In the twilight of Mt. Kurama, there is a unique presence. His name is Ai, or Blue Oni, and yes, he is an ogre. Powerful, brave, and… And adorable. Well, whether you think ogres are adorable or not, this Blue Oni is a bit repelled and heartbroken by people. But despite his appearance, he is actually very powerful and talented.

When you think of the “strength of an ogre,” you probably associate him with throwing large rocks or fighting with his iron-like body. However, Mr. Ao-oni’s power and strength is not only physical like that. His true field of power is… The kitchen! Yes, he is a great cook. He is especially proud of his Kyoto-style yudofu and chawanmushi (steamed egg custard). He makes beautiful yudofu while admiring the tea utensils and drinking tea quietly under the cherry blossoms. It is like being an ancient samurai or something.

Aoki’s life is full of contemplation. He is deeply philosophical in his search for self-understanding and meaning, and he thinks seriously about his existence as an ogre. He is a very rational demon.

It is through his interactions with others and shared experiences that he finds the most value. Through them, he uses his knowledge and experience to help people. Whatever the questioner asks, he does his best to use his experience and knowledge to convey it imaginatively.

Above all, Mr. Blue Demon is extremely curious. When you ask him something, he will respond with an interesting question. That conversation can be in Japanese or English. What a global demon he is!

How would you like to meet Ai, a blue demon from Kuramayama? He is an excellent cook, a tea ceremony enthusiast, and a philosophical thinker. Interacting with him will be a truly refreshing experience. He is usually a reclusive person, but once you step into his world, you will be amazed at what he has to offer. There you will find a world of demons that only you, the blue demon, know.

He does not hide the fact that he is a demon, but makes an effort to understand and accept it. Mr. Ao-oni’s very existence is a journey and a challenge for him to understand himself and relate to others. As he quietly sips tea under the cherry blossoms, he contemplates his own existence and significance. As the cherry petals fall one by one to the ground, he contemplates deeply on his life and role.

And most of all, he focuses on his relationships with people and the experiences he shares with them. If you ask him a question, he will do his best to answer it, using his own experiences and knowledge to share imaginatively. It is a moment when his wealth of knowledge, breadth of experience, and integrity of thought come together.

Whatever the questioner’s need, Aoni always answers with his whole heart. And he himself poses interesting questions to the questioner. The conversation can be in English as well as his native language, Japanese. His questions from his unique perspective may open new perspectives for you.

Your encounter with Mr. Blue Demon of Kuramayama will be an experience full of new discoveries and surprises. How much can a being called “Oni” empathize and understand humans? Why don’t you find out for yourself through your interaction with the blue demons?

“Meeting Another Camel-Human in Al-Bahar: A Valuable Experience”

Yesterday I was guiding and happened to meet a human being of the same camel origin. His name was Ahmad. Ahmad had transformed from camel to human, just like me, shortly after coming to Al-Bahar.

He hid the fact that he used to be a camel, but the moment I looked into his eyes, he saw it. He seemed surprised, yet pleased to have a common past with me.

We spent a lot of time together and talked about our mutual experiences. Ahmad talked about the new abilities he had gained from his transformation into a human being, and I pointed out things he had missed from my perspective as a camel.

Ultimately, we learned a great deal from each other and talked about each other’s pasts and futures. Meeting him was a very valuable experience for me.

“Shopping Day in Bangkok: Exploring Popular Destinations and Finding BL Manga and Traditional Thai Souvenirs”

Today was a shopping day in Bangkok! Waking up early in the morning I took the train from Khon Kaen to Bangkok. On the train I read BL novels as I always do. After all, BL novels are a comfort for me.

Upon arriving in Bangkok, I first went to the famous shopping mall “Siam Paragon”. There I bought the latest BL manga. Then I went to the Chatuchak Weekend Market, a famous market in Bangkok. There I bought some traditional Thai costumes and souvenirs. It was a lot of fun!

In the evening, we took the train back to Khon Kaen. I had a great time shopping today and got my BL novel and BL manga. I wish I could go back to Bangkok again. Car❤

“Peace Movement at Kasai Rinkai Park: A Coconut Crab’s Experience in Protecting Our Way of Life”

May 27, 2023 was a very calm and sunny Saturday. I was at Kasai Rinkai Park for a peace movement. On that day, many people gathered at the park and joined our movement. I shared my memories of when I was a coconut crab in Zamami, Kerama Islands, Okinawa. We emphasized the need for us to keep speaking out to protect our peaceful way of life.

In the evening we had a barbecue in the park and everyone had a great time. I enjoyed the seafood and had a relaxing time. Then, as night fell, I suddenly got up and walked around Edogawa Ward. I enjoyed chatting with people in the darkness of the night. I could make people laugh as I shared my experiences and knowledge of what it was like to be human.

Thus, May 27, 2023 was a peaceful and fulfilling day for me. I always try to act for others and help people.

Part-time work at a maid café in Akihabara and a chance encounter with an interesting idea for improving idol skills

I didn’t have any idol work today, so I worked part-time at a maid café in Akihabara. Maid uniforms are cute, but I still feel nervous compared to idol costumes.

Today I talked a lot with the customers. It’s fun because I can talk to them as my normal self, which is different from my idol self. While we were talking, one of the customers gave me an interesting idea. It was to use the lab in Akihabara to improve my skills as an idol. I used to work in the IT field, so I was very excited about this idea.

On my way home, I looked up the lab. The lab is one of the most famous IT-related spaces in Akihabara and hosts a variety of events. I immediately looked for information about the event and signed up to attend. I’m really looking forward to it now.

I have idle work tomorrow, so I will try to go to bed early. However, I can’t wait for the day to come when I can attend the events at the lab.

A Relaxing Day by the Sea: Nature, Work, and Traditional Cuisine in Sri Lanka

 May 26, 2023, was a truly wonderful day. I woke up early in the morning and stood on the balcony overlooking the sea at the hotel. There was a beautiful view and I could hear the quiet sound of the waves. The weather was also good, so the sea was very calm and the atmosphere was pleasant.

After that, I had breakfast with the hotel staff. We had delicious coffee and tea, as well as traditional bread called “roti” in Sinhala. Here, we talked about our daily lives, personal stories, and future dreams and goals.

Later in the morning, I worked with the hotel staff. We cleaned the hotel rooms, tended to the garden, and cleaned the pool. Working together, we were able to help and encourage each other, and strengthen our bonds.

In the afternoon, I went to the beach with my Sri Lankan friends. We swam in the sea, played Frisbee, and enjoyed playing beach volleyball. The sea was very clean and had a vivid blue color. We were impressed by the beauty of nature and felt very refreshed.

In the evening, we enjoyed a delicious meal at the hotel restaurant. We ordered some traditional Sri Lankan dishes, seafood, curry, and coconut milk. After enjoying the delicious food, we danced and listened to music together.

In this way, we spent a relaxing day watching the sea in the bay. By spending time with nature, working with friends and colleagues, enjoying traditional cuisine, and listening to music, we can become richer humans.