Friday, November 16, 2012
I left the prairies for the ocean 4 months ago. Dust is settling, but I have felt lately that I am giving myself a quiet slow burial in order to 'fit in'. I am burying the things that make me who I am. Is it because I am a peace maker and a people pleaser? I do know though, if I want to find kindred spirits, I have to be true to myself and live it out. Why is it so difficult some days? I don't know if this makes sense at all, but here is my introduction. This is me. I needed to remind myself, because somedays, I feel like I am fading away.
My name is Makiko. My friends call me Kiko. I like the ocean, so I am happy that I moved here but I left many many good friends behind in Alberta. I like to cook really great food. I like ethnic food. I like good red wine and microbrew beer. Dark stuff. I get annoyed when men don't offer me beer. My most favorite moment is when I can share carefully prepared food with good friends while sipping a glass of red. Maybe I will play my favorite jazz or Samba in the background. Some friends bring instrunments to my house and I like that.
I like artsy stuff. I have tried my hands at many art mediums. Painting, pottery, mosaic to name a few. I have taught myself to sew. I was surprised I was pretty good at it--Good enough that people wanted to buy what I made.
I like music. I actually have a music degree. I like singing in a choir. I have enjoyed touring with choirs and being challenged musically. I have also been in musicals. I like being on the stage as long as I am not alone.
As an adult, I am proud to have attained a brown belt in Shotokan Karate and learned to jog as far as 10km. But don't drag me to play any team sports. I catch like a girl and I throw like one too.
I love dogs. I love the nature and animals. I would rather be on the hiking trails near my house with my dogs than in a mall any day. I do like to look at pretty things though. If you come to my house, you will see some pretty things. I don't buy random pretty things though. Ask me about anything in my house. Most things have some stories behind them. I hang onto things with sentimental value. I like vintage glass. Bright colors in 60's style.
I value my family, friends and my faith. I like my alone time but am not very good at being alone. I don't like eating alone or going to movies alone. I like photography. Something I'd like to invest more time in. I dream of living in a strawbale house. I like foreign movies.
I would love to travel. I would love to see the world. So far, I haven't had much chance to do that. One day. Italy, Spain and Greece intrigue me. I like history and art. I like hearing people tell stories. I like stories of the land I've never seen. I like old people's stories. Stories you can't read in history books.
I'm a pretty good company. I've been told I am a good listener and have a wicket sense of humor. I will try anything once and I am not stuck inside a box. I am a loyal friend.
You wanna hang out sometime?