Friday, January 29, 2010

Bondi baby

Lunch date with Elle Green at Bondi today! Thanx Elle!!!

Keep a look out for Elle shooting at Bondi's Bowlarama skate show next

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sydney sky

A few days to go in oz and after a hot humid Sydney day the evening
sky turned on a great sunset over the River in Oatley.

Checked the surf in Cronulla but totally flat...

Back to meeting deadline....


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter boy

Just arrived in Sydney :)
Today Ry spent his final hours in Adelaide wearing in his hats getting
acclimatized for the Japanese winter next week!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia day!

Happy Australia day!
For ry's first oz day we inducted him in the only way- beach followed
by a BBQ!
Few more days left of summer for us then back to the middle of winter
in japan.... Brrrr

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tour down under day out

Today I worked shooting ar the tour down under in adelaide, took ry
with aunty Kellie and uncy Shaun. Great day of cycling and so much
action on king of the hill!
Check out latest blog updates with pics on our developing oz tourism
The site is still teething much like Ryder and content is on it's way
but keep popping by to check our progress and the blog will be updated


Art with uncy john

Ry and mumma went to visit uncy John and aunt evelin to do some baby
art. Singos for everyone!!!
Ry had a ball then crashed out in the pram.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Onto 2010. Kuni is back in Japan, and braving the lonely cold. He noticed the streets are empty and everyone is locked inside their homes. He misses the Aussie heat and the festivities that come with summer down under.

Ry and I have a week and a bit left in Adelaide before we shoot over to visit family and friends in Sydney for a few days, then back in Japan Feb 1st. Unfortunately a never-ending deadline has meant that I have not been able to relax much at all since being home, but I can't really complain..
Would love to get another surf in before I go, the nose of my board got hammered by the heatwave over xmas and new years and is destroyed but I need to have a farewell surf on it!

A lot has gone on over the past 3 months, good times, hard times, happy and sad, but at the end of the day life is what you make of it. If you think it is great it is. If you think it is hard it is.

The mind has power over all that you create, achieve and believe.

So that being sad, life is fucking GREAT!


Oskar and Ryder

sunset at home

ry helping mummy work

ryder sharing his play bed with Jasper

nana rose and ryder at the doctor

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year 2010!

This year was a New Year full of firsts; my first new years back in Oz for 5 years, my first new years in oz with my darling husband Kuni, my first new years with adorable baby Ryder, and the first New Years in oz that I stayed home and didn't wake up with a hangover the next day!
今回のNew Year's Eveでは5年ぶりオーストラリアで、初めてクニと来君で実家でゆっくりなハウスpartyできて本当に良かった。そして、はじめて飲み過ぎしてなかった!笑う。

Of course when New Years comes around, its time to grab the pen and paper and write out the resolutions that we are so eager to stick to in the first few months. Every year I go back over my old list, and realize that I have actually completed most of my goals, but there are always a few that I could have spent more time working on.

This year however, I decided to keep it simple, keep it real and keep it fully achievable. This year I have just one resolution, and by keeping just one I plan to work on it every day of my life, remembering it always and making it part of my daily routine:


Balance Life Naturally

Through this I aim to create a positive atmosphere for myself, my husband, son, family and friends to orb around, with the greater goal of transferring this energy onto those important in my life.

One thing I have learned in 2009, is that we always end up complicating life too much, and sometimes we just need to KEEP IT SIMPLE.

So here's to 2010 and keeping the balance, naturally!

Love, Peace and Happiness to you all.




Angie Takanami