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Margie Yap
“The moment is the moment, and you can never recapture it.” You can email me: sweetpersimmon1 at gmail dot com
“The moment is the moment, and you can never recapture it.” You can email me: sweetpersimmon1 at gmail dot com

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+Comet & Pippin
I hope you had a good first day of school. We are in Paris and we just had to share this wit you. It is Amelie Street, not far from whare we are staying.

We miss you and your sister and I hope to see you when we get back.
Love Grandpa and Tutu

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SweetPersimmon Blog has moved
The SweetPersimmon blog will no longer be published here.  Please go to the SweePersimmon blog at website.   Please update your bookmarks as I will continue to write the blog as long as I can.  You can also explore seasonal notes, a recommende...

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Ieayasu words of wisdom
"Life is like walking along a long road shouldering a heavy load; there is no need to hurry. One who treats difficulties as the normal state of affairs will never be discontented. Patience is the source of eternal peace; treat anger as an enemy. Harm will b...

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Time stands still
I have been reviewing the early entries of this blog, some were written more than eight years ago. I am surprised at how they have held up and the entries are as relevant today as they were when they were written years ago.  I  have also been looking at the...

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Do your best
I was recently talking with a friend who was working on a project for work.  Her heart was not in it and she was just putting in the minimal effort, which made the project drag out.  Every day she would go to work and there would be the project waiting for ...

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10 things I learned at Midorikai
I look back on my time at Midorikai and I thought about what I had learned there. Some of the lessons I learned there have nothing to do with tea and yet they have everything to with tea and life.I am still striving to put these into practice every single d...

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Return to Kyoto
I recently returned from a visit to Kyoto.  It has been many, many years since I last visited there.  My husband went with me, and together we explored the city.  I wondered how much it had changed, he discovered this charming city for the first time. We at...

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My first chawan, ichigo ichie
I think I had been studying for about 3 years when I thought I would like to acquire my first teabowl.  In those days there was not the internet nor eBay to purchase utensils.  So we had to ask someone to buy it for us in Japan or find some other way of acq...

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5 ways to make your temae go better
Before you enter the tea room, take 5 slow deep breaths. Trust your body, don't try to out think it. Look at mistakes as opportunities to  learn. Don't forget to breathe during your temae. Remember that making a good bowl of tea is the most important thing.
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