Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I've been tagged by wonderful artist Erika. This means I have to expose unusual things about myself to the world and find seven others who would willing to do the same. It's a fun game and helps get to know the persons you are interested in. There is no obligation to play this game, but if you want, these are the rules:

1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know."

My seven mysteries:
1. In 3rd grade, my painting won some award and I was chosen to do a painting for the entire school to enter a large competition. Unfortunately I don't know what happened to that painting; they never returned it to me. lol
2. I scored full 800 points on the math in SAT.
3. I refer to all animals including bugs as "persons" or "people."
4. I had a close friend from Mexico. He spoke only Spanish, no English, and I had no training in Spanish, but we could always carry conversations and understood each other. Nobody knew why.
5. I used to do Tarot reading for my friends and family since I was at high school. I even participated in a psychic show in San Francisco and got paid by reading Tarot.
6. I had a 9 to 5 job only for one year in my entire life. Always worked and still work at home. My job is freelance technical translator.
7. I have traveled Japan, US, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, and Italy. The most memorable things are not the beautiful temples, majestic scenery, or historic buildings, but the little creatures I met and came contact with.

I am tagging the following artists who are my great inspiration; if you have already been tagged by someone else, just ignore my tag. Remember this is just a game. Please participate only if you want to.

Melody Lea Lamb
Shelley Lampman
Jennifer MacNeill Traylor
Danielle Barlow
Ann Ranlett
Lara Harris
Robin Joy Andreae


hissnhowl said...

Thanks for tagging me Akiko - I've always admired you but after reading all your mysteries I admire you even more! Wow - only one year working a 9-5 job - that's AWESOME!! And your work is always an inspiration to me.

Art By Erika said...

My my my, am I glad I tagged you, those are some very interesting information! Wow you have psychic powers! Hmmmm do I have to touch the tarot for you to read? :) And a perfect score in Math I don't think I personally knew anybody who has ever done that WOW I'm in the presence of another dimension ^_^

artbyakiko said...

Erika, people are full of mystries! By the way, I have not touched my Tarot deck for many years. Would love to create my own deck one day!

artbyakiko said...

Shelley,I have been enjoying your blog. Can't wait to read your 7 things!

Alice Thompson said...

Akiko, so it looks like Erika got us to come out and play. The most interesting statement you made for me Akiko was #3. Your a little crazy too- in a good way of course. Strange though that your logical mathematical mind would allow you to be so artistic and creative. Simple addition and subtraction is about the best I could do. I use to watch the young kids on the train in Japan doing complex Calculus. I understand completely how you carried conversations with your friend. You both spoke the universal language of sound and gestures.
I loved learning a little more about you!

artbyakiko said...

Alice, I'm glad you like my #3. I just don't see much difference in ALL living creatures.

AnnRan said...

Hi Akiko,

Thanks for the tag Akiko! I'm honored to be included in such a fine list of artists :)

Oscar Arroyo said...

Hi Akiko!

thanks for being fan!
i love your work! it is AMAZING!!
the detail is incredible!

very inetersting facts
i'm there with you on the 9 to 5 job, that is for mindless sheep!
i'm am now a super fan of yours

can i add you to my Links section?

artbyakiko said...

Ann, thanks for accepting the tag! I can't wait to read your 7 things. :)

artbyakiko said...

Thank you Oscar! It would be great if you can add my link. I will add yours now. :)

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