Who is behind ai da?
Hello, I'm Yoko. I was born in Calgary and raised in Toyama prefecture.
After graduating from a local college, I entered the University of Ottawa to study English education. A small sense of discomfort overlapped and I dropped out from uni, and came back to Japan.
I spent about 10 months to recharge, then moved to Tokyo to work at a guesthouse. Returning to Toyama, I rested for a while again, and now I live in Kasugai, Aichi.
[A little more detail]
One day in 2009, my family had a major dietary reform as my dad was diagnosed as pre-diabetes. We researched, learned, and started to be conscious of what we eat.
Living three years in Canada was a great inspiration for me
to be conscious of my consumption behavior.
I started thinking about making choices that are comfortable and kind for myself and the whole planet.
I learned that knowing will give you more choices.
I learned that it will be easier to live if you have more choices.
That's why I want to share more and more interesting knowledge at aida.
It would be great if aida becomes one of the options for you to spice up your life.
[Some of my favorite things]
Blue. The Beatles. Shiba's curly tail. Orange marigold.
The night when the snow wraps the sound.
The moment I open the envelope of the developed film photo.
The moment I put the cheesecake in the oven.
Making jigsaw puzzles on Sunday afternoon while listening to the radio.
Exploring new spice curry restaurants.
A walk with no purpose in an unknown city.