Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. Did you enjoy the cherry blossoms already? The cherry trees are in full bloom here now. My husband and I went to Sankeien-garden last evening. And we enjoyed the night view of cherry blossoms. It was so beautiful! So I took some pictures. Cherry blossoms make us happy, right? Probably many people have some memories with cherry blossoms. And, even if the memory was not happy, cherry blossoms cheer you up, I think. Yes, let's enjoy this beautiful season!
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. The other day, I went to see a ballet by K ballet company with my friends. Do you know the famous ballet dancer Tetsuya Kumakawa? He is the head of K ballet company. I saw his ballet for the first time. It was so wonderful, and I was really impressed with the stage direction. Yeah, it was the spectacle ballet certainly. Bravo! Many audiences gave standing ovation!! So, I was very satisfied though the ticket was expensive for me.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog today too. It's the equinoctial week,isn't it? Did you visit your family's grave? There is the grave for my husband's family in Tokyo. So we visited the grave today. And my husband and I stopped by Komazawa park. Actually we used to go to that park when my son was a small kid. I remembered many things, for example my son was able to ride a bicycle and we enjoyed picnic etc. After that we enjoyed eating rice cakes covered with bean jam (Ohagi) at my mother-in-law's house. We had fun!
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog today too. I'd like to show you this picture. They are candies like Kintaro-ame. I got it as White day's gift last week. They are sweet and cute! By the way, look at the cross section carefully. You can see the letter "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". These candies are very small, so I couldn't notice the letter first. Actually, my birthday is coming soon next month. So I felt happy to notice the casual thing.
Hi there, Thank you very much for coming to my blog always. Last month, I joined an event of the Korean language school that one of my friends has been running. And I helped selling a Korean sweet called Hottoku at that event. Have you ever eaten Hottoku? You can usually get it at the stand shop in South Korea. It looks like a hot cake, and cinnamon and brown sugar sauce are inside the cake. Yeah, it was hot and very good! So we could sell all!! And then, we enjoyed eating other Korean foods, seeing drama by Korean and listening to song by Korean musician. I hope Japan and Korea get along nicely with each other.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. I went driving to the seaside with my husband Yesterday. It was a beautiful day, so we enjoyed walking around the stony shore. And we found a sea cucumber at that time! And then, there was a telescope at the seaside park. So we watched many birds on the rock by the telescope. Yeah, it was fun, and the vernal sunshine was warm, and the sea was so calm.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. How was your day? At my area, it rained all day today. I went to my favorite hair salon, and had my hair cut and my hair treatment. After that, I happened to meet one of my friends when I was shopping. We said " Wow, Long time no see! How have you been?" each other. And we had just time, so we enjoyed talking about one hour at a coffee shop. It was very fun, and I was glad to know that she and her family have been fine.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. It was warm today, wasn't it? I felt Spring has come at last. Rape blossoms bloomed at my veranda. The small yellow flowers are very cute! I love the vernal flowers like them, because they make me happy and cheer up. Yeah, and then, I'm also looking forward to seeing cherry blossoms.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog today too. As you know, we had the Great East Japan Earthquake just three years ago. I think many people are considerate to the sufferers. When I imagine their suffering I can't fight back my tears. We hope the recovery goes on as soon as possible. I offered a silent prayer for the victims. And, Let's step to the tomorrow.
Hi there, Thank you for coming to my blog always. How was your weekend? I went to Kamakura with my husband. And we visited Kotokuin temple where famous for Kamakura Daibutsu. Daibutsu means a huge statue of Buddha. It was builded in Kamakura era, and it is a national treasure in Japan. The height is about 13m. And this Daibutsu's face is cool, isn't it? He always has a dignified air. I prayed for my family, Japan and world peace.
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog always. I've been listening to the English Radio Course called "English Conversation Time Trial" since about one year. I'm not good at responding quickly,so that is useful to improve my English. I think a lot of Japanese people can't speak even English easy phrases well though everyone can understand them. Yeah, me too. So,I'd like to keep up this radio course. Good practice makes me fun!
Hi there, Thanks for coming to my blog. I took English conversation lesson today too. We talked about healthy or unhealthy foods. I think my favorite foods almost of all are healthy foods. But the most efficient way to get nutrition is to eat fruit and vegetables and small fishes directly. I learned that from an English text book. I agree with that opinion, but it might difficult to do so, because I like meats, sweets and alcohol. Anyway it was interesting to talk about foods.
By the way, I borrowed the magazine from my English teacher today. Wow, ”How To Get Better With Age". It must be a good magazine for me!
Hello everyone, Thank you very much for coming to my blog always. I'd like to show you this picture. These all dishes were made from one Banpeiyu by myself. Banpeiyu is the biggest citrus fruit that I wrote about it on this blog before. I made salad, sauce, syrup, jam, and sweet. I usually use everything of the vegetable or fruit. That's my cooking style. This picture is one example. If you have time, please check my another blog. You can see the detail. http://ameblo.jp/mittanr/entry-11776828969.html (晩白柚を味わい尽くす） Thank you.
The other day, I got this fresh daikon from one of my favorite English teachers. She has vegetable's garden, and she pulled it that morning when she came to my home. So,it was fresh very much!
I heard it's called purple daikon. Um,,,it had white skin and a long purple tail! Yeah, very cute!! When I cut it, the inside color was pale purple. How beautiful!
And I made salad with this purple daikon, red cabbage's sprouts and yuzu miso dressing.
This daikon's had a good taste, so this salad was delicious! And I made stir-fry with greens of this daikon, it was also very good. Besides, greens have high nutrition. So, it's useful for our health! I really enjoyed this purple daikon. Thank you;)
Hello everyone, Thank you very much for coming to my blog always. Today, we have doll festival called Hinamatsuri in Japan. As you know, families with daughters celebrate March 3 by hina dolls to express the wish for their daughter's good health and growth. I don't have daughters, so I had never displayed hina dolls at my house. But, I got this wooden standing hina dolls from my parents last week. This dairi and hina dolls were made by my father. Great! Their faces are close to my father and mother as they were young. Yeah, I like this hina dolls and I'll treat them carefully.
Hi,thanks for coming to my blog. I went to my hometown Kumamoto last week. And I got the lovely hand made bag from my elder sister. She made the white bag for me, and made the black bag for our mother. They are very pretty, right? My mother and I were very glad to get it. And I was surprised because I didn't know that she is good at sewing. She made it by the sewing machine about one day.
The inside of the bag is also wonderful! And she made the cover for pocket tissue with the same cloth too. Wow, very cute!!