Yumiko Obama, Paradise Net

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Life awakening experience in Amazon Jungle, Part 4

The departure date has finally come. In front of the cheap hotel along the river, an old taxi stopped. Alex and I hopped in the car. I still remember the Wstern travellers seeing me off beside of the hotel. They were looking at me in an inexpressible facial expressions. They had those expressions... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Life awakening experience in Amazon Jungle, Part 4

Finally I met a real Indio, who was born in the middle of jungle and raised there. I knew the trip with Alex this time would be a real one....a real adventure in Amazon, but I did not expect it would be that far! If I had known how the trip would look like, I would have had a second thought. Alex... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Life awakening experience in Amazon Jungle, Part 3

Giving lectures about environmental issues in Japan, I was preparing for the trip to Amazon jungle. I was contacting Alex by e-mail. We were exchaning various information such as itineray, budget, and others. Finally the time taking off Japan has come! Each time was very strenous trip to Amazon... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Wedding Ceremony

The other day, I attended a wedding ceremony of my yonger brother. I live in Tokyo and I jumped in Shinkansen(bullet train) and went to the ceremony held in Osaka. They held the ceremony in Buddist style, which is unique in Japan. (Many people hold in Christian or Shinto ceremony for marriage). The... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Life awakening experience in Amazon Jungle, Part 2

I was looking for a chance to meet an Indio who was born and raised deep inside of Amazon jungle. Finally, I heard an Indio who was from jungle was working in the town, so I went to meet him. When I saw him coming back from his work, I thought, "he is real!" He was carrying a wind of jungle. The air... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Life awakening experience in Amazon Jungle, Part 1

I was working with one big environmental group in Japan. I attended Kyoto conference (COP3) organized by the United Nations to discuss about climatic change issue. I attended the COP4, conducted in Argentina. I could not get what I wanted, that was a message to life. So, I flew to Amazon jungle from... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Amazon Paradise" by Yumiko Obama

I have been working as a professional interpreter and translator in the metromopolitan area around Tokyo right now. These days, people remember my last name, "Obama" right away and never forget it...... "Obama" is one of the family names found in various areas in Japan. My family come from the... Sign in to see full entry.

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