Saturday, August 12, 2017

Three new Kiva loans

Mellow Monk just made three new loans through wonderful Kiva, the microloan organization that helps family farms and other smallholders expand their operations or start a new business.

Check out our Kiva profile to see other examples of the hardworking, independent people Kiva helps. The folks at Kiva do wonderful work, and we are thrilled to help them achieve their mission.


—Mellow Monk

 

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Sampling a new tea from Kazuo Watanabe

In his latest shipment of tea to us, tea artisan Kazuo Watanabe sent us a sample of a new tea—and it was fabulous!


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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Monk, now on Instagram

Mellow Monk finally has a presence on Instagram. Come join the fun there with us.




The first photo we posted to Instagram. Check out our account there and follow us for more.


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nabegataki falls

I came across the Nabegataki waterfall while wandering through Oguni, a small town in Kumamoto Prefecture of only about 8,000 people — but surrounded by some absolutely amazing natural beauty. The falls are even lit up during a long holiday weekend in May.

The bottom photo is the view from behind the falls.








—Mellow Monk

 

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