Separating garbage has become quite common in many countries. This is also adopted in Rome, where I live now. I take empty plastic bottles to a collection point every weekend, and always think how they will be recycled.
I have been on this planet since November 1996. I have found that human life is “beary” interesting, full of unexpected things for bears. Also, I have found that human emotions are “beary” sensitive. So, I would like to share my observations with you in the form of a diary. I am “beary” sorry for my English with a “bear” accent, so please bear with me. Ha, ha, ha! I hope you will enjoy my diary.
I take piano lessons in Rome. I go to my piano teacher’s studio once a week. As he is a pianist and harpsichordist, he teaches both piano and harpsichord. I am “privileged” to see (and sometimes touch) the harpsichord, though it is only the piano on which I actually take lessons. In his studio, I always feel as if I am in a music museum.
The year 2020 has just started! How did you welcome the new year?
This is my second time to celebrate Christmas in Rome. Today, when I went to a supermarket, I came across a handicraft exhibition in front of the supermarket. I was intrigued by these Christmas trees made of cork. Look! Aren’t they so lovely?
In Rome, I found a ‘beary’ interesting shop named “Furture.” An Italian woman opened the shop under the concept of it being cruelty-free. In the shop, a variety of items which are made of cruelty-free materials instead of fur or leather are showcased. Look at this bag! What do you think it is made of?
A lot of people like football. In the world, many children enjoy playing football. When I went to Tanzania last month, I saw some children kicking a ball which looked ‘beary’ different from a ‘normal’ football. Look at the ball this boy is holding!
Look! This is a game of checkers. I found it in the waiting room of a small airport in a small town in Tanzania. Look at it more closely! Can you see what it is made of?
Did you know that the world’s oldest piano was invented in the early 18th century? Look at this piano! This was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in 1722. The invention of the piano must have been an epoch-making event in those days.
Look at my bag! This shiny silver color is generating a cool atmosphere. It looks ‘beary’ nice if I put it on my shoulder especially in summer. Then, what do you think this bag is made of?
Our global mom, Yasuko, has a sister who has been making quilts for many years. Every year she displays her work at an exhibition held at the Osaka City Art Museum. This year, she exhibited a 1.7-meter square quilt entitled “Mother’s Garden.” Look at the quilt closely! Amazing! ‘Beary’ minute stitches on the big square! Red flowers are ‘beary’ beautiful!