Comfort blanket? No, comfort bag!
I realized with a start that it’s almost April.
I returned from a year’s maternal leave last April.
It was for my second child and so different from that of my first when I could simply enjoy the sheer joy of being a mother. This time round, there was no time for quiet appreciation of my second child as each day was a blur of intense busyness. Despite the frantic pace of life, a part of me missed working and being with my colleagues. However, the year passed in almost a blink of an eye and I returned to work
Although I am busier than ever, my life is fulfilling thanks to the warm support of my colleagues.
No.17C is a bag just like them as it has been my staunch supporter for over ten years at work and even on my days off.
It is a basic standard item of our shop, and because it has been with me for so many years, I find it a great comfort.
It seems to be saying “I’m always here. Don’t worry, just do your thing.”
I’d like to be like the bag for my children, a source of reassurance and comfort.
The photo above shows the bags used by my family. The little red bag was a gift to my daughter this spring as she has been trying so hard to be a good older sister to the baby.
My Father’s BackPicture above is No.76. It's my first choice so far. “It’s not that I can’t eat natto (fermented...
Bewitched by Matcha tea…Six years ago, I left Taiwan where I was born and raised. Thanks to many serendipitous encounters an...
A Happy New Year!A Happy New Year to you all! Thank you very much indeed for your patronage during the past year. ...
Fancy wrappingThe radio at our workshop has begun to play Christmas songs recently. My wife, who is a professiona...
I ♡ coffeeA rather out-of-the-blue question but is there something that you are totally crazy about? Mine i...
Our badgesIt was in November 2015 that we visited New York for the first time to hold an event of our canvas...
Traveling Bags, Departing BagsRecently, I visited the Penghu islands in Taiwan for the first time. I took with me the R-08, a ba...
My family, my bagsExcuse me for being personal, I had a wedding ceremony exactly two years ago. We had a great time t...
My motherMy mother - whenever there was something good to eat like delicious fruit or cakes, she would alwa...