On January 13th, my mom left for Geneva by way of Istanbul. At the airport in Istanbul, she had to wait for about four hours to transit. When she was walking around at the airport, she was attracted by shopping bags carrying the words, “I LOVE MY PLANET.”

Eco Magic

Today, I would like to introduce a rush-made item that my mom brought back from Cambodia. Look at this! It looks like a purse, but it isn’t. What do you think it is?

Beer Holder or Water Holder?

The other day, my mom, who is working in a small town in Laos, went to a cafe for lunch. After ordering a tuna sandwich, she looked around the café as she waited. She is always looking for “Let’s BEAR” products.

Embroideries from Around the World!

My mom used to enjoy making embroidery, but she rarely does nowadays because of her worsening eyesight. Instead of doing it herself, she enjoys collecting embroideries from all over the world. Let me share some with you today. All are “beary” beautiful!

Big Hugs for You!

One Japanese designer, Ms. Hiroko Samejima, who had stayed in Ethiopia through an international volunteer program, started a leather product business several years ago. She has a small office in Addis Ababa, and employs some Ethiopian staff. Quality sheep skin is available in Ethiopia. She designs leather products, such as bags, pouches, and cushions, and provides technical instructions for her Ethiopian staff.

Ethiopian New Year!

Look! My mom made a “New Year’s Tree” from Enset paper to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year! On the tree, you can see some coffee beans. These are also from Ethiopia. Mom and I think that coffee is the national symbol of Ethiopia. In the world, there are a lot of coffee-producing countries, but coffee originated in Ethiopia. Did you know that?

Origami (Paper-folding Art)

My mom is good at making lovely things with paper. She folds paper into flowers, animals, dolls, boxes, and so on. In Japan, it is quite common that children learn how to fold paper into figures. This paper-folding technique in various colors is called Origami. My mom is “beary” good at Origami.

A Spring Gift has come from a forest to Tokyo.

Hello, everybody! This is Bobby. One month has passed since the EEN website was launched on March 11, 2013. My mom and I feel connected to a lot of people in the world. Thank you for visiting our website. When my mom goes out, she sometimes buys samples which signify the effective utilization of local […]