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My blog will continue to be 99% about travel 🙂 Got to admit that this is a WEIRD entry for my blog. This is my 4th box 😀 I am loving it!! My Little Box UK. Why the strange post? It just that there are so few ‘My Little Box’ English posts going around and I am getting a frustrated looking around to share the experience.

Merry Christmas! This is my first Christmas post. For this special day, I’d like to write about the Japanese tea ceremony concept, Ichigo Ichie. 一期一会

‘One opportunity, one encounter’

This seemingly simple sentence strikes a cord with me. I only learn about this yojijukugo (4 word idiom, 四字熟語) in 2007 when I met an old lady near Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. We had tea together. She gave me a small ceramic frog and said, ‘Ichigo ichie’. Something that I have never forgotten.

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The concept is simple: each encounter is a once in a life time experience, it can NEVER repeat again.