeah!!!
xoxo

B said...

Looking forward to the 777 post as well!!

Lori ann said...

congratulations tulsa! that is very exciting. i am so glad to have met you, it's always so nice to visit here and i've learned so much. thank you for enriching my life.
your friend,
lori ♥

p.s. lovely little tiger!

I_am_Tulsa said...

B, thank you!!!

Lori, thank you for keeping in in touch with beautiful California!

√ Abraham said...

A very nice blog you have here. And thanks for stopping and commenting on mine.

I used to live in Sendai from 1953 to about the summer of 1956. I was also in Sapporo for the winter of 1953/54. The year the ferry sunk and killed a lot of people.

Tulsa said...

Abraham-san,
Thank YOU for stopping by! your photographs are always so wonderful!

Chiara.u said...

hi Tulsa! I love that tiger... and the cow was great too! what about the year of the tiger? I must read something about! most of all I need to know which is my year!!
thanK YOU Tulsa, to share all you japanese experiences.
xx chiara

Delwyn said...

Hi Tulsa

we have a lot of reading and writing ahead of us my friend!

Happy days ahead...