About this website

Please use the menu bar above to read about me, services I provide, and happy voices, etc. What I made, mended, or did are showcased in the blog entries. I'm located in the west end of Edmonton, just by Lessard Road. (I am sorry, but I no longer accept new translation/interpreting orders.)

About me

Thank you for visiting this page. Here is a bit about me. 

This is what I look like

I have sewn ever since I was a child. My mother made clothes all the time for herself and us kids by sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She also worked for a private clothing label in Japan. I watched her sew at her sewing machine, and she showed me most of the basic skills in sewing. She was always willing to let me try making things with fabric remnants, such as my dolls' clothes, small pouches, and bags. Now I am grateful that she taught me the invaluable skills of sewing, mending/fixing, and making things. 

Dresses my mother made for us

I have done many things so far, and I am happy that I have had the opportunities. Some of them include translation/interpretation, writing, graduate studies (language education, linguistics, and translation studies), teaching (ESL, Japanese, and translation), and managing my own small translation business. I have learned a lot with each of them, and now I am happy sewing and engaging in other creative activities.