Monday, September 7, 2009

Wholesome love

Hi hi sisters ...... last weekend my friend came to Tokyo for a visit. She's a passionate animal lover, told me that her apartment in Hong Kong resembles a mini petting zoo! She wanted to check out what's the latest and greatest in Japanese doggie stuffs, so I took her to the only pet store I know - in Tokyo Midtown. Nestled in this exclusive mall, Dogdays sure caters to the elite canines. Some of the spa services and designer gadgets offered there, you'd think their clientele is human!

Yes, Tokyokians really treat their pooch as human. Unlike my 2 plain human feet, these pooch's precious 4 feet never touch the rugged Tokyo streets as they are either comfortably tucked inside their fashionable LV carrier case or being pushed in their own doggie strollers (sorry, the baby of the family has to walk, juz kidding :) There are dog health food and organic snacks in any flavor you can imagine, I thought to myself in self-pity, "Sigh, even I don't eat this well!". While I looked onto my friend snatching one of every kind from the display without even glancing at the price, as if she's pouring all her love into that shopping basket. Well, I must confess there are times that I don't look at prices too when I shop, but that only happens in the Dollar store :) I don't mean to be judgemental as everyone's life and value system is different. I am a dog lover myself, but with the hunger and poverty issues around the world, I ponder how does one draw the line from living life to enjoying life?

Dogs are passionate and loyal animals, they have generous hearts and will return 100 times the love you show them. I feel the love between a dog and human is very direct, pure and wholesome. There is no intention, no expectation of return; human just melts into a dog's love and vice versa. It is with this thought that I re-look at Yong Joon's interaction with dogs, we can observe a more natural him totally uninhibited by this wholesome love :)

I love the young him so much (I meant the human here) @@

Now that's putting a bit too much trust in your pooch, don't you think, Yong Joon ssi?
Hehe, remember our 'very excited' discussion on this lucky lucky pooch's left leg in bb's blog :)

pictures credited as shown


Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime and Bae sisters:
Just to add to your wise observations. According to a Ph. D in Paleontology who teaches veterinary sciences, a man/woman who is cruel to dogs and cats and animals in general is also cruel to women and children. And vice versa, a human being who is warm and kind to dogs are good to women and children.
How about that in Bae Yong Joon,
Sarang Hamnida,
josephine pasricha

jaime said...

Dear Josephine,

I agree with you, the way Yong Joon treats his dogs and the horses he rode on TWSSG, we can deduce he appreciates and takes care of everything around him. The world inside his mind is a very pure and kind one :)

Thanks for reading!
love ... jaime

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaime,

When bb posted that AB picture and CM making video, she insisted that the white big dog must be His dog, which he mentioned in a Japanese TV program, Tetsuko's room.

Judging from some Korean words I understood I think bb is right. He was telling the dog to 'sit' and when the shooting was over, he said something like 'Let's go home together.'... Still I need someone who knows Korean to make sure.

cloud nine

cecy said...

hola jaime.
yo recuerdo haber leido que a BYJ y a su familia les gustan mucho los perritos, creo que el ha tenido tambien de estos animalitos, incluso en una foto aparece en un centro educativo para perritos.
cuidate mucho y un beso para tu niño.
con cariño cecy mexico.

jenny said...

Hi Jaime

How are u ? Seem u are having a stressful week , hope everything is ok by now.

I totally agreed with u that dogs are passionate , loyal animals and have generous hearts and sometime u think about them they are more loyal than human being . I have a dog at home for more than 15years and whatever we talk to him , he understand it .

Like human being i really agreed that how you treat people , that is how people will treat you back and if we always do good deed , the good things will always be with us, no matter how difficult the situation we are facing.

Thanks for sharing this topic and have a nice day ahead. Have you started to count down for the sept event. Our sisters here started already and they are very excited .

Take care and cheers


karen said...

Morning Jaime,

Tks Jaime, for sharing the picture with us, I am a dog lover also n agreed dog is the most loyal friend to human whereas some friends mayb betrayed us but dog wont cos dog having us is their only owner n friends to play n trust with.

I love the 2nd,3rd picture where our prince with his golden retriever & 5th n 6th with his beagle. I love this breeds, their face looks so innocent...hahaha..

Ya, jaime we got Malaysian sisters is coming to sept event as Jenny say.

Have A Great Day & Take Care ya.


Marce said...

Hi Jaime,
Yes I remember when you all comented how lucky was that little dog. =).
I love dogs, too. Actually I have two in home. I cant say the same about cats, ups!! sorry josephine. :(.
He seems to enjoy the dogs company. Thanks Jaime to share this with us. Have a nice time and take care.

jaime said...

Hi cloudnine,

I heard him saying, "let's go" too! but not sure about "home"? Hehe, maybe I am so used to hearing people speaking English to their dogs. I feel funny when I heard Yong Joon speaking Korean to his dog :)

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi Cecy,

I used to have a Bichon Frise, a small white dog looked like a powder puff. It was so affectionate and loyal, it's too painful when it left me. Thank you for your warm wishes! Please take care!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi hi jenny,

I agree with you, you can be totally relaxed playing with a dog, so different from being with another person. I guess it's especially true for a shy person like Yong Joon.

Hehe, your sisters in Malaysia are counting down already. Are they coming in a fan group or individually? So exciting, eh?
Btw, I read that 'The Beauty of Korea' book will be at the Japanese book stores on Sept 28 or you can order it in HMV Japan website. Please take care!

love .... jaime

jaime said...

Hi Karen,

Like you and Jenny said, dogs are wonderful companions. Some of them even visit old age homes to entertain the seniors there. Hope Yong Joon will have many years of fun with his dogs :)

love .... jaime

jaime said...

Hi Marce,

oops, Josephine has cats? Hehe, the only cat I know is Garfield :) You must have lots of fun (and exercise) with your 2 dogs. Hehe, my dream is to have a big collie someday, maybe when I go back to Canada :)

Thanks for writing to me!
love ... jaime