Yasuko Ose made a presentation on “’OVOP’ as a Rural Poverty Reduction Approach in Africa,” based on her experience in having worked for the One Village One Product Promotion Project in Ethiopia.
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.
Some of you might be wondering why I was named Bobby. Today let me tell you why my mom named me Bobby.
When my mom, Yasuko, was a little girl, her parents bought two stuffed pandas for her. One was a male panda, and the other one was a female panda. His name was Bob, and her name was Poppy. My mom loved Bob and Poppy “beary” much. She played and slept with them every day. Bob and Poppy were her best friends in her childhood.
About twenty years had passed.
One of my mom’s favorite books is “The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan.” Forty-four villages are introduced in the book. People in those villages have made strong efforts to preserve the natural environment and their cultural and historical assets.
Today is the second Sunday of May, which is Mother’s Day. This year, it falls on May 12th, which is my mom’s birthday! Wow! What a nice coincidence!
On Saturday, April 27th, my mom went to a charity bazaar which her best friend in her university days held for orphans who had lost their parents in the Great East Japan Earthquake which had occurred on March 11th, 2011.
Look! I am wearing a blue shirt today. Do I look stylish? Look at my shirt carefully. What do you think is this made of? Did someone say, “Cotton?” Yes, it’s made of cotton. But that is not the only answer I expected. Look at my shirt more carefully.
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 […]
I am delighted to launch the EEN website thanks to the support of a lot of warm-hearted people. I would like to provide useful information for you to Be Empowered with Available Resources.