Journal

What the heck do I do with this blog?

With the end of the year looming, I thought I would take a moment of self-indulgent introspection to ponder the substance of this blog and think about what I should do with it….moving forwards as they say. Right now shojiwax.com is kinda drifting around in a sort of journal format.It covers my travel experiences, my interest […]

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Journal

U2 concert.

Tomorrow we are driving up to Sydney to catch the U2 concert on Friday. Anyone else going? I’m looking forward to seeing such an iconic band live in what might just well be their last tour down under. I used to be a huge fan of U2 back in the day ( circa Joshua Tree, […]

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Journal

Update: switching to an ‘old-style’ safety razor.

A while back I wrote about my experiment swapping over to an old style safety razor in an attempt to decrease the plastic waste from my disposable razor cartridges. Here is my report back on the experience thus far. It feels a little different The first thing to note is that using a safety razor […]

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Stillness

Rakusu Pt 1: The Hadron Collider

I have absolutely no idea when it comes to sewing. Re-attaching a button is usually a frustrating excursion into mangled, tangled knot-craft, and repairing anything more complex than that is immediate white flag defeat. Usually there is blood on the white flag from multiple finger pricks. Despite all this, I will soon be attempting to […]

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food

Beardhawk Coffee.

I just love these spaces. Forget expensive Instagram worthy post-industrial chic. A simple trailer converted into a coffee shop. An eclectic bunch of rescued chairs. A couple of milk crates with cushions. Some old teapots planted out with succulents. A sunny spot. Perfect. Kelly chose a chai tea. I had an Earl Grey. We sat […]

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Movement

The hidden iPhone app you don’t even know you need.

Perhaps you already know about this, but I just found out about a hidden setting on the iPhone that is super useful. The setting is called Magnifier. It turns the iPhone camera into a pretty nifty magnifying glass. To turn it on do this: Goto Settings. Goto General Goto Accessibility (on iOS 13 I believe […]

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Instructions

How to fold your stuff.

One of my jobs today was to bring in the washing. Simple. Since retiring I have totally rebelled against unnecessary ironing (which I hate). So I like to get my T-shirts fresh off the washing line and fold & stack them neatly. In my opinion, this leaves them totally un-crumpled enough for wearing proudly without […]

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Journal

What to Remember When Waking

In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake,coming back to this life from the othermore secret, moveable and frighteningly honest worldwhere everything began,there is a small opening into the new daywhich closes the moment you begin your plans.What you can plan is too small for you to live.What you can live wholeheartedly will […]

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