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weekly words week 35 - boule and pizza night

time for weekly words week 35! i always have a hard time remembering what happened if i don’t update within a week, so my memory is fresh like a... fruit? anyway, here we go.

what have you been up to this week?

been working, not too much though, so i’m not too tired. i played boule with two friends. visited stockholm. and had a movie night with homemade pizza and ”house of targaryen” with a friend. was suppose to go birthday pubbing with a friend saturday and do some archery this sunday but i was under the weather. drove to a nice lake this morning. feeling better today but need to take care.

how is the creativity process going?

i didn’t have too much time to make music this week and this weekend i was resting. but i managed to write a new song in one session this saturday, i just needed the lyrics and this time the words came easily. the song is called ”dreaming about it” and it’s my 125th written song! hurrah!

if i have the energy i will start recording a new song this sunday.

what are you listening to?

夜が明ける - Centimillimental

i love this song. i listened to this because...

what are you watching?

... i love to go back to certain anime and ”given” is one of them. (the song above is from ”given the movie”.)

somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal... that was until ritsuka uenoyama randomly met mafuyu sato. ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears mafuyu sing for the first time. the song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

what are you reading?

i’m reading ”Skärmhjärnan: Hur en hjärna i osynk med sin tid kan göra oss stressade, deprimerade och ångestfyllda”

english: ”screenbrain: how a brain out of sync with this day and age can make us stressed, depressed and anxious.

i’m just a few chapters in but i already can’t recommend this book enough because i truly believe the knowledge in this book could be an eye opener for many of us and inspire us in many ways.

mental illness is taking over as the major health threat of our time. A fast pace, constant stress and a digital lifestyle with constant connectivity are starting to have consequences for our brain. because no matter how much you like to check the image feed on Instagram, the news on your mobile or movies on your tablet, your brain is not adapted to what today's society brings. It is simply out of sync with our times!

what have you been buying or decluttering?

i’ve bought two new things because my favorite japanese teapot (kyusu) accidentally broke.

here it is:

Earthenware Kyusu

i really love this, i really really enjoy making tea with it. it's one of my favorite things at home.

and here are the new teacups:

The name of this matcha bowl SEKICHUKA means "flowers in the snow" in Japanese. The artist Mr. Tanii imagined a scene of "spring coming soon" and created this with an early spring atmosphere. This item is made with three layers of glaze.The red or mauve color glaze and white color glaze looks like a flower and snow. The brown color at the bottom looks like earth under the snow.

This is quite a magical multi-cup: it appears both traditional and simple, and yet sophisticated and modern. And it has so many uses. It completely depends on you how much this multi-cup can broaden your green moment—you are limited only by your imagination!

HYO SETU HAKU is named for these three-layers. The basic clay is portrayed as the earth, the white soil represents snow accumulated on the earth, and the clear glaze represents ice which forms over the snow. HYO SETU HAKU means "three-layers" in Japanese.

The size of this cup has not been changed for 30 years. The size was designed for two-handed use and is suitable for use as both a tea cup and matcha bowl. The form of the mouth to the bottom has been quite slightly changed over time. The "mouth to the bottom" may be translated or perceived as "the origin to the final destination" representing infinity and the universe. Mr. Tanii has tried to symbolically express the notions of infinity and the universe on the surface and curve of the mouth to the bottom of this cup.

Many customers say that it fits very comfortably in their hands, more so than other tea cups or bowls. It may be one of the reasons why he has continued to create HYO SETU HAKU which his customers have loved for more than 30 years.

how are your 5 habits?

reflect: 5

meditate: 5

exercise: 1

read: 3

create: 2

what are you grateful for?

enjoying a good book or anime in your free time.

what are you letting go off?

sinking ships and situations you just can’t help.

what are your highlights?

boule and pizza night!

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