Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Elsa: "It's better to use this one."
Nana: "I'm trying."
Elsa: "And how about using another color?"
Nana: "I want to use this blue."
Elsa:" You have to finish it today,OK?"
Nana:"Don't hurry me."

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In the bag

It was just like this when Elsa came to me for the first time.  Peter -the guard-took her and showed her, hanging the bag from his neck at that time.  When I looked at Elsa, showing only her face from the bag,I have accepted to keep her immediately. It was a big meeting for Elsa. Fortunately or unfortunately she lives in Vienna now.

I remember the encounter three years ago in Uganda, looking at this picture of Elsa playing in Nana's bag.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Uganda is a country on the equator,but it was not too hot because it's located 1300m above sea level.  It has the rainy season and the dry season, and the temperature was between 20 degrees and 30 degrees through the year.  Last week in Vienna it was about 40 degrees. Such a heat wave hits Europe recent years.  In Nagoya -Japan-where I'm staying now , it's very hot and humid around 38 degrees. Now I miss the mild climate of Uganda.

Elsa loves the towel of freshly washed.  She is good at dropping the towel from the clothesline.
Now she is enjoying the touch of her dry towel with satisfaction.