Friday, August 13, 2010

Writers and Poets


Coffee House Writer's Group
at Corner Bakery House in Glendora


Caltech Poetry Club
near the Red Door Cafe on campus


Coffee House Writer's Group
at IHOP in San Dimas

15 comments:

Rebb said...

Keiko,

Thank you for sharing the photos. I like the outside settings. I've never belonged to a writer or poet's group, but if I did, I would want to meet outside in the fresh air.

Keiko, is someone else taking the photos, and is that cute woman with the pixie cut in the photos you? You've left me to guess about it :) Is there a symbolism for the rimmed hats?

keiko amano said...

Rebb,

I love writers and poets. I enjoy listening to their conversation. I'm impressed with all the leaders of the groups. You can also start your own. Take a look at the following site and find groups near you: http://www.meetup.com/find/

About the hats, the leader of the poetry club is Kathabela Wilson and her red flowery hat is the symbol of the group. It's easy to spot the group because of her hat, and it is contagious. I was new then, so I was wearing a yellow visor. But I'll be wearing a hat in next meeting. I love hats. I have a cowgirl hat, a black felt Latina looking hat, a hat with a long feather, a hat with veil, and so on. This is a great opportunity to wear different hats. I didn't realize it until I wrote this message. Thank you, Rebb, for my realization.

keiko amano said...

Oh, is my hair cut pixie, too?
No, mine has no name. I just say to the lovely Japanese woman whom I've known for five years or so, "Please cut 2 cm or so." Then she cuts my hair.

Dorraine said...

Looks like a fantastic group, Keiko! Can't wait to see you in a floppy hat. Btw...I love hats.

keiko amano said...

Hi Dorraine,

I know you like hats, shoes, dresses, bags, ice cream, and ....oh, I can't stop listing for the rest of my life! Bless you!

DBA Lehane said...

Every writer must own and wear a hat every once in a while...if only to stop their ideas esacping! Hmmm...now where did I put mine?

Rebb said...

Thanks for the link, Keiko.

Wow, you do have a lot of hats. Maybe I need to find a new hat! I see you have the rimmed one in the first photo.

You’re lucky you only have to say, “Please cut 2 cm or so.” Here I have to be very careful. Your style reminds me of pixie only in the third photo. But anyway, here I try to be specific, especially with my hair, which is really thick or else it doesn’t look so good. I was grateful to have the stylist I did. She is Iranian and when she was in Turkey, she learned a razor cutting technique while she was there. So after she cut the length of my hair with the scissors, all the rest was cut with razor in a crisscross fashion—very time consuming—but it helps make the hair lay as it did. She also said that in the U.S., we’re usually behind by about a year on whatever stylists are doing in Europe. I thought that was interesting.

You look debonair in the first photo, Keiko. I love it. All great photos that show different sides of your personality. I like the combination of jeans with a white shirt—you look like an artist.

I’m still reflecting on a visit I took recently and haven’t typed it up yet. I think you will like where I went.

Luciana said...

Keiko, that is definitely a pixie...and you look great! I´ll be waiting for the hat photos.

keiko amano said...

DBA Lehane,

That's right. Writers need many hats. But in my blog, you don't have to. So, please come as you are, and if you are wearing one, you don't need to take it off. Just say hello to us. I appreciate your visit very much. You have an interesting blog.

keiko amano said...

Rebb,

I’ve always told my hair stylist; please do not use a razor. In 1997, an American friend of mine came to Japan and commented on Japanese haircuts. Japanese hair stylists have always used a razor, and I thought then Japanese haircuts in general looked horrible. They looked uneven and often sticking out. She said those haircuts seemed to be a style. I told her flat out, “No, they are the case of a bad hair day!” Later on in the U.S., I started to see young people with those uneven-and-stuck-out looks. I’m pretty sure those looks came from Japan by accident. It was misunderstood like my friend. So, you’ll never know what country is sending a fashion.

keiko amano said...

Lu,

Thank you. I'm in every photo in this blog, so you have to find me. That's a new game! And my hair is the same.

Luciana said...

Keiko, I noticed you´re in all the photos. I´ll be waiting for the red hat :-)

keiko amano said...

Lu,

I see. I did buy a reddish brown hat in Japan, but okay, next time, I'll look for a red hat. I can use a change.

Rebb said...

Miss your blogs, Keiko. Hope you are just on vacation or busily writing.

keiko amano said...

Rebb,

Thank you. I've been a bit tired of blogging and commenting in my old way. I think I need a long vacation, from my vacation mode of my life. I've been meeting old friends whom I haven't seen for a long time. I enjoy that. Anyway, I love writing and interacting if they are thoughful and meaningful. So, I hope my mind rests and refreshes so that I can raise my writing and also my vacation to next level?!