So from this time I add designs with calendars, responding to the requests from some readers.
Also following the advise from I’ve added my stamp to identify my wallpapers.
An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
Happy new year! Hope you’re all having a wonderful year start.
From this year I’m making the desktop wallpaper even simpler than the past years; without a calendar! I rarely refer to the dates on my wallpaper, so this is to try to make things simple and efficient.
My resolution for 2013 is to “disseminate” my ideas and messages to the world more and more. First of all I’ll publish an ebook for Kindle soon (I need advice on technical and tax issues). I’m also working on a few products to be released this year (hopefully). In any case I always try to be passionate enough to do the above. In order to do so, I’ve been buying red items around me and try to wear at least one red thing every day. My favorite color is actually blue, but the color for 2013 is red.
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
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The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Inspired by the beauty of needle ice, which also has the power to raise the whole ground. It reminds me of the spirit of doing-by-myself to change myself.
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mr.Hollands Opus is one of my most favorite movies. I especially like this scene when he teaches how to play the clarinet.
“Play the sunset” he says to his student, who’s struggling to get the right tone. And that line is so memorable and inspiring that I just can’t forget.
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
For iPad users, let me know if you prefer the resolution for iPad Retina display.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Sorry about the slow update. I will make posts of the future gadget concepts soon.
I love life because what more is there.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant
When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
Charles M. Schwab
There is no reason not to follow your heart.
There won’t be a road on the way because a road is where you walked along.
No existing road that you can see is yours.
But as long as you have a heart, you’ve gotta follow it.
I am following my heart.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison
I’ve got a few concept designs waiting to be published, but I haven’t had time to prepare the posts. Maybe one post in a few days I hope.
We don’t grow older, we grow riper.
“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.”
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
‘Cause June is the rainy season in Japan.
This time it’s a bit earlier than usual because I’m planning to visit the U.S. next week.
One of the best phrases of the songs of Mr.Children.
“Unity is strength…
when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
I really hope Japan will get back on its feet again soon. But we will, if we get together and show our incredible power. I believe that those who are unfortunately not here because of the mishaps must have wanted to see one of this nation’s most beautiful flowers, sakura. So I made the trace of the petals like the north east coast of Japan that was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw
Some of you might already know from my tweet that I’m planning to visit Milan, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Cologne and Amsterdam from mid to end of April this year. I’ve been waiting for this chance for such a long long time. I’ll tweet as usual during the stay and post lots of photos I take there on my Flickr. With (a lot) more time and money I would’ve included London, Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki, but maybe or rather definitely next time.
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
Yeah, I know it’s ahead of time, but there can be times when I do this in time, right?
This is a great quote I love of Mark Twain.