December 12, 2008

The Painted Roof

The painters are now finished and all the scaffolding is gone. The color of the roof is called coconut shell brown. It reminds me of a Malaysian saying "like a frog under a coconut shell." It describes a person who hasn't seen or experienced much. So here we are, living under a coconut shell in Japan!

P.S. Little Brother thinks the roof looks purple. It does look different at different times of the day.

A view of our house from the street.

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hana said...

i just had to comment when i read literally translated Malaysian proverb "like a frog under a coconut shell"
you sure know Malaysian proverb (^_~)
where did you live while in Malaysia btw?

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu said...

Hi, Hana.
I lived in P.J. (Petaling Jaya) and worked in Shah Alam from 1985-1987. I haven't gone back. I'm sure it has changed a lot!