Every season, I try to learn something new. My goal for fall 2009 was to improve my kimchi. I’ve been making it since summer 2009 but still have trouble. I’ve discovered several different ways to make it. I’m having trouble getting a consistent taste. Even if I stick to the same recipe, there’s always something a little off.
Winter 2009 was bonsai keeping. I wanted to practice some kind of art. I’ve had bonsai in the past, all gifts from my mother during grade school. I liked trees, but I was too young to appreciate it as an art at the time. Now I have a Japanese maple on my balcony and I prune it when necessary.
My goal for spring 2010 is to learn how to draw basic characters. I’m horrible at drawing. It’s something I was never able to do. In grade school, I used to draw sharks and swords a lot. I couldn’t draw people well though. I’ve been practicing for a few weeks. I’ve made some progress.