"hanatima" is a nickname
my senior on the Rugby team
gave me in high school.
I am still uncertain of what it means,
but love the sound of it
and use it to this day.
"I feel happiest when I see people
delighted by my work.
When I see their smile, I feel that the hard work
was well worth it and it also stirs up my
enthusiasm and passion for the next piece.
The accumulation of the past and everyone's
smiles those are my current inspirations.
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