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Cherry Blossom Pins for Sakura Matsuri May 1-2!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010


I am very much looking forward to the Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden! I even designed these special pins to sell at the event so people can have cherry blossoms all year round! I’ll also have postcards, my graphic novels and bonus manga from Japan by my friend Yuuko Koyama! I’ll be at the Manga and Anime Alley both days! See you there!

Spring Blossoms ’09!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Here are some cute pics of the blooms around my apartment!




Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

I had a nice trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Museum last weekend. I recommend checking it all out and to check out The Dinner Party at the museum. It was amazing seeing it in person after all the photos I’ve seen in art books. I took a few snaps of the flowers and also a few from my backyard which is just starting to bud. Enjoy!


Summer garden!

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

So the garden is in summer mode! Lots of roses are in bloom, green tomatoes are starting to grow, and strawberries too! Enjoy!


Front garden pics

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

I took some more pics of the front garden at our place. The tulips are poppin’! Also, the Dogwood tree and Plum tree are blossoming nicely. AND I saw a snail in the backyard!

New garden!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I moved house this past month and into a whole new beautiful garden situation! With a backyard and little front garden! Luckily I was able to bring all little trees with me. Things really popped up after the Nor’ Easter we had a few weeks back too.


Closing up the garden for the winter.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

I feel like I didn’t get enough quality time on the terrace garden this year, but loved every minute I did get. Unbelievably, it’s December and the roses are still popping! The leaves of the fairy roses turned a nice shade of yellow this past week.


Massachusetts love!

Monday, November 6th, 2006

I had the MOST wonderful time signing books in Boston and Northampton with Tim Fish. It turned out to be a perfect weekend to travel up from New York by train. I got some good leaf-peeping in. Love that fall color! It’s hitting the tail end especially farther North, but it’s still amazing and one of the best things about being in New England bar none. Even the trees in my terrace got into the flaming fall act!

My mom and Jim took me to the Harvard Coop (great to see them!) where they had a very nice display and Tim and I got a good responsive crowd for our reading. I also ended up drinking two delish decaf mochas because two people brought them to me at my request accidentally. It’s nice to get that kind treatment as a guest!

After the reading we retired along with our great Boston friends to a cool Mexican place called Border Cafe. Which was crowded and fun with good food at good prices. I ended up back at Tim‘s place late and marveled at his great vintage comics collection!
The next morning we went to a cool Portugese diner called Neighborhood Restaurant for breakfast it was totally cute with great food and all the meals came with a choice of Cream of Wheat (with cinammon) or fruit. The Cream of Wheat was awesome! Here is a funny sign from there.

Then Tim and I made the drive from Boston to Northampton, a gorgeous town I recommend everybody should visit. The comic shop Modern Myths was amazing, had a great selection (in addition to manga, graphic novels, they sell used too! Also, they had Pocky and Ramune soda. Too cool!). The proprieters were so kind and welcoming I was nearly in tears over their hospitality. Before the signing I got a hot chocolate (made with melted dark chocolate) from Cafe Chocolate (or is it Chocolate Cafe?) right nearby. Anyway great place. Afterwards the owners kindly took us to a fantastic Asian restaurant called Zen. Loved it! What a great trip! I also got to see my uncle which was a great treat.


October garden post

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

My roses are still booming and now my strawberries are making a comeback as well. The theme for this fall is…resurrection!


Roses are back!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

In an unexpected turn of events my roses rose from the grave (Ha-ha! I love puns!). Usually after their glorious summer fling they are done for the year, but much to my surprise this weekend I woke up and about six new roses had opened up (cue The Damned song). I also got to buy asters at the farmer’s market this weekend. Extra-pretty. I was too late in the day for the mums, apparently all the locals bought them out in the morning hours. I’ll have to be more aggressive this weekend.