Saturday, May 19, 2007

Why I like Tokyo

There are many things I like about Tokyo. Here's one:

The cherry blossoms are amazing.

Everyone awaits the first bud.

Pretty soon, whole trees are awash in pink.

For two weeks in spring, cherry blossoms are a sight to behold in parks and street corners. How awesome our God is for making them.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander. A young kitchen boy in the household of Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia, recounts the last days of the Romanov family leading to their execution. This is historical fiction but the author incorporated actual notes and letters written by the Romanovs. An interesting tale.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:11-12