about nelkumi…

 

 

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You end up living in the jungle with two anti-social dogs. Now, what do you do?
You start blogging. A Perfect thing to do.

I have time, a quiet place to hide and problems to talk about.
All I need is…TALENT!?!?

犬二匹とジャングルの家に暮らしています。書きながら、自分の生活、人生を整頓していけるかな、と思います。拙い物ばかりですが、応援お願いします。

I was born and raised in Japan, and now live in the jungle with two vicious dogs.

I was married for twenty plus years, left my job of twenty years when my husband passed away and another job after a year and a half.

I started my blog when I became willingly unemployed. I write what my head mumbles and draw what my soul rumbles, and my iPhone captures a jumble of images.

I haven’t figured what I am doing yet (will I ever?) and remain in limbo.

Thank you for visiting.

 

 

66 Comments Add yours

  1. unbolt says:

    ‘So, You ended up living in Jungle with two anti-social dogs… Now, what do you do?’

    Damn…

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  2. Riccardo says:

    Thank you for sharing Nelkumi-san. I look forward to visiting here from time to time. Your writing in English is beautiful. I wish I could appreciate it all in Nihongo. Do you write first in Japanese then translate to English?

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    1. nelkumi says:

      I think my brain uses different parts. I think and speak(write) in one language and then in other. I am not smart enough. My husband used to say that I have two personalities. One ornery American with attitude and other profusely-apologizing Japanese…

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      1. Riccardo says:

        I just realized that the English and Japanese parts of your posts aren’t the same. What you say makes perfect sense. I have a Japanese friend who also married an American. She’s the same way. It’s interesting, when she speaks English, she’s direct and forceful and kinda swears a lot. When she switches to Japanese her voice becomes softer and… as you say, more apologetic? I don’t think it has anything to do with being smart. Just speaking and writing in (at least) two languages fluently indicates that you’re quite intelligent. 🙂

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      2. nelkumi says:

        Thank you, Riccardo-san, for your warm words… 🙂

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    2. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for reading my posts and for your comment! 🙂

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  3. Sam Rappaz says:

    Hi Nelkumi! I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. You don’t have to do anything about it if you don’t want to. I just wanted to let you know that I really love your blog and you inspire me. Bests, Sam. Here’s my post… http://tokillamimingbird.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/my-first-award-very-inspiring-indeed/

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Oh, YOU are my inspiration, and somebody I look up to!! Thank you sooooo much. Speechless…

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      1. Sam Rappaz says:

        Aw, so sweet! You’re welcome hon.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful to read

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  5. Tom says:

    “Jungle” you are using metaphorically? Or is it a real one like mine?

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  6. Hi, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Glad you have your two wonderful dogs keeping you company 🙂

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  7. As I have hinted in other comments I too lost a lovely spouse.she was Vietnamese and not just totally lovable but also very naturally polite.tragically she was killed just 13 months after we married, shot in a street gunfight but nobody ever found out which side killed her.that was in august 1970, the third of my four years in vietnam as a war correspondent. the only way I got through that was having the beautiful daughter she gave me and I brought back to europe (mostly UK & france). she married a frenchman and I have 2 french grandchildren. I married my 2nd wife in1976; we have a son and are very happy, but she always understands what I felt for my 1st wife, Anh. if you read my post yesterday, ODE TO MY WIFE, see if you can guess who it is about 🙂 thanks for inspiring these memories’ it helps a lot. Anton.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      I DID read your post. It is beautiful. Your writings aspire me to write. Thank you.

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  8. kayrpea61 says:

    Kombanwah, Nelkumi. Thank you for visiting an evolving scientist. 🙂

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  9. Hi Nelkumi, thanks for stopping by my blog…. You write very well so you don’t have to worry about the talent part!!

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  10. Athena says:

    Hello, thanks for dropping by and liking my Singular Sensation post and giving me an entry into your world. Lovely your photo posts!

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  11. Norma says:

    Hi Nelkumi, I’ve nominated you for the liebster award. Please check the link https://normashilpi.wordpress.com/?p=1967&preview=true. I would be delighted if you could accept the award but due to time constraints if you choose not to then also it’s perfectly understandable.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you so much.

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      1. Norma says:

        Welcome. 🙂

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  12. Hello, nelkumi, as you can see in the link below, I have been nominated in a challenge to post my three favourite quotes, one each for three consecutive days. With each post I have to nominate three bloggers for the challenge (I cut that to three overall). It is not required to accept but I’ll be happy if you do. 🙂 If you accept, you have to recognize the blogger who nominated you and pass the challenge on. I have nominated you as I love your blog and for reasons stated in the post. I hope you don’t mind and hope you have fun with it.
    Ciao
    Manja
    https://manjamaksimovic.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/quote-challenge-day-one/

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  13. Leya says:

    I think I…love your writings and thoughtfulness. I have now retired and might have more time for thinking…and blogging. Love the idea of you and your dogs in the jungle ♥ and my children love Japan.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for visiting and commenting! ❤️

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  14. Rina Macasaet says:

    You are not alone, I can relate 🙂

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  15. I have just been visiting about your website. I can not decide whether it is your photos or writing I like best, so I must say I enjoy both of them equally. Looking forward to following you as you figure out your life in the jungle! The dogs will surely assist this process!

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Happy to meet you. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  16. carol1945 says:

    Reading what you wrote “about nelkumi” and then reading the responses, I am in a state of profound peace. I just discovered your blog, and I look forward to reading more in the future, and also looking back at your past writing and images. Just lovely.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you so much.😊

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  17. What kind of vicious dogs do you have?

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    1. nelkumi says:

      They are mixed breed.

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  18. Hello, Nelkumi. Your blog made into my top ten 2015 blog list. YEAH! 🙂 Here is the list:

    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/best-blogs-of-2015/#comment-660572

    Looking forward to the next year.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Awww, you are too kind… Such an honor! Thank you. 😊

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  19. Beautiful intro ❤ Good luck!

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  20. Nielle says:

    Hello Nelkumi,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog for quite a while now and I have nominated you for the Liebster award, you can view the details here https://studiousgirl.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/the-liebster-award-nominees-and-11-questions/

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you so much.

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  21. blastedgoat says:

    Thank you for liking my post, nelkumi 🙂 I’m already enjoying your blog (and I’m learning Japanese!) so I subscribed right away. I look forward to seeing the rest of your posts, it allows me to travel space and time without leaving the comfort of my bedroom, on my day off (on a rainy Spring afternoon!)

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment!😊

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  22. You go girl! I love that you try! Love Stacy

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  23. Geo Sans says:

    very interesting
    ~
    teethy dogs
    and
    sensitive blog

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  24. Hello, Nelkumi! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award – https://fantasyraconteur.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/the-liebster-award/ I hope you choose to participate=)

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you so much.

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  25. Nefilibata says:

    Hi there! I just found your site thanks to The Daily Post. I really like your stuff and wanted to share this quote, that I was sent, with you. “Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

    ― Stephen Fry

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you so much for the visit and introducing me to this beautiful quote.😊

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      1. Nefilibata says:

        It was a pleasure. I look forward to seeing more great posts from you in future.

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  26. Hi, thanks for stopping by. love the picture here :).

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the visit!

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  27. James says:

    Thank you for liking my flash fiction story “Daylight.”

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for the visit.

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  28. mwdowling says:

    Thank you for liking my 3LT for week 50! I love your simple/ complex writing, your blog is wonderful. May I ask, what is the wordpress theme you are using? It is fantastic.

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for a visit. The theme I use is “Dyad.” It is simple and complex, just like me!

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  29. wordswooer says:

    WoW! Your posts are amazing! You can dig deep with a very few words! Excellent! would love to be a follower! Thanks a lot for visiting my small blog and liking a post! 🙂

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you for dropping by and for a great compliment! 😊

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  30. andysmerdon says:

    Hi nelkumi 🙂 quite a while ago you had a post titled ‘By myself’ and it was accompanied by a charming sketch of a person sitting on a seaside (?) watching either the moon or sun, rising or setting. I have thought about that drawing ever since and love the emotion contained within it. I have just finished writing a poem about time and getting older and would love to use your sketch to go alongside my poem on my blog (andysmerdon.wordpress.com). If you like I can email you the poem first before you say yes or no. Thanks for considering nelkumi and thanks for keeping me entertained these last few years 🙂 Kind regards, Andy – andy.smerdon@gmail.com

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you, Andy. I just emailed you. Let me know if you have any trouble opening or getting it. 😊

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  31. anne leueen says:

    Well Hello! I came to visit after you liked my “reflections” post and I am glad I did. I enjoy your sense of humor and your perspective onlife and living .

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    1. nelkumi says:

      Thank you very much. Happy to meet you.

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