Just when I was getting ready to put the finishing touches on my the fourth and hopefully final post in my gallery admission fees series, we were hit with some extreme weather here in Saskatoon.1 As such, I didn’t have a chance to follow through with my plan. The good news that the weather has forced me to pay attention to my practice. What does one do when the giant drifts of snow start to melt unexpectedly? Turn it into a studio, of course.
We started to notice the cultural differences between Japan and Canada as soon as we got to the Air Canada departure lounge at Kansai Airport. Today I have a couple of photos from the Three Minutes Happiness store-within-a-store at the Riverwalk Comme Ça Store.
The phrase “I have guts” has a fairly narrow range of meaning. A few weeks ago I would have understood the expression to mean that the person was claiming to be strong, brave, or both. Having recently returned to Canada, and seen vast numbers of obese people—but that’s another post—the phrase lends itself to alternate interpretation.
Sorry for the recent spate of brief posts. Since returning to Canada I’ve unexpectedly found other, non-blog activities to occupy my spare time. Activities which will have no further mention except to say that they are almost completely uproductive.
In any case, today I have a photo of an abandoned skull-cat-jester from my last day in Japan.
Continuing what seems to be a “photos of children” theme, today I’m presenting three photos of elementary-age schoolboys at Tobata Station, in uniform, on their way to school.
In most countries I’ve spent any significant amount of time in—read that as very few—children, and especially babies, are to a certain extent fashion accessories. Japan is no different, and sometimes a bit more extreme than what we’re used to in North America. Today’s featured creature is the object (or is that subject?) of someone’s overdeveloped mothering complex.
Today I’ve got some photos of Saskatoon, taken from the air as our plane made its approach for landing at Saskatoon Airport.
It looks like I’ll still be posting Japan photos for awhile. Today I’ve got two pictures of a pair of cute kids out at the mall.
If you’ve spent any time in the Saskatchewan writing community, especially if that time was spent up to the point six or eight years ago when the Saskatchewan Writers Guild got a new logo, you’ll enjoy today’s photo.
Those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about need not despair, however. In my utterly biased opinion the photo is still worth looking at, even if you don’t get my regional Canadian corporate identity references.