For the past 18 months, my life has taken a turn for the cute. Of course, it’s no coincidence that eighteen months is about the amount time I’ve been together my girlfriend, Akemi, who hails from Japan: the Land of Cute (kawaii). Yes, in Japan, cute is not only omnipresent in entertainment and fashion, but food and handwriting as well. And, since moving in, Akemi has transplanted a bit of that kawaisa to Canada.
Sending out the last of the paperwork for Akemi’s sponsorship application tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be accepted and she won’t have to leave the country in late April of 2012 (coincidentally, her visitor’s visa expires on her birthday). Life would certainly be a hell of a lot less cute without her.
Thanks to everyone who asked about Maximus (pictured above, he’s the bewildered-looking black pug in the front). He’s having a very difficult time eating because of the melanoma in his mouth. He’s scheduled for surgery on Wednesday that will remove part of the tumor and hopefully make him a little more comfortable.