Nine years ago, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the relationship between her grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. Miyoko’s grandma Misao found the abandoned cat in a shed on her land and the pair have barely been apart since. Misao named the white cat “Fukumaru” in hope the “God of fuku (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle)”. Fukumaru is always in Misao’s shadow whether she is farming her land, having a bath, eating or sleeping. Now nearly a decade later their friendship and adventures have been documented by Miyoko in a photo book called Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.
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My name is India and I am an aspiring author and chef. I am a 20 year-old CCP student studying Culinary Arts. I hope to publish many best-sellers and become well known in the world of literature. I ramble. A lot.
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was thirteen. It's been a really hard seven years. I was on metformin for a few years then switched to birth-control. Just started back on metformin last week, hoping to reduce and potentially get rid of the symptoms. Although my blog isn't strictly about PCOS, I will probably start blogging on my PCOS progress every now and again. I hope to help raise awareness on PCOS with all the other women out there struggling and not struggling with it!
Current Weight: 220lbs
Weight Goal: 145lbs - 150lbs