This baby ninja is named ‘Roja’ (there is a local food named Rojak, so I was reluctant to name this sweet baby Roja) because I lost the game of ‘scissors, paper, stone’ to Mike. I wanted to name him Rojo, while Mike wanted Roja, so we decide that the winner gets to name the baby ninja. Obviously, I need more practices. That is the sad story of the birth of Roja, but he will live, because he has already mastered the Arts of Endurance.
The Chinese word you see in the background of the image, is ‘Ren’ (read as Fern, but replace ‘F’ with ‘R’ and quiet the tone of ‘r’ in the Fern). The direct translation would mean ‘Endurance’.
Roja is now in store, available in pattern, finished doll, and project kit.
The inspiration behind this baby ninja is really the situation I am in right now, and I really could use some endurance to go through this phase in life. Like Roja, I will live.