Express yourself?! (Part 1)

TODAY IT IS EASY!

Today is a special day!

Today is our friend’s birthday!

As usually, we’ll go to a Japanese restaurant and express ourselves in many wonderful artistic ways.

There will be speeches, poems, songs and beautiful combinations of everything the restaurant has to offer.

In the meantime to keep my appetite on the high alert I decided to express myself in paintings below.

I hope very much that you’ll like them. If not please don’t tell it to me before we return from the restaurant.

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I was about to publish this post when I remembered that “Express Yourself” is a photo challenge.

So what can I say?

I always was a working girl like the one below.

A WORKING GIRL

A WORKING GIRL

I like to explore new ways.

NEW WAY

NEW WAY

 

Ultimatum

It was a wonderful Sunday evening. We returned home after seeing movie “The Last Emperor” and we were looking forward to a quiet enjoyable dinner.

Suddenly my wife came to my room and said:

“Darling, I am very sorry! You have to choose: me or it!”

I could not believe my ears!

After 29 years of happy marriage I was given an ultimatum.

Why?

Everything started so simple.

My oncologist told me that I needed injections of vitamins B. I asked him to let me try to use foods instead of injections. Then I researched what food was the best for this purpose. It was natto.

At 11 I called the natural products store in Manhattan and asked if they had natto. They answered that I was in luck and I must come as soon as possible because natto was in short supply.

I went there and bought a small plastic container with natto.

On the way home in subway I was reading a very interesting book. However, I still noticed that passengers moved as far away from me as they could. Some of them just went to another car.

I thought: “Strange people! I took a shower before going to the store!”

When I came home I put natto in the refrigerator and we went to see the movie.

“My love, what happened? Why are you so upset? Why is this ultimatum?”

She answered: “Come with me in the kitchen!”

We went in the kitchen. There was a very strange unpleasant odor there.

“Please open the refrigerator!”

I opened it and was hit by a wave of a very strong smell. I immediately closed the refrigerator.

My wife said: “It is your natto! I prepared a nice dinner but I don’t think we’ll be able to eat it. I am not sure that we will be able to stay in the apartment either if you don’t throw it away immediately”.

Without words I took a container with natto and a teaspoon and went out from the apartment. Then I opened the container.

Natto smelled terrible. It looked awful. I took a teaspoon of it, put it in my mouth and started to chew. I did not like the taste at all and I decisively closed the container and put it in the garbage shaft.

Then I returned in the apartment, opened windows and turned on air conditioning.

We went to a good restaurant and had a very nice evening.

When we returned home there was not bad odor in the apartment anymore and we slept very well.

It was clear that I made a right choice!

My wonderful loving wife, my best friend stayed with me!

But the problem with vitamins B was not solved!

I HAD TO TRY NATTO AGAIN!

I am sure that now you’d like to know what is natto. It’s a Japanese food from fermented soybeans.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?   by  JF

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?     photo by JF