Tomoni Shintaku

Contemporary artist based in Los Angeles. I’ve learned at an Art College and Culinary Institute. I attempt to connect ART and FOOD.

the Robert E. Ryan Community Park

A Company Event

I went to the Robert E. Ryan Community Park yesterday. My two colleagues picked me up in his car at my home. It was sunny. We went to a cake shop because one of my colleagues had a birthday. When I watched the scenery outside the window, I noticed my American life was different from …

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Colorful blanket on the fence

It was a happy Thursday

This Friday is a holiday because this Saturday is a public holiday in the US so this Friday was also made a holiday. I had a lot of trouble with my work yesterday. I’m very busy these days. My company’s president provides a Yakiniku bento($16) to all of the employees for lunch. I didn’t eat …

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No Event to Write

My daily life is quite boring these days, so it’s hard to write a diary. When I lived in Tokyo, I had events more like meeting friends, participating in a book club, and so on. But now, I’m feeling like a machine as I’m working, eating, and sleeping. I was invited to a BBQ party …

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Biker on the road

Why does Monday exist?

I feel very down on every Monday, like “Monday come again”. It was Monday. I went to work halfheartedly. I ordered hainan fried chicken for dinner. There was $5 discount so I got it at $8. It was bad. I regret my choice. I wanted to reduce the food cost because I bought books too …

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Homeless woman stand on the road side in Los Angeles

Throw away a Sunday

Grubhub provides a crazy offer of free breakfast under $10. However, the offer is only for the to-go service. Therefore, I went to Carl’s Jr hamburger shop. I got a burger and a salad. After that, I saw some homeless people under cloudy weather. I spent a whole day setting up a computer. Finally, I …

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Cannabis shop's customer line in Los Angels under effects of the coronavirus

Silent Friday

Friday is called “Happy Friday”, but, Friday is just Friday these days. I don’t have any plans. I have to spend time by myself. Even though, everyone is getting older day by day. I want to have a drinking party. I saw the tweet that mentioned me. She said, “he is the biggest influence in …

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Finger drawing that love joel on the car windows

Headache

Recently, I had a bad feeling in the morning especially, just after waking up is awful. Yesterday, I had a headache so I took ibuprofen. I worked with a halfhearted attitude. I don’t care about everything related to work. I had Fukanoya’s fish grilled bento, sauteed shishito pepper and edamame for dinner. I used a …

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Cold ramen, fried chicken and white rice

Have a Little Chat

The US government have been stopped to issue visas for foreigners. If I had a choice to go to the US this year, I wouldn’t go. I don’t know if I have luck or bad luck. I had a little chat with my colleague after work. She was going to take her car. We talked …

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Searching Worth to Live

When I was a college student, I considered why I should live my life every day. These days, I’m considering it again. I have a dream but I have to earn money from something. This “something” is the most important problem. There are a lot of due dates in my business so I’m stressed. I …

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A Bad Day

I felt sick yesterday. My head and eyes were heavy so I wanted to take a day off but I had a lot of work that was due for submission. I’ve decided that I won’t work for a year after I go back to Japan. I feel really exhausted. These days, my daily life is …

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Waste a Time or What?

I tried to build a local development environment on my laptop but I wasn’t able to make it. I searched many articles to solve it. The computer setting is time consuming completely. I have to do that but my skill is not so good. My Sunday had gone by fixing the computer. I felt a …

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Proceeding with My Plan

I read web design-related books and I made a website for a whole day. Actually, I have to write texts for a book but now, my interest is into web development. I had Mexican soup for breakfast. It contained chicken hand, liver, intestine, and so on. It was tasty but looked scary. I ordered cream …

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Done a Week

It was a hectic week. I am counting to go back to Japan every day. I told my colleague that I have only three months to work in this company. He was astonished because he didn’t know that. I am completely satisfied with living in the US. Also, I am feeling exhausted. My elder sister …

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Down My Website

My main website, the inclusion of this page was down due to domain trouble yesterday. I contacted the server’s support team in the morning from California but in Japan standard time was midnight. I had to wait for over eight hours. I was frustrated during that time because if the person who will be a …

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Taking a Day Off

I woke up at 7 a.m. last morning. I felt dull to go to work. I was considering what I should do for an hour. Finally, I sent a message to take a day off to my boss. I ordered eggs and chorizo breakfast through Grubhub. It was only $7 with a discount. I wrote …

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A tiring day

I didn’t want to go work yesterday but I went out of a feeling of responsibility. After arriving at the office, I regretted coming to work. I thought I had to follow my desire. I am working harder than before because I am preparing to be a freelancer. So, my current work would be pre-practice. …

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Didn’t Go Anywhere

It was a weekend. I stayed at home both Saturday and Sunday. I used a laptop for over 8 hours _ each day. Some people don’t like sitting at a desk and do work. Due to types of character. I had leftover bento with natto and tofu for breakfast. As for dinner, I had pad-thai. …

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