My mom is always saying, “The Japanese are the most disciplined people in the world,” though she has never visited all the countries on the earth. She says that there are a lot of examples that can prove the Japanese are the most disciplined people in the world. The garbage collection practice in our apartments is one of the examples.
Recycling & Upcycling
We are approaching the end of 2016. People are preparing for Christmas around the world. Can you guess what they are made of?
We are approaching the end of 2016. People are preparing for Christmas around the world. The hotel where my mom always goes on weekends in Liberia has just started displaying Christmas decorations. When she went to the hotel the other day, she was so intrigued by the snowman and the wreath which were placed in the lobby. Look! Can you guess what they are made of?
My mom has just received the business cards that she ordered from ECOASU Umaji-mura two weeks ago. Look at her new business card and business card holder! What do you think they are made of?
After you have bottomed up your drink, don’t throw away the bottles. Whichever they are, glass bottles or plastic bottles, you can re-use them.
When my mom found this item in the women’s bag section in a department store in Osaka, Japan, the pattern on the brown material immediately caught her eye. It depicts women’s life in Africa. What is this bag made of?
Look! My mom, Yasuko, found this in a small village in Laos. Several plastic bottles containing yellow and red liquid are kept in a little wooden hut. What are they for?
Look at this table! You can see coffee beans in the center under the glass. Isn’t it a nice way to “promote” coffee in a coffee-producing country?
What a wonderful idea to use coconut shells as planters! The coconuts complement the orchids “beary” well; they generate a “beary” natural and exotic atmosphere.
Look! What is this? Yes, it is a tire. But it is not a whole tire. It is half a tire. My mom, who is working in Laos, found this in a village the other day. What is it used for in the village?
Look! When my mom attended an international seminar in Thailand last December, she found something interesting at the venue. One section of the venue was set up as a garden, where she found rubber gloves and boots used as planters.